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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 2015, 7:05 am Thread Starter
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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.

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

But yes, use it.

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Mobil 1? Racing 4T 10W-40 and 15W-50
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I don't think it will work at all. Will you please send those cases to me so I can dispose of them?
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Hummmm. Never seen it around here. Must be kinda new.

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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.

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

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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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