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Offline Gregg

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Oil and filters
« on: September 06, 2017, 01:07:03 pm »
Im new to the metric seen what oil and oil filters are most people running?

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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 01:38:31 pm »
The Kawasaki OEM oil filter is a good choice.  Others like the K&N.  As far as oil, lots of opinions.  I like the Castrol Actevo 4T 20W-50. 

I'm sure you'll get multiple opinions here, it is an oil thread after all.    :)
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 02:41:47 pm »
Purolator Pure One and Shell Rotella full synthetic.
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 03:05:35 pm »
Oh boy an oil thread! :))

Oem filters and Rotella T4 summer/T6 winter.
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 03:07:00 pm »
Fram and T6.  64k trouble-free miles so far :)  Oil thread dear god.

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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 03:17:07 pm »
Does the rotella have additives for the clutches? I run that in my diesel truck what weight do do run?

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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 03:21:10 pm »
K&N and Motul...it makes the transmission shift better/easier...

plan B is always the Kawi stock replaement...if its good enough for them, then hey
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 03:24:50 pm »
Hi,
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 04:00:38 pm »
oh boy another oil thread :popcorncouple: :hee20hee20hee: :1rij: :deadhorse:
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 04:10:10 pm »
Does the rotella have additives for the clutches? I run that in my diesel truck what weight do do run?

Gregg, as you can see, you've asked a question that is discussed "a lot"!!

The Rotella and other Diesel oils do not have additives for the clutches.
This is good, as the Diesel oil does not have the same friction modifiers that the Automotive Oil does have...
Many of us use the Diesel Oils in our Connies.
  Most that do so, prefer synthetic or semi synthetic.

NOTE: That friction modifier has been discussed a lot.
          I'm not aware of anyone having clutch slippage problems because of it.
          But, it is a concern.

Bottom Line: Lots of different oils are used in the club.
                   Most think their choice is the best.

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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2017, 06:03:28 pm »
Does the rotella have additives for the clutches? I run that in my diesel truck what weight do do run?

No additives and it is Jaso MA certified,  as far as the weight I use the T4 15w 40 in the summer and the T6 5w 40 in the winter for easier starts when it's cold the T6 is synthetic the T4 is not. I think they have 15 W 40 in synthetic also maybe T5,  I don't know. The owner's manual gives you a range of viscosities for the ambient temp you will be running in.
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2017, 07:05:26 pm »
Does the rotella have additives for the clutches?

I know Rotella 15w-40 is JASO wet clutch rated,  Right there on the back label.
I ran it in an FJR for 50,000 miles at least. 
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2017, 07:30:23 pm »
T6 is JASO MA rated.

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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2017, 12:29:52 am »
I wish I had the nerve to put Rotella in my 6 month old C14.
I could save at least $25 per oil change and invest in single malt scotch.
I'm trying Amsoil or Motul 7100 next oil change. Thanks Amazon!
I use Kaw filters also. Thanks Rocky Mountain ATV!
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2017, 03:18:05 am »
K&N and Motul...it makes the transmission shift better/easier...

plan B is always the Kawi stock replaement...if its good enough for them, then hey
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2017, 04:54:33 am »
Oh boy! What could be more exciting than new oil/filter thread!   :bravo_2:
After initial break in, 100miles and then 600 miles using mineral oil, I've  switched to Rotella 5w40 with WIX 51356 filter.
I have received NO complaints from the engine department. My 16' DuckTape, bought early summer of this year, already has 4500 miles.
I also have no plans on switching to "fancy" oils. IMHO all synth oils are like bottled water. The brand you like visually, you will drink the most. 

Cheers...

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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2017, 12:00:07 pm »
I wish I had the nerve to put Rotella in my 6 month old C14.
I could save at least $25 per oil change and invest in single malt scotch.
I'm trying Amsoil or Motul 7100 next oil change. Thanks Amazon!
I use Kaw filters also. Thanks Rocky Mountain ATV!

Cliff has almost 200k on his 08 and he runs T6. IIRC all hes done is fluids and a couple of valve jobs. Rotella is the good stuff.

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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2017, 04:42:00 pm »
Im new to the metric seen what oil and oil filters are most people running?


I use Mobile 4T Synthetic and KN Filters.

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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2017, 02:11:50 am »
Im new to the metric seen what oil and oil filters are most people running?


I use Mobile 4T Synthetic and KN Filters.

Same here ... Mobil 10W-40 4T, to be specific w/ KN-303 filter
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2017, 02:59:39 am »
Doesn't really matter which oil you choose as long as you change it as needed. A good filter doesn't hurt either.
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2017, 06:51:34 pm »
Rotella T6

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$17.99 4 liter

That's $4.50 per quart!!!

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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2017, 11:06:45 pm »
Another thumbs up for Rotella T6- good oil at a good price. I'm less picky about filters, mostly P1's and K&N #303, but stay away from the orange branded ones.
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Re: Oil and filters
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2017, 12:35:53 am »
I wish I had the nerve to put Rotella in my 6 month old C14.
I could save at least $25 per oil change and invest in single malt scotch.

I use it in my 2 month old C14,  but I'm not a Scotch drinker, so I plow my savings into Craft Beer! :beerchug:
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