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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-05-2008, 10:02 PM
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Mobil 1 racing 4t Oil (WOW)

I changed the oil on my 09 GW today, to Mobil 1 racing 4t and an OEM filter , (Made in Japan). From whatever Oil the factory installs when new.

And WOW, am I dreaming My Goldwing seems to have gained Horse Power, smooth, changes gears like a Lexus. I don't know what Mobil 1 puts in the Oil but I am impressed.

My GW will live it's life on Mobil 1 racing 4t. Thank you Mobil for making a product that is really worth the money.

No, I don't work for Mobil, in case you asked.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-05-2008, 10:48 PM
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And +1 on the Mobil 1

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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-05-2008, 11:31 PM
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Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 is recommended for four-cycle motorcycles which specify the use of a 10W-40 engine oil. It provides excellent performance in motorcycle engines that are designed with a common engine/transmission lubrication system or where the engine lubrication system is separate from the transmission system. In the case of the latter, follow the manufacturer's recommendation for the type of fluid to be used in the transmission. Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 engine oil is also designed to provide the proper frictional characteristics necessary for wet-clutch engine/transmission systems. Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 exceeds the requirements of API Service Categories SH, SG/CF, CD, JASO MA and has been fully tested, both on laboratory dynamometers and in the field, to provide optimum horsepower and acceleration.

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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-06-2008, 12:07 AM
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Where did you buy this oil and what's it's cost, I'm not real happy with the AMS oil that I'm using, the transmission doesn't shift that smooth. I'd like to try the 4t.

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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-06-2008, 12:24 AM
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Autozone auto parts $9.50, some Walmarts $8.99 and on online, and others.
But if you have to pay shipping online, you may as well buy local.

I called Mobil customer service and was told it would be fine for the Goldwing, as Fred has a statement from Mobil on his post here.

Thanks Fred.
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-06-2008, 12:29 AM
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By the way, I found the Mobil1 Oil information from other GL1800 board members here, and on their recommendation I tired it, and am very happy I did.

I did not want to take credit for finding the Mobil 1 Oil for our Goldwings that others have used for a while.
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-06-2008, 12:49 AM
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It ain't the oil, it's the new crush washer. You did change the crush washer didn't you?
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-06-2008, 04:27 AM
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It ain't the oil, it's the new crush washer. You did change the crush washer didn't you?
I've used Mobil 1 4T Racing in both VTX and the Wing. However, this time I did NOT change the crush washer. I fully inspected it, measured it with a micrometer, compared that reading to a new crush washer (Yes I bought some from Hal!!!), and found that I still had more than 15/16 crushability left in the old washer!
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"15/16 crushability left "

HAHA!!! I think you must have picked up and measured your donut by mistake. You gotta keep those work benches clean ya know.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-06-2008, 08:29 AM
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Can you provide a source of the Japanese produced OEM filters? I'd like to get some of those as they seem to have a far better spec than the US version?
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