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Old 09-27-2004, 08:25   #1 (permalink)
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Torco oil

Hey ive been looking around and come across Torco engine oil once in a while. Ive seen a few dyno comparisons and they always come up with significantly better power than the other oils.

Anyone had any experience, heard about Torco? Im always keen to try new things hehe, im using Magnatec right now.
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Old 09-27-2004, 16:54   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Torco oil

This is a terrible oil in my opinion.

I used it once, the one with the MPZ already mixed in.
My brother and I both run Clevelands and we both found that this oil behaved quite bizarrely in our motors. My motor "drank" 21/2 litres of it within 3000 KLM and my bros car somehow lost 1 1/2 litres in under 1000 KLM.

This stuff is slippery and very thin when hot.......I guess it's how it makes its power. It relies on the MPZ crap in the oil mix to prevent metal on metal contact. The oil just seems to "burn" away.

I guess in a circuit or drag race situation it doesn't really matter because you race and then dump the oil. In a street driven situation, you want to get at least 5000 k's before you dump.

I will never use it again..............I'm using Mobil 1 full SYNTH 5 - 50 now and have no such problems.............lucky to top it up with 500mls over a 5000 K period. In the summer, I will use the Castrol Full SYNTH 10 - 60 which is also a brilliant oil with fantastic heat stability. Iron headed Clevos running on straight LPG with High Comp in hot traffic conditions are killers on oils and these 2 I have found to be excellent in my application.

Use at your own discretion and tell us how you go if you do use it.
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Old 09-28-2004, 01:53   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Torco oil

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This is a terrible oil in my opinion.

I used it once, the one with the MPZ already mixed in.
My brother and I both run Clevelands and we both found that this oil behaved quite bizarrely in our motors. My motor "drank" 21/2 litres of it within 3000 KLM and my bros car somehow lost 1 1/2 litres in under 1000 KLM.

This stuff is slippery and very thin when hot.......I guess it's how it makes its power. It relies on the MPZ crap in the oil mix to prevent metal on metal contact. The oil just seems to "burn" away.

I guess in a circuit or drag race situation it doesn't really matter because you race and then dump the oil. In a street driven situation, you want to get at least 5000 k's before you dump.

I will never use it again..............I'm using Mobil 1 full SYNTH 5 - 50 now and have no such problems.............lucky to top it up with 500mls over a 5000 K period. In the summer, I will use the Castrol Full SYNTH 10 - 60 which is also a brilliant oil with fantastic heat stability. Iron headed Clevos running on straight LPG with High Comp in hot traffic conditions are killers on oils and these 2 I have found to be excellent in my application.

Use at your own discretion and tell us how you go if you do use it.
You also forgot to mention my car came back on a tow truck.This oil is like a vanishing act you put in 6 litres and then it becomes 3 litres no good.
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:54   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Torco oil

That dosent sound any good.
I noticed that it states that newer engines are built within tighter tolerances and Torco is specially formulated for it (or something along those lines) so maybey you wouldnt such severe oil usage with a OHC engine?
Im still tempted to have a go, ill post the results when i do.

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Re: Torco oil

use redline. costs more i think but ive read many results reviews and it has always increased horsepower, reduced friction and heat. i will be using it once i get my turbo....

the mobil 1 and castrol R seem better option to torco by the sounds of it and execellent value 4 money. shell helix ulrtra 5w/40 is also an excellent one. but u may want to go a bit thicker than 40 grade. pennzoil and penrite are also very hi quality

i wouldnt use magnatec as it is shite, many other posts confirm this. i dont mean offence or anyhing, id just rather your engine healthier...
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Re: Torco oil

i use Mobil1 full Synth on my car and every year i add a bottle of slick 50, i done over 250.000km with the engine and i never loose a drop, i tried the Torco oil and imho was shit, it reved a bit cleaner when you initially start up but then was just like the Mobil1 but with the vanishing act present. 8.000km it chewed 6 liters and half, imho that's $ down the exhaust pipe with no joy out of it
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Old 09-28-2004, 06:34   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Torco oil

[QUOTE=needturbo6]use redline. costs more i think but ive read many results reviews and it has always increased horsepower, reduced friction and heat. i will be using it once i get my turbo....

the mobil 1 and castrol R seem better option to torco by the sounds of it and execellent value 4 money. shell helix ulrtra 5w/40 is also an excellent one. but u may want to go a bit thicker than 40 grade. pennzoil and penrite are also very hi quality

i wouldnt use magnatec as it is shite, many other posts confirm this. i dont mean offence or anyhing, id just rather your engine healthier...[/QUOTE]

None taken. I just wanted to try it after i got my head reco'ed, plus i thought it would lubricate things abit more faster seeing as its "magnetic".

Never heard of Redline, ill have to have a look. Maybe i will too, once i get my turbo as well (lol, how long have i been saying that).
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Ive been using Magnatec about 12months now.No complaints---engine seems nice n clean and it dont use any in 5000 k's
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