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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #80 on: February 25, 2016, 07:54:49 am »
Don't use Castrol Power 1!

Sidetrack posted a video some time ago showing its actually crap oil!

I've actually settled on Caltex Delo 400.  I use it in my car and a while ago decided to try in in the bike.  My bike runs much smoother on it I think, plus its quite cheap!  And the Husky top end clatter is much more subdued  :biggrin:

One of business acquaintances used to do oil analysis on mining equipment, and when we were driving along one day he asked what oil I used in my car.  When I told him Delo 400, he was very pleased.  He said that was one of the few oils that consistently gave good results on heavy equipment like Caterpillar's etc they used to monitor.

I know its not a bike oil, but I'm happy with it so far.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2016, 08:11:44 am »
Don't use Castrol Power 1!

Sidetrack posted a video some time ago showing its actually crap oil!

I've actually settled on Caltex Delo 400.  I use it in my car and a while ago decided to try in in the bike.  My bike runs much smoother on it I think, plus its quite cheap!  And the Husky top end clatter is much more subdued  :biggrin:

One of business acquaintances used to do oil analysis on mining equipment, and when we were driving along one day he asked what oil I used in my car.  When I told him Delo 400, he was very pleased.  He said that was one of the few oils that consistently gave good results on heavy equipment like Caterpillar's etc they used to monitor.

I know its not a bike oil, but I'm happy with it so far.

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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #82 on: February 25, 2016, 10:30:57 am »
Am I right that  Delo 400 is generally specced for diesel engines? I did use it once in my HP2 in Lesotho when I holed my sump!
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #83 on: February 25, 2016, 12:10:24 pm »
In motor vehicles, and specifically VWs, Castrol is a no go. Plenty of sludge build-up. I use Shell oils in my vehicles.

Motorex in the KTM. Bel-Ray EXP or ELP in the DR 650. Have also used Motul.

The 4 x 4 fraternity rave about Caltex Delo 400 in their diesels.


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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2016, 02:30:27 pm »
Ja Delo 400 is meant for diesels, but it says on the label its can be used in all vehicles.

What convinced me about it was my business acquaintance telling me how well it performed (their service was to take periodic oil samples of each major vehicle on the mine and then advise on oil changes and engine overhauls  based on what they found in the oil etc.

He said it was the only commercially available oil (ie available to the common motorist) which they used/recommended - all the other oils they used/recommended were not available to you and I.

But any discussion on oil soon becomes a bit like religion!

So who knows?  All I do know is my bike seems much smoother and the top end doesn't clatter as much as it used to, and its much cheaper and easier to get hold of than the purpose spec bike oils.

So use it - dont use it  8)
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2016, 05:01:27 pm »
What is the SAE rating Alan?

How many kms on the Delo 400?

And I'm sure no clutch slipping issues!


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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #86 on: February 25, 2016, 06:54:44 pm »
Its 15W40

Herewith a link to the spec. http://www.caltex.com.au/FPL%20PDS/Delo%20400%20Multigrade.pdf

They say about half way through that its not recommended for motorcycle engines ???

So maybe you shouldn't listen to me on this one?

I've been through two changes so far and like the way the bike runs on it so I think I'm going stick with it until I find a reason not to.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #87 on: February 25, 2016, 10:12:53 pm »
alanb if your bike likes Delo 400 you can use Fuchs 15w40 Truckplus too. A very good oil. All new John Deere tractors are sold and serviced with it.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #88 on: February 26, 2016, 09:46:53 am »
I can get Liqui Moly 10w60 in Bellville for R180 a liter. Think I will go with the Liqui Moly. Expensive, but hope its worth it?
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #89 on: February 26, 2016, 04:49:30 pm »
Can get Motul10w60 at Track Mac for R480 a 4liter. Works out R120 a liter. What will you guys recommend between Liquid Moly and Motul?
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #90 on: February 26, 2016, 10:13:13 pm »
Motul is very good as far as I know.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #91 on: February 27, 2016, 07:10:01 am »
Thanks Alan.

The price ain't bad comparing with the other makes. 10w60 is also in spec.  :thumleft:
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #92 on: February 27, 2016, 11:04:53 am »
Motul is JASO MA-2 spec. Doubt if Liqui Moly will be, but it might not have a single additive which could be harmfull to your clutch.

My main objective is the best protection for the metal to metal sections of the engine.




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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #93 on: February 27, 2016, 06:06:53 pm »
Good to know. Thanks CP :thumleft:

Liqui Moly will only be a R120 more a service. Not bad for more peace of mind.





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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #94 on: February 29, 2016, 10:28:54 pm »
I like to use Motul V300 in my 610 because sometimes I ask a hell of a lot of the oil, like the time my bike fell over on a mine dump, completely upside down, and I was rolling some distance down and had to scramble back up to the bike to kill the motor as it was still idling! There is no way it could have picked up the oil in the sump, so all of a minute or more it ran without oil and then you rely on the film of oil that is in the bearing shells....I will rather pay a little(or much) more for that piece of mind. Engine rebuilds are expensive!
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #95 on: March 01, 2016, 03:41:45 pm »
Question regarding the oil filter. Is there a Hi Flo one available?


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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #96 on: March 01, 2016, 04:15:57 pm »
Question regarding the oil filter. Is there a Hi Flo one available?


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Must be - but there is also a very good serviceable solution from Zipty.
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #97 on: March 01, 2016, 06:42:13 pm »
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #98 on: March 01, 2016, 07:47:22 pm »
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Re: TE 610 General Maintenance
« Reply #99 on: March 01, 2016, 09:31:57 pm »
I believe the premium price you pay for Motorex is KTM hype, Liqui Moly is good and avaliable from most auto parts shops at good prices. Must say that I used Castrol Actevo with great success in my DRZ 400.
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