Driven Racing Oil: DI Synthetic Performance Racing Oils

Direct injection and turbochargers are a powerful combination, but using available high torque at low speed can lead to abnormal combustion that not only degrades performance, but also causes damage. This low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) occurs when the mixture of air and fuel—injected directly into the combustion chamber instead of the intake port—ignites before the spark and as the piston is still moving upward, resulting in excessive cylinder pressure (or “knock” in mild cases).

Driven Racing Oil has conducted research confirming that an oil’s detergent chemistry can impact LSPI. To meet this problem head-on, Driven has developed the first line of motor oil formulated, tested, and proven to protect direct-injection engines better than API oils: the DI series of synthetic performance motor oils.

Available in 0W-20 (DI20 #18206), 5W-30 (DI30 #18306), 0W-40 (DI40 #18406), and 10W-60 (DI60 #18606), DI synthetic performance motor oils are ahead of curve when it comes to the new 2018 API SN+ engine oil spec, providing an immediate solution for direct-injection engines. They combat LSPI and contain additives to prevent soot-related wear and reduce intake valve deposits typically caused by volatile off-the-shelf engine oils.

Features

  • High-temp, high-shear protection.
  • Prevents deposits on intake valves.
  • Provides soot-related wear protection.
  • Combats abnormal combustion and knocking.
  • Available in 0W-20, 5W-30, 0W-40, and 10W-60.

Driven Racing Oil DI Series Synthetic Performance Motor Oil

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In the Garage™ with Parts Pro Performance Centers™: Oil in Race Cars with Driven Racing Oil

Come inside the Parts Pro Performance Centers™ garage as we take you through the installation of some of today’s hottest truck accessories In this episode, we welcome Lake Speed, Jr. from Driven Racing Oil back to the garage and we talk about what to look for in an oil for your racing application.

For more info on oil, check out these videos on the 5 Things You Need to Know about Oil:

Part 1: The Four R’s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1VSUuQZvos&t

Part 2: Balance is Best
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA-vYCnz8l8

Part 3: Clean, Cool, & Dry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFjq8aw6TxQ

Part 4: Get the Facts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2UTbPB7QaE

Part 5: Fuel Matters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVQTQsDlEoo

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Driven Racing Oil Tech Bulletin: CK-4 Diesel Oil Wear Warning

Editor’s Note: Our friends over at Driven Racing Oil produced this technical bulletin alerting consumers to the possibility of increased wear issues related to the new CK-4 diesel oil formulation. To find Driven Racing Oil products at your nearest Parts Pro™ affiliate, see our Store Locator.

Driven Racing Oil CK-4 Diesel Oil Update

Diesel engine oil makers recently changed from the decade-old CJ-4 formulation to the new CK-4 formulation. While intended to be an upgrade, the new CK-4 formulation has been met with resistance and even an outright “do not use” warning from Ford Motor Company.

Just before the new CK-4 specification went into effect in December 2016, Ford Motor Company issued a service bulletin stating that Ford 6.7L diesel engines should not use the new oil, citing identified wear issues. In fact, Ford also issued a new oil specification closely aligned with the previous CJ-4 formulation and called for its use in Ford 6.7L diesel engines. So what’s going on here?

Previous API diesel oil specifications, like CJ-4, had to pass the ASTM Sequence IIIG valve train wear and oxidation test, which measures flat tappet cam and lifter wear as well as other parameters. This is not true of the new CK-4 specification.

Diesel engine oils have historically contained higher levels of the anti-wear additive ZDDP. With more oil marketers wishing to supply “universal” oils that meet both API SN requirements for gasoline engines and API CK-4 requirements for diesel engines, the levels of ZDDP have dropped in some CK-4 oils. Without the Sequence IIIG flat tappet cam wear test, it appears that some of these lower-ZDDP diesel oils are causing increased wear in diesel engines. This should serve as a word of caution for all users of diesel engine oil—regardless of whether you own a 6.7L Ford.

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Driven Racing Oil Tech Bulletin: Stamped Steel Rocker Arm Break-In and Maintenance

Editor’s Note: Our friends over at Driven Racing Oil produced this technical bulletin of recommended steps and products that can prevent failure and extend the life of engines using stamped steel rocker arms. To find Driven Racing Oil products at your nearest Parts Pro™ affiliate, see our Store Locator.

Many classes of racing require the use of stamped steel rocker arms, and many budget crate engines use them as well. Because stamped steel rocker arms do not feature a roller bearing pivot, they generate more friction. As a result, improper break-in and operation can dramatically shorten the life of stamped steel rocker arms.

To increase longevity, Driven Racing Oil recommends pre-lubing the inside cup of the rocker arm with Engine Assembly Grease (PN 00732). After installing the rocker arms and setting the valve lash, pour break-in oil (PN 03706) over the rocker arm assembly (16 oz per side on V8 or V6 engines). Upon start-up, bring the engine speed up to 2,800 RPM and hold steady for 10 minutes. Afterward, shut down the engine and allow it to cool down for 10 minutes. Restart the engine and bring the engine speed back to 2,800 RPM for 10 more minutes. The rocker arms are now properly broken in. To maintain proper protection, the use of synthetic motor oil is recommended (PN 03206). Conventional motor oils, even high-zinc racing oils, DO NOT provide the required friction reduction needed to properly protect stamped steel rocker arms. Endurance testing shows that synthetic motor oil reduces oil temperature, wear, and friction.

Driven Racing Oil Stamped Steel Rocker Arms

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Royal Purple: High-Performance Street Synthetic Motor Oil

High-Performance Street (HPS) synthetic motor oil from Royal Purple is specifically formulated to maximize performance and meet the demands of high-performance and modified engines. HPS is recommended for vehicles no longer under manufacturer warranty—and for those seeking a higher level of performance and protection.

Available in 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40, and 20W-50 viscosities, Royal Purple’s HPS is fortified with a high level of zinc/phosphorus anti-wear additive and the company’s own Synerlec additive, allowing it to surpass leading synthetic oils and conventional lubricants for both gasoline and diesel applications.

Features

  • Recommended for vehicles no longer under manufacturer warranty.
  • Responds to increased pressure with increased viscosity.
  • Improved sealing maximizes HP and torque.
  • Improves condition of metal-to-metal contact under high load.
  • Outstanding oxidation stability extends oil life and increases miles driven between changes.

Royal Purple High Performance Street Synthetic Motor Oil

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