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Opie Oils proud to sponsor Camaro Drag Racing for second year running

The team at Opie Oils are happy to be sponsoring Camaro Drag Racing Super Pro ET team for the second consecutive year. It’s not just us who are pleased, checkout what Simon Gough from Camaro Drag Racing had to say about our partnership on http://eurodragster.com.

“This is our second year with support with Opie Oils and they have been a perfect partner in our racing. Their technical advice has been perfect so for all your engine oil, transmission oil, rear diff oil or cleaning fluids call them on 01209 202944. There are plenty of discounts for racers.”

We would like to wish Simon and the team the best of luck for 2014.

Camaro Drag Racing

The Advantages of Synthetic Oils over Mineral oils

We often get asked about this and it’s commonly totally misunderstood, so our own oil tech man Tim has kindly collaborated with some people in the know and put this together, enjoy…

Extended oil drain periods
Better wear protection and therefore extended engine life
Most synthetics give better MPG
They flow better when cold and are more thermally stable when hot
Surface-active meaning a thin layer of oil on the surfaces at all times (in ester based oils)

How Synthetic oils Achieve these Benefits

Stable Basestocks

Synthetic oils are designed from pure, uniform synthetic basestocks, they contain no contaminants or unstable molecules which are prone to thermal and oxidative break down. Because of their uniform molecular structure, synthetic lubricants operate with less internal and

Should I use an oil additive?

We’ve been asked this quiet a few times of late, so here’s what the Oilman Has to say:

“Generally the answer is no. Most aftermarket oil additives are either useless, harmful or sometimes both. The technology used is often out of date and the products are made incredibly cheaply. If those sorts of additives were any good, the major oil manufacturers would be using them.

The only additives we sometimes advise using are the limited slip differential friction modifiers, for certain differentials.“