Recent Topics
2015 silverado dealer oil change
by Realtech214
02/09/16 08:27 PM
delo 400 $17/gallon at walmart now?
by motor_oil_madman
02/09/16 08:23 PM
Looks like Classics are going bye,bye at WM
by chainblu
02/09/16 08:18 PM
acdelco ph64
by gabriel9766
02/09/16 08:11 PM
Using USED oil as a top off?
by Vern_in_IL
02/09/16 07:57 PM
Question-Buying from a rental agency
by powayroger
02/09/16 07:31 PM
2010 G37xS Schaeffer's 5W30 6,800 miles, 102K
by nighamreuki
02/09/16 07:20 PM
TYC Cabin Air Filters
by DrRoughneck
02/09/16 07:19 PM
Time to vent...shop damaged wheel...again!
by gregk24
02/09/16 07:07 PM
Wooden Box Retirement Gift
by doitmyself
02/09/16 07:03 PM
PL30001 Cut open
by Dyusik
02/09/16 06:47 PM
Founder of BlackStone Labs passes away
by JetStar
02/09/16 06:10 PM
Newest Members
paulp, ATLjunkcars, jqgz, ukpdxwrx, TerrenceRocks
56865 Registered Users
Who's Online
110 registered (69GTX, 04SE, 97f150, AlienBug, AandPDan, AEHaas, 9 invisible), 1526 Guests and 223 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
56865 Members
66 Forums
244468 Topics
3981231 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 7 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Topic Options
#3391782 - 06/07/14 09:47 PM Re: Canola Follow-up [Re: Shannow]
KeMBro2012 Offline


Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 431
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.

Top
#3391879 - 06/08/14 12:10 AM Re: Canola Follow-up [Re: KeMBro2012]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 31700
Loc: Oz
Cool thumbsup

keep up the good work

Top
#3391926 - 06/08/14 02:06 AM Re: Canola Follow-up [Re: Shannow]
KeMBro2012 Offline


Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 431
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.

Top
#3411182 - 06/30/14 07:02 PM Re: Canola Follow-up [Re: KeMBro2012]
SirTanon Offline


Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 492
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.
_________________________
2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6-speed auto - 210,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 24,000mi

Top
Page 7 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7