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Conventional oil - are there any that have low-volatility

I know synthetic oils have a lower-volatility than conventional oils. But are there any brands of conventional oils with a low-volatility?

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Re: Conventional oil - are there any that have low-volatility

Don't know but if you take a look at the Amsoil site there's a chart of the volatility test done on several oils. It looks like Castrol GTX was the highest performing conventional out of the ones tested. I remember those old commercials where they used to cook it in a frying pan....

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Anyway, keep in mind that the NOACK volatility test is done at 150-C (302-F). If the sump got up to that temperature you wouldn't have to worry about the oil because the bearings would be failing soon anyway.



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Re: Conventional oil - are there any that have low-volatility

Stein, I put the chart in and left out the link to the dealer, as that would be selling.

Besides Im an AMSOIL dealer too.

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Re: Conventional oil - are there any that have low-volatility

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I know synthetic oils have a lower-volatility than conventional oils. But are there any brands of conventional oils with a low-volatility?
Sounds like you might want a blend? Plenty of those around.

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Stein, I put the chart in and left out the link to the dealer, as that would be selling.

Besides Im an AMSOIL dealer too.
Yeah, if they hadn't disabled the image url I'd have done that too.

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