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oil test results

Post by blue77bay » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:25 pm

Jake after your marathon across the mountains and the massive oil test conducted within , are you in a position to release some data or do we simply follow the R.P recomendation ? I cant recall if you said its classified info or it was going to be available

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:33 pm

Blue77,
We have the data, the oil samples still are not all back yet from analysis.

This is such a highly controversial subject and some people have hit a nerve with me on it on other forums that Charles from LN and myself have decided not to release any of the information.

Basically it sucks to have to argue with people that have no idea what they are talking about and challenge your attempts to be as scientific as possible.

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Post by blue77bay » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:40 pm

Thanks Jake
just interested , i take it you still stick by your R.P ..its a pity people want to argue facts and data from a heresay standpoint

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Post by Passatman » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:59 pm

ignorance is costly. I have suffered in the past and now it's time for me to start winning.

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Post by regis101 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:06 pm

Put me down for a case.

Regards, Regis
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Post by werka » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:50 pm

Honestly, even VW Trends and Hot VWs don't even give final answers on this topic. There have been several articles on oil in them and how synthetic may or may not hold in heat better/worse than conventional oil.

As for your tests, I would imagine you could still shoot some holes in how you tested it, but who cares. In any test case you have holes that you have to adjust to and deal with. Still the same, you did the tests, and you know the results. Data is data and people can deal with it or redo what you did to get their own (very doubtful because that takes effort).

Having a "recommended" oil though with info to back it up is useful though.

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:09 pm

I agree about a recommended oil. My engine customers are benefitting from our oil research. They don't argue with me.

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Post by huw'sspeedster » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:41 pm

Will the benifits also be available to your kit customers too?

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:58 pm

Unfortunately not. With kits there are too many variables that we simply cannot mandate, unlike our complete engines.

The tolerances and running clearances we use in kit engines are drastically different than turn key complete units.

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Post by 51MAN » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:12 pm

Oil, that old conundrum.....

I am a validation engineer and have to deal with facts and objective testing, its amazing how some companies/magazines etc "test" things, but miss some basic rules, then try to justify the results, when they actually mean squat.
I am sure Jake etc will have covered pretty much all the bases though...

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Post by huw'sspeedster » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:15 pm

Do we get a recomendation with the kit spec,I know there are variables but surely there are good oils that work like the royal purple? And a standard like Castrol 20w50 to run in with?Do you know of any way to get royal purple in the UK are any of your current Uk owners running it?I have tried the dealer in the UK but they have never stocked it?

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Post by regis101 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:38 pm

Put me down for two cases

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Post by Unkl Ian » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:50 pm

What was the quote,
about new ideas meeting opposition from small minds ?



Seems fitting. :roll:

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:12 pm

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." -- Albert Einstein
I learned long ago that there are four topics that will never settle. I also learned that my time is better spent trying to overcome their impacts, rather than attempting to educate those that will never listen to the teacher.
1- Type 1 Vs Type 4
2- Hydraulic lifters
3- Cooling system function and theory/resolutions
4- The topic of engine oil in general

I will never write anything in a public (forum) format again on these subjects. My time is better spent applying my thoughts to better components- those who appreciate what I create have taught me this in the past few years.

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