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Brad Penn 10w40 or Amsoil 10w40 for flex fuel #4490830
08/17/17 07:51 AM
08/17/17 07:51 AM
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s2krunner Offline OP
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Hi all,

Looking for new oil for Mitsubishi EVO X, stock block and upgraded turbo. 400~450 awhp. Drives 3~4 days a week. Car is built for fun daily, which i do drive hard when roads are open and no other cars.

Been running Rotella T6 since its stock turbo, which i felt OK. Strong fuel smell from oil and tap dirt was inside turbo (which was NOT too bad, maybe dirt got in when i was removing it. I dont know)

Now filled with Mobil 1 0w40 for temporary.

I like to try either Brad penn 10w40 or Amsoil 10w40 for Flexfuel (e85/93). Both oil has high zinc/pho. ofcourse Brad Penn is cheaper, it will make my wallet happy.
Im looking to do change 2000~2500 miles or 3 months. im located in TX.

From those two which oil do you recommend for all year around?

Thank you.


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Re: Brad Penn 10w40 or Amsoil 10w40 for flex fuel [Re: s2krunner] #4490837
08/17/17 07:56 AM
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I would like to see someone run that Redline 10W-60 in a turbo. grin

Re: Brad Penn 10w40 or Amsoil 10w40 for flex fuel [Re: bigj_16] #4490839
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s2krunner Offline OP
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I will love to run Redline but too much $... Haha


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2017 Ford Explorer 3.5 V6
2011 Ford Ranger 4 banger
Re: Brad Penn 10w40 or Amsoil 10w40 for flex fuel [Re: s2krunner] #4490840
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New Mexico
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Changing oil so often no use in using AMSoil. Brad Penn is good stuff, but there are also other oils that will do you EVOX just fine as well.

Re: Brad Penn 10w40 or Amsoil 10w40 for flex fuel [Re: s2krunner] #4490888
08/17/17 08:57 AM
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Changing that frequently, the Brad Penn is OK. But so is Chevron Supreme from Costco, or Havoline or QS Defy, etc.

You are changing because of fuel contamination. Not because you have beaten the oil to death ... Any premium dino oil will absorb fuel as well as can be expected. No use getting all concerned about "synthetic".

There is no proof that syns actually lubricate any better than premium dino oils. And your change interval means you are not using the extended drain capabilities of syns, so why bother ...


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Brad Penn 10w40 or Amsoil 10w40 for flex fuel [Re: s2krunner] #4490897
08/17/17 09:09 AM
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s2krunner Offline OP
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Yep, i do feel better putting new oil with e85. But from my research, there wasnt many oil carry high zinc/pho. Which why i ended up looking at Brad Penn.

Thanks


2018 Chevy Camaro 6.2L V8
2017 Ford Explorer 3.5 V6
2011 Ford Ranger 4 banger
Re: Brad Penn 10w40 or Amsoil 10w40 for flex fuel [Re: s2krunner] #4490906
08/17/17 09:18 AM
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Waco, TX
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Brad Penn doesn't have the dispersants needed to run for long OCI's... It's more of a severe duty/racing oil that doesn't stay in an engine for long.


Seriously? There is NOTHING wrong with running Mobil 1 0w40 or Rotella T6.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Brad Penn 10w40 or Amsoil 10w40 for flex fuel [Re: BrocLuno] #4490908
08/17/17 09:20 AM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: BrocLuno

There is no proof that syns actually lubricate any better than premium dino oils. And your change interval means you are not using the extended drain capabilities of syns, so why bother ...


Truth! Preach it, Broc.

I do like the higher temp stability of synthetics, though.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Brad Penn 10w40 or Amsoil 10w40 for flex fuel [Re: s2krunner] #4490924
08/17/17 09:44 AM
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Tn.
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I thought Brad Penn was a movie actor... LOL


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