Anybody using "LE" 20W-50 oil?



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  • Tim_in_WA

Posted April 16, 2001 - 11:40 AM

#1

I've been hearing really good things about "Lubrication Engineers" or (LE) motor oil. They make a 20W-50 which I'm thinking about switching to. Been using Mobil 1 car oil so far. Any feedback from LE users???

  • Bill

Posted April 16, 2001 - 12:04 PM

#2

Tim,

Check out the post on the YZ side titled "oil change????"

Bill


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  • Tim_in_WA

Posted April 16, 2001 - 01:16 PM

#3

Bill,
I couldn't find that post. There are many others relating to oil, but not that specific one. I checked the others and couldn't find anything on LE oil. Am I missing it?
-Tim

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  • BruceWA

Posted April 16, 2001 - 02:17 PM

#4

Tim,
You mean to tell me you are supposed to change the oil in a WR more than every other year?

  • Bill

Posted April 16, 2001 - 03:01 PM

#5

I tried to provide the link, but suck at that. Also my memory appears to suck.

It's posted as "engine oil????" and is posted by zdylanh.

It has a link that will take you to a laymans article about oils. It made me change the type of oil I had been using, even though what I used is rated OK. Nothing is to good for my baby :)

Bill

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  • Tim_in_WA

Posted April 16, 2001 - 10:09 PM

#6

Thanks Bill.

  • Jemtec

Posted April 16, 2001 - 10:29 PM

#7

20/50 is pretty heavy. It offers great protection in extreme heat conditions, but it robs alot of HP. Alot of people go no more than 10/40. (though synthetics have a different way of rating viscosity spreads such as 15w/40) 10/30W is fine for most people.
:)




 
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