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Old 03 March 2016, 02:32   #1
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Brand of oil?

I'm going to service my Suzuki DF175 in the next few weeks to get it ready for the season. The owners manual recommends 10W-30 engine oil and I am wondering which brand I should use? Should I use genuine Suzuki oil? Semi-Synthetic or fully Synthetic? What would be the best stuff? Same for the gear oil. Thanks
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Old 03 March 2016, 02:42   #2
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Brand of oil?

As long as you match the spec any manufacturer will do.

Oil is all about the spec.
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There is not really any such things as 'Suzuki oil' or Honda or Yamaha or Mercury etc, etc. They are all engine companies - they don't refine or blend oils. They just stick their name on a oil made by an oil company that has the right basic spec that their engineers deem for their engines. As A1an says buy an oil that is the same spec and save money.
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Specs from Suzuki website.


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suzuki 4 stroke oil made in france by MOTUL semi-synthetic conforms to NMMA FCW standard
viscosity rating 10w-30 of 40
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Don't muck about trying to save a few euros on gear oil. Get a high performance marine gear oil like Quicksilver (not the basic offering) or Yamalube. The marine variants have the ability to mop up small amounts of water and hold it in an emulsion. Make sure you replace the gearbox drain screw washers with good fibre washers...
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Don't muck about trying to save a few euros on gear oil. Get a high performance marine gear oil like Quicksilver (not the basic offering) or Yamalube. The marine variants have the ability to mop up small amounts of water and hold it in an emulsion. Make sure you replace the gearbox drain screw washers with good fibre washers...
This isn't Gear oil though willk - we're talking regular 4 stroke engine oil.
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he did ask engine & gear oils. OMO just use what they spec/recommend keep proof of purchase in case of warranty issues.
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we're talking regular 4 stroke engine oil.
You were - but the OP asked about both and the Massive failed to answer.

The "written comprehension" on this forum is shocking!
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You were - but the OP asked about both and the Massive failed to answer.

The "written comprehension" on this forum is shocking!

As usual Obe one you are correct. Your bi focals are obviously working!!


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