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    Whats the collective wisdom about the best place to buy oil?

    I dont really want to pay rip-off Autobarn prices for 7 litres of the highest grade synthetic oil everytime I go near the track.
    What do the real racers do?
    I am in Melbourne, the land of locusts, fire and floods.

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    Elf HTX racing lubricants.

    http://www.racefuels.com.au/index.asp

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    oil is like gold now. So what i do Ash is wait for one of the big chains to have a sale [Easter, Australia Day etc ] usually 25-30% off.
    This is when i stock up....as i see it i can only get 5% by placing my money in the bank so if my money can get 25 or 30% then i go for it.
    I will always need oil so its a given !!!

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    Oil is the lowest margin product sold in any Auto store. With oil more than anything, you get exactly what you pay for. Buy your oil from whoever can ensure you are buying the right oil for your application. It can no longer be simply regarded as black slippery stuff!
    Oil is cheap, engine parts are not! Although synthetic oils are more expensive, they protect for far greater mileages then mineral oils, and are cost effective if you are comfortable with increased change intervals.
    It is also unwise to slander specific retailers on any forum.

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    Since your engine is anything but stock & if you plan on track work, I'd be looking at a competition oil.

    I've recently pulled my engine down & internals are it top condition which I put down to decent oil (Motul 300V 15W-50).

    You'd be looking at about $160 for 8 litres 'tho.
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    I buy mine in bulk 20 litre drums (Elf oil) direct from the Elf dealer in SA. Great oil, use it in all of my cars.
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    Thanks to everyone for their good oil on the topic . I def will always use the best product, regardless of price. I like the 20L drum concept rather than buying small volumes at 'packaging' prices.

    There is a huge amount of science involved here. I can see that you are likley to want an oil with a low viscosity and high temperature tolerances on the track, but will desire some level of coating stickyness at the point of start-up. I am sure the Motul and other suggested products are the way to go.

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    Selena 10W-60 racing oil.

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    Peter i can't find any information on the web other than some Alfa forums. Is there a website for them?

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    That's because I misspelt it!

    http://www.flitalia.it/en/fl/index.php

    Probably see your local Alfa dealer. Brian Foley Alfa sells it in Sydney.

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