Engine oil blues...
Posted April 25, 2002 - 02:43 AM
What type of engine oil should I use, Mineral base, Fully synthetic or Semi-synthetic?
Posted April 25, 2002 - 04:15 AM
Do a search on: Engine Oil
There have been endless discussions on this subject.
Posted April 25, 2002 - 05:06 AM
Posted April 25, 2002 - 05:29 AM
Check out this pic of the shavings it grabbed from one of Ty's bikes.
Posted April 25, 2002 - 07:24 AM
Awesome oil. Ive ran my bike for 3 going on 4 years hard on this stuff and it still holeshots.
Change it every 3 rides minimum.
Posted April 25, 2002 - 07:37 AM
Posted April 25, 2002 - 08:28 AM
Posted April 25, 2002 - 02:20 PM
Posted April 25, 2002 - 02:48 PM
Just do a search on "oil" from the menu at the top.
This seems to be a very touchy subject and usually goes on for hundreds of posts.
Personally, I use Mobil 1 15w50 and have since my '98 400. Never had a failure or problem.
I think that most oils are ok to use, you just need to change it every other ride and clean/replace the filter every other oil change.
Posted April 25, 2002 - 03:02 PM
Originally posted by Dean400:
I am wondering what would the advantage of the car Mobil 1 oil be over the motorcycle Mobil 1 oil? I read couple of magazines that said not to run car synthetic oil in bikes. I am no oil expert, but I thought I should raise the question.
The real question is, what is the advantage of the motorcycle Mobil 1 over the car Mobil 1? Nobody seems to question whether or not MX4T is a good oil choice for your bike. We just aren't convinced yet that the difference between it and plain old Mobil 1 15w50 is worth a couple bucks a quart. The key debate point is "friction modifiers".
I'd suggest doing a search to read the old threads, but you'd still not be able to answer the question. Best advice you'll come away with is to change it often no matter what you use. My manual says to use an oil which does not display the EC rating. It says nothing about using only a motorcycle specific oil.