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Jon thanks. very informative. guess we'll stock up on 2% Reg Soy Power or Optilube XPD. Don't know about bypass filtration. Any other source for additional info?

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Used Marvel Mystery Oil to as the lube for my air tools. Smells good too.

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IMHO the best thing you can do is use true synthetic oil. I have seen tests where two identical engines were run side by side on dynos - one on oil and one on synth.

After umpteen hours, only stopping for oil changes - I think it was over 100,000 miles equivalent - they were torn down. The oil engine showed the usual extensive wear you'd find at that point.

The synth. engine was completely clean and all measurements were within original tolerances - essentially NO WEAR.

It's expensive stuff but a classic "pay me now or pay me later" situation.

I've been using it for years in my vehicles and the only downside I've found is a slightly increased tendency to leak - the stuff is so slippery it can creep out where oil stays in.
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...Wonder if cetane boosting would screw up turbo on new engine
I don't think the turbo can know one way or the other. No fuel goes through it.

You also mentioned an infrequent use of biocide. One definitely needs to dose each fill or risk bacteria growing in the tank. There is fuel sold that already has it (Valvtect certified marinas) and you need to be careful not to overdose.


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IMHO the best thing you can do is use true synthetic oil. I have seen tests where two identical engines were run side by side on dynos - one on oil and one on synth.

After umpteen hours, only stopping for oil changes - I think it was over 100,000 miles equivalent - they were torn down. The oil engine showed the usual extensive wear you'd find at that point.

The synth. engine was completely clean and all measurements were within original tolerances - essentially NO WEAR.

It's expensive stuff but a classic "pay me now or pay me later" situation.

I've been using it for years in my vehicles and the only downside I've found is a slightly increased tendency to leak - the stuff is so slippery it can creep out where oil stays in.
I don't want to bring bad luck to myself BUT I have a 1970 A4 that never had and oil filter let alone good oil for most of its life and has been happy with two valve jobs and some seals and gaskets

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My homeport fuel has biocide in it so tanks always have biocide. Never had issue with growth. Always thought that was enough. Was concerned that with higher cetane power produced at a given rpm would be different and this might effect the amount of air required so effect turbo function. Guess with higher cetane get more rpms with less fuel or fuel to air ratio not effected. Thanks for setting me straight.

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Jon thanks. very informative. guess we'll stock up on 2% Reg Soy Power or Optilube XPD. Don't know about bypass filtration. Any other source for additional info?
A selection of bypass filtration manufacturers includes Amsoil, Gulf Coast Filters, Kleenoil, Racor/Parker Hannifin, and Puradyn...

No need to go with a complete system from any of these, which can run into some serious expense... Pretty easy to cobble together a system using a bypass filter adapter like this:



and a single remote filter... Or, you can go with a system that mounts both the primary and bypass filters remotely, a nice setup if your engine-mounted filter is in an awkward or difficult location to deal with...

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I like those flexible oil lines. Do they come in 1/8 npt for my Atomic 4?
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Isn't some form of fuel lubricant needed for A-4's built before lead free gas was introduced and does Marvel Mystery Oil perform that function?
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you're the best. Thanks again Jon. Had builder put fitting for filter in return. ?was that a mistake. Would it be better if bypass filter was place just before low pressure pump ?

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