December 13, 2018, 21:02:57

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Offline pawl

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Magnetic oil
« on: December 04, 2018, 19:48:30 »
Hello I've been given 5litres of 10W-40 magnetic fully synthetic oil . Can this be used in the bike?

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Re: Magnetic oil
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 19:56:47 »
How does that pour out the tin..... lol
I think you mean magnatec oil, a brand, I'm not sure if it is compliant with wet clutches, thinking it's a car oil, so this needs to be confirmed.
I'm intrigued at oil change time how to get it to drain out... :icon_wink:

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Re: Magnetic oil
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 19:58:09 »
 Does it comply with this little lot? SAE 10W-40, API SF/SG or SH/SJ with JASO MA

For me personally I look for the JASO MA along with the correct grade. The JASO MA part means it is suitable for wet clutches. If it doesn't state JASO MA then I wouldn't recommend using it.
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

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Re: Magnetic oil
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 20:53:18 »
The grading system you are listing does not spec for wet clutches.
It's just a basic grading system for the quality, nature/origin and compostition of the base oils.

What you are looking for is a round symbol stating friction reduction additives. If it has these additives you will immediately need a new clutch.

The general magnetic oil is Castrol's Magnatec/Edge range for petrol and diesil cars. (other brands also have 'magnetic oils) They will 100% wreck your clutch.

I've used car oil before, but I was using the very basic stuff due to the mileage I was doing at the time and the engine had an easy life but lots of commuting miles and regular oil and filter changes.
I would not use any non specific bike oil unless you are 100% certain it OK for the clutch.

If you had an old BWM/Guzzi with dry clutch and old crap will do.




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Re: Magnetic oil
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 22:37:34 »
Suspicions confirmed,not for use in your bike .

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Re: Magnetic oil
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 23:08:29 »
Thanks for the advice .