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Old 02-Oct-2013, 07:43 PM
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I know this has been covered a lot but here we go again. Sorry!

I am planning an oil change on my 996. I have a quantity of 10w/40. Is this the right oil to use. I must have bought it for this but it was a while ago.

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Old 02-Oct-2013, 08:13 PM
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Please Colin, use 15W50 fully synthetic, such as Mobil 1 or Motul 300V. 10W40 is really too thin.

I would use nothing else.

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Thanks James. I must have got 10w40 from my Haynes manual. I just checked.
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As James said. 15/50. The last lot I got was only 24 off ebay.
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As James said. 15/50. The last lot I got was only 24 off ebay.
Was that from the chip shop?
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Was that from the chip shop?

Yep, the chip shop where I saw Elvis.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1509731076... 4.m1439.l2649
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15/50 Motul 300v, the green alien blood oil


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Thanks guys. Why do Haynes specify 10w40?
I am reluctant to throw the oil that I have away.
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Thanks guys. Why do Haynes specify 10w40?
I am reluctant to throw the oil that I have away.

I assume it's because they allow for temperature variants, north pole to africa if you will. I used 10/40 for ages with no ill effects apart from I was forever topping the level up. It burnt oil like an old banger 15/50 cured it.
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I assume it's because they allow for temperature variants, north pole to africa if you will. I used 10/40 for ages with no ill effects apart from I was forever topping the level up. It burnt oil like an old banger 15/50 cured it.

We all thought it was pie gravey you used in your bikes, (but my god it works)
Rod Team Ghost. Ill get mi coat.
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