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Oiling, Lubricants and fluids

  • What is the story behind oil starvation with the M96/M97 engine?

    In a true dry sump engine, the oil is scavenged from the engine and kept in an oil tank from which the oil pump has a steady supply of oil to ensure adequate oil flow under high G-forces. In a wet sump engine, those G-forces can cause oil to slosh away from the oil pickup that is centrally located in the engine's sump, momentarily starving the engine of oil...
  • UOA : Used Oil Analysis

    Failure to use the right oil, use proper filtration, or observe proper changing intervals can affect the performance of even the best motor oil. This also includes changing the oil too often (needlessly bad for the environment and your wallet) or not often enough. Against conventional wisdom, engine wear decreases as oil ages to a certain extent, which means that changing your oil more frequently actually causes engine wear...
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Motor Oils

    Do some oils make more horsepower than others? ZDDP forms AW films only when there is metal to metal contact, so why do I hear that it is so important when there shouldn't be metal to metal contact in the first place? What oil should I be using to break in a new engine? Find out here.
  • Oil - What motor oil is best for my aircooled Porsche? (or any high performance engine)

    What general characteristics make motor oils specifically well suited to an aircooled or other high performance engine? Aside from recommendations issued by Porsche, what makes a good oil? These oils must be thermally stable, having a very high flashpoint, low noack volatility, and must “maintain proper lubrication and protect vital engine components under the extreme pressure and the high temperature conditions” found in aircooled Porsches...
  • Joe Gibbs Racing Oils

    For years we have tested many lubricants by various manufacturers to ensure we are offering our customers the best protection for their aircooled and watercooled engines, but now, we can offer the first oils specifically developed to meet our requirements that has been tested in our aircooled and watercooled engines! LN Engineering proudly offers the complete line of Joe Gibbs Driven lubricants and automotive fluids...

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