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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2021, 03:10:18 PM »
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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #61 on: September 11, 2021, 03:54:21 PM »
Unlike past engines the new one doesn't care if it's overfilled, and it's very easy to do. just ignore it.
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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2021, 04:44:13 AM »
Thanks Vagrant, I'll just leave the oil be.

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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #64 on: October 30, 2021, 09:52:09 PM »
You can get 10w60 from NAPA.It is made in Germany so a local shop might not have it in stock,mine came in the next morning.Cant recall the name.

The oil referred to likely is Liqui-Moly, and is made in Germany.  Amazon sells it in 5 quart jugs for $48 shipped.  It's what I use.

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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #65 on: October 31, 2021, 07:19:31 AM »
I run Valvoline VR1 racing oil 20w 50w in my 850 -T Harpers told me to and also told me to run the bike all the time  to keep the chrome bores from flaking because they flake when the bike sits over time . They claimed the chrome bores will last forever. That was in 2007 and well over 100,000 miles ago. My T has never gone more than 2 weeks without running . They were right on both counts. Just my 2 cents

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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #66 on: October 31, 2021, 07:31:30 AM »
Sloan's Cycles in TN used Castrol 10w50 when they changed the oil in my Norge even though the manual says to use 10w60. They said MG issued some kind of advisory that said to use Castrol 10w50 now. Bike's running fine, but Jim Hamlin in CT said no, it should be 10w60. He said 10w50 wouldn't hurt it, but it's not right. Was an advisory really issued? If so, is it online somewhere so I could see it?


Back in the day, as in the 1960's -- so far back I can't find a reference to it on the web ... which may, of course, mean I created it out of whole cloth!  :wink: -- Marathon Oil
 had an advertising jingle about its gasoline's quality:

"Get it in writing; get it in writing; Marathon puts it in writing for you!" 

Well, the (retired) lawyer in me wonders if Sloan's would do that for its customers, too, so one so affected could show Piaggio when it's warranty-claim time?

I would rather read my manual than the summary-judgment dismissal of my lawsuit.   :cry:

YMMV, and based on most of the three pages thus far of comments, might.  Buon fortuna.

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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #67 on: October 31, 2021, 08:07:39 AM »
I've seen the bulletin at Hamlin's shop.  It's Tech Note No. 010-2006-28-07-2006
For Norge: 10W-60 recommended to guarantee ideal pressure at very high temps.

So, that's it.  Factory recommendation.  You either agree with the factory, or don't.  Hamlin relayed what is recommended.  The other shop did not.
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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #68 on: October 31, 2021, 08:58:43 AM »
Factory shop manual for my Cal specifies 10w-40w. Been using quality 20w-50w oil in it for twenty years. Used to buy Golden Spectro. Last time I used Honda 20w-50w. Innards look new...
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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #69 on: October 31, 2021, 07:15:42 PM »
OEM recommendations were superseded by the above mentioned bulletin.
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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #70 on: November 27, 2021, 07:54:50 PM »
I have enough miles on both 2v and 8v CARCs that some people here think I know what I'm talking about. (You know who you are, and I hope you're right!).

CARCs can work with lots of things, but they work best when given 10W60 of the appropriate spec level. The least expensive source that is actually reliable is NAPA, where Liqui-Moly 10W60 (automotive specification, but it meets all MG requirements) is available in 5 liter jugs for a reasonable price.

Filters you can get from WIX all day long, as well as from other good sources, but the Mobil1 102 (now listed as a 102A, mostly a marketing upgrade) is a great filter that is available inexpensively throughout the country.

Personally, I would not run anything other than 10W60 oil. But what do I know, with only 250,000+ miles on CARC bikes?
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Re: 10w60 or 10w50
« Reply #71 on: November 27, 2021, 08:32:25 PM »
My local O’Reilly auto parts story (Midwest chain) keeps this in the back. I had to ask them for it the first time. The guy said they keep it on hand for a couple Porch guys.





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