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2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi #5217433 09/19/19 08:57 PM
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This is the second full interval with the new M1 ESP Formula 0w40 with about the same mileage and duration, but less track time (5 hours this OCI versus 10 on previous OCI). The OLM read 30% when the oil was changed out. Some of these track outings were in ambient temps of 90-100 F, and the PDR data indicated oil temps as high as 275 F.

Blackstone said things look good and the motor is handling the hard driving fine. They did highlight that the viscosity was a bit out of grade for a 40 but said the same thing last time.

I'm still undecided if I will continue with this oil after this OCI. Chevy recommends 15w50 for track use, and there are a number of stout 0w40s out there like 300V, RL, or RLI that can be had for roughly the same price. This was a slightly shorter run that did improve TBN, wear metals, and viscosity, but TAN still rose due to the increased short tripping. Discuss.

Obligatory COTA shots below...including one at night. cool


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OIL             M1 ESP 0w40  M1 ESP 0w40  M1 5w30  M1 5w30  M1 5w30
MILES IN USE    5,230        5,915        3,848    5,651    741     
MILES           21,385       16,155       10,240   6,392    741   
SAMPLE TAKEN    9/13/19      2/26/19      6/22/18  9/22/17  4/12/17  

ALUMINUM        5            6            6        10       3        
CHROMIUM        1            1            1        2        1        
IRON            18           35           34       53       48       
COPPER          3            3            5        13       28       
LEAD            2            1            1        1        1       
TIN             0            0            0        0        0        
MOLYBDENUM      66           69           80       76       84       
NICKEL          0            0            0        0        0        
MANGANESE       0            0            1        2        2        
SILVER          0            0            0        0        0        
TITANIUM        0            0            0        0        0        
POTASSIUM       2            1            2        5        10       
BORON           175          156          66       54       106       
SILICON         7            10           12       40       74        
SODIUM          4            7            4        5        7       
CALCIUM         1441         1539         1103     956      1043     
MAGNESIUM       30           119          779      682      624      
PHOSPHORUS      719          769          735      627      692      
ZINC            798          801          819      733      753     
BARIUM          0            0            0        0        0
     
INSOLUBLES      0.1          0.1          0.1      0.1      -      
WATER           0            0            0        0        0        
FLASHPOINT �F  410          390          395      390      SHORT      
SUS VIS 210�F  64.4         62.5         56.8     54.8     -
cSt @ 212�F    11.44        10.92        9.29     8.71     SHORT
TBN             3.6          2.8          4.4      4.6      6.2
TAN             4.6          3.7          2.8      4.7      1.9



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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5217472 09/19/19 09:43 PM
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You are pushing the Vette hard and she is looking pretty good if not great. It is nice to see you enjoying the Vette.


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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5217480 09/19/19 10:00 PM
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Really nice Corvette 👍

Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5217487 09/19/19 10:16 PM
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Very nice Vette dparm. Things are trending in the right direction.


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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5217511 09/19/19 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by dparm
This is the second full interval with the new M1 ESP Formula 0w40 ...

Blackstone said things look good and the motor is handling the hard driving fine. They did highlight that the viscosity was a bit out of grade for a 40 but said the same thing last time.

I'm still undecided if I will continue with this oil after this OCI. Chevy recommends 15w50 for track use ...


M1 ESP 0w40 is a thin 40 grade to start with, at 12.9 cSt hot when new. The oil at the end of the OCI, being 11.44 cSt hot, did thin out, but not by very much. Given the usage, that seems decent. And the UOA shows iron trending down nicely.

However, you, being in Texas, and tracking the car, and seeing peak oil temps of 275*f, might want to consider something thicker. When I raced, M1 15w50 Red Cap was the go to oil.


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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5217561 09/20/19 04:04 AM
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Nice Vette. I find it strange how GM calls for 0W20 in most of their other mass produced V8's, but calls for a heavy weight oil in the Vette. Seriously makes me wonder if I should at least up my oil to a 5W30 instead of the 0W20.


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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5217575 09/20/19 04:48 AM
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Nice car!! As already mentioned I think the oil did fine, especially considering how the car was used. I know this is Bitog, but I'm not sure if I would be hunting for the perfect oil, you may already have it.


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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5217593 09/20/19 05:39 AM
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Hey nice Vette op! Look at those rotors glowing red! Looks like Mobil 0w40 is a pretty Stout oil. Is it a Zo6 or Grand sport?

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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5217598 09/20/19 06:07 AM
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Nice Corvette. I cannot tell if it's a Z-06 or a Grand Sport? Yes, you do have those rotors hot.


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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5217638 09/20/19 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by dparm
[Linked Image]

Do you have a RAW file for this one? This would help boost exposure on it.


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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: Railrust] #5217730 09/20/19 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Railrust
Nice Vette. I find it strange how GM calls for 0W20 in most of their other mass produced V8's, but calls for a heavy weight oil in the Vette. Seriously makes me wonder if I should at least up my oil to a 5W30 instead of the 0W20.


I would almost bet the reason for heavier weight oil is because of much less airflow thru the front end. I would think if you put a truck sized radiator and coolers on a Corvette along with a truck sized grill you could get away with much thinner oil. But I'm no engineer....


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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: BobsArmory] #5217863 09/20/19 11:31 AM
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It’s because of the expected use. All comes down too HTHS...


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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: Quattro Pete] #5218068 09/20/19 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by oakaro68
Hey nice Vette op! Look at those rotors glowing red! Looks like Mobil 0w40 is a pretty Stout oil. Is it a Zo6 or Grand sport?


Originally Posted by joekingcorvette
Nice Corvette. I cannot tell if it's a Z-06 or a Grand Sport? Yes, you do have those rotors hot.


Yep, Grand Sport.


Originally Posted by Quattro Pete

Do you have a RAW file for this one? This would help boost exposure on it.


I don't. These were part of a photo package I bought, but I did get the full-res JPGs.


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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5218880 09/21/19 01:42 PM
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Wear numbers look good, but if you want to lift the viscosity a little just add 2 or 3 qt's of M1 0/50 racing oil. Big shot of moly with a higher dose of ZDDP, calcium, Boron. Even has a TBN of 8

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Re: 2017 Corvette / Mobil 1 ESP 0w40 / 5.2k mi [Re: dparm] #5221172 09/24/19 10:18 AM
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Those front discs are just getting warmed up! Great shots!

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