Oil for Rotax 912 engines

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Oil for Rotax 912 engines

Post by YoYo » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:09 pm

For those fortunate to own or operate an aircraft with a Rotax 912 engine. Kilrush Airfield stocks Shell Advance VSX 4T recommended by Rotax for their engines.

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Re: Oil for Rotax 912 engines

Post by DonalMW » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:21 pm

Back when I operated a 912 I was recommended to use 5W40. To help better regulate oil temps. Never had any problems with it. Forget the brand name. 5W40 Came also as "Rotax Recommended" but I guess to each their own.

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Re: Oil for Rotax 912 engines

Post by lorax » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:04 pm

Kilrush used to be Agents for mobil. are they supplying shell now?

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Re: Oil for Rotax 912 engines

Post by dreamer1 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:32 pm

Hello all,

recommended oil is now shell sport plus 4 for rotax. however I see conair selling skylube cheaper.
Just received 12 litre bottles for 130 euro inc ( sport plus 4)

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Re: Oil for Rotax 912 engines

Post by YoYo » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:22 am

I have been informed by Shell that Aerosport 4 is a repackaged/Badged 'Advance VSX 4T' specifically for the aviation market. In other words its the same oil in a new container. Their reasoning for the marketing change was that Pilots did not like putting motorbike oil into their areo engines.

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Re: Oil for Rotax 912 engines

Post by dreamer1 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:42 pm

Hi Yoyo,

Could you check with your source if I could top up with either of these oils if I was
predominantly using one or the other.

thanks

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Re: Oil for Rotax 912 engines

Post by Racecrest Aviation » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:22 am

Please Note that while VSX 4T is on the recommended list it should be made clear that "Aeroshell Sport Plus 4" is specifically blended for ALL Rotax 4 Stroke Aircraft Engines, the reason why rotax recommend it over any other is because they have sole control on the oil grade and additives used in the blend and not the oil company themselves therfore negating the chance of the mix being changed etc.. Proof is the rotax logo on the bottle : ) None of the other brands can offer this, it is particularly useful when it comes to the gearbox additives which are specifically added to SPort Plus 4 and formulated by Rotax in order to help with slipper clutch and main gear lubrication and operation.

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