Oil for Matchless G2

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Oil for Matchless G2

Postby davehutch » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:08 am

Can i just buy 1 can of SAE 50 oil and use it for engine and gear box ?
Or sould i buy SAE 50 for gear box and SAE 40 for engine?
And will it just say SAE 40 or 50 on the can or something / 40 or50
Thanks Dave

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Postby mikeydpippin » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:47 am

I use Halfords Classic Oil 20w50 in engine and gearbox,seems to run okay.
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Postby davehutch » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:31 am

Thanks
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Oil for Matchless G2

Postby dave16mct » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:47 pm


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Postby dave16mct » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:54 pm

Hi Dave, I would put sae 50 in engine and gearbox. Yes it will say 50 on the can. I would buy a manual or follow the link to Christian's archives and download it . Check all the jets and settings, and if you still can't get it to run right ( don't forget to check timing, tappets, and sparkplug) buy a brand new monobloc and it'll run like a dream! Also join your local section and ask for help. Cheers David.

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Postby davehutch » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:52 am

Thanks David
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Postby 56G80S » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:05 pm

I'd also say go for the SAE50 and make sure that the gearbox is kept full, it's the round one isn't it and the gears are mostly at the top.

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Postby davehutch » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:34 pm

Thanks I will use SAE 50
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