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Is that a good oil for our 'oil-boilers'? Has somebody used it? I just changed my car's oil and noticed much higher oil pressure than Mobil 1.
 

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I don't have an oil-press gage on mine, but I've used Castrol "Syntec" automotive 10w40 with good results. It works *much* better (less vibration and smoother shifts) than the castrol moto-specific, semi-synth. "actevo" crap. My partner uses automotive Mobil1 in the FJ but we bought out all the local wal-marts of the old stock when they re-formulated the stuff to add friction-modifiers.

Keep in mind, "which brand/type of oil is best" is the kind of discussion that leads to holy-wars on message boards sometimes...
 

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Fast cat,

I ran syntec for about 10 years in my bike and five years in my Yukon. I recently found out that it is no longer a fully synthetic oil, hasn’t been for years. I am not saying that is not good but on the basis of (castrol's)lying I switched to Mobil 1. But I haven’t seen any difference. Check it out see what you think.
 

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The Synthetic 5W50 oils tend to use friction modifiers in order to obtain such a wide viscosity gap. I'm sure Mobil 1 does, not certain about Castrol. It's these friction modifiers which are supposed to cause clutch slippage.

I don't think the 10W40 grades use the friction modifiers, so they may be a better grade of oil to use on bikes.

Dave.
 

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Death, I sent Kiwi a PM. He hasn't read it yet. It's all in it. Yes, I'd like to go for a ride with you when it gets a little warmer and drier. A bit too cold for me at present.
 
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