Chevron Lubricants Q&A

click here to participate in the Chevron Lubricants Q&A

Recent Topics
New and used Puro Classic L14610
by Sierra048
04/21/15 09:35 AM
Was there a personal all time best?
by camperbob
04/21/15 08:31 AM
93 year old Oskar Groening on trial
by OVERKILL
04/21/15 08:07 AM
Full synthetic for Kia Forte?
by 02s4audi
04/21/15 07:23 AM
5 Million chickens ??
by CourierDriver
04/21/15 07:00 AM
WHAT ABOUT
by Baseball17
04/21/15 01:46 AM
Can an overheating engine REALLY cause a fire?
by Avery4
04/20/15 10:55 PM
Oil recommendation for Chevy LS7 454 crate engine?
by 340_Magnum
04/20/15 10:44 PM
"High Age" oil
by otis24
04/20/15 10:12 PM
Mobil1 AFE 0w20 in 2014 Mazda3
by adamgirard
04/20/15 09:38 PM
M1 0w-40 in a Saturn SL1
by faramir9
04/20/15 09:21 PM
Big Lots Peak oil BOGO $3.80
by SpeedyG75VW
04/20/15 08:50 PM
Newest Members
bisonwings, P7M8HK, Evie2015, Jimdraper, adamgirard
53665 Registered Users
Who's Online
103 registered (Asterix, Andrei, anl0109, 2010_FX4, 01_celica_gt, 10 invisible), 1636 Guests and 211 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
53665 Members
66 Forums
230085 Topics
3682194 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3113052 - 09/02/13 09:03 PM VStar 1100 - Rotella T 5W-40 - High metal ~3000mi
jgm038 Offline


Registered: 07/11/13
Posts: 16
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)

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


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 1689
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)
_________________________
motorcycle oil myth buster

Top
#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: 195
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.

Top