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    The "100" number may be the viscosity in SUS notation (like H-D 105), it's shown as SAE 50.

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    Yes w100-50wt w120-60wt

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    What's Aeroshell going for these days, Folks?

    Asking for a friend sitting on some.

    ....Cotten
    PS: Ordinarily, you could pick some up at D-port.
    https://www.airplaneoil.com/AeroShel...hoCPbcQAvD_BwE

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...RoCv7oQAvD_BwE

    This is where i've been buying Philips form - https://www.skygeek.com/phillips-100ad-oil-case.html
    Last edited by Steve Swan; 07-22-2020 at 04:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likemall View Post
    I'm curios what was recommended. I have aero shell w100 in my 18x right now. If there is something better i would like to know
    60wt was recommended by a Big X owner, who is in a significantly warmer climate than us. Went with 50 wt (SAE).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoschZEV View Post
    I used AeroShell in my total-loss 1928 Ariel on the last Cannonball. I had to install a new guide in Pierre SD, having nothing to do with the oil, so I had the head off there. The piston had no build-up of carbon.
    Very interesting, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    Good choice, Likemall!

    'Ashless' is ideal for a "total-loss machine", even if its actually only a tired, tortured, war-horse panhead.

    The dramatic differences in mileage/consumption was proof enough for me.


    I have no explanation.

    ....Cotten

    Good info... thanks T.

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