10W30 oil in tomos a35???

Can it be done?

The wiki says nothing for a35 but says it works with a3.

Anyone had any experience with this ?

Need bike for work but can't find any type f in the shops.

Cheers all.

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

Not sure what the selection is like over there in the UK....the only issue I can see with that oil Is that the clutch parts might not like it.(edited)

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

Cheers for getting back to me.

I've had a read on here and a bunch of people are saying 10w-40 is compatible. I've also got an a35 1st gear clutch but lined with a3 material so no cork. I've found a place right near me that sells 10w-40 a3-b4. Do these numbers at the end mean anything to you regarding the tomos clutch ? Ie, would it be safe or not ? Or is 10w40 just 10w40 regardless.

Sorry for the load of questions. I'm not very clued up when it comes to tranny oil.

Cheers.

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> trev trevor Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> Cheers for getting back to me.

>

> I've had a read on here and a bunch of people are saying 10w-40 is

> compatible. I've also got an a35 1st gear clutch but lined with a3

> material so no cork. I've found a place right near me that sells 10w-40

> a3-b4. Do these numbers at the end mean anything to you regarding the

> tomos clutch ? Ie, would it be safe or not ? Or is 10w40 just 10w40

> regardless.

>

> Sorry for the load of questions. I'm not very clued up when it comes to

> tranny oil.

>

> Cheers.

If you have the A3 pads, then dont worry about it, the 10w30 will be just fine. Sometimes, oil can cause the cork pads on a35 and a55 to deteriorate or swell, but a3 pads are more robust.

However, if you can find it, a non detergent oil would be ideal, because it wont keep the particulate matter suspended in the oil, and will therefore lead to longer transmission and clutch life in the long term...as these engines do not have oil filters. the 10w30 will be fine, but if you can find non-detergent 30 weight oil, i would run that.

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

Amazing. Thanks loads for your help.

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

Most ace hardware stores carry non-detergent oil. It's used in compressors and stuff.

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

the detergent compounds are what cause the swelling of the rubber used to bind the cork together. they attack all kinds of organic materials.

I've tried all different kinds of oil in tomos transmissions, anything motor oil is about the same in terms of shift/slip. its weird on an e-50 you can tell the difference between 10w30 and 10w40, but in a tomos unless you switch from atf- motor oil- gear oil its pretty hard to tell.

I like to use 10w40 made specifically for motorcycles, in the US you can buy it from valvoline at just about any auto parts store. i'm sure someone in the UK is selling it. It has the proper additives for wet clutches. Been using that stuff in ZA50's and A3/35's for years and it seems to work really well. I don't get any oil-related clutch material failures.

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> the detergent compounds are what cause the swelling of the rubber used

> to bind the cork together. they attack all kinds of organic materials.

>

> I've tried all different kinds of oil in tomos transmissions, anything

> motor oil is about the same in terms of shift/slip. its weird on an

> e-50 you can tell the difference between 10w30 and 10w40, but in a tomos

> unless you switch from atf- motor oil- gear oil its pretty hard to tell.

>

> I like to use 10w40 made specifically for motorcycles, in the US you

> can buy it from valvoline at just about any auto parts store. i'm sure

> someone in the UK is selling it. It has the proper additives for wet

> clutches. Been using that stuff in ZA50's and A3/35's for years and it

> seems to work really well. I don't get any oil-related clutch material

> failures.

Ive been using the valvoline 10w40 of which you speak for a little while, and i like it! I get it for $6-$7 a quart at advanced auto. Gives me peace of mind, i'd like to think it offers more protection that thin atf, especially when hot.

I haven't noticed any deterioration, it's good to hear you haven't either!

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

Have any of you tried 15/40 diesel oil ? None of the 'slip' additives .

I like it in my FA50 .

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> P D Wrote:

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> Have any of you tried 15/40 diesel oil ? None of the 'slip' additives .

>

> I like it in my FA50 .

I just bought a gallon of the Shell Rotella T4 15w40 from walmart, was $12! Im gonna try that next. People in the dirtbike community swear by it.

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

> Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> > P D Wrote:

>

> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> > Have any of you tried 15/40 diesel oil ? None of the 'slip' additives

> .

>

> >

>

> > I like it in my FA50 .

>

> I just bought a gallon of the Shell Rotella T4 15w40 from walmart, was

> $12! Im gonna try that next. People in the dirtbike community swear by

> it.

Street bikes like it too . ;)

Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

yeah i run T6 5w40 in pretty much everything four stroke that i own. I put Rotella T 15w40 in all my 2 stroke dirtybikes (gear oil).

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