R&D

Minivan Check and Prep with Lucas Oil Products

We have you covered with a detailed minivan check and prep with Lucas Oil Products, because safety is first and with your children going back to school, minivans are back on the road! We start with checking the tire pressure to fully integrating a new K&N oil filter and Lucas Motor Oil.

LOP Outdoor Line Preparation for Hunting Season

Lucas Oil Outdoor Line preparation for Hunting Season. Lucas Oil Products has you covered for the Hunting Season.

Lucas Oil interviews NHRA Multi-Champion Jason Rupert

Lucas Oil interviews NHRA Multi-Champion Jason Rupert. Tom Bogner had a chance to speak with NHRA Multi-Champion Jason Rupert on his relationship with Lucas Oil Products and about his race program for this upcoming season.

Lucas Oil interview with Geoff Stillwell

Lucas Oil interview with Land Speed Car Driver Geoff Stillwell. Tom Bogner met with Lucas Land Speed Car Driver Geoff Stillwell upon his return from Bonneville. Unfortunately, due to bad weather, Geoff and his team were not able to make any runs, but we got a chance to sit down with Geoff and talk about the future of his race program and his relationship with Lucas Oil Products.

Lucas Oil Land Speed Car interview with Tony Thacker

Lucas Oil Land Speed Car interview with Tony Thacker. Tom Bogner interviews Marketing Manager, Tony Thacker, of the Lucas Land Speed Car. A brief interview discussing the relationship between the team and Lucas Oil Products and talks about future plans for their race program.

Lucas Oil makes engine rebuilds easy


John Ness in Monroe Washington who brought his original Shelby Cobra, he uses Lucas Oil products in all his cars. 40 cars, 15 trucks, and 10 motorcycles in his fleet all use Lucas Oil. As he puts it, "Everything that I've ever built with Lucas Oil ... it's easy to rebuild that engine."

Lucas Engine Break In and Racing Oil with Kenny Duttweiler and the Speed Demon

It's that time of year and we're heading back to the salt flats of Utah. Tom Bogner sat down with Kenny Duttweiler of Duttweiler Performance, the man who has been in charge of building the Speed Demon's engine...making it the fastest engine in the world! Tom and Kenny talk about the upcoming season for the Speed Demon and the race teams affiliation with Lucas Oil Products, specifically using Lucas Engine Break In and Racing Oils.

"New & Specialized High Performance Lubricants for the Changing Demands in Auto Racing" by Lucas Oil

Tom Bogner, Director of Research and Development, Duane LaFleur, Business Development/High Performance, and Greg Hewgill, Technical Director, Lucas Oil Products. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.

Presented by ARP, Inc.

Synthetic Oil Or Conventional: Deciding Which Is Your Best Option

Synthetic Oil Or Conventional

Discussing engine oil is a slippery subject. For starters, should you use conventional or synthetic oil? It used to be that the most troublesome choice to make when deciding on oil for your engine was the brand name on the label. But today much has changed. There are multiple technical areas and a ton of material to cover so let’s jump right into this viscous topic.

Technology around engine oil is constantly changing because late-model engines are evolving at a much quicker pace than in past decades. The discussion of conventional versus synthetic has been extensively covered. So instead, we’ll focus on oil application issues and how viscosity plays a part in that decision. To get some solid information, we reached out to the folks at Lucas Oil.

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Improve Older, High Mileage Vehicles With These Preventative Maintenance Tips

A simple guide on how to get through the teenage years of your vehicle

By Ford McAlexander, Sales Programs Manager, Lucas Oil Products, INC.

It may be surprising to hear after the many new car commercials and advertisements we see everyday, but in truth, vehicles are growing older. With that being said, it is probably time for everyone to have a heart-to- heart with their vehicle to ensure it receives the best protections available to them. I may joke about talking to a vehicle regarding its well-being, but this is important not only for reliability and performance, but for the owner’s wallet as well.

According to multiple sources and the Bureau of Transportation studies, the average vehicle in operation on the road today is at least 11 years old! That’s almost a teenager! As one can expect from teenagers, they eat through a lot of the products as they grow. This will bring about growing pains, and I’m not talking about joint pain, I’m talking about seals becoming loose, poor combustion due to carbon buildup, and transmission slipping due to wear. That’s where responsible owners can see real benefits from using proper lubrication and performance additives.

