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    Rick Ears

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    NYCE1S.com Oil Challenge - Garwood, NJ

    Post  Rick Ears on Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:19 am

    Garwood, NJ - Is there any horsepower to be made in motor oil? This is a very good topic that has been debated by many for quite some time. Nyce1s.com and BYTuning decided to tackle this topic in the first episode of a series of oil tests that will be conducted. The featured car here is a 1993 Honda Civic hatchback built by BYTuning of Union, NJ. This car is equipped with a Honda K24 engine transplant. The vehicle was strapped down to a DynoJet dyno for testing purposes to see which oil would assist in yielding the most wheel horsepower for this project car. We started our test with 3 month old Quaker State 5w-30 motor oil which was already in the car from the most recent race season. We then switched to conventional 5w-30 motor oil which was provided by Auto Zone, followed by Valvoline premium 5w-30 and then we ended our dyno test with Valvoline Synpower Full Synthetic 5W-30 motor oil. After conducting this test it is safe to say that keeping up with regular maintenance such as an oil change can yield performance results. Watch the Nyce1s.com exclusive video feature below to see the test results!


    1st Test Motor Oil:
    3 month old Quaker State 5W-30 Motor Oil


    2nd Test Motor Oil:
    Auto Zone Conventional 5W-30 Motor Oil


    3rd Test Motor Oil:
    Valvoline Premium 5w-30 Motor Oil


    4th Test Motor Oil:
    Valvoline Synpower Full Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil



    Vehicle: 1993 Honda Civic Hatchback


    Modifications: Acura RSX Type-S Cylinder Head, Acura TSX K24 Block, Custom Sheet Metal Intake Manifold


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