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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr 2016 at 21:16
Verrry interesting!

Before I moved I still had a quarter gallon of 20+ years old 20/50 in the shed, I don't feel so guilty about chucking it away now LOL


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The shelf life of oil is highly debated, but the general consensus is that simpler oils are safer longer.  If anything has settled out of suspension it's advised to discard it, not try to mix it back in as it won't really fix the problem.  As far as oxidation of an open container, that's debatable.  They weren't packaged in an oxygen-free environment, but an open container does provide much more exposure.  It could be compared to a whisky that was opened or leaking, except that oil can not get better with age or exposure.  I wouldn't be too concerned with air exposure in a small container, but it is a reasonable factor.  A large container that's been mostly depleted increases the oxidation damage.  A 55 gal drum down to a few gallons and long storage should definitely be disposed of.  If you have a diesel engine without too many modern emissions controls it's fuel tank is a great place for oil disposal.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lemon 2 Junior Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2016 at 17:18
Hi, can you give me a price for engine and gearbox oil for my

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Road riding, engine and box will be pushed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2016 at 18:20
lem2 go to the Opie oils website and it will give you the info To be fair gearbox takes the 80/90 hypoy oil as does the bevel box in bevel box the amounts are in the manulas Molyslip in the bevel box keeps it sweet I tend to pop moly into the gearbox smooths it ...my gearbox has covered an awful lot of miles Opie do not have moly but Halfords have it .....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lemon 2 Junior Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2016 at 18:30
Bevel Box? is that the torque converter?   Never heard of Molyslip before, just had a quick google, so you use it as an additive to the gearbox oil?  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2016 at 18:40
Additive to the bevel box the drive box in the rear hub buddy I do tend to pop some into the gearbox as well ....look in the manuals it gives the how what and how much ....they are free to download on This old tractor website,
 
ALL the Tonti ie 850/1000 right up to the 1100 Cali EV use the same gearbox/bevel box
 
Molyslip is a MUST for the bevel box unless you want to go utterly bonkers and pay silly money for the redline oil ...my opinion it is a waste of dosh GUZZI manufactured the engine /drive box and gear box to go well over 100k miles with basic oil change and maintenance THEIR recommendation is 80/90 hypoy in drive and gearbox with moly in the bevel and in the case of the 70's bikes 20/50 oil I do believe nowadays they go for 10/40 or 50 ....ONLY the Cali EV with hydraulic lifters needs a specialist oil fully synthetic and 5/40
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Cheers Ken, will defo pick some up over the weekend.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oilman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2016 at 10:18
Originally posted by Lemon 2 Junior Lemon 2 Junior wrote:

Hi, can you give me a price for engine and gearbox oil for my

Moto Guzzi
Le Mans 2
1981
850cc

Road riding, engine and box will be pushed.


We would use Motul 7100 4T 10w-50

The gearbox we would use Motul HD 80w-90

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hughguzzi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2016 at 16:40
Hi Guy@Opie oils

Oils in Engine / Gearbox / Bevel drive recommendation and prices for
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2008 11500 miles done.
Mods - Termi exhaust, Finebeau mod for lower revs.
Road riding - some short journey, mostly spirited longer rides, will be touring europe in a few weeks
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Still waiting.................
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Hi

Sorry, I've only just seen this.

A 10w-60 is ideal for the engine and the Silkolene Pro 4 is about as good as oil gets, the Motul 7100 is very good too.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-942-10w-60-engine-oils.aspx

This is ideal for the gearbox and final drive.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-772-silkolene-boa-80w-90-for-gearboxes-and-final-drives.aspx

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Many thanks will check these out 
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Order now placed cheers !!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony_B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 2016 at 17:47
Just found  that the oil level in my 750 T is right on the low mark. Only place open is Halfrauds, so I ended up buying Mobil 1 full synthetic 10W-60 API SN/SM.
I am assuming this will be ok ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote oilman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jul 2016 at 09:33
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It will be fine.

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