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4RT semi or fully synthetic engine oil?

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Chaps,

lanning on doing my first oil change this weekend, just bought a filter and some Castrol Power 1 10W-40 4T...

But just noticed it’s SEMI not FULLY synthetic.

is this a problem? Should I go back and swap it over?

cheers Boner.

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Shouldn't be a problem.  You may need a gasket for the casing as well, they tend to stick and tear.

By sheer chance I found this while looking for something else Oil

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That’s quite an interesting read.

Not 100% convinced...

went and bought some Fully Synthetic just in case!

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Hey boner 

I’ve had a 3 4rt’s always ran them on Castrol power race fully synthetic without any issues. Fairly sure the manual specs 10w 30 for the 2014 onwards bikes. 

 

 

 

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You did get some transmission oil as well I hope?  Engine and transmission are separate just in case you don't already know.  

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Yes if you're using Castrol Power 1 the 'Racing' branded one is the fully synth.

Occasionally pops up in Tesco's garages at £3 a litre, always worth a quick glace if you're in paying for fuel.

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On 3/3/2019 at 4:54 PM, craig10 said:

Yes if you're using Castrol Power 1 the 'Racing' branded one is the fully synth.

Occasionally pops up in Tesco's garages at £3 a litre, always worth a quick glace if you're in paying for fuel.

What are you all paying for the Elf tranny oil?  Here in the US, takes a couple of weeks to get it through our Honda dealers, and $50 USD per quart/liter.  Literally black gold!

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52 minutes ago, markbxr400 said:

What are you all paying for the Elf tranny oil?  Here in the US, takes a couple of weeks to get it through our Honda dealers, and $50 USD per quart/liter.  Literally black gold!

I would contact Dennis at https://www.overlandtrail.biz/.  He is your man for getting the ELF oil for you, as well as other parts.  Sorry I don't remember what it cost me for my last oil change but he usually stocks some so should be able to get it to you in short order.  (FYI: No affiliation, just great services from him over the years!)

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17 minutes ago, jonnyc21 said:

I would contact Dennis at https://www.overlandtrail.biz/.  He is your man for getting the ELF oil for you, as well as other parts.  Sorry I don't remember what it cost me for my last oil change but he usually stocks some so should be able to get it to you in short order.  (FYI: No affiliation, just great services from him over the years!)

Thanks!  Will check him out.

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