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Motul oil doesn't burn

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Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

Post by June » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:02 pm

ZionXIX wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:37 pm
I wish FCPEuro stocked redline motor oil. I'd be willing to try just for warranty returns. The price of this oil makes that policy worth the extra trouble shipping it. So far all I see is Motul 300V but their site says its racing oil and not good for daily driving.
I buy mine on Amazon, free shipping with prime, and don't forget to use the MVS link to get MVS credit. My husband has a prime account so I order my oil from them. June
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Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

Post by j-dawg » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:16 pm

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Can you drive a car like one of these photos? I have ridden in a factory equipped 426 hemi Plymouth Road Runner in yellow back in the 80's. He wouldn't let me drive it though... the slam you in the seat feeling was a real rush! Too many years seeing Nascar on the tv. I suspect those cars are hard to drive. June
Nope, used to drive my Fiesta ST and now I take my 94 Miata. I sold the Fiesta the day before one event at Harris Hill out by Austin, so I took the Volvo, which I drove on the no-helmet parade laps. Even going slowly, it was understeer and wheelspin at every corner. That's why I'm looking to install a limited-slip differential when I have my transmission out soon, and decent tires after that. My big dumb wagon will never be a track terror, but an LSD and decent tires will at least help it keep up.


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Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

Post by June » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:30 pm

j-dawg wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:16 pm
June wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:15 pm

Can you drive a car like one of these photos? I have ridden in a factory equipped 426 hemi Plymouth Road Runner in yellow back in the 80's. He wouldn't let me drive it though... the slam you in the seat feeling was a real rush! Too many years seeing Nascar on the tv. I suspect those cars are hard to drive. June
Nope, used to drive my Fiesta ST and now I take my 94 Miata. I sold the Fiesta the day before one event at Harris Hill out by Austin, so I took the Volvo, which I drove on the no-helmet parade laps. Even going slowly, it was understeer and wheelspin at every corner. That's why I'm looking to install a limited-slip differential when I have my transmission out soon, and decent tires after that. My big dumb wagon will never be a track terror, but an LSD and decent tires will at least help it keep up.
Just picture it :lol: Solidly middle aged mom in her 15year old Volvo sedan racing around a track giving it hell! :lol: sounds like a blast! June


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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
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Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

Post by abscate » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:55 am

Middle aged? Is your Mom still driving ???
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Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

Post by June » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:35 pm

abscate wrote:
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Middle aged? Is your Mom still driving ???
At 85 she still drives a manual shift and speeds everywhere! NYC born and raised and tough! :lol: :lol: :lol: June


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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
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Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

Post by June » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:47 pm

WOW!!!!!photos of grates today at 180K miles. Redline 5w30 is melting away the deposits like magic!!! Look at today's pictures. June
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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

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Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

Post by callahanoffroad » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:16 am

I could use an oil that doesn't burn. Thanks for the post 👍


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Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

Post by misha » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:59 pm

Did an oil change and filters today.
Used Motul 4100 15w-50 oil and Mann filters.


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Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

Post by June » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:04 pm

misha wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Did an oil change and filters today.
Used Motul 4100 15w-50 oil and Mann filters.
Misha, I am curious how your car does on the 4100 group 4 100% synthetic oil. My car is doing quite well on the group 5 oil 35K miles now. One thing for sure you are definitely doing your car a favor! June


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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

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Re: Motul oil doesn't burn

Post by misha » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:46 pm

Motul 4100 15w-50 should be semi-synth:
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Where did you found that it's 100% synthetic?
Unless you misplaced it with 300v series.
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'97 850 2.5 20v /fully equipped/ Motronic 4.4 / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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