The best for price? The best for wear? I would agree that there are few bad oils and as long as you select the viscosity and the API spec then there is the smallest difference in the performance, a fraction of a percent, between manufacturers.I'm not interested in bad oils. What I am interested in the BEST!
The racing oils do tend to feature prominently in the test.Having said that ; what conclusion are you drawing from that article? That article seems to be geared towards racing oils that tend not to do so well on the street; especially w/ factory OCI's.
That is curious to me.This might be a bit of a cynical veiw of American brand oils but I do see many of them over here in Europe where the rules on marketing are stricter than the USA. /-------------------------/
I've never managed to find a test on European motor oils, never mind and independent one.
The rules prohibit you from telling lies! If you state such-and-such an oil is way better than it's competitor you BETTER have the tests by a TRULY independent laboritory to back it up. That's why a synthetic oil here really is a synthetic.That is curious to me.
Do you think the stricter rules on marketing are keeping anyone from performing an exhaustive test on European oils?
Would you be able to perform a test and disclose the results without being sued by a low performing Company?
Or do Government Regulations prohibit you from pointing out low performers even if you have no possible monetary gain from such information?
Still curious here.The rules prohibit you from telling lies! If you state such-and-such an oil is way better than it's competitor you BETTER have the tests by a TRULY independent laboritory to back it up. That's why a synthetic oil here really is a synthetic.
If you race, and or change the oil every 500-1000 miles; there probably isn't any better oil out there. I don't race, and I change the oil around 2K miles; so it doesn't fit my needs.After reading that very lengthy article I came away with one simple conclusion. For me, I'll stick with Motul 300. Pricey? Yes, but it appears to do the job it was intended for.