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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-20-2016, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Wear protection provided by various oils

Here is an interesting post on the wear protection provided by various oils. It is long and somewhat detailed, but interesting none the less. By this account, the Rotella T6 I use does not provide very good wear protection. These tests are aimed at high performance engines, but it is still interesting.

https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/201...-test-ranking/
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Didnt read all but what i did read was good info. My delio diesel oil is good and only $12 a jug also shows zinc additives that some swear by do more harm than good >>

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Oil wear list

I thought it was very interesting that the 10W40 oil with the best wear protection was a synthetic blend rather than a full synthetic.

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By looks of most results doesnt really matter which one you use as long as you change around 5000 miles. Interesting on viscosity on how thinner oil betyter than thicker also. Most new engines call for thinner oil.

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These type reports are interesting and I appreciate the guys who spend the time to put them together. However, I use Honda oil and filters so I don't have to worry about or read any more oil threads. I figure this marvelous engine/drivetrain will outlast the time I will own it since many have achieved several hundred thousand miles and only bought the cheapest stuff they can find. YMMV.
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These type reports are interesting and I appreciate the guys who spend the time to put them together. However, I use Honda oil and filters so I don't have to worry about or read any more oil threads. I figure this marvelous engine/drivetrain will outlast the time I will own it since many have achieved several hundred thousand miles and only bought the cheapest stuff they can find. YMMV.
Honda does use the cheapest stuff they can find.They put out a tender and whoever comes in the cheapest supplies them.My nearest dealer didn't even stock Honda oil for a long time because he said it was crap.This guy is a Dealership owner/tech/racer.And for quite a while Fram was supplying Mother Honda with filters and they were crap also.

If Id've known it would've lasted this long Id've taken better care of it(not talkin about the Wing)
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Honda does use the cheapest stuff they can find.They put out a tender and whoever comes in the cheapest supplies them.My nearest dealer didn't even stock Honda oil for a long time because he said it was crap.This guy is a Dealership owner/tech/racer.And for quite a while Fram was supplying Mother Honda with filters and they were crap also.
since Honda has to honor the original warranty plus any extended warranty, I strongly doubt they are using the cheapest. What they do is spec the oil(s) and other materials such as filters, then put them out for bid. The key is they HAVE TO MEET HONDA SPECS.

If Honda was using non-compliant oils/filters that damaged their products their warranty costs would be extreme. Owners have reported 200-400 thousand miles buying the cheapest oil on the market. Guess it is all in the perspective.
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Honda does use the cheapest stuff they can find.They put out a tender and whoever comes in the cheapest supplies them.My nearest dealer didn't even stock Honda oil for a long time because he said it was crap.This guy is a Dealership owner/tech/racer.And for quite a while Fram was supplying Mother Honda with filters and they were crap also.
Wow , somebody is feeding you some serious misinformation . Fram !!
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Wow , somebody is feeding you some serious misinformation . Fram !!
That info about Fram was all over the Wing sites a few years back.
I guess my statement about it being crap was a bit strong but they do buy the cheapest oil and then add their additives.I guess what I should have said is THAT THERE ARE BETTER OILS OUT THERE.

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That info about Fram was all over the Wing sites a few years back.

I guess my statement about it being crap was a bit strong but they do buy the cheapest oil and then add their additives.I guess what I should have said is THAT THERE ARE BETTER OILS OUT THERE.


You are most certainly correct about there being better oils out there . But the rest you can believe what you want , that's your right . Carry on , I'm out .

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