- Jul 2, 2007
Okay, it's first oil change time for the new Moto Guzzi. In the owner manual, Guzzi pimps ENI (AGIP) 10W60 4T "Race." but admits oils meeting JASO MA or MA2, API SG are approved as well. Engine is air cooled twin with oil cooled heads. This bike does not share engine oil with the gear box, there are three different holes to put oil in: Engine crankcase (10W60), transmission gearbox (80W90 GL4), final drive unit (85W90 GL5). After seeing a bottle of the ENI/AGIP 10W60 it says "synthetic technology" which is Euro-speak for "Group III base oil." Spectro still claims their platinum 4 products are a true blue PAO/Ester blend. The Motul 7100 label says ester and "100 Synthese" which is Euro for genuine synthetic, in this case Group V. What do you think? Planning to run a 6250 mile OCI which is the service interval in the manual. P.S. For the trans and final drive, going to use any old gear oil that meets the specs.