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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 09:32 AM
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I now use the T6 Rotella. Have lots of Honda filters so I use them..
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Back to Amazon for M12 crush washers. It's the item I always forget to have on hand until I'm finishing up the oil change.
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Advanced Auto Parts has crush washers.
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I have used Amsoil 10W40 since my first oil change. I like to stay with Honda filters. 97,000 miles and no problems!
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Back to Amazon for M12 crush washers. It's the item I always forget to have on hand until I'm finishing up the oil change.
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Advanced Auto Parts has crush washers.
But Amazon is soooo much cheaper and easier! (Unless you need two today)
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Dont forget the final drive also, change mine with every oil change...
I use what was on sale. Lucas 75/90 Synthetic.. Final feels only warm to touch after a good ride...
I just changed to Mobile 1 10/40 Synthetic...
The Rotella seemed to cause harder/stiffer shifting after about500/1000 miles??? Or I mean it got less smooth with more miles, 'never got bad'. Just changed with time/miles...
Only have about 300 Mi on it (mobile 1) so far, but seems super good....????


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....The Rotella seemed to cause harder/stiffer shifting after about500/1000 miles??? Or I mean it got less smooth with more miles, 'never got bad'. Just changed with time/miles...
I felt the same way about Rotella. It's definitely worth a try given how many people love the T6. It just wasn't my thing.
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It really depends on how many miles you ride in a year and what you are comfortable with.
If you ride 3k or less , any conventional non energy conserving xW-40 is fine. For 5k intervals (or more) go with a good synthetic.
My preferences in order from least to most miles between changes:
Rotella conventional 15-40
Rotella 5-40 (T6)
Mobil 1 racing 4T 10-40
I use the WIX filter
Change oil/filter at least annually

IIRC, Final drive oil at 20k -ish intervals per the manual is more than adequate.

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The Rotella seemed to cause harder/stiffer shifting after about500/1000 miles??? Or I mean it got less smooth with more miles, 'never got bad'. .
I noticed that a few times and blamed the oil.
The problem was excessive freeplay in the clutch lever for me a few times.
I just did an oil change and shifter pedal lube and it is near effortless.

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Rotella T-6, Mobil 1-110 filter 2005 1300R 49,000 miles. Don't make yourself crazy with this. Just use any recommended oil and filter and ride. Do you mull over this stuff with your car? I'm guessing not.
You'd be wrong sir, I'm every bit as picky about all my vehicles. I was raised by a mechanic, I take maintenance seriously. Castrol in my vehicles, and pureONE filters.

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