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Recently jus change my engine oil, thought of using a better quality one,

 

so put in oil of 5W40 into my CB1300. After 900 km,cannot take it, can

 

feel engine vibrating,cannot ramp the bike also,very diffcult to speed. So

 

change back to 20W50.Any comment from fellow riders,I personally

 

think that th eoil is too thin.

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With multigrade engine oil, the figures (eg 5W40 or 20W50) is not an indication of oil quality. Different brands of the same grade oil will have varying levels of quality. ;)

 

If your bike is more than 5 yrs old, or has generally had a hard life (some bikes very poor thing man) then, you should use a less viscous oil. Actually, using an extremely viscous quality of oil, like 5W50 is unnecessary in Singapore because our temperature is not as variable as in other countries. :shades:

 

Your mechanic should be able to advise u on the best for your bike. Unless he treats you like a carrot and sells you the most expensive one he has. :nono:

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Basically, Bike motor oil lies mostly in the region of 20W50... no point using those with lower rating.. like 5W or even 0W.

 

These oil are generally for car. I guess due to the low rev of the car, Low Viscosity oil are better... Most Bikes run at high rev thus using oil with slight higher viscosity is recommended...

 

I dono I may be wrong, anyone to enlighten?

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The msg below was a reply frmo this dude who is in the oil industry, for those who DIY oil change, please read this

 

 

>>Apologise for replying so late.

As in my previous reply, I will like to advise as follows:-

 

Don't change oil yourself unless you know of a right way to dispose off the wate oil.

 

My address is at No. 6 Tuas South St 2. You can bring back the waste oil to us and we will handle it appropriately free. Nowadays motor tiam got to pay about $20.00 for proper disposal of 200 Liters of waste oil by authorised collectors. You can ask them to dispose off for you for probably a dollar or two.

 

With the recycling of waste water to NEWater, it is definitely not right to dispose the waste oil down the drains.

 

i recognised that. Its from the distributor of FUCHS.

 

I think the very least we can do for those DIYers, pls pour back to the empty containers and put them outside the bikeshop.

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No harm giving tis oil a try... its good... Repsol rocks

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Something rather strange happened...

 

I changed the oil during lunch break yesterday. I swear I thought I saw the sightglass was totally filled with engine oil, which is why I said the grease monkey overfilled my sump. Some more the bugger filled in about 2.9 litres of oil (almost 3 bottles with about 100ml left over) with the filter in place (I didn't change it). I rode 30km back to office, then at 6pm I checked the oil level again before starting the bike to go home (and try sucking out the excess oil).

 

Guess what? The oil was down flush with the MAX line!

 

Eh? Where did the excess oil go? I sure as hell didn't see excessive white smoke from my exhaust.

 

Damn..

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Leaking? Cannot be - no oil dripping underneath my bike at all. Some more up till now the oil level remains constant at flush with the MAX line in the sightglass (if leaking, I'd have lost at least half the content last night).

 

This is a lot of oil we're talking about - something like about 250ml. Disappeared from my sump just like that. Mysterious.

 

Could it be the oil fairy, who came and took my excess oil away? Hehe..

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Did the mech fill up the oil with the bike park on side stand? It would appear the oil has been overfill this way, the level will drop a little when the bike is straighten up.

 

If you are still worry, monitor the oil level for a few days and bring the bike to shop to check it up for you if the oil level is dropping.

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wat 250ml?

Dats alot man abt 1/4 of a bottle...

I've ever heard of ppl from the other forums sayin dat their engine oil in the engine evaporates but not like yours evaporate by so much :eek:

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No harm giving tis oil a try... its good... Repsol rocks

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do they have a website? mi interested... :p

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No harm giving tis oil a try... its good... Repsol rocks

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do they have a website? mi interested... :p

 

i have a package available for repsol 2T & 4T oil.

look under 'mass product ordering'

if interested, PM me.

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Maybe this is the explanation. Inside your engine, there's a lot of channels, places for the engine oil to flow to , including your filter. When old oil is drained, oil from these places also drain out. When new oil is initally topped-up, engine was not running, thus oil pump not running. Your mech toppped in extra, above max to compensate for later after engine had ran. After riding around a while, oil pump running a while, the 'excess' oil gets pumped back into the channels, filter, etc. Your mech must have known the exact amount of oil your engine required. After running, oil level at max.

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If you check bike manuals, they indicate oil amounts to top up when without changing oil filter, with oil filter, total engine overhaul, etc. For people who do not know the exact amount to top up, 1st we top up to max level before starting & running the engine for 5 mins, the shutdown & wait for another 5 to 10 mins. Check oil level, top-up if necessary again.

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Run around for a while (your bike), then check your oil level again, maybe it's really leaking or your piston rings loose. Me a heavy vehicle mech. So i know a liitle of the stuff. Just alittle.

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Wah.. Reaper, if start engine the for sure the oil level will drop because half the stuff would've been pumped out of the sump to other parts of the engine. Manufacturers always state the max engine oil capacity next to the sightglass. I use that as a guide... but the greasemonkey obviously didn't and overfilled the sump anyway. Asswipe. Then the oil fairy whisked the excess oil away... hmmm...

 

Anyway, yesterday while driving around KL in my car the oil warning light blipped occasionally. Bummer! I parked the car to do some shopping and when I came back a few hours later to check the oil dipstick... there was no oil on the dipstick! Holy cow, I must've been driving around with an empty sump.

 

It's that oil fairy again, coming over and making my oil disappear! :lol:

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hmmm....just wondering...

 

any chance of oil evaporates and "leaks" out say..the oil fill cap or some other place where the sealing is dying off?

or..into your combustion chamber and burn off???

 

possible?or am i just full of crap??

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Is there anyone out there chg their Super4 engineer oil themselve?

What kind of engineer oil do your use?

& how much?

Any recommendation where to get the engineer oil at cheap price?

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to know how to change oil, read the articles section.

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Is there anyone out there chg their Super4 engineer oil themselve?

What kind of engineer oil do your use?

& how much?

Any recommendation where to get the engineer oil at cheap price?

:confused: :confused: ;)

 

Why do you call it engineer oil? Normally people tends to call it engine oil, but hey, engineer oil sounds so much better... :p

 

I change the oils myself.

 

S4 you can choose to use semi syn or fully syn. I am using FUCH's fully syn oil. Can order online and if your purchase is more than $50, they will deliver to your house on weekdays 8am-5pm. So make sure someone is at your house to receive the goods or you stay at home wait. I usually ask my mum to receive for me cos I working. FUCH give free gifts too, washing shampoo or basic tools.

 

As for cheap engine oil, think got someone just posted he selling REPSOL oils right? Year end sale he said. Maybe you would like to try that.

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