7500 mile oil change.

Discussion in 'Oil' started by Davidw2415, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    I did my 7500 mile oil change today. I switched from Amsoil To Mobil 1 V-twin although the price almost made me consider going back to convetional oil. the last time I priced M-1 early this past summer it was going for about $8 now it's up to $10. When i bought the Amsoil from my local HD dealer for my 5000 mile service it was $9 now it is over $11. the old oil had just a little discoloration to it. I didn't notice any metalic fuzz on the plug. I used Smitty's sugestion of useing a measuring cup to measure the amount removed and added the same amount which but at a little less than half way between the cold fill and hot fill mark on the dipstick. and I found that a deep paint rolling pan works very well to collect the old oil .It fits under the bike very easily and is easy to pour out of. I did ride for about 20 minutes to get it up to opperationg temp before the change. And I got a chance to use one of the torgue Wrenches I got for half price at Sears a couple weeks ago to torgue the drain plug. With the oil, Chrome oil filter and new O-ring it cost me more than it does to change the oil in both my truck and my wifes SUV together. Ohwell!
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Hey, it's a harley! (HD=Hundred dollars) :newsmile093:
     
  3. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Actually to me it stands for (Hand over the money Dave.)
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Dave

    The synthetic oil is a very good oil to use in an air cooled engine being they run so hot compared to a liquid cooled engine. The additional cost of the synthetic over the dino oil will pay for itself in engine protection if you get into a situation like stop and go traffic. Take a look at where the dino oil starts to deteriorate. Remember also that the head temps are much higher than you would register on an oil temp gauge in the tank.

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  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Much as it hurts it worth it .. Your engine will thank ya