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#3113052 - 09/02/13 09:03 PM VStar 1100 - Rotella T 5W-40 - High metal ~3000mi
jgm038 Offline


Registered: 07/11/13
Posts: 18
Loc: NY
Results are from several weeks back, figured I would post them. I'm hoping the majority of the metal is from my brand new cams I installed roughly 800 miles before switching to this oil. I ran conventional castrolGTX and took it pretty easy while on that oil - then started to run alot harder after switching.. Right now running Rotella t 5W-40 until I hit 1500 miles, gonna get another analysis then and see how it looks ... Got ~3 quarts of Motul Twin-Syn 20w-50 for a good price so gonna run that next..UOA shows averages for 2600 miles, I had about 3000-3100

Other info: Cams are hard welded cams, not original billet, valves were set correctly...Engine is a 1063cc v-twin, SOHC, oversquare
Here is a link to the report:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/BigPhish11731/Untitled_zps1e25ade1.png



Edited by jgm038 (09/02/13 09:09 PM)

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#3119229 - 09/09/13 08:27 AM Re: VStar 1100 - Rotella T 5W-40 - High metal ~3000mi [Re: jgm038]
sunruh Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 1725
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
imho i would have only gone 500mi on that oil and dumped it after the cams were broken in and then maybe taken a sample.

flash is very nice...no fuel
susvis is low (30wt)
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#3120350 - 09/10/13 09:52 AM Re: VStar 1100 - Rotella T 5W-40 - High metal ~3000mi [Re: sunruh]
alarmguy Offline


Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 363
Loc: South Carolina
Yikes, as typical with Rotella 5/40 you are really running a 5/30. Not a bad thing if you want a 30. Whether or not it would have made any difference I dont know but i just cringe with shared sump bikes that use a 5/40.

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