I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake


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I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake

Post by Choctaw » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:26 am



I purchased 8 bottles of amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake. Do you think it will be ok to run it or should i use the 10w/30 for the spring and then maybe change to 10w/40 for summer temperatures? From what I gather 10wx30 is recommended for models 2012+ but can be used in later models for colder temps but, 10w/40 is recommended for later models for hotter months of the year?



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Re: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake

Post by DaveO430 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:13 pm

I use 10/30 year round. The owners manual says it's good from -10 to 120ºF.

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Re: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake

Post by minimac » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:51 pm

You're in Michigan....how hot do you think it's going to get? You're not that close to Hell to worry about it! :)
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Re: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:37 pm

as Dave said, 10w30 year around no matter where we live in the lower 48.

I used to live in Phoenix, Arizona and worked for the Fire Department.
All vehicle service is done at the City of Phoenix mechanical shops.

Once there, talking with the Maintenance Supervisor, I asked him why there is only one (1) grade of oil in the hoses?

5w20 period.... and those vehicles have to survive idling for long periods of time in 120°F heat, that is a 'real 120°F', not a temporary sunspot.

He told me that when the manufacturers came out with the new vehicle specs that said use 5w20 or your Warranty is void, they made the decision right there, on the spot, that all other grades of oil would be banished from City property... no matter if it is in a can, or in the bulk tanks, it is all gone, and replaced with 5w20.

He also told me, that not a single vehicle had ever returned to the shop with an oil caused, Lack of Lubrication problem..... this is for gasoline engines.... the Diesel engines used 15w40 period.

They had a lot of vehicles then that were made back in the middle '80s, one of my city cars was an '87 Chevy 4 dr sedan... and it had 5w20 in it, and the oil light was not on...
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Re: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake

Post by TwoTone Trike » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:54 pm

That's a good one mac. I looked at your link to Hell Michigan. Sounds like a cool place. l.o.l ;) ;) :lol: :lol:

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Re: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake

Post by minimac » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:35 am

Yep-been to Hell and back, and got the tee shirt! It even froze over.



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Re: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake

Post by themainviking » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:19 am

I as well have been to Hell and back, and have the T Shirt. It was not that hot, but it was June when I was there. As to the oil, as long as you bought a motorcycle specific 10W30 Amsoil you are good to go. It should say for Metric Motorcycles on the label. This specific oil is JASO MA/MA2 certified to be in compliance for use with combined engine, transmission, wet clutch. The car/truck oils are not formulated for the benefit of wet clutches, so avoid them. The bike would shift nicer with 10W40, but both 10W30 and 10W40 are the recommended weights in your bike, in your area.
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Re: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake

Post by TwoTone Trike » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:19 pm

Well I'll be damned mac, it sure as Hell did freeze over! :) :)



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