10/30 Micro Moly-Schaeffers # 306

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Is anyone using this oil as a alternative to the OTC Dino's like Castol and Pennzoil ect? The Cold crank pressure is a good bit lower than what I have seen, the HTHS is there plus your sure to get the Moly :)And a flash point of 446 F which is dang good for a SL rated dino! I am going to order some and give it a try in a couple of the older cars here.It has gotta be some good stuff concidering who makes it.The price is right as well [Cool] 5/30 version is available as well. [ October 16, 2002, 08:14 PM: Message edited by: dragboat ]
 

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The Schaeffer's blend is so cost effective though, I wonder why you'd go with their conventional oil though? Although it would be interesting to see how it holds up, so we do need a guinea pig. [Smile]
 
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Originally posted by Patman: The Schaeffer's blend is so cost effective though, I wonder why you'd go with their conventional oil though? Although it would be interesting to see how it holds up, so we do need a guinea pig. [Smile]
Patman, he would just be one of many thousands of (guinea pigs as you say) to use it. I sell just as much of schaeffer's conventional or maybe more than the blends. I use that same one in two of my cars. And like the Moly Bond, I personally think it holds up just as good as the blends. I was going two and a half times longer than the manual said with a Volvo dump truck. with analysis to back it up. [Coffee]
 
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I bought 5 quarts of this stuff (well, the 10W40) for my brother's Kawasaki Ninja. He was using Castrol GTX 10W40 (I didn't know it had a trace of moly in it) and I was concerned that the emission-friendly automotive oil wasn't adequately protecting his gearbox which shares a sump with the engine. I would have preferred to get him the synthetic blend but he is old school and never uses "synthetics." so I decided on the Micron Moly formula. The Micron Moly oil was $2.75 per quart from Texarkana Tim while the 7000 Synthetic Blend with moly was only $3.00. The increase in price is negligible. I would have preferred to get him the 15W40 blend which should have been a perfect weight of oil for a bike calling for a 10W40 conventional. --- Bror Jace
 

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David, I guess I meant he would be the guinea pig on this board [Smile] But like Bror said, the price difference is so minimal, it almost makes no sense NOT to run the blend.
 

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Well the OTC oils are really jumping in price it seems. I saw the Valvoline Max Life for example at 2.39 a quart the other day. I see the topic oil as a very good alternative for engines not needing a blend. I personally would choose the #306 oils over the OTC Group III's and not for price reasons with that said I don't think I would be shortcutting a engine in using the 306, more like giving the engine a better oil and the Schaeffers Blends are even better imo. As David has said, I am not in the minority here. [Smile] Looks to be a very good oil the 306 [Cool] Times are a changing,it is not a problem to phone order a oil,it really is a bit easier for me and with a motor that holds 4-5 quarts the price difference is no big deal,especially for what you get in return. Just eat a Tuna sandwich that day instead of going to Mc Donalds and the price is evened up [Wink] Might help the old Colestorol as well [Eek!] Bror, If you out there,I would assume your Brothers bike shifts better with this oil and consumption should be down a bit. Has he said anything about it?
 

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Bob I had not looked at the data sheet on that oil until now. It has a cold pump close to what most of the OTC Dino 5/30's has and yet is a 15/40 ! How many miles will it have on the clock when tested?
 
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4000 miles,same as the blend I have tested prior to change over to this. Difference will be, I had been running the blend with a M1 filter, and this one I have the cheapest fram filter on there at this time.
 
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dragboat, I don't think he's changed his oil yet (since labor Day). He's probably waiting for the last riding day of the year ... hopefully. [Roll Eyes] He's smarter than to consider leaving the old oil (filled with corrosives) in the bike all winter long ... I think. [Wink] I'm just concerned that the oil might make his clutch slip. I know different bikes are more or less picky about slippage. I guess I'll hear from him if there's a problem. [Dummy!] --- Bror Jace
 
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