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Oil change Can you use synthetic Motor oil for an oil change in a fzr 400 My mechanic says it's the same thing, i say go by the book. What do you guys say?

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Yes you can use Synthetic. Many of us have been doing so for many years. Just make sure you purchase oil that is formulated specifically for motorcycles.

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Going from synthetic blend oil to a regular premium oil? Any adverse complications?


First of all let me tell you that it is a myth that you can not go back and forth between conventional oil and synthetic or in your case synthetic blend. They all mix very well together but why on earth would you not use a full synthetic in every thing? It will keep your motor so much cleaner, and last way longer, new or 150.000 miles used, does not matter. They refine the synthetic oils way way longer to get the impurities out. Other big thing [ OILTEMPERATURE AND WEAR COLD START UPS ] Exceeds and blows conventional out of the water. plus a real full synthetic you can run a lot longer just spin a new good grade filter on or change it. Me my self Ill run Walmart full synthetic in my grand prix and ROYAL PURPLE in my 2013 mustang. I think there all full synthetics are good compared to the old dirty sludge and if all the new manufactures are recommending it now its good. Do you have any motor rebuilders or trucking builders close to you? Just go look at the oil pans to compare the too . I guarantee you will be sold that day and never run conventional again.... PERIOD.

Mar 23, 2015 | Motorsports

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Oil is dumping out of motor when i ride


The oil should be okay, did you put the right amount of oil into the engine ? try draining it again and check how much oil you need. if the problem persist than the problem is something else. where is it leak ?

Jan 30, 2014 | 1990 Yamaha FZR 600

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Why when the book says 10,000 miles between synthetic oil changes does the oil change light come on at 5,000?


Hi Sandra, The oil service light in the vehicle has been preset at the factory to 5000 intervals for use with mineral oils. The engine does not know the difference between the oils. Ask your service center if the warning is adjustable for use with synthetic oil. There is no problem (except financial) in changing the oil every 5000 instead of ten, in fact it will help maintain the engine in better condition. Best regards John

Jul 18, 2012 | 2010 Lexus HS 250h

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Where do you drain oil on 1997 yamaha fzr600 and is castrol 4 stroke 10w 40 oil good enough


the plug to drain the system is on the very bottom of the crankcase, and yes the oil you have is good enough, i prefer full synthetic but that is optional.

Aug 02, 2010 | 1995 Yamaha FZR 600

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What kind of oil do i need to put in my 1991 yamaha fzr 600?


Any motorcycle oil will do. Castol or motul are good ones. Don't use oil for cars as the antiwear aditives will make your clutch slip. Synthetic oil is good. I use the motul ester 20w50 in my bike it run great and you only have to do one change at the start of the season. synthetic oil is usualy good for about 15000km unless you put more on than that.
Hope this helps.

Mar 07, 2010 | 1991 Yamaha FZR 600

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My 03 Maxima (3.5l 255 hp) started burning oil at rate of 1 qt per 1000 mi. One guy at the dealer says this is normal, just keep adding oil, other guy at dealer says 'time to get a new car." Either way, it...


1qt per 1000 miles isn't too bad, all things considered. There is probably some leakage through the piston seals, which is to be expected after 115,000 miles. I would give a good quality leak-fix in a can a try, as they can really help with some of the more minor leaks. If it is a piston ring or seal problem, its an expensive fix, but give a canned solution a go to see if it helps.

Another option that a mechanic friend of mine suggested for my old Grand Am was going from synthetic to conventional motor oil. Synthetics don't generate sludge or buildup, which is great, most of the time, but when mine started to leak oil and smoke on startup he suggested going back to conventional, as some of the buildup would actually help stop the minor leaks.

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I have a 2007 Honda VTX 1300 R motorcycle, I heard Lucas 20-50 syn oil would be great for this bike. Is that true?


NO WAY SHOULD YOU USE SYNTHETIC OIL IN YOUR BIKE. Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Stick with the major brands; Pennzoil, Quaker State, Mobil or Shell. If in a hot area like Texas or New Mexico go with 20w50.

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This is from a Honda service manual. The bigger bikes like yours get the 10w40 or 10w50.
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Jul 10, 2009 | 2005 Honda VTX 1300 R

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Have you tried to use synthetic oil in it? I have synthetic in my '78 Honda four and it works good.

Feb 10, 2009 | 2002 Honda CL 400

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