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Author Topic:   Synthetic, Synthetic Blend or Regular Oil
jd97brian
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted February 10, 2005 11:12 AM  
I was wondering what everyones opinion is on the best oil to run? I've always ran either 20w50 or straight 50 without any problems but was wondering if a synthetic or a synthetic blend would be better?

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted February 10, 2005 01:09 PM  
Pure synthetic here. Royal Purple or Mobil 1. No doubt in my mind synthetic is better. We break them in on conventional, run them 2 or 3 nights then switch to synthetic. No matter what the best thing you can do before hitting the track is let your engine warm up. Ours doesnt go on the track without being 180 water and 160+ oil.

speedy46
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted February 10, 2005 01:19 PM  
i run valvoline 20-50 racing changed every 4-5 nites always looks good you really should run a wix racing filter or basicly any racing filter besides fram im have see way too many colapsed fram filters

speedy46
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted February 10, 2005 01:19 PM  
nothing to see here lol sorry

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Speedracer92
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted February 10, 2005 01:21 PM  
I agree with dirtbuster, break it in with conventional and then go to a good oil after that. I run Schaeffer synthetic blend 20-50 racing oil and we are very happy with it. We have an engine builder in our part of the country that won't guarantee an engine at all unless you run Schaeffers. Other than that, I think full synthetics like Royal Purple, Amsoil, Redline, are all good.

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dluna
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 334
posted February 10, 2005 03:23 PM  
Valvoline Racing 20w-50 with 1 quart of Lucas Oil Treatment.

Engine builder was very pleased with the results.

Racer X
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 257
posted February 10, 2005 03:38 PM  
Everytime I try to run synthetic the motor takes a dump. Just bad luck I guess.

stockcar5
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 578
posted February 10, 2005 04:21 PM  
i run royal purple or mobile 1 15-50. good stuff. but break in on regular oil with gm e.o.s (its full of zinc to keep your cam alive)

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strstckracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted February 10, 2005 06:43 PM  
Valvoline racing oil 20-50 - new filter and oil every three races.

rico 08
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1139
posted February 11, 2005 06:17 AM  
valvoline straight 50..

smallrock98
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted February 11, 2005 11:46 AM  
I do what dluna does. No problems.

doubletrouble racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted February 11, 2005 10:52 PM  
We change oil and filter every 2-3 races,cant affort the "good stuff" like mobil1 that often so we run Delco straight 40 with Lucus Treatment...but then again its a "pure stock"

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sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted February 13, 2005 12:16 AM  
I run Schaeffers 20w-50 synthetic racing oil, in my opinion it's the best. I change the filter every 2-3 nites and add a quart of fresh oil. I run an 8 quart pan, and we do a complete oil change every 8-10 nites. We cut the filter apart every time we change it, and inspect for trouble.

Buy a filter cutter if you don't already have one, (KRC makes a really nice one). It might help catch a small problem b4 it becomes a large one.

I also use the WIX racing filters, (actually they are NAPA branded black Wix filters, same thing, lol). They have more filter media inside, higher quality construction, and a much thicker and stronger outer can to resist dents and punctures. They also don't usually bulge or collapse, and they can take higher flow and pressure.

I have friends who run Royal Purple and Amsoil Synthetic. They have a similar maintence program to mine, and have both had good success with these oils.

sdracer82b
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted February 14, 2005 09:38 PM  
RED E oil is the way to go good wear and you dont change it i now i am crazy but i ran 20 shows like they said change filter every 6 and add qt. and i could still see cross line in bore and bearing were perfect
plus the dyno tell all dont look at first cost look at long run

XC man
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted February 16, 2005 06:51 PM  
Lynn , just wondering where you get your shaeffers from ? and about how spendy is it ? I have been running the series 2000 Amsoil 20- 50 full synthetic . I can get it for 3 bucks a quart after my supplier fills out all the sponsorship forms , just wondering if shaeffers compares to that ? I change my oil and filter every three nights under normal conditions and even sooner than that under adverse conditions such as overheating , dusty conditions , etc . On another note have you heard that Orville and crew hauled in some clay and raised the banking to the top of the concrete ? Should make a sweet track even sweeter !Can't wait till april !

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted February 17, 2005 06:52 AM  
Valvoline Racing 50wt with Lucas Oil Additive mixed at 30%. Never had a bearing problem in 5 years of modified racing. Bearings look great after 25-30 nights of racing. Oil gets changed every night. Filter every 3.

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted February 17, 2005 07:53 AM  
From a cost standpoint, synthetic really isnt any higher than conventional. IF you change conventional oil and filter every 2 nights, but change synthetic every 6, with a filter every 2 it comes out about the same. To me teh advnatages of synthetic still out any small difference there is if any left in the cost.

sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted February 18, 2005 10:53 PM  
XC man, I buy the Schaeffers through a private dealer in Minnesota, and they drop ship it direct from the factory to my door. I can't remember the name of the dealer right now, lol. I've been paying around $38.00 to $40.00 a case of 12 quarts, for the Schaeffers. I actually think this synthetic blend oil ends up saving me money in the long run.

And yes, I heard about the track improvements. I can't wait to go back to DSFS and check out the changes this spring!

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