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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:42 pm

I'm thinking about using in my Sprint "ELF HTX COLLECTION 20W50 Engine Oil.
Easy to buy here in France and doesn't look too bad. Certainly isn't cheap.
What do you boys think.
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PostPost by: elans3 » Mon Dec 05, 2022 5:11 pm

Never used it Alan, always used either Valvoline Vr1 20W50, or Millers CSS 20/W60 in my Twincams, (Lotus & Alfa). Millers used to be 20W50 a short while ago, but they changed it slightly.
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:28 pm

No idea on that oil, likely fine but I'd think you could get a good or very good synthetic oil at that price. A US gallon (3.78L) of Redline 20/50 is ~$65.

I tend to go for a good synthetic with high ZDDP rating.
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