Good Info about Oil.

Precision

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Cocoa Florida
Hey guys, (and Envy in particular)

I found this website that give the straight skinny on oils how they are made and why one type is better than another.

It also dissects oil filters and why we should use one brand over another.

Very good information and has sources quoted so you can do your own research.

www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Oils1.htm

www.motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Filters.html

hope this helps.
 
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Precision

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Cocoa Florida
bumping. I thought this was good information and hope others do too.
 

1MajorTom

Former Moderator
Location
Pennsylvania
yes this is a good thread, and I wouldn't mind giving it a sticky, but is this the correct forum it should be in? landscaping?? i was thinking more like the mechanic forum.
let me know.
 
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Precision

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Cocoa Florida
1MajorTom said:
yes this is a good thread, and I wouldn't mind giving it a sticky, but is this the correct forum it should be in? landscaping?? i was thinking more like the mechanic forum.
let me know.
I thought I had originally put it in the mowing forum. for greatest exposure. But found it here. I am guessing it was a case of "fat finger typing".

Put it where ever you think it will work best.

and could you add the www to the second url so it acts as a link or at least people realize there is one for filters too.

John
 

topsites

LawnSite Fanatic
I found this one quite useful as well
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/

btw, I didn't care much for the PAO / synthetic oil explanation.
You just can't peg an engine's rpms to the governor indefinitely with conventional, I don't care who says what.
And until someone guarantees the cost of my engines, I will continue to run synthetic.
 

turfeater

LawnSite Member
Location
ohio
Question : If a multi vis oil is rated say 10w 30 does that mean it has the weight or viscosity of 10w and additives to equal 30 weight ?
and if that is true ,,then why do some engine manufactures ,,,and engine require a straight 30w? Why wouldn't a 10w 30 work ? Unless its additives don't add up !!!

And have you noticed its getting harder to find straight weight oils ?

I want to try a mobil 1 , 15w 50 synthetic in a kaw that specs for straight
30 for normal summer heat ,,,,
my understanding is if it runs cooler the less friction, and there for a longer running engine...

I also have a infared temp gauge and can check it under simular conditions
Thanks already rt
 
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