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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted December 06, 2002 02:23 PM
What are everyones prefered oil wt.,brands,and synthetic or regular .I've used mobil 1 15w50 and am thinking about going to royal purple 20w50.Just wondering what everybody else is using.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted December 06, 2002 04:45 PM
i use mobil 1 15w-50 and a mobil 1 filter with an oil cooler. i change both about every 8-10 races.

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted December 06, 2002 10:25 PM
Royal Purple is a great oil... much better than most other oils that you can buy at a parts store! One that I have found that is equal or better than RP and is less expensive is Schaeffer oil... plus it cost about 1/2 as much!
Here is a list of drivers and engine builder that use it..
I have run Mobil1 15/50 for a long time and I changed after seeing the difference with schaeffer!
But everyone is going to have their preference! good luck

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted December 07, 2002 11:11 AM
There was an article in CT over the summer about the mith of heavier oils what i got out of it was a good synthetic blend at a weight of 10w-30 would be fine. I change my oil and filter after every race. Eddie

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted December 07, 2002 01:36 PM
speer, i don't see any winston cup engine builders on that list.

they have the resources to test every oil out there and probably have and they're not using schaeffer. i wonder why?

i'm not knocking schaeffer, but if it was the best, it would be in a cup car.

eddie, i know a lot of guys that change their oil after every race. with todays synthetics, it's just not neccesary. i just put 26 races on an engine and changed the oil and filter 2 times during that time. the bearings looked so good, i was tempted to re-use them.

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