View Poll Results: Synthetic oil or not?
Yes I use synthetic oil
301
65.72%
No I do not use synthetic oil
140
30.57%
Hell, I don't even know where the oil cap is
17
3.71%
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Old 08-04-2004, 09:06 PM
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Old 10-23-2004, 07:07 PM
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Most high performance conversion companies (now called tuners) use Redline. Mostly 10W-30 for cars up to 800 HP. I do think Redline from everything I read is the best stuff out there; especially in lower viscosities. I am going to say their 20W-50 is around near equal to Mobil-1 V-Twin.

If I wasn't using V-Twin my next consideration would be Redline.

Mobil-1 V-Twin has high ester content that prevents condensation dispersal and facilitates better burn-off easier.
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amsoil in everything.
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Mobil 1 all the way.
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My son and I were invloved in IMSA endurance auto racing in the 80's after I stopped racing offshore.

The only oil that lasted through a 24 hour race was synthetic. Many hours at redline and the engines were just fine.

In some of the GTO classes, Corvettes, Camaros, etc. the only way a rear end would live for the entire 24 hours was to use synthetics.

I still break my engines in with regular oil, but use synthetics after that. One word of caution if you have Harleys.....they have their own blend of synthetic and it works better for those engines than does Mobil 1 or some of the others.

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Old 10-26-2004, 01:37 PM
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I am sorry, prelube is a waste of money. my 2 cents
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Redline Race oil changed every 25 hours (14qts each motor).
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Amsoil is a rip off.
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Old 10-26-2004, 01:44 PM
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I am sorry, prelube is a waste of money. my 2 cents
In a car that is run everyday maybe, not in an application where the motor sits for weeks at a time. Takes a long time to build pressure. The money, $150 vs $40,000 for a motor, not much of a waste. I also give them a light Marvel fogging if I know they will sit for more than a week.
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Amsoil is a rip off.
Ok now, you can't make a crack like that without backing it up. And no, your other Amsoil bashing thread doesn't do it either. I mean something other than "Amsoil didn't cut my fuel consumption in half".
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