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Old 06-07-2017, 05:28 PM
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Oils aint oils.

Came across this article. I don't think it's recent but I'm sure still very relevant..

http://www.animegame.com/cars/Oil%20Tests.pdf

Either way it should be a good kick off for some interesting points of view.
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:10 PM
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It is quite an old article and the products are not particularly current either, HPR5 for example is now fully synthetic. There were some concerns about the relevance of the test method and Royal Purple may have been advertising in the magazine as well.
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:13 PM
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There were some concerns about the relevance of the test method and Royal Purple may have been advertising in the magazine as well.
Say it ain't so!!!! An article biased toward it's advertisers<shock horror>!!!!
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:43 PM
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Using the old Snake Oil machine..
Although that test may find differing and surprisingly good and bad results, the actual test procedure replicates nothing found in an engine. -not even a flat tappet lifter.

I read this article many years ago and thought, "Wow, Penrite!" and ditched the Mobil1 in it's favor.
Recent tests in a blog by 540RAT (Google it) who apparently uses the same type of test rates the Mobil1 highly and the Penrite low.

So.. Consistency? Sponsor bias? Load of crap? Who Knows?
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:01 AM
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Would the whole Oil debate really come into play when we as enthusiasts change our oils waaay more regulary than normal?
This is a genuine question.

My drift car I would change every other session
The Camaro I just changed at 1000kms but really I will prob change every other hard session at the track too.
Cheap insurance really.
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1000 klms is OK if that happens to be 12 months intervals..
Otherwise, way too often.
A good oil will easily do 5000.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:10 AM
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1000 klms is OK if that happens to be 12 months intervals..
Otherwise, way too often.
A good oil will easily do 5000.
If I did that, I'd be changing the oil in my Pontiac 30 times a year...
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5000 is still very conservative for a modern oil too.
But for most Sunday cars that don't even see every Sunday, sit out the cold, damp winter un-driven, plus the fact that they are mostly carburetored and often run rich which contaminates the oil with fuel, it's a reasonable interval.

5000x30=...

So.. You do 150,000 a year?
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In my case
its 1000 hard Kms most of the time.

If im doing track days, I most surely change the oils every other track day
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i tend to change my oil once a year regardless of miles driven knowing full well i'm unlikely to drive it 1000 miles in that time frame . the reason being oil and oil filters are really cheap in the general scheme of things.

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i tend to change my oil one a year regardless of miles driven knowing full well i'm unlikely to drive it 1000 miles in that time frame . the reason being oil and oil filters are really cheap in the general scheme of things.
I agree a spending on few litres of oil and a filter is better than an engine rebuild.
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I change my oil at 5000 miles (around 7500 - 8000km). Which is 4 times a year.
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Geez bonnevista your car does get a work out my normal driver doesn't even acrue that amount of miles/kays
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Geez bonnevista your car does get a work out my normal driver doesn't even acrue that amount of miles/kays
Given his past profession, he probably accrues a lot of K's just checking dudes out...........force of habit
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Geez bonnevista your car does get a work out my normal driver doesn't even acrue that amount of miles/kays
It is my normal driver. It's the only car I own...
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