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Old 05-08-2014, 08:48 AM   #1
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Question Oil?

What name brand of oil do you use, and what weight? Just curious..
I use Castrol 10-40.



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Old 05-08-2014, 08:57 AM   #2
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Hi
For my 4 t scoots I use 10w40 warm months and 15w30 in the colder months
And I use Royal purple in all of my motorbikes be they 2t or 4 t
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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10w40 Royal Purple cycle oil....(and I paid 2.50 a quart since work discontinued the product and printed discount labels for it!) Before that i used Rotella T6 1540
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:39 PM   #4
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I used rotella 15w40 in my 4 stroke and I use vavoline 2 cycle in my 2 stroke. So far so good.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:18 PM   #5
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I use Castrol 10 40 motorcycle formula and just make sure it's changed on time. The benefit of synthetics is partly their longevity. I can't leave the oil in there that long it messes with my mind so I would pay more and receive no benefit. My oil generally still looks ok at oil changes so I'll stick with it.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:30 AM   #6
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Rotella 15w-40
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:11 AM   #7
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I'm using Mobil 1 0W-40 in the Fashion. All the rest get 10W-40s of various brands.
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Hmmm. 10-40 seems to be trending here.. lol
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:58 PM   #9
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30 weight oils have had to eliminate much of the protective qualities oils had due to emissions and cat converters. This is why most people run 1040 or 1540 since they still have the good stuff. 15w40 has the best protective packages.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:01 PM   #10
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:59 PM   #11
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What about 20/50 in the warmer states? Anybody use that weight?
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:18 PM   #12
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My 2T gets Motul 710 or Motul Scooter Expert, both are full synthetic.
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:42 AM   #13
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I use Castrol 10 40 motorcycle formula and just make sure it's changed on time. The benefit of synthetics is partly their longevity. I can't leave the oil in there that long it messes with my mind so I would pay more and receive no benefit. My oil generally still looks ok at oil changes so I'll stick with it.
I have to agree with Scootwin about leaving it in there, and messing with the mind.... So I use conventional oil, besides, in the 50 years that I've owned/driven/riden, everything from scooters, to MC's, to ag tractors, to cars and pickups, to tractor-trailers, I've never experienced a lubrication related failure..."If it ain't broke..don't fix it"

I vote for Mobil Delvac 15w/40. Have run it millions and millions of miles, on road, and thousands and thousands of hours, off road.. Just my $.02
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Mobil 1 Synthetic. 10-30 because it was on sale and I got a bunch of it. Works well enough for my Reflex. But if the 10-40 or 15-40 Mobil 1 synthetic was on sale, I would have bought a 12 case of that instead......just because. Having said that though, unless the ambient temperatures are very hot or very cold, the 10-30 is sufficient for my application since that is what the service manual calls for anyway.
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:09 PM   #15
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These little oil pumps cant handle 20-50 thats why i run 40 weight synthetic. Oil wont thin out like conventional 40
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