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Belated birthday or Christmas to yerself - everyone order a copy of this book - on sale now (11/11/2012) at Motorbooks $19

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Author: Richard Michell

Format: Paperback, 128 Pages

Item: 194243

ISBN: 9781845843656

Publisher: Veloce

Specs

Illustrations: 30 color ill

Size: 8.0 x 10.0 x .5

Weight: 0.563 lb.

Published: October 15th 2011

DC: AE

List Price: $24.95 sale price $18.71

About the Author:

Richard Michell is a 64 year old Chemical Engineer.

He developed through necessity a knowledge of the

mechanical aspects of cars while at university, driving

an MG TD and helping a fellow student race an MG-B.

He put this knowledge to good use some years later

when he joined an Australian petroleum company and

took responsibility for the formulation, manufacture,

and sale of its full range of lubricants. In 1989 he joined

a privately-owned company that specializes in the

contract manufacture of lubricants. He still consults

to that company. Richard has owned many cars in the

years since that original TD. His current collection

includes a Porsche 912, a Lancia Beta Spider, and an

Austin 7 Sports. He uses his cars daily and

does his own servicing and maintenance.

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For the lab section of this class...

I'm pushing 400k miles on my 535i using Mobil1 15w50.

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Proper lubrication is key. Now if we could only make the rest of the car last like this.

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I read an article earlier this year that even Mobil 1 has changed their formula recently to meet some new emission related standards. This was not a good think for our older cars. It had something to do with the ZDDP (Zinc additive level).

Can someone correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that we are getting to limited choices for our older cars with regards to the level of Zinc which our motors like high levels.

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I'm using Castrol Magnatec in all my cars atm. Seems to be good I don't drive any of them daily though.

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Many oils including Mobil 1 have ZDDP... However, they have reduced the amount in recent years. I believe there was some science as to how much and I believe it was around 1500ppm was what was recommended for our motors. I'm running an S14, so all the more I want to make sure I'm above the 1500ppm figure. I think mobile 1 reduced to somewhere below 1200ppm. Someone that knows exactly, I hope chimes in.

I just got some redline and trying to find out the numbers.

I ran Mobil 1 and added a ZDDP additive just to be sure on the last oil change.

When you have a motor that will cost $8K to $10K to rebuild, you want to make sure... :)

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MOBIL 1 ZDDP content - read here-=>>>

(Zinc DialkylDithioPhosphate)

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Car_Care/AskMobil/ZDDP_Collection.aspx

yes KBK - Mobil states the Mobil 1 15w-50 is between 1200 ...1300

(0.12 ...0.13)

and from Valvoline - they state:

Which oil has more zinc/ZDDP: VR1 or "Not Street Legal" racing oil?

Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil contains .13 percent of zinc and

.12 percent of phosphorus compared to the Valvoline

"Not Street Legal" Racing Oil which contains

.14 percent of zinc and .13 percent of phosphorus.

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I run Amsoil 20w50 (the standard stuff) and my 02 burns less of it. I have a fond liking for Amsoil!

does a major retailer sell it?

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does a major retailer sell it?

No, you have to find a distributor. Nathan and I are fortunate that a local independent auto parts store sells it. (Well Nathan is being that he uses Amsoil.) If you go to their website you can find a list of distributors. I believe jimk, who posted in this thread, is a distributor.

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does a major retailer sell it?

No, you have to find a distributor. Nathan and I are fortunate that a local independent auto parts store sells it. (Well Nathan is being that he uses Amsoil.) If you go to their website you can find a list of distributors. I believe jimk, who posted in this thread, is a distributor.

If you prefer to buy online, use dealer reference no 36101 (a shameless plug). If you sign up for a Preferred Customer, you can buy anything they have at dealer cost (use the same reference no).

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