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Old 06-03-2016, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Weiner-Rennsport Systems View Post
True,......BUT context is absent here.

API SM & API SN rated oils contain insufficient ZDDP to protect engine parts in the air-cooled engines and I've seen FAR more evidence than I care to see anymore
Right...that's why I said "reduced levels". There is a common misconception that most oils are void of all ZDDP when in fact they all contain at least 600ppm if not 800ppm. This really puts into question the whole theory of ZDDP killing CATS, that was my point. I wasn't advocating someone should use these oils in their air cooled 911.

I was also pointing out that I have yet to find a US available synthetic oil in 15w-50 / 20w-50 with the lower levels of ZDDP. Even Mobile 1 has 1200/1300 ppm Phosphorus / Zinc. If that is the target viscosity for the cars in question, people can relax a bit when worrying about which oil to pick.

I fail to see why this has to be a complex subject on what oil to use in vintage Porsche's. It's not like there are hundreds of 15w-50 / 20w-50 to pick from. It would be easier to simply list every oil in this viscosity with the reduced ZDDP levels and say: "Use anything but these".

I agree on the 1600ppm comment - especially for those who think dumping in a bottle or two of ZDDP additive is a good idea.
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:30 AM
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U r welcome. FYI, my colleagues family invented whipped toppings (Cool Whip).

Time for some apple pie.
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:26 AM
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M1 15w50 ftw! That's what I use and will continue to use. Cheap, readily available. No issues...yet
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:33 PM
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What's wrong with Brad Penn 20w50? Been using this for years. Decent zddp content and easy to order online.
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by apanossi
What's wrong with Brad Penn 20w50? Been using this for years. Decent zddp content and easy to order online.
Nothing wrong w brad penn. it's all I use.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:05 PM
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minor thread - jack

for a warm weather car (993) that is only occasionally driven, and then just for pleasure (say, couple times a month)... does putting in a synthetic oil like v-twin or m1 15w50 allow for significantly longer oil change intervals that dino 20w-50 or semi syn like brad penn?? how long of an interval is advisable?

just curious about this
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by golfnutintib View Post
minor thread - jack for a warm weather car (993) that is only occasionally driven, and then just for pleasure (say, couple times a month)... does putting in a synthetic oil like v-twin or m1 15w50 allow for significantly longer oil change intervals that dino 20w-50 or semi syn like brad penn?? how long of an interval is advisable? just curious about this
With an oil like V-Twin, change it every 5,000 miles. For low mileage, it should be changed yearly.
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:30 AM
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I am going V twin next oil change.

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