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STP or motor honey

Anybody ever use either of these to augment your regular oil in really hot weather? Would it even help?

oh...I run 20W50 now
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I prefer snakeoil to STP, but motor honey over either, though they're all quite close in function.
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NO, I would not do it. My thinking is, that, if that stuff was good, bmw would private label it and sell it for $25 a bottle instead of the $4 a bottle it cost now.
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Hi Flatbutt1,

I avoid oil additives...I run Spectro 20w50 "Offroad" API-SH Rating. I don't use synthetic oil either...it's dino all the way for my "S".

The Spectro "Street" oil is rated API-SL...I avoid SJ and later oils because of the reduced anti-wear additives to meet SJ and later specs. The newer oils have lowered the anti-wear additives to prevent then from reducing the Catalyst longevity.

BMW Motorrad published a note on the SJ and later oils some years ago...recommending not to use them.



On the other hand, I use Mobil1 Synthetic 0w40 in our '07 Passat 2.0T Variant...it's specifically recommended by VW.[
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Re: STP or motor honey

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Anybody ever use either of these to augment your regular oil in really hot weather? Would it even help?

oh...I run 20W50 now

I hope you mean to fry chicken in...
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My feeling on additivies has been that if they help there is something wrong with your motor. Can be useful to limp a few more miles before overhaul or disposal (or selling).
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I've run ATF in engines to "de-sludge" them and free up sticky lifters with good results. However, mostly all of these "cures in a bottle" really do nothing more than temporarily mask an existing problem.
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I don't know how your temperatures could be hotter than out here, or Vegas, or Phoenix. They may feel hotter due to the humidity.

I ran 20w50 Mobil 1 VTwin and it was fine (Available at Wal-Marts in an obscure motorcycle section). Other choices are Redline 20w50, or even Redline 20w60. Plus the usual other suspects.
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NJ weather should not dictate anything other than 20W50. if it is warm enough to ride, that will do. if it is hot enough to ride, that will do. if you need some sort of life support system to deal with the elements, thats when you dont ride...simple.

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I think repoe sums it up pretty good.
The beemers regularly survive hard riding in the deserts and southwest in general, including suprisingly congested traffic for what looks like, on a map, wide open spaces. NJ is probably a better test for corrosion handling ability, but shouldn't push the oil at all. No worries flattster.
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I used to use tose oil additives on 1970 Ford Capri. It was back in the early 80's and those additives helped in reducing oil consumption and oil pressure drop. R1100S's engine, I hope, is composed of materials/design much more advanced than 1970 Ford Capri. To this extent, I wouldn't use any oil additives to my R1100S. A good clean 20W-50 should be good enough.
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Thanks guys. I'm not having any issues I was just wondering because of all the **** traffic I commute in every day. When she gets hot she gets a little noisier(hehehe) thats all.
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I run 0/40 in the R11S during the winter and 20/50 in the summer. Mobil 1 in either case. Went to 100% on this bike at 3000 miles and never looked back. Burnished (broke-in) in slowly before increasing revs, and now with 33600 she still runs "same as it ever was" as David Byrne would say. Jim Roche in Florida
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there is no WINTER in florida, let alone one day cold enough to require 0W40...but if it gets your groove on, then dont keep listening to these talking heads...

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I ran 20w50 Mobil 1 VTwin and it was fine
Wouldn't the BoxerTwin Mobile 1 be a better choice???
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'STP...it's the racer's edge'. Just ask Andy Granatelli.

seriously, some slick50 in the engine oil can't hurt. the gen-u-ine PTFE addtivies HAVE been shown to work.
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well I'm sorry...its just that she gets kinda rattly when in hot weather and traffic. I figured the erl is getting thin and maybe could use a shot of viagra or sumthin'.
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