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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 9:11 AM Thread Starter
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Mark at Vortec Pro mentioned using this oil in his latest build. Anyone know the stats on ppm's on the zinc and phosphorous. Googled and couldn't find much except 2x the zinc. Their tech sheet didn't list anything.
I'm currently using VR-1 racing oil 10/30 but was always interested in finding a 10w-40 high zinc racing oil that could also be used on the street. Valvoline doesn't make a 10-40 racing oil for my situation.

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 11:09 AM
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Street? I thought racing oil's not for the street cuz the "zinc" will damage the catalytic converter and the additives that give "street oils" their longer usable life, e.g. detergents, etc. are not present or are in lower quantities than the regular oils. And, reading advertising copy like:

"MAXIMA RACING OILS was created for world-class racers, men and women who challenge the limits of possibility. Their demands on equipment drive us to look beyond conventional ideas and to exceed industry standards. Its in our DNA to identify problems, formulate solutions and execute at the highest levels of competition. A simple goal to make things better than ever thought possible."

... triggers my b.s. flag. Just one man's opinion. I think the world needs another racing oil like it needs another ladies facial skin softener moisturizer rejuvenator. Must be profitable business...my $0.02
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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 11:44 AM
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I always use Amsoil Premium protection 10W-40 synthetic with zinc (AMOQT-EA)and K-N filters

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I always use Amsoil Premium protection 10W-40 synthetic with zinc (AMOQT-EA)and K-N filters
Don't know much about K-N filters but Amsoil oils are the real deal.
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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 11:50 AM
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What does 2x zinc mean? Their data sheet lacks data.

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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 12:59 PM
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post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 1:18 PM
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Re: Maxima motor oil

The Maxima oils all have "2X Zinc", so any ought be suitable. I too am concerned about using a racing oil ( my MJ467 is loaded with VR-1 now), but I;m not putting enough stop/start short hop miles on my car to cause any issue.

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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 2:00 PM Thread Starter
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Not to start another best oil theme here, but just wondered if any one has started using it. If MJ uses it, you got to wonder why.
Yes, all the zinc in the racing oils shorten the life of the catalytic converters, but who is running a catalytic converter?
I'm sold on the VR-1. Just curious on the Maxima as it comes in the 10-40 which the VR-1 does not.
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 2:36 PM
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Members here that own classic cars should check out this: www.classiccarmotoroil.com. They specialize in selling motor oil for classic vehicles only.
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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 3:51 PM
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I'm curious, who on here has a car with a catalytic converter?????????

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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 4:45 PM
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Phil, that's rebranded oil, like Hemmings is. Lucas, PennGrade, Amsoil, Valvoline, etc all make "hot rod" oil.

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I'm curious, who on here has a car with a catalytic converter?????????
And most of our cars would require two cat converters, if we were to actually use them.

Maybe California cars ??? Not sure on their emission laws for classic cars.
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Street? I thought racing oil's not for the street cuz the "zinc" will damage the catalytic converter and the additives that give "street oils" their longer usable life, e.g. detergents, etc. are not present or are in lower quantities than the regular oils. And, reading advertising copy like:

"MAXIMA RACING OILS was created for world-class racers, men and women who challenge the limits of possibility. Their demands on equipment drive us to look beyond conventional ideas and to exceed industry standards. It’s in our DNA to identify problems, formulate solutions and execute at the highest levels of competition. A simple goal to make things better than ever thought possible."

... triggers my b.s. flag. Just one man's opinion. I think the world needs another racing oil like it needs another ladies facial skin softener moisturizer rejuvenator. Must be profitable business...my $0.02
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post #14 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 20, 9:45 PM
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I'm curious, who on here has a car with a catalytic converter?????????
You could also mention, who has a flat tappet cam ?

Synthetics are the only way to go IMHO, unless you have a dreaded flat tappet cam. LOL

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post #15 of 37 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 20, 9:49 PM
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Re: Maxima motor oil

No CAT on my car

I have / use 15W40 Brad Penn Racing Oil
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