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    China - Oil quality testing

    Hi, this statement from China Consumer Reports appeared in a recent OATS Bulletin; "The watchdog ranked Mobil 1 as the highest performing lube, followed in second and third place by Shell Helix and Castrol, respectively. China’s Great Wall Jin Jixing and Kunlun Tianyuan came fourth and fifth...
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    Oil Industry situation (OATS)

    In the last five years, the top five natural resource groups have lost or written off nearly $50bn on bad deals or poor project management; four of these companies' bosses have also lost their jobs. If those statistics aren't remarkable enough, it is even more surprising that these energy majors...
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    Goodwood Revival 2012

    Hi, is anybody else going to this year's Goodwood Revival? Perhaps we could meet?? The "stars" this year are the pre WW2 Auto Union and Mercedes Benz racing cars
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    Lubricant specifications - pressure on reality

    Hi, this article is interesting. It reminded me of the reality check that the API needed in the 1970-1980s when engine Manufacturer's developments left the oil industry behind and they had to play catch-up. This cost a lot of end users a lot of money in the meantime!!! STARTS Senior Shell...
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    What lubricant for this?

    Hi, this is a bit of the distant past revisited! What type of lubricant would you use in an inline 8 of 5.66 litres developing 646bhp at 5800rpm and 683ft/lb of torque at 3000rpm used in mid distance races and fuelled by: 86% methyl-alcohol 8.8% acetone 4.4% nitro-benzene 0.8% sulphoric ether...
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    M1 0-40, 8.6k kms (5.4k miles) Mitsubishi 4G69S4N

    Hello, this is the second UOA from my Mitsubishi Sirius 4G69S4N 4 cyl MPI SOHC-MIVEC engine for which the following "life to date" operating data is relevant Distance - 10207 kms (6000 miles) Fuel used - 11.6 litres per 100km Use - Approx 90% Hiway/10% Urban-Parked up This operating period...
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    M1 0W-40, 3.4kkms (2.1kmiles), Mitsubishi 4G69S4N

    Hi, this is the first UOA from my Mitsubishi Sirius 4G69S4N 4 cyl MPI engine for which the following "life to date" operating data is relevant Life to date Distance - 4500 kms (2800 miles) Fuel used - 11 litres per 100km Use - Approx 70% Hiway/30% Urban DATA FOR THIS UOA Lubricant - M1 0W-40...
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    Thank you

    To Helen Wayne and the "Team" Thank you for starting this Forum - I'm sure it will help may people and lead to a much greater understanding of lubricants. lubrication and the important role UOAs can play
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    Mobil 1 0W-40 - 15889Kms Mercedes Benz CLK (M271)

    Hi, this is the UOA from my M291 engined (4 cyl, supercharged) CLK Benz The following "Life To Date" operating data is relevant and straight off the vehicle's computer Distance (LTD) - 48000 kms (29800 miles) Average speed (LTD) - 60 (61) km/h (37 (38) mph) Fuel used (LTD) - 7.9 (7.8) litres...
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    Delvac 1 5W-40 - 15410kms - Porsche Boxster 2.7

    Hi, this is the latest Used Oil Analysis result from my Porsche Boxster (986) 2.7ltr Tiptronic Engine data M9622 & Tiptronic @ 126658 kms (78655 miles) Operation over 15410 kms (9570 miles) - 17+ months A number of long high speed trips (80%) and a small amount (20%) of Urban running. Revs...
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    Shell - advertising in OZ

    Hi, much is said on BITOG about advertising claims! Today I received a newspaper "flyer" concerning Shell's PCMOs It states: "Shell Helix Ultra cleans up to 5 x better* Then in the smallest of print size; *Tested against an API SL/CF mineral oil They are comparing an unknown Brand "X"...
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    Charlies here in Airlie Beach

    Hi, our Alaskan conributor - Charlie - is here in Airlie Beach with his lovely wife Martha I met with them today for coffee They have a fantastic Unimog set up as some of you will already know Thanks for your fellowship Charlie & Martha - it is a small World really!
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    38th ADAC Nurburgring 24hr Race

    Hello, I thought this may be of interesting to some I am in Nurburg is Germany - at the Nurburgring. The 38th annual 24hr race is underway. some things that may be of interest 1 - Mobil1 0W-40 is the oil used by Porsche in their race cars - including the new Hybrid! It is an "off the shelf"...
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    Castrol R4 5W-40 - Suzuki Burgman 650

    Hi, this is the UOA from my 08 Suzuki Burgman AN650K (2 cyl) The following operating data is relevant: Use - Local trips 30-80kms (20-50 miles) Method - WOT quire regularly (CVT transmission) Speeds - Regular high speed to 180kmh (110mph) Total distance - 8100 kms ( miles) Fuel used - 5...
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    A great read - "The Prize" by Daniel Yergin

    Hi, I was given a book "The Prize" as a Xmas gift after speaking with a friend who had read it It is a great read and covers the history of oil exploration and the factors that determined where we are today. It provides an detailed insight into the Oil Companies we all know so...
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    Delvac 1 5W-40/14598 kms/Porsche Boxster 2.7 (986)

    Hi, this is the latest Used Oil Analysis result from my Porsche Boxster (986) 2.7ltr Tiptronic Engine data M9622 & Tiptronic @ 111650 kms (69335miles) Operation over 14598kms (9065 miles) - 14+ months A number of long high speed trips (80%) and a small amount (20%) of Urban running. Revs...
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    Mobil 1 0W-40 - 20588kms Mercedes Benz CLK (M271)

    Hi, this is the UOA from my M271 engined (4 cyl, supercharged) CLK Mercedes Benz The following "life to date" operating data is relevant and straight off the vehicle's computer Distance - 32400 kms (20120 miles) Avge speed - 61km/h (38 mph) Fuel used - 7.9 litres per 100km DATA FOR THIS UOA...
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    Delvac 1 5w-40/15.7k kms/Porsche Boxster 2.7 (986)

    Hi, this is the latest Used Oil Analysis results from my Porsche Boxster (986) 2.7ltr Tiptronic Engine data M9622 & Tiptronic @ 98677kms (61260miles) Operation over 15677kms (9730 miles) - 10 months A number of long high speed trips (85%) and a small amount (15%) of Urban running Revs rarely...
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    0w-40 viscosity engine oils

    Hi, for some time now engine oils with a viscosity of 0w-40 seem to have been targeted as "poor performers" by some people on here. Excessive "shearing", "excessive valve train wear" and "excessive ring/bore wear" are the most popular issues raised - I have never seen any substantiation for...
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    Delvac 1 5w-40, 5016 miles, Porsche 928S4 V8

    Hi, This is the sixth UOA on Mobil's Delvac 1 5w-40 CH-4/SJ oil used in this engine Ten UOA's were undertaken over the last three years Details: Car - PORSCHE - MY89 - 928S4 Auto (alloy DOHC 32v water cooled V8 @ 320hp) Speedo - 145168kms (90150miles) Oil - Mobil Delvac 1 5w-40...
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