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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-02-2019, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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RedLine 20W 40 or 20W 50

Folks, which ones do we have the best luck in using. Whats the difference between the two? Also found this to be pretty cheap online for a case

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Owner's manual call for 20w50. Knowing the actual difference between the two is above my pay grade.


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Yeah, I am real curious what happens if you put 40 in it. I see every oil manufacturer makes 40 so I wonder what its used for? ATVs , bulldozers or Boats maybe?

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20-40 maybe in winter. 20-50 much better oil for high temps.
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$13.28 a Qt w tax...

Why dont you try the 40 wt and let us know how it works? Maybe Harley doesnt know what its talking about?

$10.11 per QT w tax https://www.amazon.com/Mobil-98LD49-...motorcycle+oil

WalMart also sells it for that..

Pep Boys cheapest $9.74 w tax (and local): https://www.pepboys.com/mobil-1-v-tw.../product/18627

Even cheaper with the military discount (10%) if they will stack it
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$13.28 a Qt w tax...

Why dont you try the 40 wt and let us know how it works? Maybe Harley doesnt know what its talking about?

$10.11 per QT w tax https://www.amazon.com/Mobil-98LD49-...motorcycle+oil

WalMart also sells it for that..

Pep Boys cheapest $9.74 w tax (and local): https://www.pepboys.com/mobil-1-v-tw.../product/18627

Even cheaper with the military discount (
Lol good one!

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Redline dont make a 20w40 , it's 20w50 or 20w60 .. Have run both , prefer the 20w60 in summer myself , either one quietens it down a good bit ..

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Redline dont make a 20w40 , it's 20w50 or 20w60 .. Have run both , prefer the 20w60 in summer myself , either one quietens it down a good bit ..
+1 on the 20w60 Here in South Florida its a no brainer ..
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on my last ride I went 8000 miles on red line service-oil looked great,even the trans oil-I can't say that with the hd syn3 oil which i'm told is a blend.i use syn 3 in primary only.on 10 day ride thru northwest and Canada last summer had a few 105 degree days-at service time -5000 miles- the oil was darker than usual-rubbing between the fingers felt about the same as new oil(note that is my scientific testing method sponsored by kc paints-automation-coleman contractors-associated loans)this may be a little biased because they represent the four of us on the ride.
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I have done used oil analysis on both syn3 and redline , both were excellent , had close to 7000 IIRC on the Redline and they told me to shoot for 8000 next run , but I didnt ..
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