Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

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Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Post by macvisual » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:27 pm

Was in my local Tesco's store this morning, I found they have on offer; 10w-40 motor oil Part-Synthetic, suitable for petrol & diesel engines, meets requirements of the following:
API SN/CF, ACEA/B3, A3/B4, MB 229.I

Cost is £8 for 4 litres.

So, the question is? Could I use this oil for my Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom motorcycle I wonder..??

I'm sure Part-Synthetic means the same as Semi-Synthetic...?

My Suzuki owners manual states to use; 10w-40 API SF or SG, or SH, or SJ


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Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Post by Saint rob » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:35 pm

Assuming your clutch is a wet clutch you will probably need to check if it's JASO MA compatible, otherwise you are likely to experience clutch slip.

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Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Post by macvisual » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:49 pm

Suzuki manual does state; JASO classification of MA 10w-40


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Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Post by onslowe » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:22 pm

As none of the spec abbreviations match up I would stay well clear, it's cheap for a reason.

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Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Post by Steve T » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:38 pm

It's car oil, so no good in a wet clutch motorcycle.

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Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:58 pm

As above...it contains friction reducers and may harm your (wet) clutch.

I buggered the clutch on my GasGas by using a Synthetic oil, which made the friction plates swell up. Had to fit a complete new clutch pack.

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Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Post by frenchy3 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:06 pm

Richard Simpson Mark II wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:58 pm
As above...it contains friction reducers and may harm your (wet) clutch.

I buggered the clutch on my GasGas by using a Synthetic oil, which made the friction plates swell up. Had to fit a complete new clutch pack.
I was told to use ATF in the gas gas trials bike but then others said use light gear oil SAE 80

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Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Post by redbikejohn » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:10 pm

I've used cheap car oil in my xt660z once the mileage got high and I stopped worrying about it. 104k in and no clutch slip. Used car stuff in old gsxr too and no clutch slip 57k on clock.
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Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Post by Tramp » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:21 pm

If you want cheap good quality speced oil buy in 25ltr on ebay from uk distributors...just make sure its no slip additives...

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Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:44 pm

frenchy3 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Richard Simpson Mark II wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:58 pm
As above...it contains friction reducers and may harm your (wet) clutch.

I buggered the clutch on my GasGas by using a Synthetic oil, which made the friction plates swell up. Had to fit a complete new clutch pack.
I was told to use ATF in the gas gas trials bike but then others said use light gear oil SAE 80
I suffered unpredictable clutch action with my Pampera for years. Difficult to set up without drag or slip...and it's meant to be self-adjusting.

then I stumbled across an American You tube, hosted by the former service manager of Gas Gas USA.

Recommended 5W-30 mineral oil car engine: which I found at an American car specialist.

Seems OK so far.

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