Automotive oil briefly

6 replies to this topic
  • gearhead86

Posted April 03, 2012 - 08:13 PM


When i need to flush my oil for whatever reason, i usually pour in a cheap automotive oil and go for a short ride. I then drain it an pour in a motorcycle oil.
Will this short term use of the automotive oil cause any harm?

  • hjorth

Posted April 04, 2012 - 07:03 AM


Personally I would prefer using a cheap motorcycleoil instead, witch garanteed has no low friction modyfiers in there.
In worst case it would cost you a new set of clutch plates.
Just my opinion

Regards Carsten

  • n16ht5

Posted April 04, 2012 - 10:25 AM


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  • jason white

Posted April 04, 2012 - 10:30 AM


I would opt for rotella 15-40.

  • supermega1

Posted April 04, 2012 - 10:59 AM


I would opt for rotella 15-40.

Good oil, easy and inexpensive to get. Don't know if you have Walmart's up there but they carry 5 quart jugs for real cheap.

  • jason white

Posted April 04, 2012 - 11:11 AM


I have used it and works well with the auto clutch.

  • gearhead86

Posted April 04, 2012 - 03:48 PM


Thanks for the replies, ill see if i can find some rotella.


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