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With the specified oil, 10,000 km.
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Finding the correct bike oil can be difficult and frustrating.

Why struggle alone? Opie Oils are here to help! Our expert advice is free and impartial. From the most extreme modern motorcycles to vintage, veteran and classic we are able to help. With the added peace of mind knowing you have the best oil in your bike.

Please send in your question to [email]sales@opieoils.co.uk[/email] or rinf us on 01209 101949 Monday - Friday, 8:30-5:30 or just reply to this thread.

That's all from us today

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote beuwiq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 2016 at 10:01
also how many liters would do to service my engine. 4l or 5l 

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First of all we have to remember which engine you have. But no Guzzi has a capacity greater than 3 litres.
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I Rang Opie a couple of days ago and spoke to a tech guy who gave me sound advice about my situation. You dont get that with Halfrauds,so I placed an order there and then, two days later its arrived, and at a very reasonable price.



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Anyone have an oil recommendation available in the US?  Engine oil for a convert, it's other oils should be easy to find.  I think the book states 10-50 or maybe 10-60 which I don't recall ever seeing here.  I assume that any good quality 20-50 should be fine for it, but thought I'd ask.
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Hi

A 20w-50 should be okay, it just offers less cold start protection than a 10w-50.

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Originally posted by oilman oilman wrote:

Finding the correct bike oil can be difficult and frustrating.

Why struggle alone? Opie Oils are here to help! Our expert advice is free and impartial. From the most extreme modern motorcycles to vintage, veteran and classic we are able to help. With the added peace of mind knowing you have the best oil in your bike.

Please send in your question to [email]sales@opieoils.co.uk[/email] or rinf us on 01209 101949 Monday - Friday, 8:30-5:30 or just reply to this thread.

That's all from us today

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Thanks. I have been talking to a Liqui Moly representative here in Nigeria. And they ha accepted to get th 4T 10w60 for me at an affordable rate. Thanks all the same 
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Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

First of all we have to remember which engine you have. But no Guzzi has a capacity greater than 3 litres.

Good news for me. I hav place order for 2 4L of Liqui Moly 4T 10w60 OIL. Just wanted to b sure that was adequate for 2 services 

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Dear Oilman, here's a dumb-sounding question...

The manual says change the oil every 10,000km or annually. Why annually? What happens to an oil to make it "go off" in one year, even if the bike isn't used?

I guess I'm asking, do I have to change the oil, even if I don't do 10,000km? I suspect I know the answer already, but why?

And if it "goes off" in an engine, does it have a shelf life in a sealed container? So, if I have left-over new oil after an oil change, can I keep it, and use it a year later?

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I've used old oil without any problems (that I know of)

Hope it doesn't 'go off' as I like to keep stocks in advance of servicing and in case of emergencies...

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Once oil is exposed to the byproducts of combustion it starts to break down, it can become acidic along with other potential problems.  Filters also start breaking down and can disintegrate, I've found a few that did.  Oil on a shelf also breaks down but not as badly.  Having used old oil with no problem doesn't mean it didn't do some damage, just that you didn't know whether it was doing damage.  I would avoid storing oil and filters long term for future use, buy them as you need them.
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Originally posted by Blind Lemon Ade Blind Lemon Ade wrote:

Dear Oilman, here's a dumb-sounding question...

The manual says change the oil every 10,000km or annually. Why annually? What happens to an oil to make it "go off" in one year, even if the bike isn't used?

I guess I'm asking, do I have to change the oil, even if I don't do 10,000km? I suspect I know the answer already, but why?

And if it "goes off" in an engine, does it have a shelf life in a sealed container? So, if I have left-over new oil after an oil change, can I keep it, and use it a year later?

Yours in tribological confusion,
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Lollllll @tribological confusion LOL

76Convert has said it all. Once th oil is pure into the engine & being used that's when you either start counting 10,000km or 12months 

Trust me we all get confused 
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It's not just the combustion byproducts that are the issue, once the oil is opened, oxidisation of the additives in the oil start to break it down, so a can that has been opened and then put in the shed for a couple of years will not be as effective as a sealed can. Also, the additives can settle over time, so giving it a good shake to get the additives back into suspension can be necessary.

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Thanks for your answers... Smile

A quick read on the Interweb suggested that 5 years is the suggested maximum shelf life for oil in a sealed container. Is this right?

Meanwhile, I'd better do more miles, to get my moneys-worth out of my oil!

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