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If you would like any oil advice or a recommendation for your bike please feel free to ask here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

To help us to give the most accurate advice possible we do need some information about your bike e.g.
Make:
Model:
Year:
Engine type:
Performance modifications:
Riding style: (road / off-road / track etc)
Any other information that may be relevant: e.g. oil temps if known
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine, Gearbox, fork oil etc.

Any oil we recommend is available to buy from us (if you would like to) for delivery throughout the UK and many destinations in Europe. We stock oils & lubricants from 9 major oil brands: Amsoil, Castrol, Fuchs, Gulf, Millers, Mobil, Motul, Redline and Silkolene, so we can supply fluids meeting the vast majority of manufacturer and international specifications.

Finally, if there are any products we don't stock and you have difficulty getting hold of elsewhere, let us know and we'll see if we can stock them.

We look forward to being of help!

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Assuming our bike,
Make: Yamaha
Model: YZF-R125
Year: 2008 - 2012
Engine type: 125cc Liquid cooled, single cylinder, 4 stroke.
Performance modifications: Mostly Stock (with possibly with a K&N air filter, and sometimes with HEL brake lines.)
Riding style: Road (sports bike).

Could you please recommend the best product for the following?
Engine Oil,
Chain lube,
Coolant,
Brake fluid,
Grease,
And deg-greaser?

A list of recommended products would be most useful!
 

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Here you go

You need a 10w-40 for the engine

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-782-10w-40.aspx
The best oils there are the Silkolene Pro 4 and Comp 4, Motul 300v, Redline, Amsoil, Shell Advance Ultra and Castrol Power 1 Racing. The Motul 5100, Shell Advance VSX and Silkolene Super 4 are good cheaper alternatives.




http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-886-chain-cleaners-oils.aspx
If you want the best for the chain, go for the Silkolene Pro Chain, Motul Chain C4, or Castrol Chain Lube Racing. The Motul Chain Lube Road is a good cheaper one.


http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-642-coolants-antifreeze.aspx
The Motocool Factory line is the best coolant, but the Motocool Expert is a good alternative.


http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-450-brake-fluid-clutch-fluid.aspx
The best brake fluids are the Motul RBF600, Fuchs Pro Race, Millers 300 Plus and the Gulf RFs. Any of the DOT 5.1 or DOT4 fluids are fine for normal use.


http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-824-silkolene-pro-rg2-racing-grease.aspx
Silkolene RG2 is great as an all round grease and not too expensive for a top end product.


http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-69310-bilt-hamber-surfex-hd.aspx
This is a very good degreaser.


Cheers
Tim

(Fisher) Edit: Tidied the post up a bit to make links match up to descriptions.
 

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Sweet! Perfect, thanks!
Also stickied.
 

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oilman is it a bad idea to mix different oils?
For example, I have loads of near empty bottles of engine oil, each with just a little bit left.
It would be a shame to waste it, would it be bad to mix them together in the engine?

Can I mix brands?

Can I mix fully synth and semi-synth?
 

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Hi

Sorry, it doesn't look like we're getting notifications off the forum, so I didn't know anyone had asked a question. If we are ever a bit late, either email us on [email protected], use the enquiry form on the site or give us a call on 01209 215164. I think I've just changed it so we get notifications now.

Yes, you can mix oils - semi, mineral and synthetic all mix fine, same for different brands and different grades. The only thing I'd worry about is how long they have been open for. When oil has been opened the additives break down due to exposure to air, so if those cans oil oil have been open for a while (more than a year), they aren't ideal for your bike. They're fine for topping up with (bikes or cars) and for other low demand applications like lawnmowers.

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Tim
 

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Would this be any good at all?
I only ask as I have some lying around...
It was given to us to use in a car, but I doubt it ever will...

Preferably, I would rather use the nice red silkolene stuff. MUCH nicer :D
What I WOULD use this for, is to flush out old oil.
Whenever I do an oil change, I always do two oil changes.
The first being with just plain cheap oil (normally Halfords cheapest own brand).

Other than that, is it any good for the car?
Is there a difference between Petrol and Diesel, or would they use the same oil?

 

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Hi

It's probably fine to use for flushing with, although it's a bit good for that really.

What car were you going to use it in?

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Hi

It's probably fine to use for flushing with, although it's a bit good for that really.

What car were you going to use it in?

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Tim
Skoda Octavia Turbo Diesel?
Although, I don't tend to do my own oil changes in the car. I leave it for when it goes in for a service, and generally the oil is included.
 

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That's a bit worrying, what year is the Octavia and do you know if it's got a PD engine?

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I am FAIRLY certain that it is indeed a PD engine, as I think it was only the VRS that had common rail prior to 2010.
Why is that worrying?
 

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PD engines need a VW505.01 spec oil, which tend to be a 5w-40. I'm not 100% certain that the Total doesn't meet the 505.01 spec, but as it's a semi-synthetic and 10w-40, it's pretty unlikely that it does. PD engines vaporise the oil at massively high pressures and most oils aren't able to deal with that and lose their properties pretty quickly. That then leads to excessive cam wear. Have a look on the back of the can and see if it lists the 505.01 spec, I have a feeling it's more likely to say 505.00.

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PD engines need a VW505.01 spec oil, which tend to be a 5w-40. I'm not 100% certain that the Total doesn't meet the 505.01 spec, but as it's a semi-synthetic and 10w-40, it's pretty unlikely that it does. PD engines vaporise the oil at massively high pressures and most oils aren't able to deal with that and lose their properties pretty quickly. That then leads to excessive cam wear. Have a look on the back of the can and see if it lists the 505.01 spec, I have a feeling it's more likely to say 505.00.

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Tim
It says it is both...
 

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I've just had a bit of a look on the internet and from what I can see, it's a 501.01 and 505.00, but not a 505.01, so not PD suitable. These ones are PD suitable

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-751-vw-50501-oil.aspx

Cheers

Tim
OOOH, 505.01. My bad, I read 501.01 and got confused ><

So in which case... It can't be used in my car anyway...
So I may as well use it for flushing my bike :p

Shall do that as soon as my nice new shiny Silkolene oil arrives :D
(Yes I ordered it from you guys) ;)
 

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Yes, the VW specs can get a bit confusing. Here's all of them.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-742-vw-engine-oil.aspx

If you follow the link for each one, it gives a bit of an explanation of what each one means.

I think flushing oil will be the best use for that one, it's more basic than I thought it was at first.

Thanks for the order.

Cheers

Tim
 

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I think flushing oil will be the best use for that one, it's more basic than I thought it was at first.
So I can use it to flush my old bike oil out?
Or are you saying it isn't suitable?
Or are you saying that is about all that it is suitable for?
 

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Hi

Yes, it's fine for flushing the bike out, or should be. I can't 100% guarantee it as all the info I've seen on it is unofficial on the internet, but just for flushing, it shouldn't affect the clutch.

Cheers

Tim
 
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