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Old 8th April 2010, 21:55   #301
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I kinda tend to agree with straight6 here. Reason? - I don't know what oil (in the right side in the engine) was used last time, but I'd my motorcycle running for 5400 Kms without any issues & changed air filter & cleaned up carbs partially. The ride was always a charm without any issues. But I guess the gears are bit harder till date (even after a change) & that's probably because of slight bend in the main shaft.
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Picked up the Petronas Sprinta 4000 2T and the 2000 4T for balenopowers RXZ today. Should get a review from him soon.

Interestingly, Petronas have changed the grade of the 2000 4T to 20W-40. It used to be 20W-50.
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^^^ bro... wats the pricing of the sprinta 2T ?
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It is for 195 bucks.
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^^^Wish it was available in Poona. :( Good price! Cheaper than Castrol Jet X... and better, perhaps? Whats the manufacturing (not import) date, btw?

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^^^Wish it was available in Poona. :( Good price! Cheaper than Castrol Jet X... and better, perhaps? Whats the manufacturing (not import) date, btw?
Import is '07. I'm sure manufacture is also '07. The blue bottle has a manufacture of March '10 and its already here.
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2007 is old... at least I would not use it. Don't count on the Manuf. date to be of the same year! I think I had mentioned sometime earlier - Petronas salesman tried to sell me a bottle that was imported in 2007 and manuf. in 2005... if I recall corect. Of course I refused to buy it. I'v even seen some dealers smudge out the manuf. date! Beware.
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2007 is old... at least I would not use it. Don't count on the Manuf. date to be of the same year! I think I had mentioned sometime earlier - Petronas salesman tried to sell me a bottle that was imported in 2007 and manuf. in 2005... if I recall corect. Of course I refused to buy it. I'v even seen some dealers smudge out the manuf. date! Beware.
My mech is using a bottle of Motul 800 since the last 8 yrs! He uses a few drops of it in the tank on long rides. If he can use it for 8 yrs without worrying its too old, I wouldn't be too worried either.

He's got two RX-100's of which one is highly ported (to a 135) and one ported RD-350. He's very finicky about most things and wouldn't have used it if he thought it wasn't a good idea to use old oil.

I've used Petronas before of the same year and it was superb. I once used Pennzoil and it was so bad that I drained it out within 20 kms and gave it to a rickshaw driver. I could immediately tell the difference and the bike felt like the engine was jammed and rusted inside.
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^^^ To each his own, but fact remains that it is technically wrong. Generally oils are said to have a shelf life of 4 years at max... that too when stored as they should be. Personally, I would not it even upto 4 years.
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The Petronas Sprinta 4000 was crap! I tried it and drained it the next day and gave it to the local mech. The bike became really rough. I used it instead of BP as I ran out of oil and the Motul 510 was out of stock.

I used 500 ml of Mak (which was much better than the Sprinta 4000) before I came back to the 510. Yesterday, I finally got the 800. Will try around 150 ml with the oil pump to see how it feels.
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Motul 800 2T is pretty expensive for daily use isn't it? I'm using Shell Advance now days. Costs about Rs 230 a litre; not sure if I can use anything good in that price range for daily use.
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Motul 800 2T is pretty expensive for daily use isn't it? I'm using Shell Advance now days. Costs about Rs 230 a litre; not sure if I can use anything good in that price range for daily use.
Yes, its too expensive but I always wanted to try it. I'm trying to get the 710. I don't think I'll ever go below the 510.

You can get the new Yamalube for 230. Saw it at the Yamaha showroom.
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Instead of Yamalube, I'll stick with Shell Advance for almost the same price. I haven't used Yamalube till date; besides accessebility is another big factor. How is Yamalube? Is it good? I've recently rebuild my entire engine replacing every single washer with new one, what's that you recommend for the run in period?
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Instead of Yamalube, I'll stick with Shell Advance for almost the same price. I haven't used Yamalube till date; besides accessebility is another big factor. How is Yamalube? Is it good? I've recently rebuild my entire engine replacing every single washer with new one, what's that you recommend for the run in period?
Mineral oil is best while breaking in for 1k. Then Full synthetic.
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Well, as I'd mentioned earlier, I don't think any FC or above 2t oil is just mineral. So it would be appropriate to say try anything except fully synthetic in the run in period.
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