You have to wonder just what is it about a motor oil that makes it
"not street legal". Have the EPA feds started to pass judgement on motor
use? You gotta wonder... More to the point... who cares and how would
anyne know what motor oil we use.
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>I ordered Valvoline 20W50 Racing Conventional (not street legal) Motor Oil,
> VV851) on Amazon.com. I ordered 2 cases thinking I was getting 12 count
> cases and a really good price. The case count is only 6 so I paid $6.91 a
> quart. The box is cool though, says boldly "Not street Legal".
> Bob Kramer
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>> OK, I have been doing a lot of research on this very important oil issue.
>> We all need it, so I guess this is about one of the most critical
>> for our engines.
>> As you know, the oil companies have drastically cut-back on the ZDDP
>> Zinc & Phosphrous) anti-wear additives found in modern motor oils.
>> The general consensus of opinion seems to be that just about anything
>> 'SM' does NOT have sufficient additives for our flat-tappet engines.
>> SAE20W50 is the recommended viscosity for the majority of our Triumph
>> It seems that we have little in the way of choice:
>> Three companies products keep coming up:
>> A) Amsoil
>> B) Redline
>> C) Valvoline
>> These companies still produce some high quality, non-SM products.
>> such as:
>> A) Amsoil 20W50 Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Oil, (code TRO)
>> B) Redline 20W50 High Performance Synthetic Motor Oil.
>> C) Valvoline 20W50 Racing Synthetic (not street legal) Motor Oil, (code
>> C2) Valvoline 20W50 Racing Conventional (not street legal) Motor Oil,
>> So far as I can see, these oils are not widely advertised, nor are they
>> commonly available 'off the shelf' in your friendly motor factors.
>> They may be ordered directly from the manufacturers, and the costs of the
>> synthetics seem to be roughly similar at just under $10/quart, or
>> Amsoil being distributed the way it is, multi-level etc, seems to thrive
>> hype, but being the cynical chap that I am, I believe about 10% off it.
>> Do any of you fine fellows have any opinions on the
>> of any of these products?
>> Do tell.
>> Best Regards to all
>> Leon F Guyot
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