Hello all. I just bought a 748, and i love it so far.
Id like to do an oil change soon, and was wondering what the best oil to use was. The ducati site says Shell Advanced Ultra4 20w-50. Is that the best bet? Also, what kind of filters you guys like to use.
And here is a stupid question, i cant even see where the oil filler neck/dipstick is. lol, i guess i have to take the fairing off which ill do in a little bit, but where the heck is it anyway?
Please do a search for "oil change" or something like that to see everyone's opinion. This discussion has been mentioned a bazillion times and everyone has an opinion on the oil they prefer. You cannot buy that Shell oil in the US. A good fully synthetic Mobil 1, Silkolene, Amsoil, etc is fine.
My dealer currently stocks only the K&N as it has a nice nut on the bottom that can be used for removing and safety wiring. But use the Ducati one or the K&N is fine.
The oil filler is near the clutch and near the oil pressure senzor.
You will see it after you take down the RH side fairing.
A about the oil along the time i used in the service Castrol Rs superbike 10W-40 and the best of all so far... and this is what i recommend Motul 7100 ester 10W-40.
I also used Motul double ester 10W-40 but that i recommend only for racing purposes.
For daily use ...Motul 7100. Best of all.
As for the oil filter only original Ducati filter.
But i guess that Mann filters are just fine.
Still if you can purchase Ducati oil filter..do so.