Start oil threads here so they can be ignored and/or ridiculed by most of us (except for those hardcore few that live for that kinda stuff).
Here's the place for you to debate what oil is best. Post your oil related topics her so we don't clutter up the other sections. Most people avoid oil threads like the plague.
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Gearloose wrote:Did they say why?
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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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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