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What final gear oil do you use?

The service manual says to use 90w GL-5 hypoid oil.

When I went to buy oil it was confusing to me.

I found 80-90w GL-5 oil but it doesn't say hypoid on the bottle.

There is a Castrol Hypoy C oil that says it's better then GL-5 but I don't know if it is good for our bikes or not.

So, what do you nice folks use?

I did a search and didn't see this question brought up but if I missed it I apologize

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The service manual says to use 90w GL-5 hypoid oil.

When I went to buy oil it was confusing to me.

I found 80-90w GL-5 oil but it doesn't say hypoid on the bottle.

There is a Castrol Hypoy C oil that says it's better then GL-5 but I don't know if it is good for our bikes or not.

So, what do you nice folks use?

I did a search and didn't see this question brought up but if I missed it I apologize
i use the castrol hypoy c...... its sae 80w-90 , no problems yet.

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I bought a bottle of 90W GL-5 hypoid oil from the suzuki dealer.
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Thats a good question. My understanding is that final gear oil doesnt often (ever?) need changed, could be wrong though.

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Thats a good question. My understanding is that final gear oil doesnt often (ever?) need changed, could be wrong though.
changed mine when i changed the rear tire, was also a good time to lube the spline..... might not have needed it, but why not do it since i bought the bike used and hadnt a clue about the previous owners maintenance

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pink book calls for the final gear oil to be replaced during the 600 mile service and inspected each 12000 miles after that.

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I've used 75-90 hypoid from Pennzoil and swepco for 30 years.

The Swepco is the best but it's not widely commercially available except in really big containers. Go to a Porsche dealer with your own container and ask for a quart and often you can swipe it for free.

My last three changes were free and the swepco is what Porsche, F1 and NASCAR use most.


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I used 80w90 from Lucus Oil in mine when I replaced the final drive.
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I've been using Valvoline 80-90.



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