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#619969 - 12/17/05 01:21 AM best oil for methanol ride
SonnyJames Offline


Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 32
Loc: nj
Id like to hear which oils are best for methanol carbureted full race 355 displacement engine.Was thinking of using Delo 400 or Rotella T with Synpower as an additive.Will be changing the oil alot.Was using m1 5-30 and not satisfied with it.Thanks.

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#619970 - 12/17/05 02:13 AM Re: best oil for methanol ride
racer12306 Offline


Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 2015
Loc: Baltimore, MD
depends on how long you go with oil changes and if you have issues with alky washing down the cylinders. we have a very similar setup in our race car. 355 with a carb on alky. we went too long between oil changes and had a lot of alky wash down. now we are going to use a cheap conventional oil and change it after every race. the reason we know we went too long is because we took the engine apart after the season and the alky ate the bearings.

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#619971 - 12/17/05 02:14 AM Re: best oil for methanol ride
racer12306 Offline


Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 2015
Loc: Baltimore, MD
ps this might get moved to the racing section.

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#619972 - 12/21/05 04:07 PM Re: best oil for methanol ride
sgtgeek Offline


Registered: 01/14/05
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas Hill Country
Hey Sonny.....I got excellent results when I switched from Amsoil to Rotella in my H/C/Nitrous small block GM....
http://theoildrop.server101.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=003141

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#619973 - 12/21/05 05:16 PM Re: best oil for methanol ride
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Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 3390
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#619974 - 12/21/05 05:40 PM Re: best oil for methanol ride
sgtgeek Offline


Registered: 01/14/05
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas Hill Country
Man that is a heck of a jump from 5-30 to 30-50 aint it:)

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#619975 - 12/26/05 03:30 AM Re: best oil for methanol ride
quick_16 Offline


Registered: 01/31/04
Posts: 416
Loc: 33463
Use the Schaeffer oil. Micon Moly. Not know your engine I can't recommend a weight. Thinner is better if you can maintain pressure. I use 40W on my BBC

Salesrep will hook you up....

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#619976 - 01/01/06 07:15 AM Re: best oil for methanol ride
salesrep Offline


Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 3390
Loc: lllinois
It comes in str. weights 30,40,50 not to be confused with a 30-50 multi.

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#619977 - 01/05/06 03:57 AM Re: best oil for methanol ride
quick_16 Offline


Registered: 01/31/04
Posts: 416
Loc: 33463
SonnyJames
Let's talk oil filters...lol

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#619978 - 01/05/06 03:00 PM Re: best oil for methanol ride
SonnyJames Offline


Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 32
Loc: nj
JUST SAY NO TO A BYPASS!

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#619979 - 01/06/06 04:31 AM Re: best oil for methanol ride
Don Stefanik Offline


Registered: 12/09/03
Posts: 573
Loc: Forest On
Sonny...my guys used the AMSOIL Series 2000 20W50. Now I realise your running oval and want to change it often, but what my guys were doing is after a couple of weekends they would drain the oil and let the Methanol settle. One guy had a petcock in the pan and would drain about a cup of alky off after a couple of weekends of racing. Some guys put it into 5 gallon pials and made a couple of batches. They would use about 2 or 3 cases of oil for the season.


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#619980 - 01/06/06 04:39 AM Re: best oil for methanol ride
Don Stefanik Offline


Registered: 12/09/03
Posts: 573
Loc: Forest On
May I mike another suggestion though you may not need to worry about it.
The AMSOIL AME 15W40 has the Millitary Rust Inhibitor in it and is good for off season storage. From what I have heard the guys that run Alky like using this oil for that reason.

It's also realtivley cheaper than the other grade synthetics.

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#619981 - 01/06/06 08:20 AM Re: best oil for methanol ride
SonnyJames Offline


Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 32
Loc: nj
Thanks Don

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#619982 - 01/06/06 07:45 PM Re: best oil for methanol ride
Don Stefanik Offline


Registered: 12/09/03
Posts: 573
Loc: Forest On
Glad to ehlp SOnny.
One other thing , is your application used on dirt tracks or paved?
Dirt..then yes I can see wanting to change as aften as you can.

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#619983 - 01/06/06 07:47 PM Re: best oil for methanol ride
Don Stefanik Offline


Registered: 12/09/03
Posts: 573
Loc: Forest On
****...i hate my spleeing mistakes...I must be a little dislexic

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