What about NEO?

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Howdy: New member here, replaced M1 10W/30 in one my five vehicles (Saab turbo) with NEO recently as a test, because I had heard good things about it. I'm on my second cycle, had UOA done on first change but it was a short interval and I really couldn't conclude much from it. Anyone have any take on this stuff?
 

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I wish I had the knowledge you guys have to sort this out. Aside from the cost factor, can anyone interpret that thread for me? Is this a good oil, so-so, or detrimental in any way?
 

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Can you share your first UOA report with us? I'd love to see some reports on this oil, especially their 0w5 oil! (which I suspect is not as thin of an oil as their name implies)
 
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NEO is highly regarded in F1, CART, IRL etc and actually mandatory in several racing transmissions. They have helped F1 teams with special grease etc for CV joints. I know here Range Rovers were chopping out o'drive gear when driven at constant high speed in summer and only NEO fixed it.
 

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Actually, I went back and looked, and my first cycle since I've had this car was on M1 10W/30 (with five cars, I get them confused occasionally [I dont know] ). So this will be my first on NEO. I think I'm gonna send in a sample for VOA, since I've got another gallon left and I'd like a baseline report to check against the one Jason8691 got. BTW, can someone interpret the abreviations from the VOA thread? for me: PCMO ZDDP EP Wonder how significant it is that it is only SH rated, not SL?
 

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Originally posted by bearclaw: BTW, can someone interpret the abreviations from the VOA thread? for me: PCMO ZDDP EP
PCMO stands for Passenger Car Motor Oil ZDDP stands for zinc dialkyldithiophosphates, or it basically means your zinc and phosphorus content EP stands for Extreme Pressure
 

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I don't drive the car it's in very much, but my initial observation with the 10W-30 is that my engine is quieter than it than it's ever been on M1 or Amsoil ATM. No seal leakage, but I had none before. It almost never gets below the 30's in the winter here, I might just go with it year-round. Anxious to see what the UOA looks like.
 
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Neo isn't an SL oil. I wouldn't use it in a new car; actually I would since I don't car for warranties and do all my own repairs. I don't have much support for API. The VOA wasn't anything but---cost too much. Nothing there was bad. We need a bunch of good/bad/average UOAs before any UNBIASED conclusion can be made.
 
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A few answers on NEO. Neo is an excellent oil in my opinion. I have used many oils to compare to and Neo stands out in a few areas. NEO was put in my test car that had seals seeping and they no longer seep is this due to a Group 5 basestock I believe so. Also this test car has 217,000 miles and gets excellent gas mileage also my opinion. 1985 PONTIAC Parisenne 305 V-8 217,000 miles and gets 19.8 MPG. Midwest temps are 10 degrees to 102 degrees the oil 10/30 is the oil I use all year long with no problems. The ratio for driving is 60/40 highway/city. Also questions on procedures for NEO they recommend a filter change every 3-5 thousand miles depending on driving conditions. The filter brands recommended are OEM (AC,MOTORCRAFT) or WIX oil filters. So a cost analysis is 7 quarts of oil for the year on my test car and 4 oil filters for the year. $70 for oil and $20 for filters (WIX). Thanks for your time. If you have any questions Paul Baker could answer them the number is on their website: neosyntheticoil. [ December 10, 2003, 04:20 PM: Message edited by: rugerman1 ]
 
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VOAs are one thing. But I'd like to see a forum member try this stuff a couple times, run their car AT LEAST 5,000 miles and then post the UOAs. [Smile] --- Bror Jace
 
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