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Dye in oil #4456382
07/11/17 01:57 PM
07/11/17 01:57 PM
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Central Oregon
Enigma Offline OP
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Are you aware of any motorcycle oil that contains a tint / dye which would allow easier viewing when checking oil level on the dipstick.


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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456400
07/11/17 02:21 PM
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Minnesota
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I use Shaffers and the extra moly helps



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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456401
07/11/17 02:22 PM
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Best way to tint oil is to not change oil and filter in the same interval. Or use HDEO, starts out plenty dark from the bottle.


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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456420
07/11/17 02:49 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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Yes Castrol MC RS was always red and the new Power RS 4T 10w50 is red in Europe anyway.


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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456424
07/11/17 02:55 PM
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Greece
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Motul 5000 is green,7100 is red and from what i have read 300v is also green. Castrol is red.


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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456439
07/11/17 03:10 PM
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Central Oregon
Enigma Offline OP
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I bought the motul 5100 semi syn and it was nearly clear.


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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Dyusik] #4456447
07/11/17 03:16 PM
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Central Oregon
Enigma Offline OP
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I was running the white bottle of Dino Rotella 15-40. I was changing it about every 20 hours. Maybe I need to go back to that. It is for a quad that is used on the sand dunes. Paddles put a pretty good load on the engine.


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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456472
07/11/17 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: Enigma
Are you aware of any motorcycle oil that contains a tint / dye which would allow easier viewing when checking oil level on the dipstick.


Check the oil cold ... that helps make it easier to see the level on the dipstick.

Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456484
07/11/17 04:04 PM
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California
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I have never owned a bike that used a dipstick.

Motul 300v has a nice antifreeze green color is very sticky and would show up well on one though.


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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456487
07/11/17 04:08 PM
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Is Red Line oil Red?


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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456507
07/11/17 04:41 PM
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How about some of that Brad Penn green stuff?


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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456537
07/11/17 05:29 PM
07/11/17 05:29 PM
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California
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Motul 300v

When viewing it through the sight glass it looks like you have a nasty coolant leak.



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68 Buick Electra 10w-30 QS Defy
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Re: Dye in oil [Re: CT8] #4456538
07/11/17 05:30 PM
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Florida /Texas
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Is Red Line oil Red?


amber as far as Ive seen

Re: Dye in oil [Re: NormanBuntz] #4456605
07/11/17 06:33 PM
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Central Oregon
Enigma Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
How about some of that Brad Penn green stuff?


I run straight 40 wt. brad penn racing in my quad but it does not have a wet clutch. I like it for my race engine. On penns website I see they have some motorcycle oil I may try for my wife's 400 with a wet clutch.

Last edited by Enigma; 07/11/17 06:40 PM.

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Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma] #4456690
07/11/17 07:30 PM
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Kentucky
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Royal Purple is purple.

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