Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DaveO, Aug 11, 2019.
Saw this and thought of you lot.
You got me - when I saw the thread title all I could think was “oh gawd Dave - don’t go down this rabbit hole!”
The most answered and unanswered question on every mc and automotive forum I have visited___ ever .
Sorry lads. I found another.,,
Only after a total engine rebuild I use diesel oil, it has a lot of detergent (so I am told) and will keep your engine clean as well lubricated.
So far on my '76C rebuild going strong.
All the best,
My first thought when I saw the title of the thread was:
Find it to be much better than dirty oil for most engines! .......Well except Yugos, puts them out of their misery faster!
CBD Oil!!!!!!!!!! DUH!!!!!!!!!
Well, I can see CB oil for Hondas...
The question almost falls into the socio-religious political realm of banned discussion, or should be.....lol
Well, I'm still experimenting. In the 70's and 80's, I used Castrol 20w-50. Back on the road in 2013, I used Castrol 20w-50 High Mileage because it was a part synthetic. Since my total rebuild and 750 kit, I ran Castrol 20w-50, mineral for a 400 mile break-in and same again for a 600 mile break-in.
I then put in "Castrol Edge Supercar 10w-60 Advanced Full Synthetic", and after ~2200 miles, it wasn't black with silver swirls. It was actually kinda reddish with only faint silver swirls. But at $14 a liter, that's a little too much.
Next I tried Mobil 1, 20w-50 for V-twins. Also fairly clean at ~2300 miles. Used the Mobil 1 again and still fairly clean. It's almost $10/qt now.
Presently, I'm using Liquimoly 10w-60. I'm about to change it for the rally. I found it for $43 for 5 liters on Amazon. About $8.50/liter. I can handle that. I get 2 oil changes and a little extra. I'll see how clean it is in a couple of days.
By the way, I also add a 1/3 of a bottle of Rislo Zddp at each change. Always add zinc!
Next, I will try the Mobil 1, 15w-50. It already has zinc in it. It's about $24 for 5 quarts. The best deal , so far, for full synthetic.
What's the best oil? I dunno!
I like peanut butter sandwiches.
So is that one vote for peanut oil?
Also the image in last post didn't come through on my end MaxPete.
Yes, fix that, Pete!
Leave Peanut oil out of this !
Howzabout Olive Oyl?
Here ya go!
What did PopEye do when he burned his finger
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