true or false?

Discussion in 'Oil' started by gunnut, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. gunnut

    gunnut Junior Member

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    I'm hearing more and more,that as an engine wears,you should use a heavier oil,in particular,diesel oils because they'll fill the greater tolerances thru wear and tear that occur in your engine.I personally am disinclined to believe this,but it seemd to have the ring of truth about it the way it was told to me.What say you guys,true or false and why??
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If wear is that great to need a heavier oil, the engine should be rebuilt. Stick with the 20/50 that you start with.
     
  3. Crazyfrog

    Crazyfrog Active Member

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    False

    If the engine is that worn out, It will have to work harder to pump the heavier oil and end up breaking sooner.

    I agree with glider, time for a rebuild.
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    False but read your harley manual it recommends if you cant use harley oil and are in need then to buy a diesel oil to top off the oil system and change completely when you get home
     
  5. gunnut

    gunnut Junior Member

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    Thanks for that guys,it settles an arguement for me.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Arguing with yourself again? :rofl
     
  7. The Bad Man's Angel

    The Bad Man's Angel Active Member

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    i'll vote for that