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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting oil test

But I don't think it will apply to my motorcycle.


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 07:58 AM
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very, very interesting, thank you,
Looks like mobile one wins..This answer's my question

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 03:27 PM
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A major flaw in the testing; they should have pierced the base of the containers to prevent a vacuum forming in the bottle when inverted.

Nevertheless, it's interesting that the oils appear to be considerably different, especially so since a fair number of folk seem to think that oil is oil and it doesn't much matter what is used.

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Interesting. Very informative.

More relevant for most would have been a cold soak at 0F instead of -40F. That would be a simple test to run. Just may have to do it - - -

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Mobil 1 is good stuff.

I'd like to see a pour comparison of Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W40, Rotella T 15W40 , Rotella T6 5W40 and Honda GNC 10W40 at freezer temps. (0 C/ 32 F)

Those seem to be the 4 that most Winger's use. I wonder how thick they are when you start the bike in the cold.

Would be pretty easy to do. I have 2 of the 4 in my garage already. I just don't have the Honda.

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I've used the Rotella T6 5-40 Full synthetic for 132,000 miles on my 03 Wing now I'm using it on my 08 Wing I bought last fall with 17,000 miles on it.


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Pretty much a Worthless test, I know for sure the Walmart bottle has a way smaller cap than the mobile one bottle, synthetic always flows better than regular.

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And the importance of testing oil to -40F is? Please list for me how many Gold Wings try to start after being parked in -40F.

As a side note, SAE 5w oil's low temperature range is -30F, not -40F

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At best, just a viscosity test. Nothing to do with the true lubrication properties of the oils.

What maple syrup do you use.... thick or thin and which tastes better? :0)

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I LIVE IN NOT SO COLD FLORIDA. I REMEMBER AN OLD COMMERCIAL ON MOBIL ONE WHERE THEY COOKED IT IN A FRYING PAN . SO ACCORDING TO TEST AMSOIL AINT WORTH THE $8 A QT. I'LL STICK TO MY $12 GALLON DELIO OIL

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