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Follower scar oil tests

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by comnoz, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. oldbeezer

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    Hey Jim, I sending Maxima bean oil instead of Blendzall. Blendzall has ep additives Maxima doesn't. I thought it would be most interesting to see how just bean oil performs. If you like I can send some Blendzall for testing.
     
  2. comnoz

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    I will be glad to test both of them -if you would like to see how they compare.
     
  3. Brooking 850

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  4. htown16

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    When you do the comparison chart can you label which ones are synthetics and which are dino. I lose track with the brand names.
     
  5. comnoz

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  6. comnoz

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    I will continue to label them as conventional or synthetic on the graph
     
  7. NKN

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    Hi Jim, sent you some embers from France to keep you keeping on. Would check for some european oils to send you. If customs let it go in.

    Don't konw the US market, but are the tested oils among the most expensive on the market?
     
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  8. comnoz

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    The prices of what I have tested go from mid range to high end.

    I would suspect the lowest price oil tested so far is the Mobil 1 v-twin which can be had here for ~ 8 dollars a quart.

    A couple in line to be tested are in the 3 to 4 dollar range per qt.
    Castrol GTX and Quaker State

    About the only thing cheaper than them would be non-branded oils or store brands.
     
  9. swooshdave

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    When you test the bean oil we also need a note as to how it smells. :D
     
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  10. Mr. Rick

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I'm gonna quit trying to update my earlier post. Collating these results will need a spreadsheet, which I just might do anyway.
    Good to see you using some product numbers to ID these samples. I've noticed that this market is somewhat dynamic; products come and go, with slight name changes.
    And I might suggest that if folks are sending in samples, they also provide some pricing info as well?
     
  11. NKN

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    Was saying this because here in France we have a store brand selling in their own bottles, what is in fact Mobil 1 Syn, for a little more than half the price of the same oil in a Mobil 1 bottle. 28€ for 5 liters. Gives ~ one quart for 6,55$.

    Here on Amazon we can have 5lt of Mobil 1 Syc SF 0W40 for 52,50€ which is around 61,50$ ~ 12,3$/qt

    Have done 165'000 miles with it in a new car with no need to add some between two oil changes, so it's 7'500 miles. The oil always stayed at top level of the dipstick. After 155'000 miles I had to begin to add some.

    We know those big stores are not oil makers, they just buy huge amounts and they have substantial discounts.
     
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  12. Matchless

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    I'll be very interested to see how the Castrol R40 handles the test. For years it was seen as the best option for race engines.
     
  13. Onder

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  14. comnoz

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    Just be careful. I do like to use Mobil 1 oils in my cars.

    But the only Mobil 1 oil that I have found suitable for use in a Norton has been the
    20-50 v-twin oil.
    The Mobil 1 car oils failed very quickly in a Norton.
     
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  15. comnoz

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  16. Atlas Commando

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    It's feasible that your work could show who is branding whose oil.
     
  17. comnoz

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    Added to list
     
  18. comnoz

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    That might be tough to find out.
    Want a job?:)
     
  19. Brooking 850

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    Thanks Jim appreciate that effort.
    Regards Mike
     
  20. Atlas Commando

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    If I mount an assault on the salt, I would work for head porting, assuming the rules would still call me "Production". I may be wrong but it appears my stock framed stock engine Combat would run in PC 'Production Classic'. The 2017 record is held by a Honda 750 at a shade over 112 mph. I think I could do that at sea level on pavement. Up at Bonneville, hmmmm. I'm going to try and find out if I'm allowed to have head work done, plus megaphone exhausts, plus an electronic ignition. I might have to get one of my 120 lb grandsons to ride for me.......
     

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