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    3.0EB The belief of oil brand switch problems

    3.0 Ford Ecoboost at 45k miles Guys, I've been using Ravenol DXG 5W-30 for the past ~30k miles it's fully certified as per Ford, Acea, ILSAC, Dexos, etc., it's additivized with Tungsten, Molybdenum, OFC, etc. Had no problems, changed it every 4 to 5k miles. Here's the question: I couldn't resist...
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    Ravenol RSP vs REP vs DXG

    Virtually the only oil on the market with completely disclosed and stated ingredients. Yes, bragging with tri-nuclear moly, OFC and tungsten as well as PAO+Esters 100% synthetic base and 256°C flash point and 6% volatility... BTW, the new DXG has HTHS 3.25. I use it for two days now. There...
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    Ravenol Excessive For My Needs?

    Answering OP and the way discussion went from tne middle onwards. Ravenol is not an overkill, they also have moderately priced oils, but then why use them. Ravenol USVO PAO with tungsten, tri-nuclear Moly and OFM is also not an overkill. I lived through all market anomalies from actual...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    Mobil also struggled introducing SN+, Castrol has most of it's products with flash points at 210°C and some with 198... Motul didn't have modern standsrds for several years. Fuchs is all recommendations. With sporadic warni g that it is only compatible with DPF only with low sulfur fuels. Yes...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    I am also not a fan of ZDDP, also, we were racing with relatively modern direct action DOHC. 2.0 N/A doesn't necessarily load the oil much even at 240whp. My preference has always been for lighter oils SAE-50 or even SAE-40, good cooling and proper clearances, honing and rings. It has to...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    Cleansump, That's not the case sir. I am also hobby / garage DIY maintenance and even engine builder on few occasions on my own and on more occasions as part of a group X3 racing team (up to 2.0 n/a). - including designing induction systems and exhaust, choosing cams, clearances, honing...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    The site had became outlandishly anti car guy. BTW, similar very substantiated posts filled with knowledgeable pathos costed me a full set of valvetrain except the cams of then new Mustang GT. The anty SAE-20 campaign from 2005-onwards. ->So, oil at 6-7-8-10k miles is better than new oil? Yes...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    At 5k miles, fuel efficiency has just began worsening perceivably. 1L/100 or ~2mpg. If you drive another 5k mi, the additional fuel cost for 21 gal/80L will be exactly 120-130 Euro or 140$, in the US that's around 80$. - that's your oil change. With extended oci you pay the same, but wear more...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    The discussion went to bullying very fast when the poor east Europeans told the rich westerners that long OCIs are not justified and harmful. Another example. Renault Bulgaria refuses to change the oil of a brand new Megane 1.33tce before 30k km. My colleague combined a trip to Turkey with...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    I don't care about oxidation. - to clarify. The worst generalization is oci based on mileage alone. Even the car manuals differentiate city, towing, winter, high speed, etc. conditions which are left on the subjective judgment of the user. So, just as per the car manual of a contemporary Lincoln...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    Your irony is pointless. Even only below -10C the differences are very significant. In the summer we are splitting hairs about fractions of the second quicker lubrication. and the only acceptable in the test is rated -48C. I have made cold starts at -26C - back then I had Motul E-tech 0W-40...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    if we are going to get in the particulars... Calculate the heat time-constant and conductivity of pistons, cylinders and cylinder head. No need to mention absolute torque or pressure loads through connecting rods over the effective area of bearings. - this will show you why a HD truck engine is...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    The filtration in trucks is on another level, also the speed and loads are different. Trucks are not passenger cars. You'll be surprised by the engine hours though. A truck might achieve a lifetime average speed of 45-50 mph, so those 150k km equal 1900 engine hours, that's ten 5k mi OCI of...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    You also have a point, but your example is particularly bad. Motul X-cess is a mediocre and unremarkable oil that should be thrown away at exactly 3-4k miles. Here in Bulgaria it was very popular as being a 8100 series that had good reputation from 20 years ago. I abandoned it about five years...
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    Anti Oxidation and Euro Oils

    Just to let you know, in EU whoever follows 30k km / 15k mi OCI gets a broken engine in the frame of 40k mi. Most notorious for that are current VW 1.8tsi which just can't go through the second or third OCI. Allot of Mazdas also clog their oil rings from long OCI's. Engines with timing chains...
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    WSS-M2C930-A

    Hi, I also have a 05 4.6-3V GT ang have been through all kinds of oils which costed me one cam phasers change, one rocker arm set of 24 and two hydraulic lifters changes. Last update was a set of Ford Racing 24 lifters and 24 rockers. Tried Fuchs 0-20 - absolutely no standards or approvals...
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