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#4194559 - 09/03/16 11:15 PM Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40
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Registered: 08/12/12
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I picked up six quarts of shell advance 4T today. I found it at a motorcycle shop in Ohio. The stuff that is recommended by Ducati. Anyone have any experience with it? I read on shell's site and it is made of 100% GTL. It seems like it may be popular in Europe and has a very low Noack value, according to some reading.

Thoughts on this stuff?
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#4194564 - 09/03/16 11:26 PM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: donnyj08]
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How many miles are you going to run it in your XSR900?

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#4194567 - 09/03/16 11:32 PM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
How many miles are you going to run it in your XSR900?



I'm not sure. 3-4K miles. From looking online it seems like most people are saying we don't get this oil in the US do there aren't many reviews on the oil other than on British forums.
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#4194631 - 09/04/16 02:32 AM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: donnyj08]
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Gods own nectar! I've tried a number of different oils in my 2 cars (One TDI and one small petrol job) and although Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech (Expensive) produced the beat UOA figures, Shell Ultra was so close as to make no real difference. Castrol Edge and M1 were both far worse!
Shell own Pennzoil, so there might be an equivalent oil available in the US. Just try looking in their oil finder page of the shell.com web site.


Edited by UltrafanUK (09/04/16 02:35 AM)
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#4195509 - 09/05/16 09:17 AM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: donnyj08]
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Registered: 07/10/12
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Almost impossible to find and buy in the USA for less then $15 a quart, which is insane for an oil, dont care what brand.


Edited by alarmguy (09/05/16 09:18 AM)
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#4195597 - 09/05/16 11:10 AM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: alarmguy]
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Originally Posted By: alarmguy
Almost impossible to find and buy in the USA for less then $15 a quart, which is insane for an oil, dont care what brand.



I know. I found it for less than $10 a qt so I bought some.
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#4195604 - 09/05/16 11:20 AM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: donnyj08]
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Good deal, Im a fan of Shell products, I do not know why they are not marketed in the USA.
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#4195622 - 09/05/16 11:48 AM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: alarmguy]
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Originally Posted By: alarmguy
Good deal, Im a fan of Shell products, I do not know why they are not marketed in the USA.



I guess they want to keep Pennzoil their flagship brand here. You would think they would rebrand Shell Advance Ultra 4T into something like Pennzoil Ultra Advanced 4T or something similar.

Both Mobil and valvoline have synthetic MC oils. Maybe it isn't profitable enough for shell to brand one under the pennzoil name?

I suppose that may take some sales away from Rotella T and T6 which they in a way market as motorcycle oils per popular demand.


Edited by donnyj08 (09/05/16 11:52 AM)
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#4196276 - 09/06/16 07:46 AM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: donnyj08]
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Registered: 06/28/05
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Originally Posted By: donnyj08
Originally Posted By: alarmguy
Almost impossible to find and buy in the USA for less then $15 a quart, which is insane for an oil, dont care what brand.



I know. I found it for less than $10 a qt so I bought some.


thats a great price
however
for less than 1/2 that price you could get SRT 15w40
which means
you can put in fresh oil twice compared to once
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#4435619 - 06/19/17 04:02 AM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: donnyj08]
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Registered: 12/08/16
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Loc: Greece
I bought 5 liters of this oil. It is sn and jaso ma2 rated.I intend to use it I my ninja 250r but not until next year...
Eventually I will have uoa comparison between this and motul 5100 which oddlyis more expensive today in Greece.7 euros per liter for the shell oil and 8,5 euros for the 5100.
In fact the shell oil was the cheapest full synthetic major brand oil i could find in Greece right now
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#4442654 - 06/27/17 10:10 AM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: donnyj08]
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Registered: 06/13/13
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Loc: Portugal
I've been using this oil on my Varadero with 122.000kms , it uses 1/2 lts each 3000kms but only long trips and with hot weather ( 35)

Ive order more from spain ante 31Eur for 4L and another 1L of Shell 15w50 to mix with it.

cheers

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#4445423 - 06/29/17 09:46 PM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: Torres]
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Originally Posted By: Torres
I've been using this oil on my Varadero with 122.000kms , it uses 1/2 lts each 3000kms but only long trips and with hot weather ( 35)

Ive order more from spain ante 31Eur for 4L and another 1L of Shell 15w50 to mix with it.

cheers


This oil is fantastic. The shifts are the best of the oils I've tried so far. Sadly it's expensive here if you can even find it.
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#4445662 - 06/30/17 07:00 AM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: donnyj08]
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#4445850 - 06/30/17 10:23 AM Re: Shell Advance ultra 4T 10w40 [Re: krismoriah72]
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Originally Posted By: krismoriah72


Interesting! I'll have to go check my local store .
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