New CJ-4 Oil

New CJ-4 Oil

Postby Mopar_Tony_SF1 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:24 am

I do not want to start an oil debate (and trust me, I would win), but recently changed from Shell Rotella CI-4 Plus 15w-40 to CJ-4 15w-40 on my 79, and my 2 oil leks dissapeared. I had beers with a couple engineers from Shell last week, and lets just say there is a good reason for this.

Beyond the oil leak issue, the new CJ-4 oils are pretty incredible stuff. And yes they are compatible with friction clutches, spur & helical gears.

http://www.shellusserver.com/ubbthreads ... d=9&page=1
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Postby alimey4u2 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:49 am

Thanks for the inside skinny Tony..... 8)
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Postby cbxtacy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:21 am

And I still prefer Johnson's Baby Oil. That Shell Rotella left such a mess on the sheets.
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Postby EMS » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:40 pm

Don't want to start an oil debate either (because I know, I would lose) but as I do hardly run any bike when it is below 40 degrees outside, I prefer a 20W50 in all but one of them. Don't know, if the new Rotella comes in that spec.
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Postby Mopar_Tony_SF1 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:22 pm

no Roteall in 20-50, but there should be no reason not to run 15-40 when it is very hot outside.

George, I'm talking about oil for the bike not for drinkin' That baby oil gives me the Hershey squirts too.
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Postby EMS » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:51 am

Mopar_Tony_SF1 wrote: but there should be no reason not to run 15-40 when it is very hot outside.



We didn't want to start an oil debate :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Postby cbxtacy » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:59 am

and I still think johnson's baby oil works best
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Postby dan1995 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:00 pm

i know what your trying to do george :lol:
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Postby cbxtacy » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:01 pm

okay, I'll wait til you're at work :twisted:
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Postby 415ZR1 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:14 pm

I was surprised to learn that synthetics are not as good as dino for corrosion (rust) protection.
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Postby Terry » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:14 pm

3 in 1...no foolin! :P
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Postby tab » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:05 am

I had some small leaks around the valve cover caps, not heavy but irratating, tried CJ-4 and they seemed to have stopped leaking.
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Postby tab » Thu May 10, 2007 10:35 am

Damn, It's back.
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Postby alimey4u2 » Thu May 10, 2007 12:48 pm

Tab, do you have a dab of sealant in the corners of the cam cover "half moons" on the ends of the cam cover gasket ??
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Postby tab » Thu May 10, 2007 9:41 pm

No, but I will check the valves and put sealant in those corners. I was hoping to wait until the riding season was over but, it will not wait.Thanks for the tip. Tom
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