Oil Questen Time


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Oil Questen Time

Postby MikeBen » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:39 pm



Ok, here we go, I just bought 1500I wing, want to start using ROTELLA T SAE 15W-40 oil in it, now I know theres a lot of oil stuff out there, enough to drive me nuts, believe me, ive been reading for hours, but I keep coming back to this rotella oil for our wet clutch, does anyone use this in their wing? if so, is it good? I know the big debate on oil, im curious on this oil. thanks in advance



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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby dingdong » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:47 am

Rotella has been the oil of choice for many wing owners. Seems to work well.
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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:59 am

Dino or Synthetic. As long as it meets or exceeds the manufacturers specs, it's OK.

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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby themainviking » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:17 am

I do not know if it is a problem with the GL1500, but I cannot use 15W40 in my GL1800 in the cooler weather. My sprague clutch will not let my starter engage. It seems a bit too thick for colder weather operation. I use 5W30 till it warms up quite a bit, then switch up to 10W30 or 10W40. I like synthetics, others are happy with dino. As most of us change oil frequently, it really makes not much difference. Rotellas are good oils.
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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby Big Bob » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:13 pm

I have been using Honda GN4 10-40 and a Honda Filter since I bought the bike with 57,000 mi. ! I am owner #3 and previous owner was doing what I am, and now my bike has 0ver 125,000 mi.! I'm a creature of habit, I ran Yamaha oil in my Yamaha, now Honda oil in my Honda. If I were to switch oil it would be to Rotella, just based on what I've read here and a couple of friends and what I've read on here and other boards. That said my bike does not leak or burn any abnormal amounts of oil between changes, so why change what works IMO! :D

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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby sfrench1958 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:24 pm

I have been using the Rotella oil in my 98 Wing without issue. I do make a habit of changing it every 5,000 even though it is a synthetic. Wally World pretty much always has it in stock and the price is decent.

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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby TheChief » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:49 pm

MikeBen wrote:Ok, here we go, I just bought 1500I wing, want to start using ROTELLA T SAE 15W-40 oil in it, now I know theres a lot of oil stuff out there, enough to drive me nuts, believe me, ive been reading for hours, but I keep coming back to this rotella oil for our wet clutch, does anyone use this in their wing? if so, is it good? I know the big debate on oil, im curious on this oil. thanks in advance


Oil is oil. Dyno, or synthetic, it all works. Just make sure the oil you buy meets or exceeds the vehicle manufacture's specifications.

Oil debates are usually saved for winter when you aren't riding.... :lol:
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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby Fiberthree » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:04 pm

TheChief wrote:Oil is oil. Dyno, or synthetic, it all works. Just make sure the oil you buy meets or exceeds the vehicle manufacture's specifications. .... :lol:


You left out Canola, Peanut, Vegetable, Olive, Safflower... ETC.
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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby truckindrummer » Sun May 11, 2014 11:30 pm

I use Delo 15-40 in my 93 Aspy. I refuse to use/buy Rotella products as I have been a trucker for 30yrs and owned my own rig. Rotella products are reconstituted from used oil and don't have the full refinement qualities as virgin crude. However, the choice is always up to you and your results could vary....
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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby dingdong » Mon May 12, 2014 7:21 am

truckindrummer wrote:I use Delo 15-40 in my 93 Aspy. I refuse to use/buy Rotella products as I have been a trucker for 30yrs and owned my own rig. Rotella products are reconstituted from used oil and don't have the full refinement qualities as virgin crude. However, the choice is always up to you and your results could vary....


I didn't know that! I have never heard that about Rotella and I can't find anything regarding Rotella being a reconstituded oil. ?????
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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby robb » Mon May 12, 2014 7:48 am

For my 89 it's Amsoil 10w40 full synthetic motorcycle oil. Might cost a little more, but my wing is worth it.

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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby WINGER3 » Mon May 12, 2014 6:56 pm

truckindrummer wrote:I use Delo 15-40 in my 93 Aspy. I refuse to use/buy Rotella products as I have been a trucker for 30yrs and owned my own rig. Rotella products are reconstituted from used oil and don't have the full refinement qualities as virgin crude. However, the choice is always up to you and your results could vary....


I have been changing my oil for over 60 years, I never heard or read of such a thing and they would be liable if it could be proven, I have used Rotella for as long as I can remember and never had to tear down and engine (gas or Diesel) and I'v put millions of miles on both, but if you want to know about oil then read this in depth report and make up your own mind. :mrgreen:

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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 13, 2014 8:47 am

There are several motor oils that are recycled - I know Valvoline for one has one: http://nextgen.valvoline.com/

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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby truckindrummer » Mon May 26, 2014 9:45 am

You all are quite right and the oil issue is one that will forever be a continuous debate. It really is a matter of personal preference on what you personally like and works for you. As for the Rotella issue I personally won't use it as I have been a trucker for 30yrs. and have had several bad experiences with it over my career. I will rest my case with that...
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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby themainviking » Mon May 26, 2014 3:21 pm

themainviking wrote:Rotellas are good oils.


I am quoting myself here, as I wished to clarify my earlier response. I have used Rotella 100% Synthetic diesel oils in my truck, and they seemed to me to be as good as the Amsoil Synthetic. I used the Rotella at a time that Amsoil did not make a 5W40 for winter use, and Shell did. I also worked at an airport for a bunch of years, which had a Shell APO and the subject did come up in regard to Aviation lubricants, and the Shell representative stated that Shell had never and would never recycle used oil as long as virgin could be obtained. That said, others have begun to do it. The only ones I ever heard to recycle a used oil and resell it were Quaker Stake, Valvoline and Castrol, for mainline companies and unknowns like Centrax and Lubrix and those others who do not even bother to rebuild the oil, only recan it. There was a rash of these that hit the news a year or so ago, but none of the main oil companies, nor any of the main Synthetic manufacturers were involved in it.

Another interesting but perhaps not well known fact about one company, Pennzoil, is that the Pennsylvania crude holes have been sucked dry long ago, and new government regulations concerning how much Pennsylvania crude needs to be present to call it that has allowed Pennzoil to pump SOB crude into their holes for "storage" after which thay can pump it back out and refine it as Pennsylvania crude.
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Re: Oil Questen Time

Postby cbx4evr » Mon May 26, 2014 5:18 pm

truckindrummer wrote:Rotella products are reconstituted from used oil and don't have the full refinement qualities as virgin crude. However, the choice is always up to you and your results could vary....


Spreading mis-information like that could land you in court.


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