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charlie

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Post Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:37 am

What oil for a "4"?

I've been out of antique bikes for many years now, but every once in a while an old friend or customer drags me back in.
I have to do a service on a "4" and I can't remember what kind of oil to use.
Being it doesn't touch the clutch, I'm tempted to use a modern synthetic multi-grade.
Thanks in advance.
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jib

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Post Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:21 pm

Re: What oil for a "4"?

are you talking about a inline four ? if so i would say that your choice would swiftly kill that engine imho.
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years
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charlie

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Post Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:52 pm

Re: What oil for a "4"?

Hard to imagine that anything back when this thing was made is as good as a synthetic multi.
I could be wrong.
I think they call for straight 30...maybe 50...
But anything written in my books will be from 75 years ago.
So...what are the guys who actually run these things actually running?
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jib

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Post Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:56 pm

Re: What oil for a "4"?

charlie ,try asking them here

http://www.indian4club.org/

regards jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years
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charlie

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Post Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:01 pm

Re: What oil for a "4"?

Thank ya kindly.

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