Where does gear shift oil go on a TaoTao scooter?

by Chris
(Richmond, VA)

I have changed the motor oil in my TaoTao scooter with 10wd40. After doing so figures out that scooters take a special kind of motor oil. Will that affect it anyway?

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May 03, 2012
Yes and Not really,,, NEW
by: Arthur Zdrinc

If it's a brand new scooter, Yes it matters. I recommend putting in the conventional 10W-40 for the engine (If that's what the manual says). NO SYNTHETIC OIL ALLOWED, It's a cheap chinese scooter built with cheap metal components. Every other country, (that makes scooters), makes theirs out of good stuff, so whether the oil is synthetic or not, it doesn't matter as much.

If it's a used scooter, (with atleast 1000 miles on it), it does not really matter. Some say to never use full synthetic even after the engine is broken in, others say it's ok,,,your scooter, your choice,,,but let me know what happens if you do choose to use full synthetic oil! C;

Here are some video links,,,
- Engine oil change -
- Transmission Gear oil change -

God Bless you, and scoot safe,

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