[V8] V8 Oil Consumption & Amsoil .......
urq at pacbell.net
Tue Jul 28 17:08:58 PDT 2009
... all that said ...
He did report a marked reduction in the oil used by his engine ... something
that is important to me as I struggle to get #344 to pass its biennial smog
Perhaps it is the increased viscosity, I don't know. My quick check on line
showed a lot of talk about Amsoil and Zinc/k (yes, both spellings) in the
"classic" vehicle and motorcycle spaces ... I read notes how the group that
specifies oil characteristics has been legislating the zinc out of oil ...
Do I just go out and put a can of STP in the crankcase for the little while
it will take to get the car tested? Before going to that step I want to
test the theory about oil getting sucked into the intake via the vapor
recovery circuit ... I wonder if they check for a sealed crankcase during
the smog tests?
Nick? Henry? Quasimoto?
Wow, really, you have one of those ULTRA LIMITED EDITION BS V8's? Cool,
yours has zinC plated cylinder walls! Awesome! I will forward this to
all the petroleum engineers I know who are under the mistaken notion that
the only reason zinC is added to motor oil is as a last barrier to
bearing contact AFTER all the lubricant is gone. Adding more zinC to oil
is like adding a few more bags of flour to a perfect cake recipe, doesn't
improve it much. PT Barnum didn't mean anyone on this list.
I enjoy escargot, but I prefer fast food.
>Sorry attempt to disguise snake oil pitch as legit post deleted.<
> Henry, Quasimoto Automotive.
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