Recent Topics
PZ 37 CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude. 03/20/19 06:42 PM
Lube Intervals
by NibbanaBanana. 03/20/19 06:41 PM
When to send in oil for testing?
by SnowDrifter. 03/20/19 06:12 PM
ATF vs CHF
by GG16v. 03/20/19 05:40 PM
Landline Answering Machines
by das_peikko. 03/20/19 05:10 PM
Mobil oil on “clearance” at Target
by WiskyBadger. 03/20/19 04:04 PM
Master Mechanic Motor Oil @ True Value
by CG_BrianM. 03/20/19 01:35 PM
Some cars haven't changed much in 30 years...
by addyguy. 03/20/19 01:16 PM
Super Knock - Engineering Explained
by StevieC. 03/20/19 01:11 PM
Mobil Super Synthetic Clearance at Meijer
by Tjbouwhu. 03/20/19 12:53 PM
FYI: Costco is now stocking the 'good' Techron
by mbz321. 03/20/19 12:32 PM
Auto maintenance advice from a locksmith?
by Variant_S. 03/20/19 12:18 PM
Purolator 12 Pack L25608 $21
by hatt. 03/20/19 12:04 PM
Dealer service and franchise laws.
by BMWTurboDzl. 03/20/19 11:46 AM
Tie rod tapers
by LeakySeals. 03/20/19 11:26 AM
Quality Lug Nuts
by jcartwright99. 03/20/19 10:56 AM
More than one Reality
by beanoil. 03/20/19 10:50 AM
Reusable Oil Storage Container
by BamaE92. 03/20/19 10:37 AM
Newest Members
GG16v, fleetwood62, varalakshmi, AllyMac, Saxman657
67569 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
127 registered members (01rangerxl, 2015_PSD, 2K2AcuraTL, 14 invisible), 2,015 guests, and 61 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics286,162
Posts4,903,342
Members67,569
Most Online2,967
Mar 10th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Hop To
Ester Base Stock vs Seal Conditioners in HM Oils? #4448876
07/03/17 10:06 PM
07/03/17 10:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 99
San Diego, CA
gryffinwings Offline OP
gryffinwings  Offline OP

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 99
San Diego, CA
So I've been doing a lot of research into oils and want the best going into my engines weather new or old. But theoretical situation.

Mobil 1 HM or Valvoline HM

vs

Motul 8100 series oil (Has Esters, it's in the FAQ on the Motul site)

So I was reading about Ester based oils and they have property I found interesting, they actually cause seals to swell, not sure what they do to offset this to prevent damage to seals. So would Ester oils be more affective in stopping leaks do to seal shrinkage or minor damage than seal conditioners in High Mileage oil?


1987 Honda CRX Si
2015 BMW 320i
2016 Toyota Tundra
Re: Ester Base Stock vs Seal Conditioners in HM Oils? [Re: gryffinwings] #4448915
07/03/17 11:13 PM
07/03/17 11:13 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,831
Crawfordville FL
SilverFusion2010 Offline
SilverFusion2010  Offline

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,831
Crawfordville FL
I think the best value is the M1 HM if you get it in rebate.

I don't see that motul gets you anything over the M1 for normal service


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Ester Base Stock vs Seal Conditioners in HM Oils? [Re: gryffinwings] #4448940
07/03/17 11:45 PM
07/03/17 11:45 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,454
Gulf Coast, MS
3800Series Offline
3800Series  Offline

Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,454
Gulf Coast, MS
Ester has a lot of benefits as well. It has great cleaning properties but I would also recommend a HM oil.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™