If Oil was free, what would you use?

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This question was asked in July 2002. My answer was free Redline 10W40 delivered by Anna Kournikova in a wet T shirt. I'd still like free oil and Anna would still be a fine delivery mechanism. After reading this board for 18 months, I've accepted the logic that my bikes and cars don't need the same oil. 10w30 for the cars is OK. I guess Anna will have to make two trips to my garage.
 
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Whatever Molakule could build with unlimited access to raw materials. Using mostly vegetable based chemistry.
 
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Originally posted by Pablo: Free oil? Amsoil, but I'd try some euro oils...
I am with Pablo on Euro oils. I'd definately love to try out Ester based MOTUL 300 V. The second choice would be Agip . I remember that Agip was the official lubricant supplier for F1 Ferrari Team. I believe when Schumacher joined Ferrari, they switched to Shell to pay his salary. Also I've always wanted to try out one of Japanese tuners. I guess I'd like to try out HKS. I am really curious what kind of oil they would use for heavily modified turbocharged vehicles like Supra, WRX, EVO, etc. BTW, oil prices in Japan seem to be damn expensive.
 
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If the oil is free. it doesn't matter which. I get a good oil filter and change it once a year, but replace the oil every 1K miles.
 
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My first reaction was Redline. Then I read down, and saw the Molakule Oil.....thought that was it. Then got to 1000mile oil changes, and thought it was not a bad idea (although the wear on the drain plug threads and the likely need to retap them oversize at a later date, thus increasing garbage in the sump turns me off this idea). Vote 1 Molakule's Brew. Vote 2 Redline
 

Patman

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Originally posted by Terry: Whatever Molakule could build with unlimited access to raw materials. Using mostly vegetable based chemistry.
Yes! I think our own MolaKule should come up with his own brand of oil someday, customized personally for each person's needs! [Smile]
 
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Some of the race/street oils used in NASCAR/F1 engines that contain detergents. I'm sure the best of the best if found in some of these cars. The best technology comes from these cars. [Smile] Every other oil I'd use regardless of $$. Oil is cheap, especially in the U.S. And once we get Iraq situated, it should be even cheaper. Even the new M1R at say $9.95qt I'd pay. Not for my car, but my next one. [ January 24, 2004, 11:22 AM: Message edited by: buster ]
 

Al

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Well if you are using an oil that is different than the one that you would like to use...And especially if you have a vehicle that is worth say 15K or more. I think you should do some soul searching. If you honestly think that the more expensive(better) oil "is" better for your vehicle why not use it [I dont know] Disclaimer..If you trade often than this is probably a reason not to use your dream oil.
 
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