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spinoli1 Oct 11th, 2015 7:05 am

Dare I ask about oil?
Hi Folks,

Now I've done a search and read a fair few threads about oil, but I haven't really answered my question, so here goes:

It's pretty simple really, I have acquired a couple of cases of Mobil Racing 4T Fully synthetic 4-stroke engine oil 15W-50 for motorcycles. Is this a suitable oil to use in my 998? Not asking if it is the absolute best, just if it is OK?

I am located in Southern England and use the bike for road and track days.

Thanks in advance.


DuckMan Oct 11th, 2015 7:48 am

That's interesting. Here in the States that oil only exists in a 10w-40.

But yes, use it.

Tripod Oct 11th, 2015 7:49 am

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handensco Oct 11th, 2015 8:40 am

I don't think it will work at all. Will you please send those cases to me so I can dispose of them?

NTA Oct 11th, 2015 1:19 pm

This is good, isn't it…

ProphetPVD Oct 11th, 2015 2:01 pm

DuckMan Oct 11th, 2015 3:36 pm


Originally Posted by Tripod (Post 5340337)

Hummmm. Never seen it around here. Must be kinda new.

Masterbish Oct 11th, 2015 7:16 pm

I'm a Mobil 1 nut use it my cars and bikes for years, did have a few gear change issues using Mobil 1 4T in my 999, swapped to Shell Advance and all is well again.

gary856 Oct 11th, 2015 8:50 pm

was using yamalube 15w-50 4t in mine, couldnt find the shell oil. use mobile 1 10w-40 full synthetic

Serious Black Oct 11th, 2015 11:41 pm

And just to really liven things up I've been running Castrol 10/60 in the 900SS and a supermarket 10/60 in the 748. No problems, the 748 survived a good thrash around the Isle of Man. Last year I used Mobil 5w50 which I changed because I could feel the gearshift was not quite as nice after about 10 months. The 15w50 should be fine. Unless you are going racing.

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