What’s ur brand of oil for your f4 from ur personal experience ? Motul, Mobil,Castrol, eni?? Gonna do an oil change soon on my newly acquired MY10 f4
@silentservice I will use whatever brand you use. I’m practically ur neighbor. I’m from wayland ma. Duxbury is like an hr 15 min ride from me. Also tell me what kind of coolant you use. I was gonna with water wetter to run it cooler around town. But I heard it doesn’t have Anti freeze. It will be garages but As u know the weather in New England was crazy I don’t wanna risk my radiator n hoses. Does engine ice have anti freeze in it??@Majmv: So, are you going to use Motul? I mean it does have the most recommendations here, in this thread, today.
I'm not sure where you live in this world, so making an oil recommendation for your bike, your weather, and your riding style is nigh on impossible. What I use and recommend for oil may not be available to you in your country. Furthermore, it may not suit your wallet.
AS has been said, the recommended oil is in the user's manual. That is what the manufacturer suggests. I am not smarter than them. I do have personal preference based on a bunch of reading.
I will say this: Use a quality oil of the proper viscosity and rating. Change it within the maintenance schedule. The bike will be fine.
I would love to bring it by if it’s not too much trouble for you. I just picked the bike up a few weeks ago. I am really busy with work plus in 2 weeks I will be out of the country until March 23. I wanted to change the oil, coolant, brake fluid clutch fluid and clean lube the chain before I went but can’t. I know the coolant flush n fill will be difficult cuz now correct me if I am wrong but I would have to raise the front section of the bike before adding more coolant. I will gladly take your help with the coolant. I can do everything else by myself. My cousin already scared me that I will get air in my cooling system. But I will gladly bring her down there and we can go over her together. She is still new to me and getting to know her. I will pm you soon.@Majmv: Wayland is quite close. I am on the Kingston end of Duxbury, very near Route 3. Bring that Bad Boy by and I'll go through it with you if you would like.
I am an AMSOil fan and have been using it in all of my engines, lawn mower included, for a very long time. Filters tend to be Purolater when they fit my application.
Engine Ice is anti-freeze. It is what I use in all of my bikes. It is Propylene Glycol vs. Ethylene Glycol. It comes ready to use. We can do a flush-and-fill here if you would like that. Changing coolant is a bit of a chore on these bikes and it helps to have some extra hands. Teh flush between Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol is necessary as the two are incompatible.
Water Wetter, as you have been correctly told, is not anti-freeze.
Quick question, how do you order it ? I went on there website and couldn’t figure out how ?I buy mine by the case directly from Eni USA (used to be Agip). My bike calls for 10w60 full synth. Even with shipping it is less than a dealer price. Of course, I have enough for more than a couple of oil changes.