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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Did some research :

Who makes Supertech oil? Well, if you look at the bottom of a bottle of Supertech oil you will see a WPP etched into the oil container. WPP stands for Warren Performance Products.

Warren Oil Company, LLC holds the distinction of having the largest number of American Petroleum Institute engine oil licenses and certifications. Warren Companies manufacture and package lubricants under several proprietary registered trademarks; e.g., Warren, Lubriguard, Autoguard, Itasca, Coastal, LubriGold and Saxon. Additionally, Warren manufacturers and packages automotive, truck and small engine lubricants for several large corporations


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I know it scores well at "Bob is the oil Guy" and I have always had good results with it. I may buy this but probably only if they make a non-synthetic version.

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I was buying walmart's non synthetic MC oil (in the MC isle :^) for a while for my VS650

when I realized MC is oil car oil with the super slipperty additives left out, and they charge you more for leaving it out and writing MOTORCYCLE on the bottle, I started looking at the oil in car and truck section.

The only oil there fit or a motorcycle is the generic (Supertech?) oil with the bottom half of the SAE lollipop left empty (no additives that will make a wet clutch slip). Its about $1 less / qt for this oil than the "MC / 4 cycle " oil in the other isle.

And for some reason if you goto the other side of the car/truck isle, by the transmission and hypoid gear oil, they have different oil labeled for diesel engines, also with no additives, and they have odd weights like 15W40.

I have been using the supertech oil in my VS650 for a few years now. Its less than $3 / qt. The SAE symbol indicates it meets all the requirements imposed by Yamaha's mechanical engineers, and with another 70k miles expected out of my 650, the bike will easily out last me.

Still have not decided what to use on the next oil change on my 2000 Royal Star. Being water cooled it should not be subjecting the oil to temperatures as high as an air cooled MC engine.

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somewhat related, since I got another Corolla last month, and this one does not burn a quart of oil every 500 miles like my 2000 did (with poorly designed rings) I looked into what would be best for this car, since I expect to put over 250k miles on the odo.

It turns out Toyota has a "Toyota Oil" that you can only get if you take your car to the dealer for an oil change. Im sure it comes in 55 gallon drums. Its a bit of a mystery what it is, rumored to be made by Mobil. Here's the thing: you can take your car to a toyota dealer and get an oil change and filter for $10 (4 quarts). I doubt its full synthetic, because the interval is only 5000 miles, maybe its a blend.

They do this to get you to take your car to the dealer for the loss leader oil change, and they check over every inch of your car and print out a 4 page listing of all the things they recommend you have done. I know this because the previous owner of this Corolla always took it to a dealer for everything, and kept all the receipts. He paid a lot for the work he had done, and the car is in excellent condition (with 107k miles on it). Im eternally grateful for his stewardship on this car... but I always change my own oil.

I dont know when the oil was changed last, it has a light that comes on when the 5000 miles have clicked off, but Ive put 1000 miles on it so far, and the oil on the dip stick looks like honey. I sure wish I knew what it is.

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somewhat related, since I got another Corolla last month, and this one does not burn a quart of oil every 500 miles like my 2000 did (with poorly designed rings) I looked into what would be best for this car, since I expect to put over 250k miles on the odo.

It turns out Toyota has a "Toyota Oil" that you can only get if you take your car to the dealer for an oil change. Im sure it comes in 55 gallon drums. Its a bit of a mystery what it is, rumored to be made by Mobil. Here's the thing: you can take your car to a toyota dealer and get an oil change and filter for $10 (4 quarts). I doubt its full synthetic, because the interval is only 5000 miles, maybe its a blend.

They do this to get you to take your car to the dealer for the loss leader oil change, and they check over every inch of your car and print out a 4 page listing of all the things they recommend you have done. I know this because the previous owner of this Corolla always took it to a dealer for everything, and kept all the receipts. He paid a lot for the work he had done, and the car is in excellent condition (with 107k miles on it). Im eternally grateful for his stewardship on this car... but I always change my own oil.

I dont know when the oil was changed last, it has a light that comes on when the 5000 miles have clicked off, but Ive put 1000 miles on it so far, and the oil on the dip stick looks like honey. I sure wish I knew what it is.

From Bob the oil guy on Toyota oil:

Exxon Mobil makes the current US version IIRC. Idemitsu made the previous version

Internal documents show Exxon mobil as the supplier of bulk oil for Toyota/Lexus. It is delivered to our dealer by Western Refining.
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Thanks Les, I have to still assume its a normal petro-oil or maybe a synth blend. The owners manual recommends an enhanced lube/efficiency oil. I will start using the closest thing I can find in a Mobil bottle then, (short of Mobil 1) for the car.
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I did a little digging around when I was up for an oil change on the Raider and saw a lot of good words for Rotella T (not an endorsement, just part of the story). Happens that it has all the good stuffs that bikes need, and reasonable price. The added benefit for me was that I was already using it in my truck, so had a few piece parts of jugs on hand. Blackstone results from the truck have been good, and will be changing the oil in the bike later this week, so will know how well it holds up soon.
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I put 60K+ on the Honda I had before the V-Star I have now and had no issues with the T6 5W40. Never had the oil tested, but never had any oil related issue either. 24K on the 950T so far, same story. Always looks and smells good when I drain it out. Just be careful when you pick up the blue bottle - there is a 0W40 that is NOT JASO certified. Bottles look almost identical.

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