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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:00 pm 
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that rotella #### kicks ###, thats what i use is my street cars. who makes that green stuff. i know it the same company that makes kendall...

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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:15 pm 
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There is no best "brand" as everyone has their favorite as you can see here by the posts.

The current Kendall is not the old "green" Kendall. Kendall was sold years ago and the recipie changed. The old "green" oil is still available and is produced by Brad Penn based out of Pennsylvania. Very good oil.

Joe Gibb's "Driven" oil is shown to make HP compared to others, but is on the pricey side.

Lots of choices out there, I tend to like the Brad Penn stuff myself.

My engine parts suppliers for the 582 (Sunset Racecraft) recommends Joe Gibb's BR Break in oil to break the engine in, then use Penzoil HD30 for 30 passes, then any conventional or Synthetic after that. They find the Joe Gibb's break in oil shortens the ring breakin time on the dyno by several pulls. Again, BR is not cheap, but excellent protection/insurance on an expensive new engine during the critical breakin period.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:48 am 
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It looks like k9's sig picture he forgot to put air in his tires. I run rotella T in my flat tappet motors and Moble 1 or Royal purple in my roller motor.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:36 pm 
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I run Royal-Purple 5w30 and a bottle of STP-additive with a Napa Gold filter.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:45 pm 
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I like the Brad Penn oil also, the green stuff, and I can find it since I am in PA. My engine builder tested it against the Joe Gibbs "Driven" oil in dirt track motors to find out that the Brad Penn oil made 4 less HP, but showed significantly less wear on tear down.

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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:27 pm 
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i run shell rotella 15w40

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:24 am 
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I USE PENZOLL 25-50 RACING OIL NOT THE SAME AS REG 20-50

Pennzoil® Racing Motor Oil





Available Grades include:
SAE 50, SAE 60, 25W-50
Pennzoil® Racing Oil is designed for the lubrication of high-performance competition engines. It is fortified with superior additives and oils which resist breakdown under the high loads, temperatures and speeds experienced by fast-revving engines.

Benefits:
Pennzoil® Racing Motor Oil offers maximum protection for competition engines. Available in three viscosity grades, it is recommended for supercharged, turbocharged and naturally aspirated engines that use racing gasoline or other exotic fuels (including methanol or nitromethane).

Compounded especially for racing engines.
Maximizes obtainable horsepower.
Can be used with a variety of competition fuels.
Suitable for use in most competition engines.
SAE 25W-50 provides outstanding low-temperature service when a proper low-RPM warm-up period is not possible.

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:11 pm 
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mean78malibu wrote:
I like the Brad Penn oil also, the green stuff, and I can find it since I am in PA. My engine builder tested it against the Joe Gibbs "Driven" oil in dirt track motors to find out that the Brad Penn oil made 4 less HP, but showed significantly less wear on tear down.


I can't comment on his dirt engine findings (which blend did he use?) but for flat tappets or weekend cars that see a lot of storage, the Joe Gibbs "Hot Rod" blend's great.
We used to use the Valvoline race oil. When you have 20 qts in your dry sump,& you're on a tight budget, you think about things like how much the Royal Purple costs to get 3 more horsepower when you're just gonna dump it at the end of the weekend.

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