- Hi Temp Scottoil has a higher viscosity then traditional Scottoil.
- Hi Temp Scottoil flows more slowly in higher temperatures.
- Your choice of oil depends on the general riding temperatures you usually experience.
|Scottoil comes in 2 different forms: Traditional Blue Scottoil and High Temperature Red Scottoil.
What’s the difference?
Both oils have the same chemical make up although the High Temperature Scottoil is more viscous and therefore slightly thicker, meaning it will flow more slowly in higher temperatures than traditional blue Scottoil. Other than that, they’re the same and can even be mixed. So if you’re changing over from one oil to the other there’s no need to drain the system and start again, they’ll blend, saving you waste.
Which one do you need?
Your choice of oils is dependent on the average riding temperatures you usually experience. Between 0-30°C we would recommend Traditional Blue Scottoil. For higher average temperatures go for red as it will be a more suitable lubricant on the chain and will also be easy to regulate through the vacuum operated systems. The Red Oil has an operating range of 20-40°C.
In some cases we would recommend you use High Temperature Scottoil if your reservoir is located near a hot spot on the engine, as this will warm the oil in the reservoir to the operating range more suited to the red oil.
Hi-Temp Scottoil is designed for use in warmer climates with average temperatures of 20-40ºC. Because of the increased viscosity of this oil it is also ideally suited for use with older Scottoiler systems.