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#4456382 - 07/11/17 02:57 PM Dye in oil
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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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#4456400 - 07/11/17 03:21 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
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I use Shaffers and the extra moly helps
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#4456401 - 07/11/17 03:22 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
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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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#4456420 - 07/11/17 03:49 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
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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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#4456424 - 07/11/17 03:55 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
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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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#4456439 - 07/11/17 04:10 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
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I bought the motul 5100 semi syn and it was nearly clear.
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#4456447 - 07/11/17 04:16 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Dyusik]
Enigma Offline


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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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#4456472 - 07/11/17 04:49 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
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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.

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#4456484 - 07/11/17 05:04 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
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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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#4456487 - 07/11/17 05:08 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
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Is Red Line oil Red?
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#4456507 - 07/11/17 05:41 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
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How about some of that Brad Penn green stuff?
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#4456537 - 07/11/17 06:29 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
brave sir robin Offline


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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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#4456538 - 07/11/17 06:30 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: CT8]
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Is Red Line oil Red?


amber as far as Ive seen

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#4456605 - 07/11/17 07:33 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: NormanBuntz]
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Registered: 09/08/03
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Loc: Central Oregon
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.


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#4456690 - 07/11/17 08:30 PM Re: Dye in oil [Re: Enigma]
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Royal Purple is purple.

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