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Old 06-02-2016, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Black Baja View Post
You guys put entirely to much time and energy into what oil to use and who's is best. I've never had an engine failure do to oil..
Me neither.. But the way I see it... $11 a quart for the oil I'm using is CHEAP compared to the 4 years of buying / selling & doing side work to come up with the $15,000 I spent to build my engine....
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Originally Posted by minxguy View Post
Yes, Mobil V-Twin is still a decent oil, but nothing like it was 5 years ago.

Ken
Upon what objective data do you stake that claim, sir?

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Mobil 1™ VTwin (from their product data sheet updated Feb 2016);
Viscosity 20W‐50
Nominal Phosphorus Level, PPM 1600
Nominal Zinc Level, PPM 1750
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V-Twin used to be- zinc 1823 P 1683
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I use the following recipe:

1 quart Slick 50
1 bottle ZMax
1 bottle Lucas Oil Treatment
1 bottle STP Oil Treatment
1 can Motor Honey
top off remaining capacity with 10W40 Blue Velvet.

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Originally Posted by bck View Post
V-Twin used to be- zinc 1823 P 1683
Thank you,

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I think that was actually measured by a sample, not a stated amount. Be interesting to see a current sample.
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