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post #1 of 111 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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have been told by several good sources that rotella 15 40 is a great oil for for any engine or tranny application what do you know
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It is used by quite a few in old Honda minibikes from the 70's with wet clutches (CT90 and CT110) and nobody has trouble with their fiber disk clutch plates. It is not JASO rated for wet clutches but it does not seem to cause any trouble. That weight just seems to be a little too heavy for me, especially in the winter - takes too long to get to the vital spots in the engine when cold and thick. I would be happier running it in the summer but the shop manual for my Foreman says 10w-30.

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If you choose wrong you might do damage to your engine I almost did I kept hearing tick tick when I start up, it went away when the oil warmed up, problem was the engine wasnt broke in yet I thought it was. So I switched to Rotella T-6 synthetic 5w-40 havent had a problem since.

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Justlooking, There are a number of very good synthetics made for a Wet Clutch (including Rotella). Honda's do very well with motorcycle/atv synthetic oil in them!





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A lot of guys use Rotella.

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I haven't put it in the quads yet, but I've ran it in street bikes before. Currently running Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel oil in my Concours, KZ1000P, and XR250 with good results.
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SmokeDiver: You should be using Mobil1-4T in motorcycles & atv's with a wet clutch.





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Maybe so, but when an engineer puts several thousand miles on his bike every year with the same oil, does all that hocus pocus engineer stuff, lab tests, and what not and then reports back on the forums(where he's highly respected) I'm pretty comfortable following his lead. The diesel specific oils apparently don't include all the friction modifiers that are devious little monsters on the wet clutch system. So far I'm happy with the results in my Concours, but as with everything else-your mileage may vary!
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I run Rotella T 15w-40 Diesel Oil, It is JASO-MA certified and it's an excellent oil, never had any troubles with lubrication, overheating, clutch slipping or anything. Also it's fairly cheap compared to all this "Special Formula" "Excellent Heat distribution" "Pain Relief" You name it they have it, it's all the same stuff in jugs of different prices. Oil is oil, maybe synthetic is better but they used Dino oils for a long time and things are still looking good to me. Oil is oil, it's designed to protect your engine from wear which it should all do or it shouldn't be called oil.

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