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Clevo377
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From: Blackburn, Victoria, Australia
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posted 05-09-2003 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clevo377   Click Here to Email Clevo377     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was just browsing the Crower site and noticed they DO NOT reccomend synthetic oils for any racing environment. They reccomend Kendall GT-1 as an oil to use. What gives? Do they have an interest in Kendall. I thought synthetic was the only way to go (unless running in).

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capri man
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posted 05-09-2003 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
paul, that makes me think a lot less of crower!!!

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kid vishus
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posted 05-09-2003 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Their techs must still be living in the past.

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n2oMike
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posted 05-09-2003 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They seem to have pretty much abandoned their camshaft program. There hasn't been much development lately.

However, what they DO produce is top quality. Their cranks, rods, etc are superb.

Back in the day, synthetic oils were sort of hit and miss. When you're in the business of selling cams (which are at the mercy of splash lubrication) you want the customer to use an oil you KNOW works.... hence the Kendall recommendation.

It's probably just a holdover from the past. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Skip the watery thin stuff for cam break-in. Stick with a GOOD brand of synthetic (especially if using the thin stuff) and you should be fine. Royal Purple has a good reputation for thin 'race' oils, and comes highly recommended from many sources.

Good Luck!

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-11-2003 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What Mike says.

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