Re: [DML] Motor Oil??
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Re: [DML] Motor Oil??

Well you will get as many answers as there are list members, and I think  
that as long as you stick with a name-brand oil in the weight(s) recommended in  
the shop or owners manuals, you will be fine.  Can't say as I have actually  
heard of an oil-related failure on a DeLorean due to choosing the wrong weight  
of oil. 
I am also considering recruiting some list members to help me do some oil  
analysis testing on the PRV.  I would need people that have 100% well  running 
engines who do mostly in town driving and they would have to use the  Purflux 
filter.  Perhaps over the course of a couple years we could test  enough oil so 
we could come to some real conclusions.  There are some  variables that would 
be hard to control however.  For instance you couldn't  participate if you 
recently took the engine apart w/o running a rinse oil first,  and you couldn't 
use any oil additives or anything.  Hopefully each person  could use whatever 
oil their engine has been using for at least a couple of oil  changes in order 
to further reduce variability due to a recent oil type  change.  The number 
of different climates we all live in will take an  effect too.  I am starting 
the process this spring by running a rinse oil  of Mobil 10W40 (leftovers) 
after I get my oil pan and exhaust back on, run that  for 500 miles, then change 
oil and filter with Mobil Delvac Super 1300  15W40.  I have a feeling the PRV 
will really like this oil.  It is  also diesel rated with a very robust 
additive package. I will run this for a  couple of oil changes, and then sample it.  
I would also like to try out a 5W30 and check for oil consumption and wear  
metals (due perhaps to too thin of an oil?) as well as a 10W30 and a  20W50.  
10W40 will probably quickly sheer down to a 10W30 so I don't know  if I will 
even bother testing that except to see if I am right.  
In a message dated 3/20/2006 10:08:21 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
dvddmc@xxxxxxxxx writes:

what is  the Normal Oil to be used in the Delorean Engine  and what are 
some  that People use that they like ??

Fargo, ND  
1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596

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