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Hi there, I'm about to change the engine oil again, as the old one that was fresh changed got mixed with gasoline due to leaking foat valves. I got the carb kits and willrpair the carbs this week so then will need to change the oil. I've read that Randakk says you can use "Shell Rotella T" oil for diesel engines. That is not avaliable over here but"Shell Rimula" is.So I don't know can I use that? It is also refered to be used at the old type heavy duty diesel engines (like Rotella) but I don't knowis it also free of harmfull frictionaditives?If any one has anidea about itI would be glad, as that oil costs about 1/2than the cheapest semi-synth motorcycle specific oil! One more thing, when you use the motorcycle-specificoil is it a good choice to use a mineral based one(cheaper) or it is recomended to use a synthetic or semi-synthetic blend? Thanks!
 

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Rimula has never been marketed by Shell in the US. They market Rotella here. But Rimula has been around for years.
It will work fine in your bike, I did hear that Shell is going to bring it here to the states because it has a lower ash content for the new pm filters.
 

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You might try going to Shell's website and digging around for their "material safety data sheets" (MSDS), and compare the ingredients. I have done this for other reasons, so I know they are there, at least here in the USA, as I think it is a Federal law. The chemical content must be available for emergency responders, etc. I believe the common friction modifier additivesusedtoday are teflon, graphite, & molybdenum.

It is hopeful that you might be able to see if there are any significant differences in chemical make-up in the oils of interest...:waving:

Then again, it may not work for you, so I apologise in advance for wasting your time...:(
 

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Thanks for the informations both of you! I will check it up. What I did notice before is that Shell comments that diesel engine oils are not designed to be used in the petrol engines....but then again I've read of Rotella in Goldwings....





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Then again, it may not work for you, so I apologise in advance for wasting your time...:(
Noadvice could bewasting of time:waving:! Thanks for the info, I'll check it.
 
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