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    Posted: 16 Mar 2020 at 00:44
Any recommendations for motor oil in LeMans 1000?
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Oh boy, an oil preference!  I've used Mobil One 15W/50 in my Lemans 1000 since the 4,000 mile mark.  It is still running well at nearly 58k miles with no engine problems save oil weeping from a head gasket that I replaced.  The Mobil One 15W/50 is reasonably priced at Walmart in 5qt jugs and still has the zinc recommended for most motorcycles. Wink
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Morris 20/50 for me but you are going to get as many opinions as people on the group!!
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I think Guzziology has some advice on the standard of oil required. It is important to select an oil which is suitable for the older design of the valve train. I understand newer formulations of oil which have been made with catalytic converters in mind aren't as suitable. I am currently using Silkolene Super 4 10/40 but am sure there are many other suitable oils. 
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Millers Classic 20w50 for both my Lemon and V50.
Don't know if it is available in your part of the world.
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