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    What is the new Honda Unicornís, Honda Stunner and Honda Shine's recommended engine oil grade? Honda recommending 20w40 for Unicorn but in new models are they still recommending the same oil grade?

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    Is that so? The e.oil recommended for Unicorn is 20w 40? In that case, how the Hero Honda people can recommend 10w 30 for the old Unicorn engine used in X- tream or Hunk? Just to increase power and leading to excessive wear?
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    ^^^ We've discussed that a lot in the Engine Oils thread.

    @Soumen
    Honda sticks to 20W40. They use this oil for ALL their 2 wheelers.

    For the same engines (hunk, cbz x, acheiver, pleasure) Hero Honda uses 10W30. They use this oil for ALL their 2 wheelers.

    Beyond this, a lot of discussion went on in the above mentioned tread. Almost an year ago. Hope the 'ALL' part of my text tells you something about logistics

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydBiker View Post

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    Honda sticks to 20W40. They use this oil for ALL their 2 wheelers.

    For the same engines (hunk, cbz x, acheiver, pleasure) Hero Honda uses 10W30. They use this oil for ALL their 2 wheelers.
    Thanks for the info.

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    Hay, so what an be the effect on the engine where you are using 10W30, instead of 20W40?
    Because the engine used in Hunk/Xtream, is the old engine of Honda Unicorn... yes, some modification done............so.... what is exactly the Hero Honda has planned? Excessive wear and extra power by using 10W30 in this topical climate???
    Please advice on that issue....!
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    Quote Originally Posted by on wheels View Post
    Hay, so what an be the effect on the engine where you are using 10W30, instead of 20W40?
    Because the engine used in Hunk/Xtream, is the old engine of Honda Unicorn... yes, some modification done............so.... what is exactly the Hero Honda has planned? Excessive wear and extra power by using 10W30 in this topical climate???
    Please advice on that issue....!
    The lubrication system and engine component on bikes and cars has been designed for a specific oil grade. The more viscous oil takes a lot more time to flow into narrow gaps inside engine, and the temperature which allows for normal flow. The engine oilís 1st job is to circulate throughout the engine and help it to keep cool i.e. heat management and then lubrication.

    So which oil grades manufacturers are recommending that is perfect for that particular engine in all aspect.

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    Hey guyz
    can ne1 suggest what wud be the effect of mixing 800ml 20w40 + 400ml 10w30 (both valvoloine champ 4T) this winter for my unicorn .Through my 5 years sxperience with this bike ,I have realised that xw40 is a little heavy during winters in delhi ncr region for my unicorn ,and the bike doesn't warm up as quickly as it does during winters.
    Currently using ZIC 4T 10w40 Fully Synthetic .Has done 4000+ Kms on this oil with 100-200ml topups done every 1000 km.Is that normal top-up frquency ?My rpm range never goes below 5000rpm and often reaches 9k mark almost everytime I ride it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by honda_vings View Post
    Hey guyz
    can ne1 suggest what wud be the effect of mixing 800ml 20w40 + 400ml 10w30 (both valvoloine champ 4T) this winter for my unicorn .Through my 5 years sxperience with this bike ,I have realised that xw40 is a little heavy during winters in delhi ncr region for my unicorn ,and the bike doesn't warm up as quickly as it does during winters.
    Currently using ZIC 4T 10w40 Fully Synthetic .Has done 4000+ Kms on this oil with 100-200ml topups done every 1000 km.Is that normal top-up frquency ?My rpm range never goes below 5000rpm and often reaches 9k mark almost everytime I ride it .
    not recommended,stick to one grade,either 10w30 0r go for 15w40.And why are u using 1200ml engine oil,1litre is what is recommended,1200ml after complete engine dismantling.Excess oil can cause excess oil pressure hereby leading to gasket leakage.
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    Are you topping up because the oil level is low, or are you just topping up without seeing the level?
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