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Just did a couple of oil changes (my 9 and another buddy's 9) recently. This is going to sound wierd, but one of the brands of oil, right out of the bottle, smelled GHASTLY, almost as bad as hypoid gear oil. The other emmitted almost no odor... maybe a slight hint of banana smell. Both are motorcycle-specific 10W-40 dino oils. My buddy said, "That oil smells like it went bad!" I know oil doesn't go bad in the container, but what would make it smell so bad... sort of a gasoline smell.. as I mentioned, closer to the nasty hypoid gear oil smell. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance, RT.
 

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most oils smell different, i run motul 10w 40 semi synthetic in mine and it has a distinct sweet smell, even when i am running my bike i can smell it, yet the castrol oil smells totaly different again, oil has a long shelf life and as long as its pretty well sealed it wont go off, we have 5000 ltr tanks at work and it takes a year to get through it, and its just as good as when it was put in..
 
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