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Coming up on an engine oil change AND hot weather soon, thinking of going with a 20w60 to get through the next few months. Wondering how many others go that route for hot weather and for those who have, what if any effect it had on running temps.

Was thinking of using Redline's, not familiar with other brands of this weight, anyone know of another?

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Coming up on an engine oil change AND hot weather soon, thinking of going with a 20w60 to get through the next few months. Wondering how many others go that route for hot weather and for those who have, what if any effect it had on running temps.

Was thinking of using Redline's, not familiar with other brands of this weight, anyone know of another?
Seems like i remember S&S was coming out or had a 20w-60.

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Coming up on an engine oil change AND hot weather soon, thinking of going with a 20w60 to get through the next few months. Wondering how many others go that route for hot weather and for those who have, what if any effect it had on running temps.

Was thinking of using Redline's, not familiar with other brands of this weight, anyone know of another?
I use Redline 20/60. Works great

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Live in West Texas and spent 2 summers in south west Arizona. 14 years and 4 different twin cams. Never had a problem with 20w50

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A good quality 20w-50 motor oil should not be an issue.


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20w60 in south florida bumper to bumper traffic. Engine runs a bit cooler. Pressure gauge does not torpedo down anymore. Happy I went that way, if only to mitigate the psychological effects of worrying while stuck in traffic for hours.


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Lubrication recomendation all around

Since we're on the lubricant issue I have a question to add. I used to use all HD syn 3 for all 3 locations, Engine, primary and tranny. Last service was from an independent ( added a clutch pressure reduction kit and a breather hose elimination kit) and he used different oils throughout. What's the current advice on lub for engine ? Primary ? Tranny ?
Getting tired of HD's attitude about their MSRP on everything and their constant threats to eliminate dealers who do discount, HEll this is AMERICA land of free enterprise !! So I'm getting further away form HD and their expensive, slow, and half assed service and parts and need to start substituting everything that makes sense.
2005 5 speed great cond but now I need to decide on what I'm going to use from now on in all locations. Any help , and opinions welcomed .
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Since we're on the lubricant issue I have a question to add. I used to use all HD syn 3 for all 3 locations, Engine, primary and tranny. Last service was from an independent ( added a clutch pressure reduction kit and a breather hose elimination kit) and he used different oils throughout. What's the current advice on lub for engine ? Primary ? Tranny ?
Getting tired of HD's attitude about their MSRP on everything and their constant threats to eliminate dealers who do discount, HEll this is AMERICA land of free enterprise !! So I'm getting further away form HD and their expensive, slow, and half assed service and parts and need to start substituting everything that makes sense.
2005 5 speed great cond but now I need to decide on what I'm going to use from now on in all locations. Any help , and opinions welcomed .
There are tons of threads on oils.
I personally use Mobil 1 20 w 50 V-Twin oil in the engine and primary and Mobile 1 or Valvoline 75w140 gear lube in the tranny.


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south louisiana here. i use redline 20-60. seems to keep the oil pressure a little higher after it gets hot. i know these are high volume, low pressure systems, but it just gets a little unnerving to see your oil pressure drop when you're cruising down the highway.....

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