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    K1100Lt 1995 Final drive and transmission oil -

    I plan to change the oil of the final drive and the transmission on my K1100LT 1995.

    I have a leftover (3/4 of a liter) of unused oil (grade 80-90) that I bought in 2008.

    Any counter indication to use this ?old? (2008) new oil?

    Thanks.

    JPK1100

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    Assuming it was stored sealed - so as to not get contaminated with crud, grit, dust, and debris, and assuming it is GL5 rated 80w90 gear oil I think it would be fine to use. You won't have enough to fill both the transmission (850cc) and the final drive (about 150cc I think) - so will need another bottle anyway. So you will then have maybe 1/2 a bottle of the new stuff left when you are done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Assuming it was stored sealed - ...
    Well... there always was a cap on the bottle.

    Many thanks Paul.

    JPK1100

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpk1100 View Post
    Well... there always was a cap on the bottle.

    Many thanks Paul.

    JPK1100
    I buy gear oil in gallon containers. I once bought a 6 gallon pail with pump. It takes a while to use it up and I don't think any ever "went bad".
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    My dad always said"Oil is cheap". Any doubts? Spend a few bucks buy a new jug. Would you rather use old oil and spend BIG bucks for a new FD or Tranny?

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