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Old 29th June 2006, 03:45   #16
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Castrol Power 1; meets all regulation . cost 184/lit

I rode 110kms. Touched 120kmph couple of times and even stayed on 120kmph for few min. Feels like the bike could go more, but couldnt get decent road. Used Castrol GTX.
Castrol Power 1 is 15w40, after 600-700kms engine becomes rough. Better try and find Valvoline 4t premium 20w50 semi synthetic. Cost is the same and meets the requirment for pulsar 180. Else go with ELF Motogold 20w40.
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Old 29th June 2006, 06:48   #17
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Castrol Power 1 is 15w40, after 600-700kms engine becomes rough. Better try and find Valvoline 4t premium 20w50 semi synthetic. Cost is the same and meets the requirment for pulsar 180. Else go with ELF Motogold 20w40.
thanks for bringing it to my notice that power was 15W50. I forgot to check that when I saw the pack.

The manufacture recommended oil is tough to get in loose quantity. Avenger and Pulsar 180 needs 20W50 with some JASO, MA specs which was only produced by a company called Fusche(?) , and it was pulled out of market.

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Old 3rd July 2006, 08:24   #18
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20w50 was also produced by BP, but the new mak4t that is coming to the market now is 20w40. I think there are only two 20w50 oils (bike oil) left in the market, Valvoline 4t premium 20w50 semi-synthetic and fully synthetic oil from Motul which costs 520 bucks a liter!
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Old 18th September 2006, 19:54   #19
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Well, I used 20w50 Castrol GTX oil in my bike (TVS Fiero F2), and the difference is visible.

The bike feels essentially the same during afternoon time, but it's morning and evening/night when the bike evidently smoothens down after warming up.
Also, the gearbox has become slightly smoother and the bike feels really good.

I spoke to TVS and they advised there is no problem using 20w50 rated oil, it's just that the viscosity is more.

Sooryto be posting a response so early...just thought I's let you guys know.
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haha, seems MAk 4T is teh right one but tough to get. Teh service guys use Castrol Activ 4T.

oil experts pls answer my q!
when i enquired at bajaj service (deedi) they told that
they r using veedol 20w50 for p180.


.please help me to locate the engine oil drain plug of p180 v2.1
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SAE 10W-40: is a premium, super multigrade that provides maximum protection in all seasons and can help extend engine life. SAE 10W-40 exceeds API service SM, SL, SJ and SH as well as exceeding the engine protection requirements for API Certified Gasoline Engine Oils.

SAE 20W-50: is a premium, super multigrade that guards against wear by providing a superior oil film strength and extreme high temperature strength. 20W-50 exceeds API service SM, SL, SJ and SH. Use SAE 20W-50 when ambient temperature is above 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/gener...tentId=6003410

and some abt Power1

Applications Suitable for use in all Modern Japanese and European Bikes. Specifications : - API Service API SG - JASO (T903) JASO MA - Viscosity Grades SAE 20W50


Performance Levels Castrol Power 1 4T provides the following performance:
SAE 15W40
API SG
JASO MA

According to above report frm Castrol site (http://www.castrol.com/castrol/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=82914637&conte ntId=6006047), its safe to use Power1 for Avenger etc (15W40 instead of 20W50)

OT! whers the oil strainer of these bikes?

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Seems Castrol introduced a new oil; Castrol Activ-Xtra, its 20W50 and priced at Rs157/lit or so
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try castrol power 1 . my bike got that on third free service and the Tvs guys are putting it themselves.it has reduced vibrations on my bike
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Avoid synthetic oils unless recommended by the makers. Natural based oils are the best options.
I disagree. Mineral oil is best for the run in period. After that its better to use semi synthetic. Its not advisable to use synthetic oils for the run in period.
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Friends,
I have an RE Std. 350 and as my bike do not have a wet clutch, is it advisable to use Castrol GTX 20w50?
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Friends,
I have an RE Std. 350 and as my bike do not have a wet clutch, is it advisable to use Castrol GTX 20w50?
Yes you can use it for a RE 350
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First of never put car oil in your motorcycle, only oils that are graded with JASO MA certification are meant for motorcycles.
Regarding which oil to use for pulsar 180, MAK4t 20w50 was an excellent oil, however BP has stopped manufacturing it and now only the 20w40 grade is available in the market.
I have heard good things about Valvoline 4t premium 20w50 semi synthetic which is meant for motorcycles, havenít yet used it. If you cant find a 20w50 bike oil then go for Elf 20w40, its quite good.

Car oils have friction modifiers which will cause a wet clutch such as the pulsars to slip. It works fine at low speeds and even till 80. Try taking it to 100+ the thing begins to over-rev real badly. thats clutch slippage.

Secondly, 20w50 was recommended for Pulsar 180 as it helped dampen its high vibes. I have worked on Pulsars and I have seen that apart from engine bore width and clutch & gear assy, rest of the bike is 99% same.

Moreover 20w40 will flow better than 20w50 and have less viscous drag (more revv friendly) You can use 20w40 as long as you dont let your engine overheat. Just make your tune a little richer. As long as you dont "feel" the heat of the engine thru your pants you'll be fine!
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I have worked on Pulsars and I have seen that apart from engine bore width and clutch & gear assy, rest of the bike is 99% same.
If engine bore (& piston of course), clutch & gear are different then what is similarity?
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