Italian tune up eh? - Infiniti Q50 Forum
User Tag List

 4Likes
  • 4 Post By Avedis53
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
Q50 Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: TX
Posts: 2,053
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 875 Post(s)
 
Default Italian tune up eh?

Just wanted to share as it covers some questions around deposit build-up.

For our Q50 (and for most cars) I think driving to the redline isn't really necessary since a few pulls to just below redline should generate enough heat if desired.




Daily: '16 Q50 RS RWD | Ho-Hum Days: 7th Gen Maxima

Last edited by q50adix; 11-12-2018 at 10:14 AM. Reason: This video was posted on another thread btw
q50adix is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 11:30 AM
Q50 Addict
 
JohnInNH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: SW New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 2,212
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 879 Post(s)
 
Garage
Default

@Avedis53

Catch can seems to really help (I still need to do this), so, supposedly, will the Vavoline "Modern Engine" synthetic motor oil.
JohnInNH is online now  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 01:28 PM
Über Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Minneapolis, MN Area
Posts: 810
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 333 Post(s)
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnInNH View Post
@Avedis53

Catch can seems to really help (I still need to do this), so, supposedly, will the Vavoline "Modern Engine" synthetic motor oil.
Is there something specific that Valvoline has that other oil manufacturers don't have in the construction of their oil?

2017 Q50S (Silver Sport) AWD | Iridium Blue w/ Stone Interior | Upgraded 19" Black Chrome Accessory Wheels
DAS | Premium Pkg, Drive Assist Pkg, Illum Kickplates, Maple Wood |
damonb10 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 01:38 PM
Q50 Addict
 
Avedis53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Newport, Oregon
Posts: 3,707
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1714 Post(s)
 
Default

Why is Valvoline Modern Engine Oil considered better at preventing carbon buildup? It's not even a true synthetic motor oil but considered a synthetic blend. It contains the usual hydrotreated heavy paraffinic distillates, mineral oil and hydrotreated C20-C50 lubricating oils with a dash of zinc alkyl dithiophosphate (ZDDP) as an anti-wear additive (used in practically all engine oils).

A true synthetic oil doesn't contain mineral oil. Mineral oil is used to blend with the synthetic oils (hydrotreated distillates) to reduce the cost. Valvoline Modern Engine Oil is 5-10% mineral oil.

A product like Mobil 1 is a true, Group IV oil (synthetic) that contains no mineral oil.

Of course, these companies have proprietary additives in miniscule amounts that are not disclosed on the MSDS to protect trade secrets, so if there is some sort of additive that addresses carbon buildup, I can't determine what those additives might be that distinguishes the Valvoline product from other oils.

Marketing hype IMHO.
rpiotro, q50adix, damonb10 and 1 others like this.

2018 Q50 RS 400 AWD - Graphite Shadow - Sensory Package (Sport) - ProACTIVE Package - Continental DWS 06 A/S tires - BMS JB4 w/BT Rev.3 Connect Kit - Mishimoto OCC - XPEL Ultimate Protective Paint Film - Color-matched rear deck spoiler - PrecisionLED interior light kit - Tuxmats - StrongArm trunk lifts - Escort 360c radar detector w/Blendmount & MirrorTap - Vantrue N2 Pro dashcam
Avedis53 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2018, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
Q50 Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: TX
Posts: 2,053
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 875 Post(s)
 
Default

Personally, I'd be more concerned on the potential LSPI (low speed pre-ignition) more than the carbon build-up caused by engine oil. LSPI has been known by the industry for years but only recently, in the advent of many small turbo-charged engines, that oil manufacturers start rolling out formulations to prevent it and/or reduce its chance of occurrence.

Daily: '16 Q50 RS RWD | Ho-Hum Days: 7th Gen Maxima
q50adix is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Infiniti Q50 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome