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Motor oil test, shocking results Mobil 1, Redline, Royal Pur


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803883 posted 06/20/09 12:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      

Not a bad read

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803888 posted 06/20/09 12:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
pretty interesting... Makes me wanna go buy some royal purple



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803891 posted 06/20/09 01:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What? No Amsoil tested?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803896 posted 06/20/09 01:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Test info provided by amsoil. Its funny to see how the independent lab that amsoil payed to have the test done rates all the oils.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803897 posted 06/20/09 01:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes would have been great to see Amsoil and Valvoline full synthetic on that test, especially considering how well the Valvoline Durablend performed.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803900 posted 06/20/09 01:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So according to the independent Amsoil test, the Mobil One 15w50 that I use seems to be okay stuff. I wonder why in the first test posted they used 0w40 weight oil.



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Edited by turbowop (06/20/09 01:35 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803901 posted 06/20/09 01:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
WOW!!

I have always liked Valvoline. I am pretty satisfied with those results. But damn! Royal Purple FTW!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803903 posted 06/20/09 01:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

So according to the independent Amsoil test, the Mobil One 15w50 that I use seems to be okay stuff. I wonder why in the first test posted they used 0w40 weight oil.




I would like to see a test of Amsoil vs RP vs mobil on. All using a 20w50 oil.

I really think they are good oils. I just put RP back in my car for the first time this year after the engine brake in. I went back to it because of the way my bearing looked last year.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803907 posted 06/20/09 02:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wow, $30 a liter for the Royal Purple Racing 51 oil! I cna change the oil in a semi for around the same money..

But holy crap that stuff is good, but Was the Amsoil Test actually saying it was better than the Royal Purple though?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803911 posted 06/20/09 02:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting dsm_drew:

Yes would have been great to see Amsoil and Valvoline full synthetic on that test, especially considering how well the Valvoline Durablend performed.




I would have liked to see Valvoline full synthetic on that test too. Mainly, because I've been running that lately. I'll continue to do so. Mainly because it's a $1 cheaper a Qt then Mobil 1 at spraw-mart.

I've kind of always wondered about those test though. I mean, how are those test really a comparison on what goes on in a engine? I've seen a few high mileage pics of mobil 1 ran 4g63t heads and cranks with hardly any wear and very clean.

Are the race oils sold to the public, not the same that gets used on the track? Are they not proven in real cars?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803938 posted 06/20/09 04:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I use Valvoline Durablend too. My mechanic advised me to use this oil (it's actually the only oil he keeps in his shop). At first, I wasn't really convinced but he told me that it's actually really good, so I was like what the hell, at least its not that expensive, plus it can't be that bad. Well, I guess it turned out he was right about it being good.



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Edited by GIjoe (06/20/09 04:46 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803943 posted 06/20/09 05:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When it comes to oil, I listen to BITOG.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803945 posted 06/20/09 05:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^their follow up article

http://www.streetcommodores.com/images/tech/PDF/132oiltech.pdf

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803948 posted 06/20/09 05:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
when any of those other companies walk the walk, like:
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and:
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or:
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THEN i might use something else. anyone ever seen a commercial by mobil about the million mile bmw? and why not? also, at about 600k, the bmw blew a coolant hose, and the computer shut it down. the next day, the engineers came in, found the car stopped. they disassembled the motor, and measured for wear. there was none, so they reassembled it, and ran it to a million miles. then the car was driver to vegas, and put on display. after that, it was driven back to new york, and it now lives in the bmw museum in germany.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 803967 posted 06/20/09 07:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I saw the falex test done in '99 at a local st. louis royal purple distributor. I was pretty impressed by it, but I always thought they were just showing off one characteristic where they had an advantage? Never had a problem w/ royal purple in my SS, but I did switch to M1 0-W40 after reviewing many oil analysis results by other SS owners.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 804076 posted 06/21/09 10:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:

So according to the independent Amsoil test, the Mobil One 15w50 that I use seems to be okay stuff. I wonder why in the first test posted they used 0w40 weight oil.




Thats what I have been using in my turbo cars since I started seeing it around here a few years ago. Before like 06 i couldnt find it and ran 10w30.


Edited by crankwalk (06/21/09 10:18 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 804135 posted 06/21/09 03:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Strange indeed that they used 0w40. 15w50 is the only stuff I've ever put into 889 and it seems to be doing its job.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 804167 posted 06/21/09 07:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have always been told how good RP is. I have never used it though. After looking at that test I showed it to my brother in law who owns an '07 Si. He got RP engine oil and trans oil. We changed it today and after a good test drive, he says it is like driving a new car. You can't deny how good the RP is for sure...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 804211 posted 06/21/09 10:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I run RP in everything. Diff/xcase/trans/engine. When my trans was apart for the new 2nd gear I asked the guy who built in to my how it looked and he said great.
I just did a oil change and I can say my car runs smoother going from 10w40 non synthetic to the RP 20w50. Next time I change the oil I may try 20w50 mobile one and see if I feel any difference between the Way the car runs on the RP compared to the Mobile one

People don't flame me for running a thick oil. It is a must when running aluminum rods.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 804227 posted 06/22/09 12:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
All engines are different though so what works good in one may not work for another. I like Shell Rotella HD. It's cheap and contains higher levels of zinc like most "racing oils".



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 804289 posted 06/22/09 09:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Reminds me of those tests for Duralube, lol.

Never had any problems with Mobil 1, or really any other good synthetic oil. I've heard the RP is good for engine oil, but mixed on diff/trans oil, etc., so just went with M1 again.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 804400 posted 06/22/09 05:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've been running RP in my trans for a few years. The minute I put that stuff in & went through the 1st gear I could feel the difference. M1 15w50 has always been in my engine. No complaints there either.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 804493 posted 06/22/09 09:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I use 10w30 Mobil 1 non syn in all our mitsus except those equipped with 4B11.
use 20W-50 Castrol Syn Blend on my Rav4.
I have a case of Mobil 1 Full synth 10w30 for the VR4.
Use 5w-30 Castrol Syntec on one of my customers 8G Galant VR4 (6A13TT) (Mitsu recommends 0w-30 for that car)

I like using the thinner oils since it keeps the car running quiet. Didn't like the high idle oil pressure we got on 20w-50 on my engine builders RVR using full synth.

Even using castrol on his car his bearings looked very healthy when he tore the motor apart @ 100,000Km



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 804612 posted 06/23/09 09:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^I thought all Mobil 1 oils were synthetic. You can have Mobil non synth but not Mobil 1.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 804799 posted 06/23/09 07:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
thanks for the correction



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