Name that oil

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Nov 16, 2003
I have been given some specs for an oil that is currently under test in the UK by one of the leading Skyline GTR tuners. He builds 800BHP plus cars and has a vested interest in finding the best oil for his customers cars(for obvious reasons). He will not however disclose the origins of this particular blend. I have my own thoughts as to what it is similar to, but would like people's opinions on what other oil has close specs... [Wink] "API SL, SJ, SL, CF ILSAC GF-2, GF-3 ACEA A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2 Chrysler MS-6395 H Ford ESE M2C-153G GM 4718M, 6094M US MIL L-46167B VW 505.00, 501.00 Mercedes Benz AG 226.1 JASO VTW Spec Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 11.3 Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 57.3 Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270) 196 Cold Crank Simulator Apparent Viscosity @ -30°C, cP (ASTM D 2602) 2993 Borderline Pumping Temperature °C (°F) (ASTM D3829) -40 (-40) Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D 92) -51 (-60) Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D 92) 226 (439) Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D 92) 240 (464) Noack Volatility (DIN 51581) 250°C for 1 hour, % weight loss 9.2 High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity cP, X°C, X s-1 (ASTM D4683) 3.5 Four-Ball Wear Test (ASTM D 4172: 40kgf, 150°C, 1800 rpm, 1 hr) Scar diameter, mm 0.373 Total Base Number >11.0 Thanks
Originally posted by sprintman: 11.3 cSt @ 100C in an 800HP engine? I'd like something somewhat thicker in there if it was mine thanks.
I totally agree. Something closer to 14cst would probably be perfect.
Perhaps a blend of the S2K 20w-50 and 0w-30? I haven't seen a 10w-40. Do Redline manufacture something with similar specs but slightly thicker?
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