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Shell Advance Racing M - Anyone in Oz know this?

Old 07-31-2003, 06:28 AM
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Default Shell Advance Racing M - Anyone in Oz know this?

Hello in particular to Aussie modellers. Could this be a rival for our beloved Castrol M?

Shell Advance Racing M
A high performance castor/synthetic, SAE30 oil for 2-stroke and 4-stroke racing motorcycle engines. Shell Advance Racing M is specifically formulated for highly stress conditions experienced in speedway motorcycles and go-karts burning alcohol/methanol fuel mixtures. The castor/synthetic blend ensures longer life than a straight castor oil. It can also be used in separate 2-stroke and 4-stroke race gearboxes. Available in 1 litre and 4 litre
Old 08-01-2003, 03:28 AM
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Default Shell Advance Racing M - Anyone in Oz know this?

That's certainly worth looking into. One of the foreign sites shows the flash point is 272C or 521F which is well above most synthetics so that's a good start. The next thing of course is price...Castrol M has jumped incredibly lately. I think my last 5 litre can was about $80 (Aus) where a couple of years ago it was only about $30. However, it's probably the best castor in the world.

I'll try to find a 1 litre bottle and mix up a batch similar to my standard fuel (20% all Castrol M, no nitro) then do a back to back test on one or two engines checking head temps and revs.
Old 08-01-2003, 10:37 AM
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Default Shell Advance Racing M - Anyone in Oz know this?

I tried some of this when I worked for Shell at their Geelong Refinery a few years ago. (Company discount etc)

I found it carboned the engines up more than I liked, so switched to "Proglow" blended Synthetic. ($A 50 for 5 litres) and found it better.

But your expectations may be different to mine.

I now use Coolpower, but only because I got a real good price on the last lot I bought.
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Default Shell Advance Racing M - Anyone in Oz know this?

I looked into fuels the other week, and spoke to the technical consultant at Shell who suggested their Shell Racing M product, however, it worked out at $15.67/litre (in 4l tank), whereas VP Racing Fuels have a dealer in Liverpool who sells Klotz KL200 synthetic for $14.30 a litre (4l tank), and I can get Castrol M is $12/litre (in 5l tank) from the local dealer.

The price different isn't great, as I'm only looking to use 3% castor and 15% synthetic, but over a few litres, the difference adds up, and I kind of feel more confident using these well-proven oils.

BTW, the Shell guy said that the Racing M mix was 35% syn, 65% castor.

Russell.
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Thanks guys, this was more of a plea to find a replacement for the venerable "M". In the meantime, I have found a source for Castrol M (A$58 / 5l) which is what I really wanted in the first place.
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Default Shell Advance Racing M - Anyone in Oz know this?

You can't go wrong with the M

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