engine oil?????

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  • zdylanh

Posted April 15, 2001 - 11:07 AM


Yamalube has their special blend of oil, which they call non friction modified. I am wondering if it is really necesary to run this oil or if any regular motor oil will do. I run it now and the guys at the dealership say its different, but of course they want you to buy it. If it is different, is there a different brand of non friction modified oil that is good enough? Whats the difference between regular oil and non fricion oil any way?

  • dirtdad

Posted April 15, 2001 - 11:37 AM


Just read this. http://www.yft.org/t...fr/tech/oil.htm

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  • Bill

Posted April 15, 2001 - 02:11 PM



Thanks for the link. I have always used Castrol GTX in my cars, trucks and bikes. But lately there has been quite a bit of discussion on friction modifiers and their affects on wet clutches.

I'm glad my 10/40 and 20/50 GTX, made the grade. However, I will be switching all my vehicles to the Quaker State HD, 4x4, 10/40. Nothing is to good for my babies.


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  • YZ426_Kicks

Posted April 15, 2001 - 04:15 PM


Hey Guys!

Oh! Oilz well dat endz well...Ahh guh guh guh! :)

Oops, sorry, forgot the spinach.


Ever since I started using Mobil 1 in my vehicles I've been happy. They like synthetic better than the "dino" stuff.

So, with that article, I don't see any problem with running Mobil 1 15W50. New Clutch, new oil. Sounds good, no? :D

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