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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted October 28, 2002 07:02 PM
Just wondering if anyone knows where to go to find a good OIL COMPARISON TEST?

There seem to be partial tests out there on the net, mostly for oil additives or a synthetic manufacturer or two, but I haven't found a place comparing a wide selection of oils or even any in-depth testing.

I'm sure there are many tests and criteria that would need to be evaluated...viscosity change, friction coefic.., type of fuel, operating temp, 'this & that' wear, cost, etc., to determine the 'winner'.

If one could find the 'best' oil, within their budget, then, of course, the next step would be to look at oil additives.....another time maybe.

Less wear, less repair!

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted November 05, 2002 07:37 PM
HOW'S ABOUT IT GUYS, anyone ever come across any testing???????

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted November 05, 2002 08:28 PM
I have'nt come across any testing but I am curious of what kind of oil everyone uses for racing. I use Castrol 30 straight weight. Seems to do the job. How about everyone else?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted November 05, 2002 09:17 PM
I've always used mobile 1 synthetic with fram Hp filters. Been racing with it for three years and never had an engine failure. I figured if it's good enough for the new corvettes it's probably good enough for my street stock.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted November 05, 2002 09:24 PM
you hit the nail on the head mobil 1 and quality filter i've never had an engine failure.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted November 06, 2002 12:53 PM
Originally posted by sandwinder:
you hit the nail on the head mobil 1 and quality filter i've never had an engine failure.

I have heard problems with the fram filter coming apart inside, I think this is just the ph30 and not the hp filers but on a lot of drivers were saying the same thing about regular fram filers, I think 20w-50 as long as changed every 2 nights is good no matter the brand.

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted November 06, 2002 01:38 PM
valvoline staight 50wt tried and true.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted November 06, 2002 04:46 PM
Mobil 1 is the best! Less friction means lower oil temp. and that will help reduce overall temp! It does cost more but you can run it longer. We have been using FRAM HP-4 filters for the last 8 yrs. and never had a problem. ROGER

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted November 06, 2002 07:45 PM
I'm still not sure about the oil, but based on the reply from the prevoius topic 'Oil Filter Tests' I think I'm going with the AC Delco filter from now on!?

On the oil issue I once read that petroleum based oils will suspend and carry 'dirt' (to the filter) better than synthetics. Don't know if there is anything to that or not.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted November 06, 2002 07:59 PM
i use mobil 1 synthetic 20w-50 racing oil with a mobil 1 filter and an oil cooler. i change the oil and filter every 7-8 races. i put 30 races on the engine, tore it down for a refresh and the bearings look new.

i know what oil i'll be using.......

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted November 07, 2002 10:40 AM
I've used Cramac oil and the black Wix racing filters for the past 2 years without any problems. Talk to Kinetic Performance (forum sponsor) about the oil, you won't be disappointed.

It's a little pricey, but it lasts longer than conventional oils. About the same $$ in the end.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted November 07, 2002 10:09 PM
Wix filter with Tech 2000 20w50. I thought that the oil might be the reason the engine had lower oil pressure towards the end of the race. I went to valvoline 50 wt racing oil and the motor had the same charistics as with the tech 2000. I have a friend that works for Penzoil. He told me that they run the line with penzoil bottles, change the die/ color and the bottles and run tech 2000, change the die/ color and run Q-state etc. I haven't had a problem.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted November 07, 2002 11:06 PM
I've been running mobil 1 and wix premium filters this year and have had clean filters every time.I expect to see minimal wear when I take it down to rering.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted November 12, 2002 07:59 PM
I personally use RedLine 40 wt. racing oil. I have been using this oil for a couple of years now and have had nothing but great results. If you go to their website, they have extensive testing information which should answer just about any question you may have. Or you can order the sales flyer/brochure and know more than you ever wanted to know about synthetic oils and their properties. They specifically address the break-down of the polymers used in multi-weight oils to thicken it once it warms up to show how they break down under pressures and clearances normally seen in places like rod and main bearings. Some real good information. Hope it helps!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted November 15, 2002 09:43 AM
Check out this page. Maybe it had some of the info you are looking for. It is a comparison of most off the shelf brands of oil in different weights. It also gives a little explanation of viscosity ratings and how additives are used.

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