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Motul 3000 4T Plus review

motul-3000-4t-plus-engine-oil Recently I started using Motul 3000 4T Plus motorcycle engine oil in my motorcycle, as an alternative to Petronas Sprinta 4T 2000 engine oil, availability of which has become somewhat of an issue these days.

Biggest thing which impressed me about the Motul 3000 4T Plus, as soon as I saw the engine oil bottle was its specifications, which was a nice 15w50 API SM JASO MA2. Frankly speaking, this was the first time I saw 15w50 mineral engine oil, as this rating is normally found in semi-synthetic engine oils and thankfully I got a chance to test it in slightly cold climate of Himachal Pradesh and that too at a nice enough altitude of around 9000ft at Shoja, where my bike started in the morning at slight press of the self start button.

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Apart from this, gear changes for the majority of the duration of the trip were quite smooth and even while riding in the hot plains of North India at 90+ kmph or while negotiating traffic snarls, engine as well as gear box remained relatively smooth and there was no sign of overheating.

Leading me to believe that this is a good replacement for the Petronas Sprinta 4T 2000 and for a price of Rs. 230 a liter, not really an expensive proposition either!

Of course one can also buy its more expensive counterpart, Motul 5100 4T, which is a semi-synthetic motorcycle engine oil and review of which would be posted soon, along with a comparison between the Motul 5100 and 3000.

12 Comments

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  2. Thank you for your review i myself was searching a equivalent or higher option against petronas..
    thanks a ton.

  3. Hi Yogesh, will there be a problem if we use SM grade oils in bikes requiring SJ grade ones. In general using a higher grade oil on a bike requiring a lesser one ?

    Also, will using 15W50 instead of 20W40 cause any damage ?

  4. There shouldn’t be any issue with using SM grade oil. Though it is best to stick to 20W40 or 10W40 engine oil, rather than switch to thicker 15W50 engine oil, which will no doubt make the bike smoother, but bring down the efficiency of the engine slightly.

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  7. Robert Ellison says:

    I was under the impression that the Motul 3000 4t plus 15w50 API,Jaso ma sl,grade ester was semi-synthetic.
    My workshop manual says to use the semi-synth. Other sour2ces recommend mineral oil for break-in,then synth. afterwards.
    The above description specifies that the Motul 3000 is a mieral oil.
    Think I’ll go with man. specs until warranty expires. Royal Enfield 2012 b5

  8. so good

  9. Yes. 3000 is mineral and 5100 is semi-synthetic engine oil.

  10. Bobbie Nagel says:

    i need a south african oil replacement for Motul 3000 with Jaso MA 2 specification due to this oil is not every where available Regards Bobbie

  11. please suggest me some better oil for my thunderbird 350 twinspark.

  12. Pulkit you can use Motul 5100 engine oil or more expensive, fully synthetic 300V in your Thunderbird.

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