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3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down #4588064
11/28/17 07:56 PM
11/28/17 07:56 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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ON, Canada eh?
With Flat Tappets!


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588076
11/28/17 08:06 PM
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One of the coolest cars Volvo ever made. You know it's been 2-3 years since Castrol reduced the zinc content in its GTX conventional oil. How would this P1800 do in 2.7 million miles with lower zinc levels?


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588078
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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Yup... Wish I was around then. grin2


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588082
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Still not a fan of Castrol :o)


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588084
11/28/17 08:18 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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ON, Canada eh?
Me either. thumbsup


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: NormanBuntz] #4588089
11/28/17 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
One of the coolest cars Volvo ever made. You know it's been 2-3 years since Castrol reduced the zinc content in its GTX conventional oil. How would this P1800 do in 2.7 million miles with lower zinc levels?



have you checked the VOA of GTX conventional oil?

maybe they lower the zinc and substitute the lack of it by adding Molybdenum and Boron, correct me if i am wrong.


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588090
11/28/17 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
Me either. thumbsup

But why?


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588091
11/28/17 08:23 PM
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Impressive. Shows what proper maintenance can achieve


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: rooflessVW] #4588099
11/28/17 08:29 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: StevieC
Me either. thumbsup

But why?


Over priced for what performance you get. JMO that there are better conventional oils on the market than GTX for the price.


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588118
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Amazing...


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588141
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Was Castrol GTX even around when that car was new?


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588170
11/28/17 09:33 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline OP
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Quote:

By 1960, the name of the motor oil had all but eclipsed that of the company’s larger-than-life founder, and so ‘CC Wakefield& Company’ became, simply, Castrol Ltd. Meanwhile, the company’s researchers delved ever deeper into the complexities of engine lubrication and a state-of-the-art research facility opened in Bracknell, England. Then in 1966, The Burmah Oil Company bought Castrol.


That's all it says on their site: https://www.castrol.com/en_us/united-states/about-us/history.html


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Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588173
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The video is just an advertisement for Castrol GTX.

Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: StevieC] #4588174
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In 1971 those cars were hard to find to buy. A friend of mine's father bought one for his graduation from college. He had to go to NY to get it. They were cool cars, not very fast but cool. We got his up to 100 one night.

Re: 3 Million Mile Volvo Engine Tear Down [Re: mikered30] #4588177
11/28/17 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: mikered30
The video is just an advertisement for Castrol GTX.


Yup, but still shows the excellent engineering of Volvo at the time.


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