[Mgs] Oil Additive
mvheim at sonic.net
Fri Jul 5 19:02:48 MDT 2019
Right, but there are other brands. I use Mobil1 15W50. Others use Royal Purple, Joe Gibbs, Kendall or AMSoil brands.
mvheim at sonic.net
> On Jul 5, 2019, at 5:49 PM, FrankK <frankk12 at verizon.net> wrote:
> Max: I did get some Valvoline Racing Oil (not for street use!) but after some of the negative comments on here regarding its use I am questioning its use now.
> From: Max Heim via Mgs <>
> Sent: Friday, July 5, 2019 6:41 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Mgs] Oil Additive
> I agree with Charley… I did that for a while but it was inconvenient, and once I found a proper oil it was pointless.
> Consider, if you have to top off your oil by adding a quart between changes (as is common), are you also adding the exact proportional amount of your additive? It’s just impractical to deal with on a regular basis. There is nothing magical about Castrol 20W50.
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB
>> On Jul 5, 2019, at 3:26 PM, Charley Robinson via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net <>> wrote:
>> Why raise your cost by adding an additive when there are oils that already have the zinc? I use VR1; all the local auto parts stores have it.
>> On 7/5/2019 10:50 AM, FrankK via Mgs wrote:
>>> There was a great deal of discussion here regarding the use of different oil to compensate for the lack of ZDDP in oil these days. I didn’t see anyone include a discussion of the practice of adding ZDDP to oil that is lacking in it. There are several sources where it is available and I have availed myself of it and added it to my Castrol 20-50 when I change the oil in my 80 MGBLE.
>>> Is there a problem in doing this in lieu of using Valvoline Racing Oil say?
>>> Frank Krajewski
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