[Biturbos4] Synthetic oil and coking?
gfl1 at optonline.net
Tue Aug 30 21:23:00 EDT 2005
This is correct. full synthetics are test-tube oil - with the polymer
chains created to be the same consistent length. Parasynthetics are
re-refined from dino base. blends are just what they wound like.
On Aug 30, 2005, at 12:17 PM, Darin Nederhoff wrote:
> I don't believe that full synthetic motor oils use a petrochemical
> The synthetics _blends_ certainly do have a conventional base but full
> synthetics such as Mobil 1 and Amsoil do not.
> I have a video clip around here somewhere from the 2001 S-Car
> Nationals in
> Colorado in which Jim Latour of Turbocharger Engineering Corp. of
> Golden, CO
> talks specifically about synthetic oils and turbos. I'll see if I
> find it somewhere and post it on the site.
> Darin Nederhoff
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> Contrary to what the name suggests, synthetic lubricants aren't made
> unobtanium in the lab -- they're still made from petrochemical base
> As such, I
> have to assume that they're still vulnerable to high-temperature
> and 'failure'
> with coking probably included -- it just takes place at higher
> than with
> 'conventional' oils.
> -- John
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