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This should be an interesting product.. Especially as cosworth is a top enginneering company and has years of racing experience behind them...

www.liquidcosworth.com


LiquidCosworth to sponsor Toro Rosso


At the first race on the Formula 1 schedule, Cosworth announced that LiquidCosworth will be a 2006 sponsor of Scuderia Toro Rosso. LiquidCosworth is the engineering company's lubricants and specialty fluids division.

Scuderia Toro Rosso's drivers include Scott Speed (the first U.S. Formula 1 driver since Michael Andretti in 1993), Vitantonio Liuzzi, and Neel Jani. Their STR1 racecars are powered by Cosworth V-10 TJ engines built to 2006 specs and are lubricated with Cosworth Performance Engineered Motor Oil SAE 0W-20. (Preparations are underway to make this particular viscosity grade available to all automotive enthusiasts within the next month at www.liquidcosworth.com.) The Cosworth TJ engine proved to be one of the most reliable F1 engines on the grid during 2005 and these attributes of performance and reliability are embodied in the motor oil's formulation.

Cosworth Performance Engineered Motor Oil adds further luster to the performance genius of Cosworth, and provides an additional “first” – the simultaneous introduction of a new performance product, its use in the elite and competitive state of Formula 1 racing in its inaugural year, and the commercial offering of the exact same product to consumers for use in their cars, whether on the road or track. The product re-emphasizes that the optimization of lubricants and fluids is essential in attaining maximum engine advantage.


Cosworth’s new division is further evidence of Kevin Kalkhoven and Gerry Forsythe’s vision to expand the Cosworth brand and capitalize on the expertise of one of the world’s premier engineering companies. The lubricants and specialty fluids are fully developed in-house and formulated to Cosworth specifications. The full line of Cosworth Performance Engineered Products is available online at www.liquidcosworth.com, or by phone at 1-800-355-5880.

2006 also sees Cosworth powering the outstanding WilliamsF1 team on the Formula 1 grid, as well as supplying all engines in the Champ Car World Series and its associated Atlantic Series. Cosworth will continue to develop performance parts for Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Duratec power plants, with additional engines targeted for aftermarket products.

Since its formation in 1958 by Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, Cosworth has been extracting peak power from motor sport and high performance road car engines. From the exceptionally sophisticated power units of Formula One and Champ Car to upgrade components for street performance enthusiasts, Cosworth is recognized as a leader in applying innovative technology in the search for maximum automotive performance.
 

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I think you'll find it's made under licence by Fuchs/Silkolene who provide Silkolene Pro R 0w-20 for the F1 Cosworth engines

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I think you'll find it's made under licence by Fuchs/Silkolene who provide Silkolene Pro R 0w-20 for the F1 Cosworth engines

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Hi Simon

All the fast cars use Fuchs/Silkolene :D :D ;)

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Keith

Indeed and some not so fast ones too.

I've not found a better oil in all my years of being on the inside, awesome ;)

See you at Rotorstock in May :)

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Yeah Yunis, that whole post is just lovingly created blurb to emphisize a brand name .... note the lack of detail on the oil its self, ie contents and properties.

The focus is purley on the brand name "Cosworth" what they have done in the past and what they do now, sucesses etc.

Typical marketing ploy so that normal peeps can grab themselves a piece of that "Cosworth Sucsess" by buying a rebranded oil.

Its a "nice little earner" as they say :)
 

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yeah didnt know that they would just rebrand an existing oil.. seems like fuchs/silkolene is a damn good oil:)

interesting point, how do F1 engines manage to get away with a 20weight(at normal op temp) oil would that not be considered very thin? maybe tigher tollerances requires this type of oil?
 

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It's all to do with the viscosity gap 0w-20 (only 20) is extremely narrow and therefore means that the oil literally requires no VI Improvers to work unlike say a 10w-60 (gap 50) which requires bucket loads.

Viscosity Index Improvers.

An oils viscosity will decrease as the engine temperature rises. Viscosity Index Improvers are added to reduce this thinning. They are a key addative in the production of multigrade oils.

VI Improvers are heat sensitive long chain, high molecular weight polymers that minimise the viscosity loss of the oil at high temperatures. They work like springs, coiled at low temperatures and uncoiling at high temperatures. This makes the molecules larger (at high temps) which increases internal resistance within the thinning oil. They in effect "fight back" against the viscosity loss in the oil.

"Shearing"

The long chain molecules in VI Improvers are prone to "shearing" with use which reduces their ability to prevent the oil from losing viscosity. This "shearing" occurs when shear stress ruptures the long chain molecules and converts them to shorter, lower weight molecules. The shorter, lower weight molecules offer less resistance to flow and their ability to maintain viscosity is reduced.

This shearing not only reduces the viscosity of the oil but can cause piston ring sticking (due to deposits), increased oil consumption and increased engine wear.

So the absence of these means that the oil is purely basestock, in the case of the Silkolene Pro R 0w-20 100% pao/ester and does not lose viscosity, the only deterioration is in fact the addatives being used up over time.

I know for a fact that these oils are also used in the Kawasaki Superbikes and in places like Qatar oil temps in the sump can reach 155degC during a race and the oils are still in grade after!

We use 0w-20 in some drag cars that you see on 1/4 mile strips due to it's low drag and maximum delivery of BHP at the wheels, tremendous oil for drag and qualifying but not cheap.

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It depends on what the car is. Honda Type R's can run on it happily and so can many newer cars but an ageing Skyline may not hold enough oil pressure.

I've never tried it on a skyline so it's difficult to comment with authority.

Perhaps we should get KC to try it out!

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