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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Simon, I'm sure that the car spares shop on Kingston Road - just before South Wimbledon Station do it, can't remeber their name - i think its called something like C and amp; C - its opposite the tyre place - HI Q - or something like that - does that help - or am I not making sense.
 
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LOL - that idea didn't last long!
What do Ralliart recommend/use for your beastie Simon?
I have been looking around recently for some decent oil for mine and AMSOIL came out tops. Mobil 1 is also good (better than I thought) and readily available.
Also try Red Line 10W30 (Evoboy's fav ;) ), Miller's CFS 10W40 or Motul 300V 10W40.
Sorry but I just ordered the last 3 5litre cartons of AMSOIL 10W30 from Demon Tweaks :( , plenty of gear oil left apparently if you want it :).
They do next day delivery if you are desperate.

Have a look here for some interesting oil info and tests: http://www.rconcepts.com/beard/dragnet/drag/oilinfo.html

Also:
http://www.amsoil.com/
http://www.redlineoil.com/
http://www.millersoils.co.uk/
http://www.motul.com/

Demon Tweaks stock all the above oils
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
For the AMSOIL 10W30 on http://www.rconcepts.com/beard/dragnet/drag/oilinfo.html it has (out of those tested):
Lowest Ash content
Lowest Pour (particularly important this time of year)
Highest Flash point
Good VI (not the best I know but v.good none the less)

Looking through the net AMSOIL receives a good write up where ever you look. AMSOIL is roughly £1.70/litre cheaper than Red Line and £2.30/litre cheaper than Mobil 1, it's only 50p/litre more expensive than Magnatec! (thats all Demon Tweaks prices, you may get it cheaper elsewhere of course). The price was the clincher for me, if you stretch into their motorsports range then its more expensive but I think their standard range is more than good enough for my Evo.

Obviously people have their own preference for what oil they use, there is no right or wrong (well it has to be synth ;)) and I am not going to persuade anyone to change to one particular brand (that's why I gave a few links of good synth oils and tried not to purely plug one brand). If anyone wants to find a good oil then all the info is waiting out there in net land ;).
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Yeah , I read that data 2 , but Redline wasn't in the comparison.
Redline does outperform Amsoil and is still the only brand 2 use Polyol Ester base stock (same as jet turbine oil) , hence it's price.
Can't knock Amsoil tho , it's way better than Mobil 1 and the like , and the pricing is v.good :)
Only other oil I'd use wud b Motul , have used this in my Ducati's and it's good stuff , but ultimately , if u want 2 use the best Redline is the 1:)
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Ralliart recommend Castrol RS 10/60 (I think thats the spec!) NOT the 0/40 under any curcumstances. They say it should be a synthetic or semi synthetic oil. Many garages go for major brands like Castrol because they can buy it in bulk (45 gallon drums) while some of the oils that HH6 mentions probably are not as available in bulk. Buying any other way just eats into profit ;)
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Evoboy,

If you use Redline and it uses polyol esters then it must be very good at resisting high temps. We use Aeroshell 560 polyol ester based synthetic oil in the CFM 56's at work. One thing to be careful of, do not get this stuff on your skin as it will be absorbed into your body and cause permanent nervous system damage.

Redline looks to be a very good oil, any reason why you use 10/30 and not 10/40?

Clive
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Clive,
Suddenly everything about Evoboy falls into place. Too much of that oil in his skin. That's what it is
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Clive,
I use 10w30 after discussion with Redline in the US who confirm this is the grade they recommend for Eclipse turbo's , even when highly tuned , also Mitsubishi advise 10w30.

Interested 2 read yr comment on the danger of polyol Esters , will have 2 check with Redline.
BTW is a CFM 56 a compressor ?
 
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Problem

I cannot find any Castrol RS except the 0/40 so maybe I misheard because they said DO NOT use 0/40!
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Simon,

You can still get Castrol RS 10-60 - Demon Tweeks do it or go direct to Castrol Classic Oils which is a bit cheaper - about £28 for 4 litres, with free delivery if you order 8l or more (will try to dig out phone number but remember I posted it on an old oil thread if you can find it).

I've used RS 10-60 and Mobil 1 15-50 at different times in my car, both have been fine.

Steve.
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Evoboy,

CFM 56-3,5 and amp; 7 is the Turbofan engine used on the Boeing 737 series aircraft, internal temps upto 2000C, oil never replaced just replenished!
Nervous system damage is not an immediate thing, but can be caused by regular skin contact.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
'ere we go Simon - Castrol Classic Oils Tel 01954 231668, or www.castrolclassicoils.co.uk

Christ knows why they are selling it as a classic oil though!

Steve.
 
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