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Author Topic: Missing Gears  (Read 1291 times)

SimonT

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Re: Missing Gears
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011, 05:14:53 AM »
what viscosity?

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Re: Missing Gears
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2011, 08:25:46 AM »
My Owner's manual recommends 15w-50 semi synth. I used this for the break in and until the next oil change, then switched to fully synth, still 15w-50. I use Silkolene, but any decent motorbike oil will be fine. My G5 (7000 miles) likes it.
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Re: Missing Gears
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2011, 08:41:25 AM »
what viscosity?

In my house:
 Eight dollar word for thickness ( or thinness) The higher the number the thicker the "stuff"

In one of my tech handbooks:
Viscosity is a measure of a fluid's resistance to flow. It describes the internal friction of a moving fluid. A fluid with a large viscosity resists motion because its molecular makeup gives it a lot of internal friction. A fluid with low viscosity flows easily because its molecular makeup results in very little friction when it is in motion.



 Bob is the oil guy website is a good website for anyone interested in or just wanting to know more about slippery stuff.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/cms/
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Re: Missing Gears
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2011, 03:08:57 PM »
In my house:
 Eight dollar word for thickness ( or thinness) The higher the number the thicker the "stuff"


http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/cms/

I considered a similar response like "it the thickness" but then I realized he meant "which viscosity should I use?" English can be so tricky sometimes.

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Re: Missing Gears
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2011, 10:10:50 PM »
Hehe thanks for the definition there Ice.... but i did mean 'What viscosity to use'

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Re: Missing Gears
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2011, 02:44:36 AM »
We use the BMW 15w50 as it's a bit better cost wise. We get it in bulk barrels.
Amsoil. Silkolene, Motul, Redline, take your pick.
I started using Synthetic in my British twins about 10 years ago. No more flickering oil lights at the stop signs on a 100 degree day.
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