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Well hello everyone! I'm Barney but you guys can call me Barns if you like. And this is my new Baby... 1977 RA28 Toyota Celica Mini Mustang! And this is my Brother Oski and my Mate Ben, together we plan on fixing the old girl up. First of all with a cleanup and service, then Auto to Manual conversion, engine rebuilt and eventually a 1UZFE VVTI conversion More pics momentarily, I can only upload 2mb per post! BTW my face looked retarded in that photo, so I did everyone a favour and scribbled over it!
You may have heard over the years a lot of hype about Motul Oils. It might have seemed like a fad or passing faze to you at the time. You’re thinking it’s just another marketing spiel right?! 0% Shear Technology, Double Ester, Complex Ester, yeah, yeah, yeah. What can be so good about it? Well here’s a little known story from a user of Motul oils, GAS Motorsports. GAS Motorsports currently hold a number of world records including the Sport Compact record and fastest full bodied Toyota Supra. Their oil of choice: Motul 6100 Synergie. Not some secret formulation, but your standard, off the shelf 6100 15w50. The team had already had success using 6100 but here’s more of a reason why they would never use anything else other than Motul products. They have a new car in the team, the black Plumbmaster Scion. With an engine producing over 1600HP and gear shifts at 10,000RPM you get the idea that it would need the best engine oil for protection under this much stress. The car was still in the test’n’tune period in preparation for the Sydney Jamboree when it was being driven by Ben Bray at WSID in March 2012. After a few clean passes, the car was showing no signs of issues until the pass when it was paired with the GAS Motorsports Celica. A faint smoke trail followed the car from the 60ft line and got worse to the end. When the car got back to the pit area, the data logs were checked. It was every race team’s worst nightmare. Insufficient oil pressure for the majority of the run! A new car, a new engine and the last thing you want to go wrong is engine failure. The team was considering the possibility of having to replace the crank, all the bearings and con rods, adding up to excess of $15,000. See for yourself at the rotorg33k youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/rotorg33k Have a look at the video titled: GAS 2JZ - Scion vs Celica Side by Side 650s - FLYBY! So, why did it lose oil pressure? The oil filter collapsed and restricted flow to the engine. Here’s is what it looked like when they removed it. With the oil pressure gauge showing as low as 0psi by the end of the pass, you can see that the filter would have been totally unforgiving to the oil supply by this time. Fearing the worst, the team pulled down the motor expecting to find all sorts internal damage. As they began to strip the engine they were astonished to find themselves having to search for damaged components. No signs of damage, not even a scratch or burr on the big end or main bearings! Now we’re talking a full power pass, 1600hp+ with little to no oil pressure and the only sign of failure is a collapsed oil filter. It’s unheard of! If you went to the Sydney Jamboree, you would have seen it back out there and competing with the same engine components still running the same consistent numbers! It really does go to show that Motul’s reputation is riding on its ability to protect your engine in cases just like this. Take it from the GAS Motorsports team, Motul protects your engine better than you’d ever expect. Countless cases like this prove that Motul is not expensive oil, its cheap insurance!