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jammin
Administrator
posted July 20, 2000 08:00 AM
Just wanna hear what types of oil that everyone uses and if you are running synthetics or regular. I use Castrol in most of my engines......20-50 most of the time....I have to usually change it about every 2nd weekend with alky.


RickP
Member
posted July 20, 2000 11:49 AM
Jammin,
I use Mobil 1 15-50 and run it for 4 consecutive events prior to changing it. Reason being in our stock class we cannot run oil coolers and if we get to going green to checkerds my oil temps will peak out over 310 deg. Engine builder says conventional oils won't take this very long but OK with synthetic. Otherwise all of the other cars at our track use Penzoil 25-50 conventional.
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12p
Member
posted July 20, 2000 01:50 PM
i also use valveline 50 wt. racing oil but with jb oil treatment added to every oil change, done every 3 races i cut the oil filter apart also, i have 25 races on this 355 and it is still going strong and nothing bad showing up in the filter


RickP
Member
posted July 21, 2000 08:20 AM
What is the straight weight oil like when the motor is cold? I know we start racing in March/april. Still cold enough for a winter jacket at night.
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BK19
Member
posted July 21, 2000 07:52 PM
in mn we start in may and the second night it was like 40 degrees and it ran good had no problems


Pickel
Member
posted July 23, 2000 09:03 PM
We use Kendal racing 50. I've been using it for years and haven't had any problems.


VIPER000
Member
posted July 28, 2000 02:05 PM
WE USE VALVOLINE 20W-50 AS DO MANY OF OUR COMPEDITORS


kong
Member
posted July 28, 2000 10:35 PM
Hey Viper000. Do you know what the difference is between Valvolines regular 20-50 and the racing 20-50 besides the price? Wondering if it was worth the 70 cents a quart to use the racing oil.


CHASSISCAT
Member
posted July 30, 2000 11:56 AM
You guys may think me nuts, but I have run Chevron Delo 400 50wt with STP additive in an alcohol 14 to mtr. with no oil related problems.Engine tear down mid year and end of season. Usually 30 to 35 nights in a season.Oil change every 2nd race.
I belive any good oil will do a good job if maintained correctly.


rebel yell
Member
posted July 30, 2000 05:45 PM
i run havoline 20-50 and have for 5 years now. i change oil after each sat night of racing . all my friends say that i dont need to change it that much but i've had a lot less engine failure than those boys have. we all run the 3tc toyota motors here in alabama and they turn some rpms and i think clean oil is a key to long motor life.

wyers racing

loves to race anytime anyplace

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