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Old 10th January 2018, 10:37 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Helmsman View Post
The Million Dollar Question mate which nobody will have a true answer to until further testing on the aftermarket shells.

After following the debate on M3Post etc during the last years I will personally go for aftermarket when it is getting time. VAC coated Clevite (rather then Carlio) or BE seems most appealing at this point but we'll see next Autumn. Regardless of reasons to the RB fail (or combination of), I think adding further slippery and or a tad more clearance will only be good, while staying with 10W60.
As above, I went with OEM but with the WPC treatment, so technically this is a way to slightly improve an OEM bearing, a half way house if you like.

I then decided also to stick to 10W60 but went with an ester based oil, this one, (Opie oils forum sponsor rates it)

Given the WPC treatment puts tiny microscopic holes in the bearings and this oil sticks to those holes it seemed to me to be the ideal combo
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