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Driven Racing Oil - Tech Articles

  • Tech Article - All Oils Lubricate… But For How Long And Under What Conditions?

    If you want to start an argument among car guys just bring up the topic of motor oil. Near religious fervor accompanies these “discussions,” but there never seems to be a resolution to the eternal question of “which is the best oil?”...
  • Tech Article - The End Of “Backwards Compatibility”

    Since the beginning of the API engine oil licensing system, each and every new specification has been considered “backwards compatible.” This is a fancy way of saying the newest oil is as good as or better than the previous oil...
  • Tech Article - What’s In It? HR Conventional 10W-40 Hot Rod Motor Oil

    Driven’s HR Conventional 10W-40 Hot Rod Motor Oil is the perfect choice for these classics, as it uses conventional petroleum base oils to provide excellent compatibility with “old school,” cork-and-rope seals. It treats cars with older engines the same way oils did when those immortal horsepower monsters rolled off the showroom floor...
  • Tech Article - What’s In It? Driven Racing Oil FR50 Synthetic 5W-50 Performance Motor Oil

    Driven’s FR50 Synthetic 5W-50 Performance Motor Oil is a competition-proven formulation that provides the required viscosity for these engines and variable valve timing systems. At the same time, the oil delivers the wear protection needed for upgrades like performance cams...
  • Tech Article - The New GF-6 Standard

    With broad changes coming to vehicle emissions and fuel consumption standards in 2017, including an average annual efficiency improvement of five percent per year scheduled until 2025, the design of every part of a vehicle is soon to be challenged...
  • Tech Article - Proper Use of ZDP in Engine Oils

    Zinc dithiophosphate or Zinc dialkyl dithiophosphate (ZDP) is to engine oils what Tetraethyl Lead is to gasoline. Both are highly specialized chemistries which provide significant performance boosts to the fluids they are placed in. ZDP is the most effective extreme pressure (EP) agent known to oil formulators...
  • Tech Article - Don’t Fall For Shady Oil Testing

    Much confusion and debate exists in regards to motor oils and lubricants in general. One of the primary reasons for this is that lubricants are chemicals in a bottle. Unlike hardware or sheets of plywood that are easily measured, touched and observed, lubricants are these slippery products that we typically don’t like getting on our hands...
  • Choosing The Proper Oil Type

    Let’s face it, the days of just choosing your favorite brand 20W-50 and putting it in your muscle car, race car and lawn tractor are over. While each engine is a 4 stroke, the engines themselves and the motor oils are more specialized. That means you have to decide which oil is right for your muscle car, which oil you will use in your race car, and what oil you will use in your lawn tractor....
  • Racing Oil 101

    The difference between synthetic and mineral oils are the structure of the molecules and the purity of the oil. Refined crude oil contains complex mixtures of different molecular structures and saturates (Nitrogen, Sulfur and Oxygen). There is no way to select only the best materials from this mixture....

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