Blackstone Laboratory

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Re: Blackstone Laboratory

Post by Ragmanx1 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:31 pm

Gearloose wrote:Did they say why?

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Valvoline or any other oil companies never say why.

Our old tappet engines need ZDDP and new vehicles don't.

Additives (zinc, phosphorus, ect.) that help protect our obsolete drive trains are no longer necessary in modern engines. Plus they damage catalytic converters.

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Re: Blackstone Laboratory

Post by rebelrider » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:54 pm

My grandfather says oil is oil. I'm not quite that laid back about it, but If it meets the specs that Ural sets, I'll use whatever is available. GTX is a favorite among Honda Rebel riders, as its one of the oils that can come without the fancy anti-friction additives that make our wet clutches slip. I learned that the hard way. Fortunately, that's not an issue with Urals.

I'll post my next results with GTX. I'm only at 12,000km now, so It may be a while. Others are welcome to post their results too. :)
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Re: Blackstone Laboratory

Post by thecount043 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:35 pm

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