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Offline zhangjx0545

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Fluid recommendations needed
« on: October 01, 2020, 08:10:11 am »
Hello everyone

I just got my 09 ABS concours 14, and plan to change the fluids as experienced owners recommended.
Did some research of service manual and search online, but like to hear what people In this forum would recommend in following type of fluids:
I prefer synthetic fluids that can be found in Walmart or autozone, no exotic amsoil or redline stuff
And I live in north east, only ride when temperature is above 50F

Coolant
Final drive oil
Motor oil (5qt container preferably)

Thanks again!

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Re: Fluid recommendations needed
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 08:59:05 am »
Ive been using Shell Rotella T6 motor oil, Maxima Coolanol coolant and Mobil 1 gear oil for final drive. Dont forget Clurch and Brake fluid: Castrol synthetic DOT4
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Re: Fluid recommendations needed
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2020, 11:07:59 am »
Thanks! What weight for gear oil should I use?

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Re: Fluid recommendations needed
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 11:25:04 am »
75w90
Nothing worse than having your balls go missing.

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Re: Fluid recommendations needed
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 10:49:05 am »
Note that any old "gear oil" will not be suitable.  Look for the designation GL-5.  That's for "hypoid" gears like the one in the C14 final drive.  They have a "sliding" motion vs. a meshing motion.