Let us produce a BITOG specification that would make all here happy... Imagine going to the parts store and seeing oil bottles that say "meets current BITOG Specifications..." Then we could have peace of mind and sleep at night. Let us vote on it...
quote:Canadian Esso XD-3 Extra 0W30 not good enough for you Terry? Ever had the chance to evaluate it? I think it comes as close to the best universal BiTOG spec oil as you could imagine. 1) its a HDEO (for the HDEO fanatics). 2) 0W-30 viscosity (for 0W fans) 3) Its a thick 30-weight (for the thicker is better crowd, and the crowd that likes high-viscosity 30-weight oils). 4) Its dirt cheap, USD$2.90/quart. 5) Full grp IV synthetic (for the Castrol Group III haters). 6) Its not readily found on the shelves of Wal-Mart, so it appeals to those who like obscure oils (like the Amsoil/Redline/Royal Purple fans). 7) It has a readily compatible dino oil family available if dino oil mixing is desired. 8) The wear numbers are second to none. 9) Negligible viscosity thickening and high TBN for long drains.
Originally posted by Terry: Jason, I have been on his case for sometime in regards to releasing what could be the most cutting edge and cost effective lubricant ever introduced to the PCMO consumer. I am waiting too for a formula to try in my own cars !
quote:Shannow, my friend, Cold pressed is the ONLY way to go!
Originally posted by Shannow:quote:Do you prefer them cold pressed, or is sol,vent extracted and hydrotreated OK ?
Originally posted by pscholte: ...there are certain standards from which I cannot depart and expecting my oils to be of Elvish origin is one of them...yup.