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Change oil = More performance!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by acemastr, 2 Sep 2013.

  1. acemastr


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  2. Phil W


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  3. GravyMonster


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    23hp from an oil change? Maybe if you were using neat crude beforehand.
  4. pepsilol


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    Meh, quality advertising.
  5. monkeys


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    LOL, claims like that!
  6. SB118


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    Location: "Sunny" Plymouth

    Is the paraffin/copper stuff?
  7. danza


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  8. Westyfield2


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    Shame that. Millers CFS is actually decent stuff, but because of the article anyone with a brain would now regard any Millers as snakeoil!
  9. Matt82


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    see im sort of suprised because its millers, i didnt think theyd be the sort of company to come out with guff like that

    id expect it might make a power increase, but maybe for that one dyno run
  10. Liquidfox


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    We questioned the results on the ST forum, the owner said it did make a slight difference, but certainly he didn't feel that it was that much.
  11. silversurfer


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    Might be +23hp on a veyron
  12. eatcustard


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    Location: Darkest Worcestershire

    Any oil change would recover some lost HP, but not that much
  13. Havana_UK


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    However they'd already done an oil change prior to the test, therefore the suggestion was that this mystical power increase was purely down to the Millers oil.

    Total guff IMO.
  14. Biohazard


    Joined: 29 Aug 2003

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    Unfortunately I don't have an RR installed in the driveway, but I've changed oil from black tar before and the power delivery difference 'felt' like pulling a sock out of the throttle body it was that much of a marked difference. You could feel the oil slowing the lump down. That was the worst state of engine oil I've come across though.
  15. gurusan


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    Cars can sometimes make more HP on higher mileage oil due to viscosity loss. What a load of ****
    Last edited: 4 Sep 2013
  16. Sasso


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  17. ubersonic


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    Guys I think its true, I changed my ATF last night using Millers SP3-WS, and now my car has grown a supercharger :D
  18. 233


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    So it's safe to assume that jb racings dyno doesn't work right ?

    Peddlers of tripe like this should be shot
  19. Orch

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    What a joke.
  20. Muffin`


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    I drained as what can only be described as tar out of my girlfriends Ka, filled with Ford Spec Castrol 5w-30. Made **** all difference, still slow as ****. :D