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#3391782 - 06/07/14 09:47 PM Re: Canola Follow-up [Re: Shannow]
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Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 430
Loc: California
I actually started with a blend of Rotella T6 (which is a 5w40) and M1HM 0w20 in a 3:1 ratio to thin it out a bit, and only started adding canola as a top-off. I did 4 8oz top-offs of straight canola and 4 8oz top-offs of 3:1 T6/canola blend, so it should have been very close to 25%. My next run will be 25% from the very start and driven much more frequently.

Travis at Blackstone has taken an interest in my activities and wants to see a VOA of the blend for comparison, so I'll be sending a virgin sample at my next OC. We'll be able to make a solid comparison at the end of that OCI.

I don't really remember how it looked when it came out. I know the sample cup was absolutely black once I filled it up, but if I recall, it was still amber on the stick. Visually, I'd have not given a second thought to running it for another 3k, if not for it's age.

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#3391879 - 06/08/14 12:10 AM Re: Canola Follow-up [Re: KeMBro2012]
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Cool thumbsup

keep up the good work

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#3391926 - 06/08/14 02:06 AM Re: Canola Follow-up [Re: Shannow]
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Registered: 04/08/12
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Loc: California
The entire report, save for the silicon, surprised me. I expected the wear numbers to be higher, simply for the fact that the oil went rancid while the car sat, and expected there to be little-to-no additive content left in the oil. I was also expecting the TBN, flashpoint, and viscosity to be much lower, so I was happy to see the flashpoint and viscosity actually higher than my previous OCI without canola.

I just went for an hour long romp on the freeway (can't tell you how many miles that was, I'm sure some simple math would make that a rules violation), trying to get up to 3k sooner, rather than later.

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#3411182 - 06/30/14 07:02 PM Re: Canola Follow-up [Re: KeMBro2012]
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Registered: 06/23/14
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Loc: Arizona, USA
I'm curious if there is anything new to report on this. I, for one, am quite intrigued by your experiments with this so far, and I'm anxious to hear more.
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