M1 MX4T 10W40, 1295 miles, Kawasaki ZZR250

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391
Location
OTTAWA, ON, CA
Oil was used for winter storage, put in the sump 23 October 2005, actually used from 9 April 2006-17 June 2006.
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Sample Date			5/17/2006
Analysis Date			5/20/2006
Lab  				WearCheck Canada
 
***Vehicle ID***
Make				Kawasaki
Model				ZZR250
Year				2004
Engine				248cc P2
Miles on Vehicle		9625
 
***Oil Identification***
Oil Brand			Mobil
Oil Series			Mobil 1 MX4T
Oil SAE J300			10W40
API SX				SG/SH/MA
Miles on Oil			1295
Months In Service		7.8
 
***Elements***
Antimony Sb			NR
Cadmium Cd			NR
Vanadium V			0.1
Aluminum Al			8.8
Chromium Cr			0.6
Iron Fe				10
Copper Cu			3.4
Lead Pb				1.1
Tin Sn				0.5
Molybdenum Mo			71
Nickel				0
Manganese Mn			4.9
Silver Ag			0
Titanium Ti			0.1
Potassium K			0
Boron B				182
Silicon Si			5.8
Sodium Na			1.6
Calcium Ca			2173
Magnesium Mg			14
Phosporus P			1436
Zinc Zn				1484
Sulfur				2590
Barium Ba			0.1
 
***Viscosity***
cST @ 100 C			12.5
SUS @ 210 F			NR
 
***Misc***
Flashpoint (F)			NR
Fuel %				0.0
Antifreeze %			NR
Water %				<0.1
Insolubles %			NR
Oxidation			63
Nitration			28
TBN				NR
TAN				3.26
Ferrous Debris			NR
Fuel Soot %			0
Glycol				NEGATIVE
ISO Code			NR
Additives			None
URL				NR
Notes				Lab reports nothing, resample at next interval to monitor. 
Location			Ottawa, ON, CAN
 
***Filters used***
Air Filter			Kawasaki OEM
Oil Filter			FRAM CH6012
 
***Particle Count***
>2 micron			NR
>5 micron			NR
>10 micron			NR
>15 micron			NR
>25 micron			NR
>50 micron			NR
>100 micron			NR

 
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Vermont
I don't know why everyone is so quiet, probably because this is such a good report. Considering all factors, namely that this was in the bike over the winter, all wear numbers are suprisingly low. It did get chewed up pretty bad though. Did they really test TAN and not TBN? I'd say stick with this oil if you don't mind the price, otherwise you could look around for something more reasonably priced.
 

craigq

Thread starter
Messages
391
Location
OTTAWA, ON, CA
Thanks for the comments nicrfe1370. Yup, Wearcheck tested for TAN and not TBN. I'm not sure of the city/hwy breakdown for the OCI. The girlfriend lives 6 miles away, so there's a bunch of short trips on it. Then there's also weekend secondary highway rides anywhere from 40 minutes to 5 hours duration. I bought the oil last summer on sale, I've got enough for 3 more changes so for now I'm not concerned with the price [1.9L sump capacity helps]. Viscosity is a borderline 40. It lost what, 9.5% of the original viscosity [13.8 down to 12.5]? However, shifting felt awesome throughout the OCI. FWIW I think my riding style is relatively tame. Average fuel economy for the OCI was 66.34 US MPG, or 3.55 L/100KM. The engine will see anywhere from 5-11,000RPM depending on traffic situations [redline is at 14,500RPM]. Normally no greater than 9,000RPM. Cruising RPM usually depends upon the speed limit and traffic situation, from 5-8,000 RPM [approximate highway cruising in 6th : 6250RPM = 50MPH/80KPH, 7000RPM 56MPH/90KPH, 7700RPM = 62MPH/100KPH].
 
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