Oils

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Post by Minh » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:44 pm

Disclaimer :)

I did not know that getting your hands on some AMSOIL is like finding Avon or Mary Kay distributor.

Also the Mobil 1 I mentioned is the motorcycle oil not automotive. The automotive stuff is prety much same as any other automotive OTC oil.
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Re: Oils

Post by dat2kman » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:58 pm

I am using Joe Gibbs mineral oils, similar to Brad Penn or LAT
The ZDDP content is up around 8000 ppm

The Gibbs BR30 and xp4 are the same
They do a full synthetic
I know quite a few of the drag race guys use these oils
Anyone on here had any experience?

In Australia, the oil suppliers, too, have cut right back on the ZDDP content, fine for modern sewing machine engines, not so good for older cam on rocker on lash pad engines.

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Re: Oils

Post by duff me » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:21 pm

Bringin' back an oldy but goody.

My car is soon to b released from the shop. All new seals, gaskets, valves, head ported. Also new clutch, transmission seals, etc. So my question is oil viscosity - now that it has new seals and has been refreshed, what do you think? The guys at the shop said I should go pick up some rotella 15W 40, which sounds like a good choice. But I thought I'd ask for a few opinions from the peanut gallery. Either that, or I'm stirring the pot...
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Re: Oils

Post by duff me » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:22 pm

Oh - it's an R16.
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Re: Oils

Post by Skyman » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:39 pm

Isn't that a diesel oil? If so, I would be concerned about the detergents in the diesel oil. Although it has ZDDP I think. I was running a diesel oil, 15W-40 for a couple thousand miles or so. I decided the detergents were too much of a concern. Now I'm using a Lucas 10W-40 with high amounts of ZDDP.

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Re: Oils

Post by spyder » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:10 am

I ran diesel oil and I didn't like the wear at the top of the cylinders.

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Re: Oils

Post by peter » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:12 am

Penrite Classic 20W50, SH classificatie this is the oil I use.
Another oil is Bardahl Classic oil SAE 20W50, SF classificatie
or Kroon Oil Classic Multigrade 10W30, SF classificatie
That are the clasic oils you can buy here in the Netherlands.
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Re: Oils

Post by justinmc89 » Mon May 20, 2019 2:32 pm

Has anyone looked at the Porsche Classic oils? We put it in all the old cars we service and the early stuff is designed to work well with cork gaskets, lead bearing shells, etc. This is a 20W50 weight... Worried it might be too thick for a street driven car?

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Re: Oils

Post by redroadster » Mon May 20, 2019 7:46 pm

I would stick with a 10w30 non synthetic . For normal driving . note rope seals can gush oil on start up or after a short drive by switching brands ...Ive seen it to many times