Saturno Oil - Synthetic v Semi-synthetic?

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Saturno Oil - Synthetic v Semi-synthetic?

Post by John Ward » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:58 am

Hi

Last engine oil change I opted for full synthetic oil 5W/40

I Since read (< 1000 km on) in the Gilera Owners manual that full synthetic might lead to starter clutch slip issues because of its resistance to break-down.

If I am a little skeptical about the full synthetic/starter clutch issue, I would rather not have the problem

Any experience/comment appreciated.

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Re: Saturno Oil - Synthetic v Semi-synthetic?

Post by bcalloy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:46 pm

Hello John,

please use only best quality mineral Oil!

Greetings Frank
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Re: Saturno Oil - Synthetic v Semi-synthetic?

Post by John Ward » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:05 am

Thanks Frank

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Re: Saturno Oil - Synthetic v Semi-synthetic?

Post by 72degrees » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:08 pm

A motorcycle specific semi-synthetic (JASO MA or MB) should be fine in a Nuovo Saturno. It was in mine with a 558 Nordwest motor.
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