Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Santa Monica, California
A question for Quantum Mechanic
QM, you appear to be the best source of oil and engine break-in info so I hope you do not mind me asking you this question.
I purchased my 2012 400 with 9,000 miles on it. The 1st service was completed at 785 miles. I do not know what oil was used at this change. At 3,200 miles the owner added 200 ml oil. At 4,320 miles the previous owner's dealer changed oil with full synthetic. At 7,700 the owner added 240ml oil to bring it back to the full mark. The oil was most recently changed at 8,875 miles with full synthetic just before I purchased it.
Over the 3,000 miles I have put on the bike I have had to add about 230ml to keep it at the full mark.
THE QUESTION: If I revert to using dino oil for the next 6,000 miles will it help the engine to seat-in so it stops using so much oil?
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