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    Shell Rotella T6 5w-40

    HI,
    I wanted to try the shell Rotella oil for my next oil change since a lot of Saab people have praised it, especially for the 9-5. I bought a gallon jug today and noticed there is no SN spec on the back. Just want to make sure I'ts safe for my gas engine.

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    Saab Nut
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    2011 2.0 9-5 Aero
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    If you Google Shell Rotella T6 it come up as a Diesel oil https://rotella.shell.com/en_us/products/full-synthetic-and-blend-oil/shell-rotella-t6-15w-40-full-synthetic-motor-oil.html .

    Thus, to answer your question, NO it probably isn't safe for your petrol engine.

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    mdb99@bellsouth.net
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    You should use what is called for. Mobil I 0-40 Euro Blend. The 0 really isn’t for you engine, but rather for the turbo.

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    neil dale
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    there is NOTHING wrong w/ using rotella it is good oil it has been reformulated for ALL vehicle use but we used the diesel version for 20+ years in saabs ! it is good oil and inexpensive too !

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    neil dale
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    2002 saab viggen cv
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    yes it is safe don't listen to the nattering nabobs of negativism ! we have used it for 20 + years in ALL our cars and trucks it is just good oil ! - and reformulated for ALL vehicle use now ! my oil engineer friend says it is the best oil in the world

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    neil dale
    viggen02
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    wrong bad info it is for all vehicles now has been re-formulated !

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