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    I ordered some oil from Paul at AM-oils yesterday sfternoon and a box full arrived by courier at 08:30 this morning.....now that's what I call service.
    Shell Sport 2 the new one recommended for Rotax two strokes

    praise where due

    safe landings

    Trev :yeah:

  • #2
    Am-oils

    Hi Trev

    Thanks very kind of you to post comment - much appreciated

    As a pilot myself (Quik G-LSKY) I do like to look after fellow pilots - you never know when you will meet them at their airfields!

    Safe flying - if it ever stops raining!

    Paul
    AM-Oils
    www.am-oils.co.uk

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    • #3
      Am-oils

      Paul,

      Read the above post with interest - I have visited your website and 'tagged' for future refenence.

      I note that:- VSX 2 Stroke is 'Approved' whilst Aeroshell Sportplus 2 is 'specifically designed' for Rotax 2 stroke & light sport aircraft.

      From the above do I take it that Rotax approved the use of VSX 2 stroke in their engines and 'in some way' had input in the design specification for Aeroshell Sportplus 2?

      i.e. is Aeroshell Sportplus 2 now quoted in Rotax literature?

      Paul

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      • #4
        Am-oils

        Paul W

        Shell certainly imply that Rotax have had input - http://www.shell.us/home/content/usa/aboutshell/media_center/news_and_press_releases/2010/aviation_012010.html

        "Our aviation research and development specialists in both Europe and the United States have worked closely with major engine manufacturers"

        I got a good deal last week on VSX2 from my local Shell franchisee (they mainly sell heating oil and agricultural lubricants). Just over 5 per litre for a box of 12.

        Tom

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        • #5
          Am-oils

          Hi Guys

          I had a fairly detailed article in a recent BMAA magazine, but here is the main theme.

          The Shell Advance VSX is primarily a motorcycle oil and it has suited our
          needs as microlight pilots for many years. But there is the probability that the oil
          will be developed in future to suit the motorcycle world, which may not be
          appropriate for microlights & LSA's with the added complications of Avgas &
          altitude

          So Shell have developed independant Aviation blends for both the 2
          stroke (Sport Plus 2) and 4 stroke engines (sport Plus 4). Aviation
          will now have full control over these products

          In essence they are broadly similar to the existing Advance 2 & 4
          stroke products and they are FULLY compatible. In future if the
          chemical make-up of the oil is changed to suit the motorcycle world
          the Advance VSX 2 may not be appropriate for Rotax engines - hence I
          am now supplying the new Sport Plus 2 to all Rotax 2 stroke customers

          It is fully approved for all ROTAX 2-stroke series engines - ROTAX
          Service Instruction SI-2ST-008.

          In summary, the Sport Plus 2 is the new oil fully suited for Rotax 2
          stroke engines - there are notes to this effect on the side of the box.
          It is fully compatible with any existing Advance oil you may have - so
          you can mix the 2 without any concerns whatsoever.

          I hope that explains the new oil for you - I have been a microlight pilot
          for over 20 years (both 2 & 4 stroke) The new Sport 2 & 4 oils are now
          specifically for microlight and light sport aviation use. The Advance
          VSX oils are also fine at the moment, but could be developed in the
          future in ways which may not suit aviation use.

          For a full details of Sport Plus 2 see the Shell web page:-
          http://www.shell.com/home/content/aviation/products/lubricants/piston_engine_oils/sports_plus2/

          Hope that helps! Give me a ring if you need any further info.

          Kind regards & safe flying

          Paul
          AM-Oils
          www.am-oils.co.uk
          07973 479309

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          • #6
            Am-oils

            What do you put into a Briggs and Stratton overgrown Lawnmower engine please? Manual recommends Synthetic 5-30, will this be good enough for a tuned one in a microlight ? ;-)

            Kev

            (ex two stroke 447 now 627cc V Twin)

            Paul Brooker wrote:
            Hi Guys

            I had a fairly detailed article in a recent BMAA magazine, but here is the main theme.

            The Shell Advance VSX is primarily a motorcycle oil and it has suited our
            needs as microlight pilots for many years. But there is the probability that the oil
            will be developed in future to suit the motorcycle world, which may not be
            appropriate for microlights & LSA's with the added complications of Avgas &
            altitude

            So Shell have developed independant Aviation blends for both the 2
            stroke (Sport Plus 2) and 4 stroke engines (sport Plus 4). Aviation
            will now have full control over these products

            In essence they are broadly similar to the existing Advance 2 & 4
            stroke products and they are FULLY compatible. In future if the
            chemical make-up of the oil is changed to suit the motorcycle world
            the Advance VSX 2 may not be appropriate for Rotax engines - hence I
            am now supplying the new Sport Plus 2 to all Rotax 2 stroke customers

            It is fully approved for all ROTAX 2-stroke series engines - ROTAX
            Service Instruction SI-2ST-008.

            In summary, the Sport Plus 2 is the new oil fully suited for Rotax 2
            stroke engines - there are notes to this effect on the side of the box.
            It is fully compatible with any existing Advance oil you may have - so
            you can mix the 2 without any concerns whatsoever.

            I hope that explains the new oil for you - I have been a microlight pilot
            for over 20 years (both 2 & 4 stroke) The new Sport 2 & 4 oils are now
            specifically for microlight and light sport aviation use. The Advance
            VSX oils are also fine at the moment, but could be developed in the
            future in ways which may not suit aviation use.

            For a full details of Sport Plus 2 see the Shell web page:-
            http://www.shell.com/home/content/aviation/products/lubricants/piston_engine_oils/sports_plus2/

            Hope that helps! Give me a ring if you need any further info.

            Kind regards & safe flying

            Paul
            AM-Oils
            www.am-oils.co.uk
            07973 479309
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            "If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: it's all balls."

            R.J. Mitchell :- Designer of the Supermarine Spitfire

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            • #7
              Am-oils

              Hi Kev

              If the Manufacturer says Synthetic 5-30 then I can't argue against them - but the manufacturer probably wasn't expecting his engine to go in a microlight!

              In simple terms there are 2 types of oil - Mineral oil (comes from a hole in the ground) and synthetic oil (man made)

              Synthetic oil is the best lubricant and essential for engines revving at say 10,000 - 20,000 rpm - I guess your engine probably won't reach those revs (unless in a power dive!). Being "very slippery" synthetic oil tends to "slip off" the moving parts when the engine is switched off and is not so good at rust prevention

              Mineral oil is a bit more "sticky" and it leaves an oily film on the moving parts when the engine is switched off which helps rust prevention in our cold and damp hangers over winter months (and summer this year!)

              The Shell Sport Plus 2 (and the previous Advance VSX 2) are semi-synthetic - a blend of mineral and synthetic oil - so you get the best of both worlds.

              Hope that helps
              Cheers & safe flying
              Paul

              AM-Oils
              www.am-oils.co.uk

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