BP Visco 5000 5W40 syn

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My friend Ron in Melbourne had a play with this oil and Visco 3000 15W50 on his Timken recently. V5000 very impressive as was the V3000. BP tech just told me its full PAO. ZDDP no Moly. I used this stuff way back. Seems like I was on to a good thing and didn't know it!
 
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Sprintman, that's funny, a BP tech told me that it was hydrocracked, yes full synthetic, but hydrocracked. It performed pretty well in the Fast 4s and Rotaty's synthetic oil tests however. A lot less shear than the Castrol offerings.
 

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Tech line guy said "PAO polyalphaolefin just like Mobil 1" when I asked "what group basestock is V5000" I was surprised to find somebody knowledgeable at last on a tech line Spoke about moly, ZDDP etc. Even talked about how good V3000 15W50 is on Timken too. Maybe he was bs artiste?
 
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