Is 20-50 oil OK ??

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Is 20-50 oil OK ??

Post by Mangizmo » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:47 am

I have 40Ltrs of 20-50 oil freebie, can I use it in my Ural 750 2012, spec says 15-40 but will this be OK (engine /gearbox ?)
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Re: Is 20-50 oil OK ??

Post by Daytripper » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:53 am

Here in the states they spec 20w-50.
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Re: Is 20-50 oil OK ??

Post by Mangizmo » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:59 am

Sorry my mistake, the 40ltrs I have is 15-40, can I use this ??.....its free!!
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Re: Is 20-50 oil OK ??

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:42 am

With multi-viscosity oils the lower number only comes into play in very cold weather, somewhere down around 0-32F.
The larger number is the "hot" number, when oil is warmed up.

15-40 would be fine for winter here, but I'm not certain UK winters are cold enough, it would probably too low a viscosity.

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Re: Is 20-50 oil OK ??

Post by GregAus » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:46 am

15W40 is fine to use all year round. Original Ural specs for the 650 was SAE 20W30. The 750 has not changed enough to disqualify that. If it's diesel oil it's probably better than a 20W50 car oil.

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Re: Is 20-50 oil OK ??

Post by Bilgekeeldave » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:32 pm

Moved to "Oil Threads" in the Order of the Greasy Wrench forum.

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Re: Is 20-50 oil OK ??

Post by rivers » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:01 pm

DISCLAIMER: personal opinion only:
In the mild climate of the UK, if it's a quality brand I would probably use it for normal use. If I were hammering the hills in SE USA prolly not. At least not in summer.
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