Re: 10W30 oil in tomos a35???

Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /
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> 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!

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