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Old 07-03-2017, 07:04 PM
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I have used both Mobil one synthetic and Now Amsoil synthetic with no adverse affects and I use 100LL all the time, no auto fuel.
No sludge build up. Oil stays clean for a long time after I change it. I change oil every 50 hours.
I use 10w-30 synthetic.
There is no way I would use anything other than synthetic with a turbo charged engine because synthetic oils can handle much higher temperatures.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:23 PM
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I have used both Mobil one synthetic and Now Amsoil synthetic with no adverse affects and I use 100LL all the time, no auto fuel.
No sludge build up. Oil stays clean for a long time after I change it. I change oil every 50 hours.
I use 10w-30 synthetic.
There is no way I would use anything other than synthetic with a turbo charged engine because synthetic oils can handle much higher temperatures.
Thanks. That is good to know. Real world experience trumps theory every time.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:02 AM
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I have used both Mobil one synthetic and Now Amsoil synthetic with no adverse affects and I use 100LL all the time, no auto fuel.
No sludge build up. Oil stays clean for a long time after I change it. I change oil every 50 hours.
I use 10w-30 synthetic.
There is no way I would use anything other than synthetic with a turbo charged engine because synthetic oils can handle much higher temperatures.
Robin: Aren't you running your RV-3B with a GM/Opel "ECO" Engine?

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Old 07-10-2017, 08:00 PM
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It's a Corvair engine modified to run in the aircraft. A very smooth running 6 cylinder engine.
With a turbo I have about 125 hp.
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