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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 7:16 am   #1 (permalink)
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Oil change for 748.

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?

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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 8:21 am   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 8:22 am   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Old Jan 9th, 2007, 11:05 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Never, Never ask oil questions. It makes people so mad that they respond with the "search the board" comment. Some do so with a vitriolic tone!! the moderators should make a sticky on that.

I'm only responding to say welcome. I too love my 748.
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Actually, if one was the peruse "The Hall Of Wisdom", one would find this:

Oil Change on 748/916/996
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Actually, if one was the peruse "The Hall Of Wisdom", one would find this:

Oil Change on 748/916/996
Whats wisdom?
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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 6:39 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Use whatever fully synthetic oil that makes you feel good. Use a quality filter. You'll be fine. Personally I use Mobil 1 15-50 and K&N filters... 32K later and still going.
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