|October 4th, 2012, 02:37 PM||#1|
Joined: Oct 2012
Oil change - dont forget to drain the pump!!
Just to let you all know if you do your own oil change, you will need to turn the engine over several times to get another 1/3 litre of oil out of the pump and top end. Easy way to do this is put the bike on paddock stand select sixth gear and turn the rear wheel by hand. 2 full revolutions should do it. You will see the oil coming out the drain hole. When changed with the filter, I put 3.75 litres in.
I'me running 15w50 fully synthetic, and would reccommend all those of you running their bikes in hot climates to do the same, its a little thicker than a 10w40 so shouldnt get so much blow by when running in hot ambient temps.
My bike lives in Spain and gets thrashed in temps well over 30 deg C. I rang up 4 different dealers in the UK and 2 said 10w40 the other 2 15w50. I tried to ring the factory in Italy, for a definitive answer on oil specs as my mate speaks Italian, but I think they must have been on there 2 hr lunch break or maybe they have all gone to German classes!!!
|October 8th, 2012, 12:38 PM||#2|
Joined: May 2012
My dealer did the first service on my bike, and he always uses 15w-50 Motul 300V. In my other bikes I use regular 20W-50 Mobil 1. It's getting hard to find in these days of 0w-30 car engine oils.
We need heavy oils here where it gets to 45 C once in a while and sometimes close to 50 C.
|October 8th, 2012, 12:53 PM||#3|
Joined: May 2012
from pg 233 of the owners manual what oils and what temps. it says you can use 10w/40 up to 40c.
|October 15th, 2012, 11:31 PM||#4|
Joined: May 2012
|October 16th, 2012, 12:41 AM||#5|
Joined: Jan 2012
From: The Med
I Ride: 1199 Tric
Interesting re turning the pump over - thats a nice tip.
I'm also in a hot climate, however, riding mountains through the winter months will see temps drop. Reckon my bike will see 10C through 42C.
Anyhow, the dealer filled it with Motorex Power Synt 10W50!
|October 16th, 2012, 03:30 AM||#7|
Joined: Apr 2012
I Ride: Panigale S
|October 16th, 2012, 06:21 AM||#8|
Joined: Jul 2012
Think I'll be doing my last full on ride this weekend before putting her away for the winter. Have a list of things I want to do so best start soon ready for next season.
|April 15th, 2013, 04:51 AM||#9|
Joined: Jan 2013
I Ride: 1199 Panigale Base ABS
Glad I found this discussion.
My dealer (Ducati Aylesbury) used Motul V300 10W-40 for a recent oil change. This is what they recommend for UK climate and said 15W-50 is for warmer climates.. I thought they just used Shell 15W-50 or Motul 15W-50 because this is what the manual said.
Cutting a long story short, I bought a litre of Motul V300 15W-50 for top-up purposes on Ducati Coventry's recommendation and I was wondering if I can top up using 15W-50 when the initial oil used was 10W-40?
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