Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NE Mississippi. A long way from SoCal
Motorcycle: first 3 bikes Norton 750's cafe'd out. Next one norton 850. Next bike GR650, Next '93 GSxr 750, Then a 95 gixxer 750 and 95 gixxer 1100 with the chuck graves touch. then a 96' 750 gixxer, then 97' 750 gixxer , 2002 gixxer. 2008 gsxr1000
Re: Oil Consumption fixed by Mineral Oil
the reason oil comes in plastic bottles now started with Mobil 1. In the old days oil came in "cans" of wound treated paper with metal tops and bottoms. Mobil had a hard time keeping the oil in the cans. The cans were always seeping and messy to they had to put them in plastic. Good stuff.
Another thing "in the old days" If you had a car with 20k or more on it and you put Mobil 1 in it you leaked oil like crazy. Mineral oil in those days was no where as good as now, and they used to run higher viscosities. If I rebuilt and engine, broke it in with mineral like you did and then had problems with it burning synthetic, I woul have a chat with the builder. It shouldn't be happening