Shell Rotella 15W-40 94 Kawi ZX-11 186 miles

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Okay, I was running Shell Rotella 15W-40 non-synthetic for my Auto-RX rinse stage, and I just couldn't stomach having a non-synthetic in there so I swapped it out at 186 miles. Yeah, I know, people have used all kinds of crap in all kinds of vehicles and they seem to get by, but I had recently been reading about these motors losing oil pressure to certain rod and main bearings and cooking them, so I want to keep the best stuff in there I can. Here are the results, also had 3.5 ounces of Lube Control in there.
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Miles on Unit          32365
Miles on Oil           186
Cu                     2
Fe                     8
Ni                     0
Cr                     0
Ti                     0
V                      0
Ag                     0
Pb                     0
Sn                     0
Al                     2
Si                     2
Na                     3
K                      1
Mo                     5
B                      5
Ba                     0
Ca                     3088
Mg                     29
Mn                     0
P                      1158
Sb                     0
Zn                     1264
FTIR
Sulf                   14
Oxid                   63
Nitr                   17

[email protected]              13.8
Ferrous Debris         13
Anti                   Neg
Fuel                   Neg
Water                  Neg          

 
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nicrfe1370, no need to have been nervous about an excellant HDEO as Shell Rotella 15-40. I used it always in my old 97 ZX-11 and have sence used it in all my bikes including a 03 and 04 ZZR until they had 2K miles and then used Syn Rotella 5-40. Good additive package in the diesel oils. [Smile]
 

nicrfe1370

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Originally posted by fastbear: Forgot to mention a problem with I think the #3 rod bearing is oil starvation from prolonged wheelies. [Big Grin]
I guess, for now , I'm reasonably safe from that. But only because I yet don't know how to wheelie. [Wink]
 
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