Time to Change

Discussion in 'Oil' started by Ride n Shine, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Ride n Shine

    Ride n Shine Member

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    Ok here it is from the start; I managed to find an '05 Screamin' Eagle FatBoy that less than 100km (60 miles) on the clock. After dumping all the oils and gas along with the battery I've done the first service at 1600km (1000 mile) with Syn3, now I'm ready to change the oils again. I've got Mobile 1 V-Twin for the crank case, Spectro heavy duty primary and Spectro Platinum gear oil as I've only got 5 speed box. So here it is, can I just dump the Syn3 and put the new oil in?:)
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Yes you can. Hobbit hit it on the head.:D
     
  3. HarleyHarry

    HarleyHarry Banned

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    But not the other way around?
    I've read somewhere that once you've used Synthetic oil you can not go back to mineral. (without flushing I suppose)
    Is that true?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Not true Harry, you can go either way without problems.
     
  5. HarleyHarry

    HarleyHarry Banned

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    Another marketing ploy then.
    :bigsmiley19:
     
  6. Ride n Shine

    Ride n Shine Member

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    Thanks guys, I'll get it done this week.:bigsmiley24: This is a neat place to play
     
  7. Electraglidin'

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    You can switch between synthetic and dino, back & forth, all you want- the oils are 100% compatible. You can also change brands as often as the mood strikes.
    This can be verified at any oil manufacturer's website. :s
     
  8. gunnut

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    IS MOBIL 1 OK,INSTEAD OF MOBIL 1 V TWIN,because I'm likeing what I hear about synthetics,and the v twin is scarcer than rocking horse {edited} hereabouts.The mobil 1 is a 15/50.:bigsmiley24:
     
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  9. glider

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    Mobil 1 is used by many people but the V Twin has a different additive package that is for air cooled engines. I use the V Twin.

    Also the Mobil 1 (non V Twin) is a different weight than the V Twin, It's a lower viscosity.

    15/50 vs 20/50

    With the variations in temps in an air cooled engine, I would prefer the heavier viscosity.
     
  10. Electraglidin'

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    I've used the M1 15W-50 in my bikes and it works well. It's very popular with air-cooled engine owners in both the H-D and BMW camps.
    Here is a virgin oil sample from M1 15W-50 and M1 V-Twin. Fairly comparable, and either will protect your engine more than adequately...

    Silicon: M1 15W-50: 9ppm-----M1 V-Twin 20W-50:10ppm
    Boron: M1 15W-50: 228ppm-----M1 V-Twin 20W-50: 188ppm
    Sodium: M1 15W-50: 13ppm-----M1 V-Twin 20W-50: 3ppm
    Magnesium: M1 15W-50: 43ppm-----M1 V-Twin 20W-50: 538ppm
    Calcium: M1 15W-50: 2464ppm-----M1 V-Twin 20W-50: 1899ppm
    Phosphorus: M1 15W-50: 1193ppm-----M1 V-Twin 20W-50: 1142ppm
    Zinc: M1 15W-50: 1315ppm-----M1 V-Twin 20W-50: 1352ppm
    Molybdenum: M1 15W-50: 90ppm-----M1 V-Twin 20W-50: 0ppm