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ACZL

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Anyone else having a hard time finding this oil? seems like no one here one CNY has it and pricing is from 20 bucks (sale) to 30 bucks/gal. Some places have 2.5 gal size for darn near the price of 3 gallons. Check online and prices are even worse. So was wondering if other folks are having the same issue and is it just this brand??

Have a oil change coming up and if I cannot get the Rotella, what are others using in the 6.7 Powerstroke? I know there is Delo or if need be Amzoil. Will say that even before this Covid thing, the Rotella was hard to come by.


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If you haven’t noticed, or watched the news, or been out in society, everyone is having this problem. And not just with your favorite brand of oil.
We’re starting to slip from being a first world country the way the supply chain is going….
I bought a few gallons of T6 at the Vato Zone a couple weeks ago for $22/gal if I remember correctly. But I use it sparingly so that will last me all winter in my Snowbike.
I still run the cheap chit in my ole Dodge.


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Posted: 11/09/21 09:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check your local WalMart's. One mat not have it, but others may.

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It appears to be just this brand. They've been running it on sale here and people are buying it up. Couple weeks and it should be back to normal. Of course it appears if something is rumored to be scarce, it just flat disappears. People are just stoopid.


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The supply chain will come around. Patience! 5w40 is available from others.


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Yes, I had the same experience when looking for Rotella T6 5w-40 a few weeks ago myself. Even less selection at Sam’s Club.

I never did find it, but there is a full synthetic T6 15w-40 that meets the FORD WSS-M2C171-F1 spec, and at least around my area is more available. Personally, I’d rather use a full-syn 15w-40 than a conventional or syn-blend 10w-30, which is the “regular service” oil recommended for the 6.7. I don’t experience the extreme low temps in my area that you may in yours.

If you’re wanting to stick with an approved 5w-40 oil, all of the oils of that type listed on this sheet meet the Ford spec.

DIESEL MOTOR OILS MEETING FORD WSS-M2C171-F1

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I ordered rotella t5(instead of t6) 10w30 2.5 gallon from Walmart online, to be delivered in two days, after a couple inquires about why it was late, two weeks later I cancelled the order, then I found it at Advance Auto (I had to check inventory online to find a store that stocked it) for $54.99, this is for my F350 6.7.


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I order mine from Amazon.

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I run the recommended Motorcraft in all my vehicles; gas and diesel.

I keep a stock on hand and am able to buy at better prices. I have: 2 gallons of 5/20; 7.5 gallons of 10/30; 11.25 gallons of 15/40 and various other weights. I also keep a ready supply of oil filters and air filters on hand.

I take the opportunity during my traveling to buy where I get the better price. I bought all Walmart had of the Motorcraft 10/30 in two different stores on my last trip. Got it before the price increase.

Speaking of price increase my wife was in a Dollar Tree today and all items were $1.25 each.

Stock up, prices are going to go higher and supply is going to be even less.

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Amazon has a 55 gal drum of T6 synthetic for $1457 plus $75 for delivery. Works out to be about $28 a gallon. That should last you a while.


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