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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Wrong oil or what - help!

With out noticing that my buddy had bought the wrong oil we (meaning I) put Mobil 1 Syn 20W50 in his Engine and Tranny holes - NOT M1 VT 20W50 Syn!!

Whatdayathink - will it make a difference? Should we (once again I) drain it out and use the VT 20W50??

I didn't even check until I was throwing the bottles out and notice his were silver and mine were black.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 08:43 PM
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I wouldnt give it another thought till time to change it , I use the M1 15-50 FS with nary a problem ..

Most who really know their oils , whose opinions are highly respected amongst us ( like Donnie Peterson ) will say that VT specific is a fancy way to charge you more for the same oil ..

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Agreed, I wouldn't worry about it.

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Look at the bottles again. Color don't matter. Sometimes they are black, other times silver. According to the Mobil 1 web site the only full synthetic 20 w 50 they make is V-Twin. Someone correct me if I am wrong.


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Cool - this guy is my wife's friend and a Detective Sgt. - don't need to piss the Police off! Thanks guys - I can go to bed now.

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Don't worry about it man.. You should of seen some of the cocktails of oil I've thrown together back when I was a poor college kid on 2 wheels, that couldn't afford oil. They say you can't mix synthetic with conventional,.. never made a difference in my old Honda Magna I kind of used it like a math problem... if I had 20w50 of one brand, and 10w30 of another,.. mixed together I would have 15w40. Seemed logical at the time, and the bike didn't seem to care.






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look at them again, I just picked up some 20/50 VT and it was in a silver bottle. I had to read the hole bottle to see if they had changed something.
looks like on change except for the bottle.
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Don't worry about it man.. You should of seen some of the cocktails of oil I've thrown together back when I was a poor college kid on 2 wheels, that couldn't afford oil. They say you can't mix synthetic with conventional,.. never made a difference in my old Honda Magna I kind of used it like a math problem... if I had 20w50 of one brand, and 10w30 of another,.. mixed together I would have 15w40. Seemed logical at the time, and the bike didn't seem to care.
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In this day and age, synthetic oil and dino oil can be mixed without any adverse side effects. I'd keep the grade the same though.

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