Which oil to choose

Discussion in 'Oil' started by denblaq, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. denblaq

    denblaq Member

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    If you had to choose between Harley syn3, Harley Dino 360 or Mobil 1 AUTOMOTIVE oil for a 05 Twin Cam what would it be ? I have been using
    Mobil 1 V-Twin but it is no longer available locally, go figure. I recently read a
    test result at the Motorcycle Consumer News website. They tested all the above oils plus Mobil 1 V-Twin. The V-Twin tested marginally better than the
    Mobil 1 automotive oil. That's because it is a 20w-50 as opposed to a 15w-50
    The interesting thing is that the Mobil 1 automotive tested superior to both
    Harley oils. Any suggestions will be welcome.
     
  2. Vibratinharley

    Vibratinharley Junior Member

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    IMO, if that is the "ONLY" choices you have, I would have to go with syn3 as Its better than 360 dino and I don't know about mobil 1 for cars but it's for cars! ( and they are different than bikes especially air cooled v twins:D)
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    In this day and age, nothing is no longer available locally. If you're really a big fan of the Mobil for V Twins order it online from someone.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Ozoneman Active Member

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    Amsoil in all three holes.
     
  7. denblaq

    denblaq Member

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    After doing some detective work I found the distributor for Mobil 1 V-Twin
    for southeast Michigan. Vesco Oil is located on Warren Ave in Detroit and they sell to the general public. Picked up two cases and figuring in the cost
    of gas to drive there it cost about $9 per quart. Thats $2.50 cheaper than
    Harley Syn3 and a better oil to boot!
     
  8. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    You'll find lots of "here is what I like" discussion on the poll that Glider posted a while ago here:

    Engine Oil Poll - Harley Davidson Community

    TQ
     
  9. gunnut

    gunnut Junior Member

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    is red line available where you are??I use it,absolutly no complaints.
     
  10. Sheepdogmarine

    Sheepdogmarine Active Member

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    Thanks for that info!