Help! Accidentally mixed synthetic and mineral oil when changing my oil.
Hope you're doing well. I've already hit Ushuaia, and now I'm on my way farther north in a city called Bariloche towards Buenos Aires.
I headed down to the moto shop and bought what I thought was 3 liters of 20/50 semi synthetic Bell Ray Oil. Well after I had already got rid of the old oil, put on the new oil filter, and had filled the oil to the right level, I discovered to my horror, THAT ONE OF THE 3 LITERS WAS NOT SEMI SYNTHETIC BUT WAS ACTUALLY MINERAL OIL!
After I had added two liters of semisynth oil I turned the engine for a few minutes to suck the oil into the filter so I could get the oil level right. To my knowledge, I have never actually turned the engine on with the synth/mineral mix.
SemiSynth Oil: BelRay EXP 20W-50 (API/SM JASO MA2)
Mineral Oil: BelRay EXL Mineral 20W-50 (API SM / JASO MA2)
My plan is to drain all the oil, take off the filter, and try to pressure wash the filter (even though I believe that there was only semisynth oil there.
1) Would you do anything differently than my plan above?
2) How serious is this mistake?
3) How can I best clean the oil filter? Do I need to replace it?
David (from beautiful Argentina)
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Last edited by arooni; 04-30-2013 at 10:21 PM.