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View Poll Results: What brand oil do you use?
Amsoil 60 11.30%
Bel-Ray 9 1.69%
Castrol 72 13.56%
Havoline 5 0.94%
Lucas 8 1.51%
Mobile-1 76 14.31%
Pennzoil 14 2.64%
Quaker State 2 0.38%
Royal Purple 37 6.97%
Shell Rotella 81 15.25%
Torco 2 0.38%
Valvoline 44 8.29%
Manufacturer brand 105 19.77%
Cheap Store Brand 12 2.26%
Maxima 4 0.75%
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post #16 of 212 Old 04-28-2009, 08:14 PM
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I use the Valvoline Four Stroke 10w40. So far, I have not had any problems with it, and I do a complete service every 50 hours. I also use the Fram filter.

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bel-ray...around $8.00 a quart

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Where do you get the bel-ray oil, mattg?

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I use the Valvoline Four Stroke 10w40. So far, I have not had any problems with it, and I do a complete service every 50 hours. I also use the Fram filter.
I service mine every 15 hrs. But I go more by the oil viscosity than the hour meter !! Run castrol Syntec 10 w 40 Fram filter

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I uploaded a document that everyone interested in different ATV oils should most definitely read. Download it here: https://www.mudinmyblood.net/forum/do...do=file&id=169
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It's a good read. Made me switch from Lucas!

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Looks like I will be changing oil also, definatlly very good info. This is why, I have not seen info like this on any other furum. Thanks Phreebsd.

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Very good reading..thought I was doing ok with my castrol gtx it's ok, but not great.
Sure glad I'm not using some of that other overpriced stuff, after reading this it didn't fair too good either.
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I found it kind of odd that it was an Amsoil report and their product came in over all 1st place. Things that make ya go hmmm....
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I thought it was kind of odd also, but I just said that I would be changing oils's....I didn't specify what oil I would be changing to. My only question is though, is that I was told not to run synthetic oils in my brute by my dealer do to sythetics not doing good in the brutes, and even though this has kind of turned out to be somewhat of a debate, I have had several people tell me that they run sythetic's in the brutes and havn't had any problems. All I can say is that I want the best oil for my brute, and I am willing to pay a little extra now, then have to pay alot extra later (sounds like a Fram commercial...lol). I am useing the Valvoline four stroke oil, but will be changing that at my next service interval.
Another thing I found interesting is that the only manufactor oil that they used in the testing was the Yama Lube, what about the rest of the manufactors oils (ie, Kawa Chem, etc.)

I would be more inclined to beleive that Amsoil would be the best if the tests had been ran by an idependant lab that didn't have anytype of favortism to a specific oil. IBBruin, you my friend are right, things that make you go hmmmm?...lol.

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I found it kind of odd that it was an Amsoil report and their product came in over all 1st place. Things that make ya go hmmm....

Yes tests like these by a maker of a product do raise an eyebrow when they show their product as being the best. But if look the Amsoil did not come out #1 in everything. Just in the end when scored overall they did.
i have not seen any other manufacturers releasing oil reports nor have i seen independent studies. I have been a reader of bobistheoilguy.com for about a year now and amsoil products, when UOA is rated by a stesting company like Blackstone, do seem to come out on top.

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here is the article for those that cant access the download area.
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File Type: pdf A_Study_of_Motorcycle_Oils.pdf (2.45 MB, 489 views)

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So what is the best oil to use.

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In the SAE40 weight oils, amsoi then motul 300v then Mobil 1 Racing 4T

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So what is the best oil to use.
Anything, as long as it's a well known quality brand.

Don't waste time and money on the cheap no name crap (unless your flushing out water...lol).

And for an extra back a liter, get something designed for ATV's.

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