You might be surprised. Have ran it in our cup stuff at over 275 oil in temp for hours. Many late model stock cars, both asphalt and dirt run it all the time. Both bearings and pushrod tips look good. It makes good power, and lives under endurance apps. Pretty badass shit for a "shelf" type oil.
Re; the M1 4T; It's a great oil but has a LOT of moly in it. It polishes shit inside your engine.Red Line oil has the same vecosities plus an 0-40 and a 5-40
I wonder if there is anything in the M1 4T 10-40 4-stroke motorcycle racing oil that wouldn't be good for an auto engine ?
Mobil 1 Racing™ 4T 10W-40 synthetic motorcycle oil offers high-performance advantages beyond conventional motorcycle oils or similar viscosities.www.mobil.com
If that oil can take the abuse of a road race bike, or dirt bike and the heat the transmission generates. It's some good oil.I just remember when Bob (GN7) pulled his GN engine apart after running that stuff and what it looked like inside. He was a pretty big fan of that oil even though that was ten years ago.
Not sure I'd run it in my daily driver for 7500 miles at a time, due to the lesser amount of detergents (which is a good thing in other ways). But from a street/strip vehicle, as the thread was originally about, to a full race NA deal, it works pretty good!
I was thinking the same thing until I watched the RedLine video as well.
Yup looking at the relative low street miles I put on it the race oil should be fine for me.Watch the Red Live video.
Doesn't mean you can't run it, there are just some reasons why it might not be the best choice.
Might want to buy one filter for mercury racing 1350 see how it’s made inside. Probably well made filter it’s standard size think will fit a Chevy.FYI,
Wix Racing filters have a micron rating of 61. Not the best to use for a street-strip car.
K&N has a 10 micron rating. Baldwin filters (their Chevy racing filters) are around 18 microns IIRCC. Baldwin B279.
For street cars there are better choices than a Wix Racing filter. Including K&N, Baldwin, Napa Gold, Wix (but not the racing), Royal Purple and Mobil One, Jomar. The RP and M1 filters are the same as K&N if memory serves.
Ron, I was worse than you about this stuff. The time that I spent with the rep. convinced me that it would work great. (He worked with cup teams.) Running the 0-30 in my low power stuff and have a 1100 hp carbed alcohol deal running the 0-50. I am a nobody but am very happy with it. Used oil analysis has been insightful. Going against the grain a little, I would even use it in a flat tappet deal, I feel the anti-scuff properties are that good.