Valvoline 4t 20w-50

Discussion in 'Oil' started by HOLY DIVER, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    my local walmart had valvoline 4t 20w50 full synthetic on clearance for $3.99 a quart i thought this was a steal for synthetic motorcycle oil so i bought all 10 quarts......now my concern is is it a good quality oil? i remember seeing a test on the forum somewhere that showed oil analysis on almost all the synthetic motorcycle oil but i can't remember where the Valvoline stacked up
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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  3. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    I've read on a couple of other forums that it foams quite a bit. Now I personally have no experience with it and I'm sure the comments on the other forums are not scientific testing.
     
  4. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    yes i changed my oil and used it,when i went out for a test ride i came back and checked the oil and notice bubbles on my dip stick which brings us to if it does foam a little will that hurt anything?
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    How long was your test ride? Was the oil good and hot? Seems to me softails because of the location of the oil tank seem to do this a bit more, I do not believe a bit of foaming on the stick is going to hurt a thing
     
  6. HOLY DIVER

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    temp gauge when i got back said the oil was 175dg not fully up to operating temp which i think is around 210?maybe?I'm draining it changing the filter and putting Mobil1 v-twin 20w-50,i've always used mobil1.if i don't it will bother me every time i ride it,having new rubber installed in the morning when i get home mobil1 is going in the oil tank
     
  7. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Change to that before the Salt Springs trip. Rode the fool out of it down and back. Didn't loose a drop and bike ran fine. No complaints with it so far.
     
  8. HOLY DIVER

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    so your running the valvoline synthetic with no complaints?