Marine Oil in 2012 WR450F?

Posted Today, 12:24 PM

so i have (won in a fishing competition) 4 litres of Valvoline 4 stroke outboard marine engine oil, 10-40w.
My recently bought 2012 wr450f( B) needs an oil change and i would greatly prefer to use this to avoid buying more oil. It is the correct weight and the only thing i am worried about is that it is marine oil. What i am wondering is if it would be safe to use? what difference is it to normal, non-marine oil? the only thing i can think of is that it has more anti corrosive properties in it. correct me if i am wrong as haven't been into bike for long. cheers! food-smiley-005.gif

 

use it

any valid reasons behind saying that?

It's not that critical.

It will be fine.

Unless the oil is MB rated (on the back of the bottle) or has the terms 'energy saving' 'increased mileage' or some such wordage (meaning it has hyper slippery additives) it will be fine.

It's not that critical.

It will be fine.

Unless the oil is MB rated (on the back of the bottle) or has the terms 'energy saving' 'increased mileage' or some such wordage (meaning it has hyper slippery additives) it will be fine.

And since it's a major brand in the 10W40 formulation it will not be energy or resource conserving oil. 

 

Check the API "donut" on the back of the bottle. It should not include those labels unlike say a 5W30 or 5W20 automotive focused oil. 

 

Edit: since you're in Australia you may not have a American Petroleum Institute donut appearing on the rear of your Valvoline marine oil. :smirk:

Edited by shrubitup

Snake oil is just as good as fish oil.

 

Just don't go thinking your bike will float if you use it.

 

Glug Glug Glug.

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