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Posts Tagged ‘additives

piece of cake

March 30, 2009

We support the use of colorful analogies, but we even stopped and stratched our heads when we read this one: engine oil is like cake mix. The mental picture of an oily cake just doesn’t sit well. Neither does the idea of cake mix clogging up our engine — what a mess that would be. […]

Synthetic Oil with Additive Package = Better Protection

September 4, 2008

This is a curve from an IntelliStick customer with a 2007 Mini Cooper S, super charged. It is driven in stop and go conditions. This customer uses Royal Purple 5W 30 and bumps it with a BG MOA additive package. BG MOA is a high-end additive package that you can’t purchase at just any auto parts store. For […]

Is Re-refined Oil as Good as the Original?

August 20, 2008

The answer is “Yes”. Lubricating oil doesn’t wear out, but it does get dirty and loses its protective additives. Once contaminants are removed and a fresh additive package is added, it takes on a new life. Test after test has proved there is no difference in quality between re-refined oil and virgin oil. Re-refined oil products are subjected […]

Comparing Oil Condition to Determine Optimal Oil Change Interval

August 7, 2008

As promised, here is some additional oil condition/oil change interval information on the PT Cruiser discussed in August 6th’s posting. This chart displays the same information, but the curves are shown in a side-by-side comparison instead of the cumulative curve on the previous chart. What you see is that the oil additives depleted at approximately 450 miles for both […]