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Old 20th November 2009, 00:32   #31
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I know... along with BPCL's MAK 2t, it is the most easily available. But good things in life often need a li'l effort in acquiring...
Very true Raccoon.

Will try sourcing some better brand of 2T oil. Will consult Prajeep for some reliable places.
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Old 20th November 2009, 11:41   #32
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You can contact Motul or Petronas and ask them...
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^^^Hey dude, where did you get Gulf 2t oil?? Whats the price, manuf. date and quantity? It seems to be no longer available in Poona at least.

I dunno why most people end up with Castrol Super TT. When I last tried it, it was amongst the worst I'v tried. Smokes a lot and does not burn clean and makes the engine feel rougher. If fixated on Castrol, or if hunting for better brands is an issue, I'd at least use Jet X.
It is available at the GULF regional office here in Saidapet, Chennai. The office is the regional supplier to the southern region. I called the office and personally went there and bought Gulf 2T. And the person there told me that they have Fully Synthetic 2T oil too costing around Rs. 500 a litre.
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Old 20th November 2009, 23:26   #34
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^^^ Thats great dude. You are lucky. Unfortunately, even the Gulf distributor here told me that 2t oil is no longer available... except in small sachets. And I wasn't ready to use those. I just hope the stuff they are selling you isn't too old...
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Sriram if you have some snaps of it please upload them..
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Thank you guys.. I found another unused 1litre Can.

It was manufactured 2008. Please find the pics attached.
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Thanks for the pics. I believe I saw these bottles at a Gulf dealer, but the manufacturing year was 2006; so I declined to purchase it. Can you mention how you find this stuff compared to other 2t oils you have used?
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Thanks for the pics. I believe I saw these bottles at a Gulf dealer, but the manufacturing year was 2006; so I declined to purchase it. Can you mention how you find this stuff compared to other 2t oils you have used?
I would say it is very smooth. To make a comparison, would take Yamalube plus extra smoothness. The smoke is absolutely minimized. Better rev. I think would need some more time to give more information as I have hardly used 100 kms.
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@ sriram thanks for the pics, will check with the gulf guyz here.

@fayaz get a shell vsx-2t oil from a shell pump, green colour bottle.
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^^^ It is Shell VSX 2 / VSX2 2t oil.

The apprehension I have about this oil is that Gulf says it meets low smoke requirements of JASO FC. What about other parameters?? Also, it does not carry the JASO certification logo (as can be seen in the pics).

That of course is not evidence that it is a lesser oil... but I would have felt more comfy if it at least had these specs.

I dunno when our desi oil companies will have a JASO FD oil...
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@fayaz get a shell vsx-2t oil from a shell pump, green colour bottle.
Thanks Pradeep. Will be getting that oil for my next fill.

One more Q : Do i need to wait until the current 2T oil in the can is completely emptied or can i fill it when the oil is nearing end? Will mixing cause any problem?
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^^^ It is Shell VSX 2 / VSX2 2t oil.
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Thanks Pradeep. Will be getting that oil for my next fill.

One more Q : Do i need to wait until the current 2T oil in the can is completely emptied or can i fill it when the oil is nearing end? Will mixing cause any problem?
Draining the old oil completely and then using the shell vsx2 2t makes sense.
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Thanks Pradeep. Will be getting that oil for my next fill.

One more Q : Do i need to wait until the current 2T oil in the can is completely emptied or can i fill it when the oil is nearing end? Will mixing cause any problem?
While it is best to drain all the oil out, doing so poses a big risk in that it could induce air bubbles in the system. So do be careful about how you go about it.
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Draining the old oil completely and then using the shell vsx2 2t makes sense.
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While it is best to drain all the oil out, doing so poses a big risk in that it could induce air bubbles in the system. So do be careful about how you go about it.
Thanks Prajeep and Raccoon. I will follow the drain and fill procedure.

@ Prajeep: I need the butterfly crash guard similar to the one in your bike. In bike world they said it would cost 500 change. Is that a good price or can i get it for cheaper in J.C. Road. I also need 1 right front indicator.
Let me know.
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