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    Oil for 206

    Is Dyno-K good to use for 206.

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    206 engine will run on about any type of oil. Its a very mild race engine. Dyno-K should be fine.

    Steve

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    Hey Steve,
    I have to ask (I am an Amsoil dealer) have you found any power gains in different oils in the 206? I've heard of power gains
    Using Joe Gibbs Driven oil and got it on pretty word that one engine builder (no one on here) was recommending a fifty mix of Amsoil Dominator and 4t.

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    Are you saying 50/50 Dominator and 4T.?

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    Doesn't a special blend or brand of oil make them look like an expert?

    Just run straight 4T it's a no brainer.

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    Yup, a 50/50 mix.
    I don't need to be convinced. I sell 4t and Dominator and I'm with you Sundog. I judge 4t on what doesn't happen to my motors. It's a no brainier. But, racers will but any snake oil under the sun if there's a good story attached to it.
    I figured I would just ask an authority since I don't have my own Dyno.

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    As they cannot import the Briggs 4T oil to Canada for some reason, we are sold the Dominator oil by Briggs dealers as the same product. I think it is a way to sell you two quarts of over priced oil.

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    I've not heard of the mix you are talking about, but we have used (and sell) both Driven (Gibbs) and 4T.
    My question would be which Driven oil did they see an advantage with?

    I would agree that a lighter weight oil accelerates quicker than a heavier weight oil. With that, comes a trade-off in cushion.
    Is it worth it, becomes the next question. Is performance worth the cost? At what level are you racing? Is OIL the only thing keeping you from winning?

    All pretty good questions to ask yourself before buying any product on the market.


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    Sounds more like Snake Oil to me .

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    Driven 5-20.
    I used Driven in one of my motors a season or two ago and it seemed ok but, it seemed like there was more carbon build up in the head and the crank seals seemed like it went bad rather quickly.
    But, in all fairness I'm an Amsoil guy.
    The reason I started this post is to find out if there was a real power gain in any specific oil. I didn't there was
    but, it's always better to someone who knows.

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    Outside of illegal additives (ie flammables), I just don't see any good quality oil "making power" over another. I'm pretty proud of our dyno and I just can't see two oils of the same weight making a measurable difference.
    Now, different viscosities is another thing. Take 0W oil and compare it to 50W oil....I think you'll see what I mean. It's called parasitic drag and it definitely slows the rotating assembly down.

    Some are "slipperier," some "coat" internal parts, some have better film strength, some better load capacity, some perform better on the ball load test; but in the engine (on the dyno or on the track) is what I'm interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btjones65 View Post
    Hey Steve,
    I have to ask (I am an Amsoil dealer) have you found any power gains in different oils in the 206? I've heard of power gains
    Using Joe Gibbs Driven oil and got it on pretty word that one engine builder (no one on here) was recommending a fifty mix of Amsoil Dominator and 4t.
    No we have not seen any power difference in any of the oils we've testing that were in the 20 to 30 W range. Refer to Brian's post # 11, good post and we agree with Brian.

    Oil quality and protection additives become very important when engine rpm levels exceed 8000, not important at 6000 rpm.


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    Last edited by steve baker; 12-13-2017 at 09:47 AM.

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    Steve
    "Oil quality is not important at 6000 rpms" ???
    Thank You to the 2017 206 Cup Grand National Champions for choosing Faster Motors
    Cayden Fretwell Sportsman Class Champion
    Emily DeMaster Junior Class Champion
    Grant Zimmermann Senior Heavy Class Champion
    Randy Raridon Masters Class Champion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Steve
    "Oil quality is not important at 6000 rpms" ???
    Nope.........even Walmart 2.99 / quart oil will work fine. Low powered low rpm engines like the 206 don't need all the special oils! Way to go Briggs and Stratton you built a tough little engine!

    6000 rpm making 20 HP then maybe..........

    Steve

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    Personally, i like to have the rust inhibitors, the ability to cling to parts, the anti foam agents, the ability to cool the parts, especially in hot parts of the country like AZ, Tx, and Ca.
    When people don't change oil very often TBN becomes even more important.
    If you change oil every other race day then the cost for oil is very minimal.
    Thank You to the 2017 206 Cup Grand National Champions for choosing Faster Motors
    Cayden Fretwell Sportsman Class Champion
    Emily DeMaster Junior Class Champion
    Grant Zimmermann Senior Heavy Class Champion
    Randy Raridon Masters Class Champion

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    Thank you all. I suspected as much. But, this is good confirmation.

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    I used Cool Power in my 206 , never a problem for me !!!

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