Thank you for the advice and comments.
I need to run it and see what an oil analysis says on the next change. and there after.
As you noted oils are not the same or you would not have seen a 13 degree drop. I am assuming from dino to synth? Even worse if from dino to dino, or synth to synth. Proves the point pretty well.
Anyway NOT an OIL THREAD.
I would only ask have you not used any gas or oil additives? I use CD2 about every 3rd change for a few miles in my engine oil to clean it. I use Sea Foam, and Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas alternating every few tanks.
I will start running spot temps on FD and Tranny Pan with a heat gun. That is a very good idea but I have no base, but still I am curious and will head your advice.
Does your oil give you the Moly content?
I guess I just believe in better living through chemistry
Originally Posted by fpmlt
I guess what I don't understand is why you added the moly. Your comment, unless I misunderstood, was that your magnetic plugs in both FD and transmission came out very clean. That would be an indication that your oil is doing its job. Beyond looking at the plug, used oil analysis is the next step, one I take continuously. So back to my question, if the oil is doing its job, why add anything? And that's not an argument against moly. Like I said, the oils I use have moly in them, and I'm very satisfied, based on UOA.
One step I might recommend that you, or anyone else thinking about changing oils, or using additives, is to monitor heat. While it's only a part of the puzzle, lowered heat should suggest less friction. When I switched to my current brand of oil, I took my bikes out and ran some tests with a heat gun. I ran a circuit with one oil, changed to my current oil, and re-ran the same circuit. I measured a 14 degree drop in engine oil temps. After that, I submitted oil for analysis and recorded an amazing drop in wear metals.
I did read the information that DOW offered, and a few things concerned me. One was their liberal use of the word "most" when suggesting it mixes with other oils, reduces wear etc. And then I was concerned about their statement that it won't mix with some synthetics, such as diesters. That's why I'm hesitant to play chemist.
Just my thoughts: worth what you paid for them!
Have a good one.