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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2017, 04:36:37 pm »
Hi,
        Well....Has anyone here ever got back a bad report on their oil?

I've run Mobil One in both my truck/SUV's for over 20 years....

Changing at 10,000 miles with no issues?

I worry more about my wifes driving (She's totaled two SUV's, yea, don't ask!) than....

About an oil change?

Just sayin, from my experience topping up oil and keeping it at the right level with a good filter....

Should be good to go but, opinions vary! ;D


Personally, no I havent had a "bad" oil report. I have had marginal ones that they have expressed concerns. On the other hand, I have seen bad oil reports at work on our pump engines or generator engines. The bad ones were mostly related to excessive fuel levels in oil.

Hi,
       Ha!

That's how we find out we have a leaking fuel injector a lot of times!!! ;D

But...Those are test we run each week aboard ship! :o
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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2017, 06:09:36 pm »
T6 is the Rotella (Shell) brand that only comes in 5w-40 synthetic. Good stuff!!!   ;)

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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2017, 02:31:00 pm »
I've used Amsoil in both my C14s since their break-in periods were done.

Shifting has always been smooth. Like, effortless.

Might try Motul for grins when their change comes due next summer.

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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2017, 07:56:33 pm »
For me, T6 shears well before 1k miles. Kinda silly to be dumping oil every thousand miles to get back the decent shifting. The 'old' T5 was much better in my bikes. If a bike shifts odd or notchy, it's not happy. Shared gearbox is very tough on motor oils. Personally, either I add zddpmaxx or run Brad Penn, or both.  I have a sensitive shifting toe....
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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2017, 04:27:57 pm »
For me, T6 shears well before 1k miles. Kinda silly to be dumping oil every thousand miles to get back the decent shifting. The 'old' T5 was much better in my bikes. If a bike shifts odd or notchy, it's not happy. Shared gearbox is very tough on motor oils. Personally, either I add zddpmaxx or run Brad Penn, or both.  I have a sensitive shifting toe....

For the last 30 some years Amsoil worked well for me. :great:
Cars, bikes, lawnmowers.
I ran 10K miles in all BMW bikes and never had any problems.
My C14 gets the same treatment. .. oil change every 10K. ;)
No different in shifting in first 1000 miles or last 1000 miles. :motonoises:


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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #55 on: August 14, 2017, 03:10:52 pm »
For me, T6 shears well before 1k miles. Kinda silly to be dumping oil every thousand miles to get back the decent shifting. The 'old' T5 was much better in my bikes. If a bike shifts odd or notchy, it's not happy. Shared gearbox is very tough on motor oils. Personally, either I add zddpmaxx or run Brad Penn, or both.  I have a sensitive shifting toe....

Rotella was designed as a diesel engine oil. While it has a long list of certifications (minimum standards, remember) I put equity in primary application. For me, its motorcycle engine oil and OEM engineer recommendations as top priorities. I'd rather pay more for an overachieving oil, and I don't feel like a chump for using stuff better than "good enough."   

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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #56 on: August 14, 2017, 03:50:03 pm »
Rotella was designed as a diesel engine oil. While it has a long list of certifications (minimum standards, remember) I put equity in primary application. For me, its motorcycle engine oil and OEM engineer recommendations as top priorities. I'd rather pay more for an overachieving oil, and I don't feel like a chump for using stuff better than "good enough."   
Hmmm...now how to fit an EMD prime mover in a Connie frame...

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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2017, 04:24:04 am »
Most of the time I completely lose track of Everything whenever Seagiant1 posts.
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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2017, 12:05:19 pm »
Rotella was designed as a diesel engine oil. While it has a long list of certifications (minimum standards, remember) I put equity in primary application. For me, its motorcycle engine oil and OEM engineer recommendations as top priorities. I'd rather pay more for an overachieving oil, and I don't feel like a chump for using stuff better than "good enough."   

I've been using T6 since day one, 62,000 trouble-free miles. Just did a 4987-mile trip through the Western States in 10 days, including some 115-degree desert transitions and Death Valley stops... upon return to Okahoma, I did an oil change just out of curiosity--the oil didn't even really look dirty. One thing I've learned about the C14: if it's good enough for Cliff, it's good enough for me. I plan to join the 200k club on this bike lol

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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2017, 04:29:12 pm »
A the risk of completely regretting posting this question.....for those of that have used Mobil 1 10/40W AND tried Amsoil 10/40W did you truly notice any difference with engine/transmission performance?

As a GL1800 Gold Wing owner too, most of us find there is NO real difference using Amsoil in the GW versus a good synthetic oil like Mobil 1. Thinking a good synthetic oil is a good synthetic oil.

Ok I'm running for the exits, bring on the comments.
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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #60 on: August 19, 2017, 04:43:59 pm »
A the risk of completely regretting posting this question.....for those of that have used Mobil 1 10/40W AND tried Amsoil 10/40W did you truly notice any difference with engine/transmission performance?

As a GL1800 Gold Wing owner too, most of us find there is NO real difference using Amsoil in the GW versus a good synthetic oil like Mobil 1. Thinking a good synthetic oil is a good synthetic oil.

Ok I'm running for the exits, bring on the comments.
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OH NO!!!  ANOTHER OIL THREAD>>> :popcorncouple:

Hi,
        Ha! ;D

At least give us some credit (this time!) ::)

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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #61 on: August 19, 2017, 05:20:22 pm »
Ah come on seagiant1 I have enough trouble reading these threads without having to get  :-[


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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #62 on: August 24, 2017, 04:47:00 pm »
I'm using Kawasaki full synthetic in both GW and C14.

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Re: Amsoil ?
« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2017, 05:48:36 pm »
A the risk of completely regretting posting this question.....for those of that have used Mobil 1 10/40W AND tried Amsoil 10/40W did you truly notice any difference with engine/transmission performance?

As a GL1800 Gold Wing owner too, most of us find there is NO real difference using Amsoil in the GW versus a good synthetic oil like Mobil 1. Thinking a good synthetic oil is a good synthetic oil.

Ok I'm running for the exits, bring on the comments.
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Everything including shifting becomes smoother. I run Amsoil in all of my vehicles
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