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Old 04-08-2009, 08:21 AM   #1
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Lubro Moly?

Hi...does anyone use Lubro Moly in their engines?
This is the oil my mechanic recommends. I understand tha Jake Raby is now advising something other than Mobil 1, but I'm not sure now what to use!!
Hey, the way I figure it, if Jake says something about these motors, I'm going to listen.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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googled Lubro Moly it and found many re-sellers, seems to be popular with Merc and BMW owners. I know a couple of guys that swear by Swepco brand oil.
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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Ived used Lubro Moly oil on my MB, & Porsche. It is one of the best oil available out there.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:20 PM   #4
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Motor Oil is like ice-cream at Baskin-Robbins... everyone has their favorite 'flavor'.

And, you can make a reasonable arguement both for and against almost every major brand synthetic out there.

But, if you keep the level up, change between 7.5k and 10kmi., I doubt any of these cars will suffer an oil brand related issue until long after 200k mi...

After that many miles, does it really matter what broke it?

I use Lubro-moly products and I like them. But, I also use MB1, Motul (the world's 1st full synthetic - 1948), Elf.

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Old 04-08-2009, 08:37 PM   #5
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I used Liqui-Moly 10-60 race oil. It was amazing stuff. But I heard that it recently got discontinued. In my 944 the oil would stay cleaner longer, more pressure than mobil1 and still flowed well at cold temps.

I have Royal Purple in the Box right now. But I put lubro-moly in my girlfriends VW because it is one of the few VW certified oils that I could get on a sat morning and it wasn't any more than M1.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:48 AM   #6
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My fav is Red Line full synthetic group 5 basestock.

Good stuff but expensive.

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Old 04-09-2009, 07:36 AM   #7
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I ran lubro-moly in my two different MB 300 turbo diesels for years. It was what my indie mech. recommended. My '85 300D had nearly 300k on it when I sold it. I don't know?? I ran Castrol in my BMW Z3's and the Z4. Now I have this Boxster S. I'm thinking about running Castrol syntec in it. What do you guys think???

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I used Liqui-Moly 10-60 race oil. It was amazing stuff. But I heard that it recently got discontinued...
You mean Lubro Moly 10w-60, not Liqui-Moly right?

Not so, it's listed in Bavarian Auto's current catalogue as a 'new' item.

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This weekend I switched from Mobil 1 to Red Line and have noticed a significant difference in performance in my boxster. I thought about Royal Purple too, but it seemed more people swore by Red Line. I will definitely be using Red Line on the next change. BTW, I used the 5W40.

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Nope I do mean Liqui-moly. Same company, but I think its designed for European sales. I don't have any of the old bottles laying around. But here is a link to a site that has it. I'm sure people are selling off stock. And what I heard could be a rumor, but it has always been hard to find. I was getting it for $42 for 5liters at one point.

http://www.frsport.com/Liqui-Moly-10W-60-Full-Synthetic-Synthoil-Racing-Engine-Oil--5-Liters-_p_5489.html
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My last 3 oil changes have all been 5W40 Red Line. Good stuff. Did my first oil analysis last fall with Blackstone. All is good.
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"This weekend I switched from Mobil 1 to Red Line and have noticed a significant difference in performance in my boxster. "

Interesting, what sort of difference in performace did you notice, thanks,


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The car felt like it ran smoother, the engine sound was better, and improved pick-up. I know it sounds like an ad or something, but it was true, at least in my case. Not a randomized, controlled trial or anything, but that was my observation.

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Hey, the way I figure it, if Jake says something about these motors, I'm going to listen
Thanks!
BUT I'll never recommend any oils in public!

Doing so is like a self inflicted wound to me and my program. Sorry, if the repercussions of doing this weren't so high I'd certainly share it with you guys.
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Jake...understood.
Let me put it this way...

Is Lubro Moly a good choice for my Boxster?

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BUT I'll never recommend any oils in public!

Doing so is like a self inflicted wound to me and my program. Sorry, if the repercussions of doing this weren't so high I'd certainly share it with you guys.

OK, so if I read you correctly, you won't recommend the 'proper' oil for fear that it will lead to fewer people needing your parts and services.

Does that mean that some oils can/do reduce or eliminate the possibility of IMS failure?


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