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Author Topic: Fluids used in AutoX and Daily driver  (Read 3690 times)
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« on: January 11, 2013, 06:30:56 PM »

So, just wondering what kind of oil people use in there vehicles?
I just changed the fluids in the Vette. I used Royal Purple in the Transmission and Differential and for the engine I use Amsoil (been using amsoil for as long as I can remember, prolly should have used it in the trans and diff)
What do you use in your vehicle?

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 04:02:13 AM »

Amsoil in the daily driver, Amsoil in the race cars, Pennzoil dino motor oil in the Caprice and Amsoil in the trans.  Amsoil also makes a pretty decent brake fluid, though I'll use whatever I have lying around (Wilwood, Super Blue, etc).
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 06:08:37 AM »

10 Liter Mobil 1 for the Engine
2.5 Liter Kendal for the transaxle

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 08:01:11 AM »

Amsoil in the Camaro and the Monza. Whatever is on sale in almost anything else. Redline PS fluid in the Camaro, even though it has a cooler on it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 04:39:26 PM »

Klotz Racing products for all parts of the Car.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 09:43:26 PM »

Amsoil in the motor, Redline MT90 in the trans, whatever brake fluid....will be Amsoil when I redo my brakes this spring. GM supercharger oil in the SC.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 11:49:06 AM »

AMSOil in everything I drive except for the Wankel Engine vehicle.  Rotella in that one.  Engines, trans and differentials are all filled with AMSOil products.  I am even running it in my coolant systems and brake systems.  By the way I am and independent dealer of AMSOil and be would like to give the Wholesale cost to all VMSC members.  Just give me a call or email @ churchillsynthetics@gmail.com if interested.  Just added the website to this post for your browsing pleasure.

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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 08:49:31 PM »

Mobil 1 15W-50 in the Porsche and Mobil 1. 10W-30 in the Miata. Redline gear and trans oil in the Miata. After working in the oil industry for a lot of years it is always a good idea to use API certified oils. Brake fluids are just high boiling point ethers and are rated by the SAE, higher number is better.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 07:38:45 AM »

i'm a believer in using the lightest cold weight oil you can possibly find. it circulates better on start up. i use mobil 0-w40 all year around. as far as i've been able to tell, i think that should be a great oil for just about any car. the 0 isn't "too thin" because when it's cold, it's still more viscous than the 40 allows it to be when hot.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 10:40:16 AM »

The benefits and features that I look for in any oil product is the thermal stability, oxidative stability, cold-temperature fluidity, volatility, and also friction control.  I also take note and concerns on the surface protective additives in which includes anti-wear agents, rust and corrosion inhibitors, detergents to help keep surfaces free of deposits, alkalinity additives to help nuetralize acids, dispersants and last but not least friction modifiers to help reduce friction in the engine and drivetrain.  Read the fine print and be careful what you put in your daily drivers and performance vehicles.
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 12:25:24 PM »

I would agree that the lowest winter grade 0W will give the best oil pumpability on start-up. The 0W does require a low base oil viscosity and the 40 is achieved with polymers. They will give some shear thinning so they will run a little lighter with use. The wider the grade difference the more polymer required which can give piston ring deposits at high temperatures. High quality synthetics are usually blended with alpha-olefin base oils which provide excellent load carrying properties. I would be cautious with 0W-30 and 0W-40 conventional oils unless they are recommended by your manufacturer.
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