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Husqvarna says Agip 10W60, but I want to use Amsoil MCV, and I only find 10W40 and 20W50.


When I bought the bike last year, (the bike was new) I went to a crappy service to change the factory oil, and they used Motul 5100 10W60.

Then I went to a very good service, and they used Motul 300V 10W40.

Why 10W40???
If the manual says 10W60, why a lot of owners are using thinner oil like 10W40?

This engine gets pretty hot, especially because it revs fast, it's air cooled, and the radiators have no electrical fan.

Shouldn't we use a thicker oil, like Husqvarna suggested?


What should I use during summer? Amsoil MCF/MCV 20W50, Mobil 1 MX4T 15W50, Motul 300V 15W60, or Motul 7100 10W60 ???
 

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After all I ordered Mobil 1 Racing 4T 15W50.

I didn't got Amsoil 20W50 because 20W is too thick when I start the engine.

I also had the option to get Motul 300V 15W60 or Amsoil 10W40.

I hope I made the right choice.
 

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I think the main reason people don't use the 10w/60 that Husky recommends is because it's hard to find. Probably why they used 10w/40 when they changed your oil, it was what they had on hand.

I used Motorex 10w/60 full synthetic in my 510 but had to order it online, good stuff but not cheap.
 

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I think the main reason people don't use the 10w/60 that Husky recommends is because it's hard to find. Probably why they used 10w/40 when they changed your oil, it was what they had on hand.

I used Motorex 10w/60 full synthetic in my 510 but had to order it online, good stuff but not cheap.
Crap...now you are making me regret that I didn't got the Motul 7100 10W60.

I had the impression that people stay away from 10W60 because it's too thick.

But in 2 tests that I found online, Amsoil MCF was the best, followed by Mobil 1 Racing 4T.

Neither of those have 10W60, so I got the closest one, 15W50 from Mobil 1.
 

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Crap...now you are making me regret that I didn't got the Motul 7100 10W60.

I had the impression that people stay away from 10W60 because it's too thick.

But in 2 tests that I found online, Amsoil MCF was the best, followed by Mobil 1 Racing 4T.

Neither of those have 10W60, so I got the closest one, 15W50 from Mobil 1.
Don't sweat it, I wouldn't throw the 15w/50 away and you're going to be changing your oil a lot anyway. Lots of people use different oil viscosity than the manufacturer recommends but I like to run what Husky says. It is important to change the oil and filter regularly though. The synthetic oil won't break down that quickly but changing it gets the contaminates out of your motor, very important.
 

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I can still cancel the order and get Agip Racing 4T 10W60, that is half the price that I pay for Mobil 1 Racing 4T 15W50.

What should I do? Which one is better?
 

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oils

Zip-Ty did a lot of research on oils and how they worked in the italian husky’s might read up on it from their website.
 
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