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Old May 14th, 2020, 13:28   #16
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The thing about racing oil is, it usually doesn't have anywhere near the detergents that normal oil has, because in a racing application it's typically getting changed very frequently. If you want the best, I'd run Redline. Or Kendall. That's from a person who's running a 3 generation old family oil distribution business with a large fleet to maintain as well. Not someone who reads spec sheets that the marketing rep provided. But any synthetic API spec oil will work fine if you keep temps under control.


ALL API spec oil is different than it was a couple years ago. It's now CK4. Which is different than CJ4. Doesn't matter who's oil it is, the spec is different, so the blend is different. It's for the better.

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Old May 15th, 2020, 04:28   #17
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Race vs daily drive. Extreem HP or lawnmowers. There is only 1 difference.
Oil chance Interval.
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Old May 15th, 2020, 06:18   #18
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Race vs daily drive. Extreem HP or lawnmowers. There is only 1 difference.
Oil chance Interval.

Ummm. No.
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Old May 15th, 2020, 06:36   #19
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What about racing lawnmowers.... ?
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Old May 15th, 2020, 16:53   #20
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Here is the site to go to for oil questions:
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum.../forum_summary

I would contact this place for oil if it was my car. Get what you are paying for:
https://www.hploil.com/motor-oil

I just spent over an hour on the HPL oil site and watched the embedded video from the MavTv program. The most important parts to me were the testimonials from the engine builders and racers.

I'm gonna try the 5w30 in my 06 Jetta BRM next time I do an OC. But not without a couple of emails to them with a couple of questions.

Man that stuff is E X P E N S I V E!!!


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What about racing lawnmowers.... ?
I'm listening...
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Old May 17th, 2020, 17:50   #22
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Here you go. My cousin's racing lawnmower...

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They are a sight to see... a lot of fun to watch!
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IBW, when you say the top number, do you mean first or second? The 5 in 5w40 or the 40?
the first number is tested at 32f, the second at 212f
the numbers are more or less just relative, not relating to any easily quantifiable unit

so at 32 degrees f, 0w50 is thinner than 10w30
but at 212f, they've changed places

also, when converted into more rational viscosity units like centistrokes or whatever, even a 0wXX oil at 32f is still significantly thicker than an XXw50 oil at 212
so you've no need to worry about going too thin with the "cold" number

ETA: for my input, I've been running t6 0w40 in the compound turbo golf, 18k miles since the last drain, but it has burnt 2 gallons in that time so that's as good as changing it IMO. Spun a filter on 8k ago, gonna do the next at 10-12 after having cut open the last one to find it looking fresh and clean

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