[DML] Re: best engine oil
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[DML] Re: best engine oil

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Faded N Jaded <fadednjaded@...> wrote:
> Dear fellow De Lorean owners,
> For years I have been using Valvoline 20-50 in my De Lorean. The engine has less than 20,000 miles.
> When our engines were selected for our cars I don't beleive that synthetic oils were available. Is there reason to believe that one of these synthetic oils will do a better job at protecting our engines or should I continue to use the same oil and the same weight that I have been using?
> If there is a good reason to switch to one of the synthetic oils, what weight do you suggest?
> What is your favorite oil?
> I will appreciate any thoughts on this. 
> You may write me off list, if you wish. 
> Faded   
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

IMO There are as many different brands of oil used in the DeLorean as there are owners. Some use Castrol, other use oil from the major gas companies.

I myself use a non-branded oil from a true oil company (not a gas company). It is a half-synthetic oil with the same viscosity as the DeLorean manual prescibres. 

The European DMC shop advises against the use of fully synthetic oil as it has better cleaning functions and may clean so much that the freed "dirt" clogs the narrow oil channels in the block.

Castrol probably is one of the best oils available, but it's also very expensive. Cheaper oils seem to do the same job at lower cost, so why pay too much?



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