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the piston engine uses an ashless dispersant which cuts out carbon build up especially on the ring lands. it can be used but I would not suggest for extended intervals. I know a lot of aircraft mechanics using it in their vehicles. I even know some that use turbine oil with no ill effects on the engine, just have to have compatible engine seals or they will soften and be destroyed. the engine probably runs way cooler than a hd. most have a forced oil cooling system. although the engine torque has to be adjusted for diff situations, the engine basically runs a fixed load and rpm maintained within a certain range in order to keep blade speed up as any decay can lead to stall. remember, the helicopter is also referred to a rotor-wing.
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There's a lot of posts in here for a 'no debate' thread!
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Two days ago I put in Amsoil 20w-50 (not the oil for Harley twins, but the one for flat tappets, high performance engines and has higher zinc and phosphorus and costs $2 less for the Amsoil than the mobil 1. I used the Amsoil HD Twins oil for the Primary case. Cant say I see any difference yet....maybe I will after 3 or 4 hundred miles.
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Two days ago I put in Amsoil 20w-50 (not the oil for Harley twins, but the one for flat tappets, high performance engines and has higher zinc and phosphorus and costs $2 less for the Amsoil than the mobil 1. I used the Amsoil HD Twins oil for the Primary case. Cant say I see any difference yet....maybe I will after 3 or 4 hundred miles.
Did you use the Severe Service Racing Oil 20/50?

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I am using Amsoil ARO 20w-50 in the Engine and Amsoil Twin 20w-50 in the primary. I will continue to use the ARO oil...seems to be quieter and cooler than Amsoil 20w-50 for twins.
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I was using HD syn3 now I switched to Mobil 4stroke 20-50 synthetic
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Yes; I use fresh oil when I do an oil change.
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Yes; I use fresh oil when I do an oil change.
That’s not debatable, lol
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Here's a monkey-wrench thrown into the mix.... If you have a catalytic converter on your bike, they recommend using an "air-cooled" specific oil WITHOUT Zinc and have low Phosphorus in it. I guess Zinc damages the catalytic converters.
Even with the possibility of getting only small amounts of oil in the combustion chamber, I guess it would shorten the "cats" life.
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Here's a monkey-wrench thrown into the mix.... If you have a catalytic converter on your bike, they recommend using an "air-cooled" specific oil WITHOUT Zinc and have low Phosphorus in it. I guess Zinc damages the catalytic converters.
Even with the possibility of getting only small amounts of oil in the combustion chamber, I guess it would shorten the "cats" life.

I heard tell that zinc has the tendency to reduce engine wear. So, another small step towards totalitarianism boys and girls. Save them 'cats!' See how the greens are creating new jobs?
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