How many of you are still using Rotella T5 for oil changes?
You need a semi-synthetic oil, with a characteristic that is special for motorcycles: JASO MA2 standard. Oil for normal four-stroke engines will NOT fit, because it damages the clutch of CBR250R.How many of you are still using Rotella T5 for oil changes?
T6 YES - LINKive been using T6 since i got the bike at 1,000 miles and i'm currently at 170,500 miles. changing every 5,000 miles. i take my bike in for valve checks and the techs are surprised that it's lasted this long haha
T5 is still safe for a cycle engine.
There is no debate about the SHELL quality, only that T5 is NOT of the right standard. Of course, there will be oils worse than it, but those with the right standard (JASO MA2) should always be preferred. The GN4(JASO MA) that Honda WAS promoting has the right standard. I don't see any reason to use an oil, no matter how high quality, if it doesn't have the required standard mark.T5 is still safe for a cycle engine.
A Shell Technical Rep told me all multigrade Rotella oils (excep the new 5W-30) have the same additve package.
They just didn't jump through the hoops to get it certified with the latest rating.
T5 synthetic blend is a much better oil than the standard GN4 that has been used for years.