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Got my SFS at 15.5k miles and it had its 15k service with Motul 300V. I'm doing the first oil change at 17.5k miles and it looks like there's red paint flakes (white on the other side) in the drained oil. What the heck could this be?
 

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Got my SFS at 15.5k miles and it had its 15k service with Motul 300V. I'm doing the first oil change at 17.5k miles and it looks like there's red paint flakes (white on the other side) in the drained oil. What the heck could this be?
Actually in the oil, or floating on top? Hard to tell in the pictures.
 

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The flakes were sitting at the bottom of the oil drain pan, not visible or floating on top prior. That picture was taken after transferring the drained oil into a jug so that's what was left. The pan was dry and clean before using it.
 

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What is the texture of it, hard to tell from the picture, is it like rubber like a sealant might be, or more like a paint chip? I can't imagine of all the things in the engine what that could actually be and usually a sealant would be more orange than that bright red, is it possible it was on the outside somewhere and was knocked into the catch container, what color is your bike is it that color red?

Thinking about it more, it is very unlikely that was ever inside the motor as it would nearly instantly get caught in the screen or filter at that size and would likely stick to the screen until you pulled it out.
 

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I'd pull the sump filter out and see if there's anything in there. The topic of not using that particular oil for the street has been covered before. The company put out some data that said it's intended more for racing. I'd post the information but I don't remember where I read the information. I believe it's been posted here in the past.


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There where a couple of bearing failures on here and they where using that oil. I'm not trying to start a which oil is better debate. There are plenty of great oils. However I wouldn't use that oil in my SFS or in any of my other bikes.


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Fair enough, which oil do you prefer using? As I use the 300v myself. I understand there is other options for possibly better street use including the “7100” I believe.
 

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I've been using Spectro platinum 4 for about 20 years in many motorcycles. Some I've owned for almost 15-20 years.


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What is the texture of it, hard to tell from the picture, is it like rubber like a sealant might be, or more like a paint chip? I can't imagine of all the things in the engine what that could actually be and usually a sealant would be more orange than that bright red, is it possible it was on the outside somewhere and was knocked into the catch container, what color is your bike is it that color red?

Thinking about it more, it is very unlikely that was ever inside the motor as it would nearly instantly get caught in the screen or filter at that size and would likely stick to the screen until you pulled it out.
Consistency was very much like a thin fragile paint chip that broke when bent. My bike is black and I don't have anything around the garage that could have come from, the pan was clean and oil went straight into the pan to a jug.

I've been unfortunately out of town and planned on breaking the oil filter apart but it's been tossed into the trash.
 

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I'd pull the sump filter out and see if there's anything in there. The topic of not using that particular oil for the street has been covered before. The company put out some data that said it's intended more for racing. I'd post the information but I don't remember where I read the information. I believe it's been posted here in the past.

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I'll give that a shot when I'm back home this weekend. I changed to Mobil 1 15w50 as I'm not trying to pay $70 for oil.
 

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Great, thanks. I’m curious as If the people are using the 300v if they are extending there service interval because of the “high end synthetic” says to change every 3000 miles at most.
 

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Great, thanks. I’m curious as If the people are using the 300v if they are extending there service interval because of the “high end synthetic” says to change every 3000 miles at most.
300v is fantastic. Switched from Mobil 1 Racing 4T (another great oil).

Spoke to Motul at length. Perfectly fine for the streets - however since it is a racing oil, you will need to change oil at 2.5K-3K miles intervals. If you are doing that anyway, go for it. If you stretch your intervals, and/or ride conservatively, go for the 7100.

I pay under $60 Shipped for a 4L Jug of 300v. Use it in both my SFS and Panigale R. Smooth shifts and engines purrrrr.
 

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300v is fantastic. Switched from Mobil 1 Racing 4T (another great oil).

Spoke to Motul at length. Perfectly fine for the streets - however since it is a racing oil, you will need to change oil at 2.5K-3K miles intervals. If you are doing that anyway, go for it. If you stretch your intervals, and/or ride conservatively, go for the 7100.

I pay under $60 Shipped for a 4L Jug of 300v. Use it in both my SFS and Panigale R. Smooth shifts and engines purrrrr.
I don't get the logic of "since it's a racing oil it has to have a 3k miles service interval". I don't see how it being "racing oil" has anything to do with the service interval. If anything you'd think it would go farther. That thing about "it has to be changed at 3k intervals because it's a racing oil" sounds hokey as all hell to me.

As cost goes, I just bought a 5 quart jug of 15w/50 Mobile 1 at Wal Mart for $22.50.

.... things to think about ...


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I don't get the logic of "since it's a racing oil it has to have a 3k miles service interval". I don't see how it being "racing oil" has anything to do with the service interval. If anything you'd think it would go farther. That thing about "it has to be changed at 3k intervals because it's a racing oil" sounds hokey as all hell to me.

As cost goes, I just bought a 5 quart jug of 15w/50 Mobile 1 at Wal Mart for $22.50.

.... things to think about ...


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It's MOBIL 1 mate, "mobile"home is where you would reside i imagine.......
 

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It's MOBIL 1 mate, "mobile"home is where you would reside i imagine.......
Were you born an asshole or do you practice being one? ... either way you're very good at it!

The case for using Mobile 1 15w/50:

LINK = https://www.ducati.ms/forums/80-hall-wisdom/74198-case-using-mobil-1-15w-50-automobile-oil-motorcycle.html


Slightly off topic (but how can you not be in these threads): I have seen first hand the insides of several Ducati 748 race bikes at half-season running Motul 300V (via sponsorship) and the following year, Mobil 1 (bought and paid for).
The 300V motors were due for a rebuild, the Mobil 1 motors looked and measured brand new inside.

I will always run Mobil 1. Unless it's a KTM, then it just don't matter and I use Rotella cause it ain't a finicky bitch.
If it's good enough for Chuck, it's plenty good enough for me!

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