Engine Oil Lab Test

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    shit i think im changing oil now. im going for the penrite synth 5. i was using the mobil synth s, thanks for the info emanuel.
     
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    Like to see how Castrol Edge 0w-40 would do.

    I'll wait for that one.

    I actually went the Castrol Edge Fully Syn over the Penrite one.

    Mistake maybe ?
     
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    This test was shown to not be accurate way of measuring oils.. will find the link if I can, but DONT take it as gospel.

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    found it
    http://www.streetforce.com.au/news/01_oils_aint_oils.php

    MOD EDIT: Nice find, but please refrain from using colours within links (especially dark ones as they're difficult to impossible to read). Thanks :)
     
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    still an interesting way of doing it, and would show some relevance to engine testing though.
     
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    Thanks nice find. Looks like we will have to wait for there next oil test.
    For now Royal Purple and Penrite Synthetic look good.
     
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    Well I use Royal Purple Max Gear (75/90) in my skyline gearbox. Definately made it nicer to shift, and seemed alot better than whatever the compliance shop put in there. So Royal Purple seems to have their wits about them, but I think bottom line is, whatever oil you use, regular changes/service is what keeps engines in top nick ;) Every 5k reglardless of brand I think is a smart thing to do.
     
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    yep, 5000km changes of average 10w40 semi-synth is going to be better than 20000km changes of the very best 0w30 fully synth.
     
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    Mate of mine runs Slide-FX drift team in WA, he has it in all his cars. Yes he is also sponsored by them and a distributer as well, i'm about to put it in my Sil80, i'll let you know if i notice any difference

    Yes i've read the magazines post script, but all the oils were tested under the same conditions and still a load and pressure bearing test.
     
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    I have to say the Royal purple 10w40 is not high in my books as I have done less than 2000km and the engine is now tapping a bit.

    I think I'm going to stick with Penrite.
     
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    Emanuel there's an exhaustive analysis of gear oil on the Amsoil site which shows where Royal Purple shines, and where it fails (and a good comparison with a lot of other brands, too). While that is gear oil I think its a good indication of the products each manufacturer is putting out - most use certain additives or oils with a certain chemical advantage in some areas, which makes them fall behind in others (for example fantastic shearing strength but poor mechanical stability, causing them to break down extremely rapidly).

    There's a link to that somewhere on the forums elsewhere.
     
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    So whats the outcome of all this?? Gotta do the oil soon and i dont really want to be putting the wrong one in....

    Is it simply a matter of suck it and see?

    Cheers, Bart
     
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    bloddy hell, some of them oils i woul't run in my car, i wonder how magnatec would perform
     
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    Bart - Amsoil 0w30
     
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    can this be bought from normal auto stores, or is one of those hard-to-track down oils? also whats the RRP onit?

    Cheers Brad.
     
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    This has been posted before, but there it is again.
    You will have to make an order and they will post it to you I think.

    Amsoil dealers in Australia

    VIC, TAS, NSW, ACT: A1 OILS – Australia
    Peter Crossing
    Po Box 7007
    Broken Hill, NSW, 2880
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    WEB:www.a1oils.com.au
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    WA: Dean (Doc) Harrison
    Synthetic Lubricants WA
    188 Maddington Road
    Maddington, WA, 6109
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    QLD: Ross Lawson
    Alpha Lubrication
    PO Box 479
    Maroochydore, QLD, 4558
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    SA, NT, TAS: Bruce and Kath Pavier
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    Have a geeze at this I dont have any close up shots of the test metal samples but will do soon. Its the same sort of test machine used in the tests above but on a smalller scale. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1VUxtHn7JM this real no hoax !!!!!!
     

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