Universal Lubricants' Ultra Oil

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  1. depriusoto

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    Do any of you have any experience or knowledge of Universal Lubricants Eco Ultra Motor Oil?

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    I don't think it has made it to New Mexico yet except via Amazon. I like the closed loop process but I am curious about the quality and how it works in our cars.

    thanks,
    Ed
    Universal Lubricants makes Eco Ultra products form re-refined base oil that is purified and then mixed with additives that preserve vehicles as well as the environment. The company follows a closed loop production process that turns what had been a non-renewable resource – used motor oil – into a renewable one. - See more at: Green Motor Oils Becoming Good Business | Justmeans
    Universal Lubricants makes Eco Ultra products form re-refined base oil that is purified and then mixed with additives that preserve vehicles as well as the environment. The company follows a closed loop production process that turns what had been a non-renewable resource – used motor oil – into a renewable one. - See more at: Green Motor Oils Becoming Good Business | Justmeans
     
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    I would have no problem with testing their "M-F Ultra Light" hydraulic oil in our transmission:
    • 22 cSt @ 40C
    • 5.2 cSt @ 100C
    • 170 viscosity index
    However, I could not find any discussion of additives. I would like to know there is an anti-foaming additive to avoid microdieseling. It is sold in a 5 gallon pail so the quantity sounds right. I just don't know the price.

    I did not see a 5W-30 or 0W-20 in the list of engine oils. Worse, it looks like they want to sell them in 55 gallon barrels. There may be after market folks who repackage but I'm not so sure they have what I would want to put in my engine.

    Overall, I like the idea of reprocessed oil because the used oil is going to start as excellent stock. Taking out the bad stuff from used oil should be a lot easier than dealing with crude. Only a pure synthetic, a manufactured oil, will have superior qualities since it should have more uniform molecular weights.

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    Do they publish dielectric properties?

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    I looked just now and did see 5W30 in two flavors, synthetic blend and synthetic blend high mileage. They also seemed to be available in 24 or 6 quart cases. I wonder whether I was looking on a different page, or they've just expanded the product line....

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    Looking through the web pages I saw that they provide a 6 gallon "wine in the box" type dispenser for use in shops, etc. Can't find a price or info on how to purchase it, but to my mind that would be the way to go: least amount of packaging/waste, I can exactly measure my own oil with no left over half quart and it should provide about 7 oil changes.
    Ed
     
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