First oil change on Robin 35

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Pugdaddy, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Pugdaddy

    Pugdaddy New Member

    Since it is so simple to change the oil in my new Robin 35 (dump it out and refill it) I decided to do it today. After only about 15 miles, maybe an hours ride (its been raining a lot), the oil looked pretty darn gray. I checked the manual and it says the initial change should be done after 20 hours, 50 after that.

    I would recommened to anyone with this motor to change their oil much earlier than the manual says to. Safe is better than sorry.

  2. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    Motor oils always soil quickly. When using a quality oil their maintenance schedule sounds ok.
  3. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    On my Lifan, I changed oil much more often than the schedule called for at the start. Get any metal accidentally left from the machining out of there. When I changed it the first time, I think I could see little flecks of metal in the oil.
  4. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Yeah, I agree. Changed the first oil after a couple of hours total time. I did it on a bright, sunny day and was amazed to see the amount of sparkle of metal bits suspended in the used oil. Then changed again after 5 and 10 hours, each time the oil got clearer after use. What the hey, we're talking about 100ml of oil.
  5. Pugdaddy

    Pugdaddy New Member

    Easy enough, cheap enough.
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes -- got so excited with the MB ride
    did't change the oil in my Subaru for a few hours when new
    right -- pretty darn black

    and noted -- may be the most important -- that first change
    get the junk out

    kind of silly of me though -- what are we talking less than 50 cents of oil !!!

    then they used to say - change cars at 3 thousand
    now many say 5 thousand

    I think that most oils are -- pretty darn good stuff...

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  7. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Yep, only 50 cents of oil but the myth of 3,000 mile and color of oil continues to cause many to waste money and burden the environment with too frequent oil changes.

    Get some 5w40 AMSOIL or Delvac and change it every 100 hours and you'll just be fine. In my personal vehicles, the oil gets changes every 250 hours or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first and my oil analysis is perfect with low wear rates and plenty of life left on the oil.
  8. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Has anybody used Mobil 1 in a Robin engine ?
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I heard good things about Mobil 1 somewhere here on site
    not sure - but I think that they thought it would be good to use
    after the break in period ?

    I know -- try to find your memory Mountainman !!!!!!

    at least I still know where my MB can be found -------

    Ride That Thing........................
  10. I use a straw when I change my oil.
  11. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    hey Large

    do you attach the straw to like a turkey basting thing ?

    or battery water filler ?

    just trying to get a picture here..

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  12. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    I change my oil with every new tank of gas. 2-stroke FTW!
  13. I attach it to my mouth.

    I suck it about 3/4 of the way up the straw and blow it in the hole.

    About 15 times and it's at the right level.