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Discussion Diesel oil in Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by GreyImport, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Big Cheese Contributing Member

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    We are going to buy a 20L drum of Delo 400 and run it in the Fizzers

    http://www.caltex.com.au/FPL PDS/Delo 400 Multigrade.pdf

    I havnt read up on the finer points of specs and so forth but theres alot of favorable comment online regarding doing this ....... the cost factor being one.

    Glenn : I remember you making comments on this awhile back but cant remember where

    Any constructive comments welcome
     
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    Th3_Huntsman Senior Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    How much is a drum? I've read alot of good reports on diesel oil.
     
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    What sort of $$$, I buy 4l of Penrite 10w 50 for $37, a 20 l drum would have to come in around $160 - $170 to be competitive
     
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    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Big Cheese Contributing Member

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    So a lot better then competitive. How does one go about purchasing a 20 drum?
     
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    Phil Senior Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    What benefit does this bring to the table, just curious?
     
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    Other then 6 oil changes for $100 it apparently is good as well.
     
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    Supercheap and Autobahn sell 20L drums of oil but I would be going to a depot or here being a trucking and regional city theres a ton of places would be selling it.

    Phil: if u google diesel oil and motorcycles theres a ton of info and discussion.

    One of the biggest benefits Ive picked up on is the 'base' oil used to produce it is far superior than for your average car/moto oils.

    Yea I pay $70+ for 4L of Motul ...... its has to be cost effective by a long shot.
     
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    Im gonna call the Caltex depot tomorrow and get the latest price, and will update here...
     
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    Thanks hopper we'd appreciate it:thumb_ups::thumb_ups:
     
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    Yea my secretary is on to it ....... :D
     
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    Since im the secretary, will i wear my skirt tomorrow...? Lol
     
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    guys - I'll have to dig it up for you, but there's a post of mine on here about this stuff - it's damn fine oil, excellent base stock and the mixed fleet stuff has really good petrol spec - simple fact, the trucking companies wouldn't use it if it wasn't good oil
     
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    Ok, price for 20L is $114.90, so it works out at about 12 bucks for an oil change with high quality oil... I'm in.. I'm getting it from the Caltex depot in Tamworth. This is the multi-grade one.... There is also a Delo 400 LE which is designed for better emission standards etc... which we don't need I guess....
     
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    would be nice not spending 100 bucks every oil change, diesel oil would have to withstand the high temps of the turbo running of its tits all the time aswell.

    now to find bulk oil filters on the cheap.
     
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