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    Engine Oil Spec Confusion
    on: Jan 07, 2019, 05.12 pm
    Jan 07, 2019, 05.12 pm
    Hi Guys, I have been looking to buy engine oil and filter for my bike (2017 Highlander DCT). I looked on ebay and all the oils for sale are SAE 10W-40 but according to my little owners manual that came with the bike it says SAE10W-30, anyone able to throw some light on subject and maybe recommend which oil to use?

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    Re: Engine Oil Spec Confusion
    Reply #1 on: Jan 07, 2019, 06.11 pm
    Jan 07, 2019, 06.11 pm
    NNNooooooooo !!

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    Re: Engine Oil Spec Confusion
    Reply #2 on: Jan 07, 2019, 06.22 pm
    Jan 07, 2019, 06.22 pm
    NNooooooooo !!

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    Re: Engine Oil Spec Confusion
    Reply #3 on: Jan 08, 2019, 10.16 am
    Jan 08, 2019, 10.16 am
    Don't go there please Mick!
    There is no confusion.
    Just stick to the Manual spec 10-30
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    Re: Engine Oil Spec Confusion
    Reply #4 on: Jan 08, 2019, 12.23 pm
    Jan 08, 2019, 12.23 pm
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4L-MOTUL-7100-10W30-OIL-AND-HF204-FILTER-HONDA-VFR1200X-CROSSTOURER-DCT-2015/282737879242?hash=item41d47da8ca:g:muUAAOSwA3dYW6~t:rk:2:pf:0

    What I will add is a few couple of years back I was in Switzerland and thought I needed oil (long story) 3 dealerships I tried , no one had 10-30.
    Last Edit: Jan 08, 2019, 12.25 pm by Hartley


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    Re: Engine Oil Spec Confusion
    Reply #5 on: Jan 08, 2019, 12.40 pm
    Jan 08, 2019, 12.40 pm
    Dealership also put 10W40 here.

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    Re: Engine Oil Spec Confusion
    Reply #6 on: Jan 08, 2019, 03.53 pm
    Jan 08, 2019, 03.53 pm
    Mobil-1 10w40 4T full syn in all my bikes. A few years ago Honda switched from 10-40 to 10-30 with no mechanical reasons that would require the change. It appears, and this is just a guess on my part, that it was for EPA and emissions requirements.
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    Re: Engine Oil Spec Confusion
    Reply #7 on: Jan 08, 2019, 06.00 pm
    Jan 08, 2019, 06.00 pm
    That does tie up with what ive heard. I had an Accord that recommended 0-30, stuff was like water. I had the car for a long time and none of the dealers used it as they said that it was only spec'd to give maximum economy.
    Idea is that the thinner the oil, easier it is to pump around, it makes only a small difference but together with many other little "tricks" the use it starts to add up). They used 10-40 as cars with 0-30 would often come in with very low oil level or worse.

    I am surprised theyve done it on bike though as fuel consumption isnt that high on the agenda as on cars.


     



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