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Post  kjett on March 27th 2018, 1:59 pm

I used Brad Penn 10w30 on my old 488 with some pretty heavy nitrous use. All the bearings looked good when we pullet it apart. Granted I was only running a few seconds at a time, but 3 years of abuse and they still look new
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Post  away on March 28th 2018, 9:37 am

http://www.schaefferoil.com/race-engines.html

I use the 191 Micron Moly 20W-50 for use with methanol!
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Post  rbro460 on March 28th 2018, 12:42 pm

(I use the 191 Micron Moly 20W-50 for use with methanol!)

I will have to call the tec line and ask how well Micron Moly is with E85.
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Post  IDT-572 on March 28th 2018, 12:57 pm

Any of Schaeffer's oils are compatible with e85, I have already checked on this.
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Post  rbro460 on March 28th 2018, 1:26 pm

Thanks IDT-572, saves some time.
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Post  cool40 on March 28th 2018, 2:08 pm

away wrote:http://www.schaefferoil.com/race-engines.html

I use the 191 Micron Moly 20W-50 for use with methanol!
this! Very Happy
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Post  504T on March 29th 2018, 5:36 am

hmmm... I run the Brad Penn 15-40 semi-synthetic - with methanol. works fine, been using it for years. I chose it based on a recommendation from Total Seal.
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Post  Curt on March 30th 2018, 5:28 pm

504T wrote:hmmm... I run the Brad Penn 15-40 semi-synthetic - with methanol. works fine, been using it for years. I chose it based on a recommendation from Total Seal.

Methanol is not ethanol.
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Post  57ford custom on April 5th 2018, 9:47 am

Doesn't anybody use 20/50 Valvolene racing oil?
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Post  IDT-572 on April 5th 2018, 10:29 am

I did years ago, until I started using Schaeffer. Oil analysis started coming back in the single digit on wear partials in part per million.

Temps dropped, extended drain intervals, and fuel mileage went up too.

Royal Purple will show the same results as will Amsoi, but their price is over double with no added benefit.
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Post  Tomasw on April 5th 2018, 6:22 pm

IDT-572 wrote:I did years ago, until I started using Schaeffer. Oil analysis started coming back in the single digit on wear partials in part per million.

Temps dropped, extended drain intervals, and fuel mileage went up too.  

Royal Purple will show the same results as will Amsoi, but their price is over double with no added benefit.  

How long do you run the Schaeffer oil before changing? I'll have to see if I can find some locally.
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Post  rbro460 on April 5th 2018, 8:33 pm

Tomasw wrote:
IDT-572 wrote:I did years ago, until I started using Schaeffer. Oil analysis started coming back in the single digit on wear partials in part per million.

Temps dropped, extended drain intervals, and fuel mileage went up too.  

Royal Purple will show the same results as will Amsoi, but their price is over double with no added benefit.  

How long do you run the Schaeffer oil before changing? I'll have to see if I can find some locally.


I went to Schaeffer web page and there's a tab for "look for Dealer" put your zip in and bingo!
There's one about 15 miles from me. Going to call and make sure they have the weight i'm looking for.
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Post  rbro460 on April 5th 2018, 8:36 pm

IDT-572 wrote:I did years ago, until I started using Schaeffer. Oil analysis started coming back in the single digit on wear partials in part per million.

Temps dropped, extended drain intervals, and fuel mileage went up too.  

Royal Purple will show the same results as will Amsoi, but their price is over double with no added benefit.  

Ok IDT, What oil filter are you using with Schaeffer 5w-50?

I Had chebby guys tell me to use Wix.
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Post  IDT-572 on April 6th 2018, 9:08 am

Tomasw wrote:
IDT-572 wrote:I did years ago, until I started using Schaeffer. Oil analysis started coming back in the single digit on wear partials in part per million.

Temps dropped, extended drain intervals, and fuel mileage went up too.  

Royal Purple will show the same results as will Amsoi, but their price is over double with no added benefit.  

How long do you run the Schaeffer oil before changing? I'll have to see if I can find some locally.

They offer a oil analysis service as long as your buying their oil. Take a sample of each oil change and they will recommend the drain intervals.

It has a lot to do with the environment your running it in and how good of shape your engine is.

They provide a sample bottle that's self labeled, just follow the instructions fill out the info card, and put it in the mail.
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Post  IDT-572 on April 6th 2018, 9:09 am

rbro460 wrote:
IDT-572 wrote:I did years ago, until I started using Schaeffer. Oil analysis started coming back in the single digit on wear partials in part per million.

Temps dropped, extended drain intervals, and fuel mileage went up too.  

Royal Purple will show the same results as will Amsoi, but their price is over double with no added benefit.  

Ok IDT, What oil filter are you using with Schaeffer 5w-50?

I Had chebby guys tell me to use Wix.

I run a Jomar filter on my race car, and FL-1A on everything else.
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Post  HorsinAround on April 6th 2018, 2:15 pm

away wrote:http://www.schaefferoil.com/race-engines.html

I use the 191 Micron Moly 20W-50 for use with methanol!

I was just looking at that and will see if I can get a case to try. Was at PRI last year and Brad Penn said they were good running their synthetic 20/50 race oil with Methanol, so I ran it all last year and even changed it pretty frequently. Last night I ran it before putting away for the winter, I noticed after 6 passes, Oil temp was about 210 and pressure was about 30psi at idle, so I am planning to pull the engine and inspect the bearings before running this year.
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Post  Colt Macara on April 6th 2018, 10:45 pm

rbro460 wrote:I do plan on finishing this build with running E85. Don't want the oil to jell, so that was good info. I do have mech roller lifters, ES-615 Cam.
1.73 rockers with a stud girdle. Blue Thunder "B" ported heads with 2 1/4 primary into 4in collectors.

I'm thinking a syn oil that will work with E85 with be what I go with. Thanks for all the info.                          

How big? Cubic inches on "this build"?
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Post  MarkJ on May 17th 2020, 9:35 am

My car has been sitting for 10 years. Tore engine down to freshen. The oil in the pan and tank looked fresh, no sludge or sign of seperation. Will try to load up a picture of what was in the bottom of "10" year old oil. Just curious why the bottled oil seperated and the "ran" oil did not. Thinking I will go back with Mobile 1.Motor oil everyone use's, Preference??? - Page 2 20200510


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Post  rmcomprandy on May 17th 2020, 11:23 am

rbro460 wrote:So what brand or brands of motor oil does you all using? I have a 484ci 600hp reworked 460 4 bolt main. The guy I bought it from used Quaker State.
All hp good parts, I will have to look up specs later. 50 pass's on the motor, 35 were with a 200 shot of juice. How good is Joe Gibbs oil?

I presume it uses gasoline...? Is it solid or hydraulic lifters...?

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