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stormy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 49
posted September 22, 2004 05:25 PM  
My friend and I are running a cruiser car part-time this year for some extra fun . We both have always run valvoline 50W racing oil in our motors. About 3 races ago it was time to change oil and he went and bought kendall 50W oil. Heck it's about a dollar cheaper per quart, just goin in an ol cruiser car, sure! The next time we ran we'd get a couple laps into the race and our old 460 ford started ****pin out about halfway down the straights. Put in new plugs and wires, checked the whole ign. and fuel system, it still kept on doin it. Huh, well that motors got more races than we can count on it.. maybe them lifters and valve springs are finally gettin worn out. We got to thinkin and remebered we used Kendall and it never ****ped out like that before we changed oil. We agreed them lifters had to be floatin once the oil got hot enough (it never ran over 210-215deg. tho!!) Drained the oil, went back to valvoline, now there aint so much as a hiccup out of that old 460 goin down the straightaway. We'll never touch a quart of Kendall again!!

shadowsarge
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted September 22, 2004 05:55 PM  
Never used it in anything myself but a friend of mine runs a modified with a very built motor ($3000 just in the heads) and he won't use anything but Kendall in it. Not sure what weight he uses but he also changes the oil and filter after every race night and has never had a problem with the motor.

(COULD BE BECAUSE ITS A FORD!

[This message has been edited by shadowsarge (edited September 22, 2004).]

stormy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 49
posted September 22, 2004 06:46 PM  
LOL...believe me the fact that it is a ford did cross my mind, all i have ever raced before this was GM. It's an old Mercury Cougar that my buddy used to race in a bomber class a couple of years ago and basically jus been sittin around since then so we decided what the heck.. throw another seat in it,belts and move the gas pedal and do some cruiser racin. Everything in that car is old but im not lyin its been the most reliable race car i've ever been in. I put a new radiator cap on it a while back and my buddy looked at me funny and said u sure that ole things gonna know what to do with a brand new part on it??

Even on that car we wouldn't go any more than 3 races on an oil change. of course with solid lifters u won't have the problem we did but it makes ya wonder what happens to that oil when it heats up.

zeroracing
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Total posts: 1875
posted September 22, 2004 06:58 PM  
i heard that kendall got sold to another company.
also the best oil that is made is shaffers oil, most upper level latemodels run this.

but i never have had anyproblems with bearings or anythign with valvoline.
but next year we are going to shaffers full time.

stormy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 49
posted September 22, 2004 07:10 PM  
I remember 10 years ago jus hanging out at the track it seemed almost everyone ran Kendall. I heard they got sold also. If i remember right on the back of the "can" it says its a conoco phillips company.

hobby10k
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Total posts: 226
posted September 22, 2004 07:19 PM  
hello stormy I have been wanting to get ahold of you, I race at GHR. My email is hobby10k@hotmail.com

stormy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 49
posted September 22, 2004 07:38 PM  
wheres GHR?? I'm a fairly unknown guy racing in wichita,ks

bobaluuu
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Total posts: 474
posted September 22, 2004 07:48 PM  
maybe he thinks your cute

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stormy
Dirt Full Roller

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posted September 22, 2004 08:06 PM  
hehe im far from cute

Xtreme12x
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posted September 23, 2004 03:44 PM  
a lot of you guy worry too much about the wrong things
firstly oil will not cause a motor to miss... secondly you can't pick up the high dollar stuff at the parts store or trailer
lately i have been ordering cases of Napa 20w 50 12 qts to a case and i have had not one problem with that oil... i am also using the new napa racing filter...
the miss more then likely is not ignition related

hobby10k
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Total posts: 226
posted September 23, 2004 10:06 PM  
Ha ha ha, funny No sorry, we got a guy named stormy at our track and thought that you where him. race hard!!

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stormy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 49
posted September 24, 2004 11:29 AM  
Im convinced that once the oil heated up it was breaking down or getting too thin not allowing the lifters to pump up enough causing a miss at high R.P.M.

PEDDLER
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Total posts: 446
posted September 27, 2004 06:36 PM  
Napa oil is Valvoline;
NAPA filters are Wix;

I've used Valvoline 50W Racing oil for years except for 3 years that a sponsor insisted we use Chevron Delo 400 50W. No problems with either.

bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted September 28, 2004 06:36 PM  
kendall is owned by conoco phillips. after speaking with the kendall rep(I'm a dealer)
was assured the compounding formulas are the same for the racing products(not so with the street oil). course that was a salesman telling me that He has been around many years though. The green color was removed as nonessential.

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