quote:Hehe, do you have any idea how hard it is for me to continue running Maxlife when I've got a case of Schaeffers in my basement? But in the interest of science, I want to have the baseline analysis of Maxlife (which is also the first analysis after Auto-rx) before making the switch.
Originally posted by jjbula: Patman--Glad your weening off that Maxlife
quote:LOL! I did open up the case and pull a bottle out, but didn't sniff it yet!
Originally posted by Johnny: Patman: Here is what I want to know. Since picking up the Schaeffer's from the bus station, how many times have you held the bottle, how many times have you taken off a cap to smell the oil and rub it between your fingers. Come on now, tell the truth.
quote:I agree, in european cars ht/hs vis is more important than just vis alone!!
Originally posted by MolaKule: I found an intersting statement in a SAE paper (981444): "Another interesting observation is that variations in oil viscosity apparently were not detrimental with respect to oil consumption." I think volatility is still important wrt to metallics boiling off and creating vapors which end up as deposits inside the conbustion chamber. So volatility seems more important to the control of deposit and film formation than for oil consumption.