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PostSubject: engine oil   Sun 22 Mar - 9:18

can any one advice me whether castrol power 1 4t 10w-40 is a suitable oil to use in my silverwing 600.i used to use silkolene super 4 10w-40 semi synthetic in my 400 burgman.thanks
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PostSubject: Oil grades for use in FJS 600 Silverwing   Sun 22 Mar - 11:18

Hi there

The specified oil grade of 10w - 40 is to my knowledge the correct multigrade oil to use with this particular Honda engine, as it covers such a wide range of operating conditions.

It would be ideally suited to all year round UK use, based on the maritime climate in the UK.

It is the grade I have used for the past 4 years in my Silverwing - semi synthetics are an option, but considerably more expensive, but I prefer to do more frequent oil changes in preference myself.

You can also take a look at the Castrol website, which will give you more technical information if required.
Hope that will be of some help ?

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PostSubject: Re: engine oil   Sun 24 May - 11:09

A question about oil "type"...
I've always used moto-specific oil to protect my clutch, but since swing has no wet clutch can I use modern energy conserving ratings? The manual says no, but is that because Honda just cuts and pasts manual text for all models, or is there something I haven't considered?

Lately I've been using Rotella, it's MA rated.
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PostSubject: Re: engine oil   Sun 24 May - 13:22

oil is use what you want to waste you money on---in US WalMart house brand 10-40 has worked for at least 500,000 miles for me, including wet clutch both Honda and Kawasaki and Suzuki, too. I think Honda now specs 10-30 for Silverwing.

Ever heard of SilverWing engine blowup?? Often oil changes are important to me
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PostSubject: Re: engine oil   Sun 24 May - 15:14

Agreed with the Wally World oil, been using the stuff made for older cars... SG/SF I think? I know Honda wants you to use $8 a qt Honda Oil... Fat Chance! Without a wet clutch I should be able to use anything, correct?
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PostSubject: Re: engine oil   Sun 21 Jun - 21:37

SO is it 10w 40 or 10w 30? I just bought 10w 40 and will need to return for exchange. My last oil change was 10w 40


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PostSubject: Re: engine oil   Sun 21 Jun - 22:51

SilverwingInIdaho wrote:
SO is it 10w 40 or 10w 30? I just bought 10w 40 and will need to return for exchange. My last oil change was 10w 40




Owner's manual calls for 10W-30, unless average temperature is above 65-70ºF. Then 10W-40 is okay. If you used 10W-40 before and are happy with it, I would use the same. For normal riding, I don't think it would make much difference. Just my 2 cents worth and worth at least half that much.
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PostSubject: Engine oil   Sun 21 Jun - 22:56

The 10/40 will work just fine. Honda recommends 10/40 oil for temperature ranges from 20 deg F to 100 F. Although Honda oil is OK
it is not necessary and to pricey.   Howard
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PostSubject: Re: engine oil   Fri 26 Jun - 17:09

I'm using RotellaT 15-40 which in my book is a very durable oil. I've used it in trucks,cars,tractors and motorcycles with go success. If not available I go to Castrol 10-40. Forget about Honda oils or bike specific oils ($$$). Since it's so freaking hot here in Tucson the 40 end gives me a little security. Oil change every 3000 miles is the important point not the 8000 miles as recommended.
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