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Old 01-01-2019, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever used this oil or ever heard of it ?
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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At $18.99 a quart? Yeah, I'm in for a gallon.
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If I ever have too much money, I'm stickin to coke not motor oil.
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Acordding to testing, Tribodyn is the best oil out there.



And Amsoil is just barely average......I guess that should just about cover published test results.
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That test is from Sept 2017, something must have changed since then. Oil is like computers, the technology changes (or claims too) every 6 months.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Acordding to testing, Tribodyn is the best oil out there.

And Amsoil is just barely average......I guess that should just about cover published test results.
Many a V Twin has lived a long life on average oil given proper maintenance. Sometimes average is more than adequate.
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've never heard of it. Where do you buy it?
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Acordding to testing, Tribodyn is the best oil out there.



And Amsoil is just barely average......I guess that should just about cover published test results.
This so called test was done with the one arm bandit gear lube tester that some oil reps use in the field to demonstrate that their oils have more fluid strength than their competitors. I traded some oil 30 years ago for one of those machines from a rep that quit his company when he found out how bogus a tester it is.

I have tested many oils years ago with that machine and come to realize that you could make any oil test the best by the way you manipulated it. There is no legitimate Oil manufacture that uses this type of test equipment for oil testing period!

Also oil manufactures do not use extreme pressure additives in motor oils, they are only used in most gearlubes. I don't know who is making this oil for that company so I have no opinion on it's quality and track record if they have one.

Just a side note on gearlubes, the API allows oil manufactures to self police the make up of what they say is in the bottle. No outside testing requirements. Not like motor oils that have to pass a battery of expensive testing that engine OEM's require. Years ago when Amsoil came out with their white paper testing on gearlubes there was a couple brands that didn't even come close to the viscosity that was on the label.
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This so called test was done with the one arm bandit gear lube tester that some oil reps use in the field to demonstrate that their oils have more fluid strength than their competitors. I traded some oil 30 years ago for one of those machines from a rep that quit his company when he found out how bogus a tester it is.

I have tested many oils years ago with that machine and come to realize that you could make any oil test the best by the way you manipulated it. There is no legitimate Oil manufacture that uses this type of test equipment for oil testing period!

Also oil manufactures do not use extreme pressure additives in motor oils, they are only used in most gearlubes. I don't know who is making this oil for that company so I have no opinion on it's quality and track record if they have one.

Just a side note on gearlubes, the API allows oil manufactures to self police the make up of what they say is in the bottle. No outside testing requirements. Not like motor oils that have to pass a battery of expensive testing that engine OEM's require. Years ago when Amsoil came out with their white paper testing on gearlubes there was a couple brands that didn't even come close to the viscosity that was on the label.
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You used to see those machines all over the place. Seemed like every auto parts show had some guy pushing some oil or additive with one.

Some of the fancy ones had a meter on them to show how much load was on the motor. STP used one that had a little torque wrench on it.
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I like the Lucas Oil display, the one with a little crank that you turn which is attached to a series of gears. Major test of oil quality!
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I like the Lucas Oil display, the one with a little crank that you turn which is attached to a series of gears. Major test of oil quality!

Dang Salty can I have a point for thinking the same exact thing you posted when George mentioned an oil testing machine?
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I like the Lucas Oil display, the one with a little crank that you turn which is attached to a series of gears. Major test of oil quality!
On that little tester they are trying to demonstrate how their oil clings and sticks to the metal as it moves up the series of gears. Problem is they are using an oil with tackifiers in it. Oils do not use tackifiers for most applications and are generally used in a non pressurized system like gearlubes or oil that has to stick better to the metal so it can reach areas that generally wouldn't get any oil on it due to gravity. Tackifiers are not recommended in any gearlubes for on road vehicles and can cause problems. Do I hear deception?
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Do I hear deception?
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Pretty much the same as marketing, there seem to be few rules in the marketing departments anymore. Even flat out lies can sometimes be found and unless you take them to court over it, the lies hold "true".
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At $18.99 a quart? Yeah, I'm in for a gallon.
We had one of those in the store. It sold a lot of Lucas products.

My old man had the sales pitch down pat. Cost of the lucas less the price of a qt of oil, and he'd throw in a free oil filter.

He made about 50 cents on a qt of oil. The Lucas made him about $4 a qt, and the no name filters cost $1.59.
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