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    Default Afternoon Nightmare(Oil Query)

    I recently got some stuff done up in my bike including changing the timing chain,adjusting the clutch plates and tightning the valves and and the mech replaced the oil which was due to be changed anyways.. he put in Veedol 15w/20 since there was no other oil avaible anywhere...the problem is that in the afternnoons or when the bike heats up..the engine noise increases and the bike feels ruff along with a drop in proformance...in the evenings or n cold weather the problem disappeares...this was present even before i got the oil and timing chain done up..but its become more promnent now...what could be the problem?is Veedol ok?if not what grade and brand of oil should be used to get good proformance in hot weather?
    my bike is a p150dtsi v1
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    15W20 ??

    If you are sure its 15W20 then that explains why you are having problems as the bike heats up. The recommendation for a P150 is 20W40 if I remember correctly so in your case, the oil is thinning just too much at higher temperatures - it will cause premature wear and tear in the engine. Pls change to recommended grade 20W40 oil ASAP. That will solve the problem.
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    20W40!!

    i thought so

    till date whateva the bajaj guys put in was ok (if not good) but i was not very happy with the work they did on my bike so took it to a mech my friend reffered to..

    these oil grade numbers are so confusing....
    and which brand should i use now??

    and cant i use the current old for another 1000kms or so before changing it??
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    @Richard: The "shock" () emot-icon at the end of the first line of your last post suggests that you did not know that Pulsar 150 uses a 20W40 grade oil, didn't you know!!??
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    you put in the wrong grade oil into the Pulsar. You should drain the oil out and put in Castrol Power 1 oil which has the correct grade according to the specification of the pulsar 150
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    @Aryan - i never really bothered before i just used to walk into the bajaj service station and tell them to change the oil..assuming they know what to use.. but this time i got my bike done up by a mech who works in the service centre...and i was gone from his shop for just a minute...when he changed the oil...the oil bottle had veedol speed written on it...and i again assumed that since he works for bajaj he would know the rite oil to put in..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    @Aryan - i never really bothered before i just used to walk into the bajaj service station and tell them to change the oil..assuming they know what to use.. but this time i got my bike done up by a mech who works in the service centre...and i was gone from his shop for just a minute...when he changed the oil...the oil bottle had veedol speed written on it...and i again assumed that since he works for bajaj he would know the rite oil to put in..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryan View Post
    NEVER assume anything my friend! NEVER!
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    kawasaki kb100 delta - 1990
    Jawa 250 - 1960
    Suzuki Shogun - 1996
    Yamaha RX-100 -1998
    Yamaha crux -2000
    Bajaj Pulsar 150 ug1 ported overbored -2004
    Honda Eterno

    http://richard-david.blogspot.com

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    I am wondering if a 15W20 greade oil really does exist?
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