In regards to seal issues, particularly in the crankcase, age, and repeated use do cause seals to weaken. Even with the best synthetic motor oils available today (and right now is truly the best motor oils have ever been), seals do leak and crankcases will lose oil. This is a great time for an owner to look into oil additives. All motor oil manufacturers need to meet API standards to ensure confidence, but oil additives can be that extra helping that teenage vehicles want, making them feel young again. There are many oil additives to choose from and they all provide benefits that plain motor oils can’t provide. As an added bonus, the oil additives do all the work for you as most of them simply involve adding the additive during your normal oil change or in situations where you are experiencing increased consumption in your crankcase.

“All motor oil manufacturers need to meet API standards to ensure confidence, but oil additives can be that extra helping that teenage vehicles want, making them feel young again.” —Ford McAlexander, sales programs manager, Lucas Oil Products

Combustion chambers within your adolescent vehicles are even more important to take care of with proper fuel additives and fuel treatments. Over the years, gasoline and diesel fuels have changed in effort to help the environment, but this has also created issues for a vehicle’s long-term well-being. When you add fuel additives and treatments to a car’s fuel tank, you can provide the missing additives that will improve fuel economy, acceleration, and performance. Conveniently, most premium fuel treatments are designed to fit both capless and traditional style fuel tank receivers for easy application. In addition, with some of the mild detergents in fuel additives, you can remove some of the unwanted carbon buildup and turn back the hands of time for the vehicle’s performance.

Finally, let’s talk about a teenage vehicle not knowing what gear you want it to be in so it “slips” into its inconvenient bad behavior. This is another usage based problem that comes up when vehicles get older. Fortunately, there are a variety of transmission additives that can help fix these slipping issues and ensure your transmissions hit the gear you want it to when you need it. The various transmission additives on the market can be used as easy as adding it to the current transmission fluid without draining or replacing the reservoir. As an example, the additives can solve the common problem where you press the gas pedal trying to get in front of a big rig on the interstate and the car hesitates trying to find the right gear.

Now, I’m not saying all performance chemicals are created equal, or that they will solve every vehicle’s problems. I’m simply suggesting that there are many lower cost opportunities for you as an owner to maximize the functionality and life of vehicles well into the future. The benefits an owner of these “matured” vehicles will be realized through increased miles per gallon and minimization of maintenance costs or shop related down-time when true maintenance is required. The average price of a new vehicle has continued to increase, which is part of the reason why older vehicles are so appealing to keep and maintain today. With that sort of time investment, it only makes sense to provide the right lubrication products to older vehicles that will hopefully see it graduate with a diploma of amazing service to an owner.


Ford McAlexander, sales programs manager at Lucas Oil Products. Lucas Oil was founded in 1989 with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Lucas Oil offers a premium line of motor oils, greases, fuel treatments, industrial lubricants, and problem solving additives to help firmly establish Lucas Oil as a prominent figure in the marketplace. Visit lucasoil.com for more information.

FIRE-BREATHING MONSTER HATCHED WITH LUCAS BREAK-IN OIL

This week, David Ebbert of Specialty Marine Engines in Costa Mesa, California, sent us a video of one of his latest monster engines being broken-in with Lucas 30wt Break-In Oil. This particular beast is a 565 Chevy block with a 10-71 Blower stacked with dual 850 Holleys, a Dart 18-degree head and Crane solid roller cam.

As you would imagine with such a finely tuned beast, the startup is quick and sharp, and the idle has the characteristic pop of an insanely high-output engine, and a distinctively smooth and mild lope. On an engine such as this, new parts with tight tolerances require the utmost care during break-in, or the engine can very easily destroy itself in a shower of smoke and sparks. That’s why Specialty Marine Engines chooses Lucas 30wt Break-In Oil for break-ins and dyno-testing of newly-constructed engines.

The unique high-zinc additive package in Lucas Break-In Oil cushions parts and shields them from the extreme friction and heat that occurs during break-in. Because of the extreme lubricity of Lucas Oils, they have been known to not only provide ultimate protection but to add horsepower! In the accompanying video, you will see the 565 Chevy hooked to the pro dyno at Westech Performance in Mira Loma, California. As the fuel is gradually increased to the mill, you hear the monster truly breathing fire… pumping out 1065 horses at 6900 rpm! This was all done on pump gas with 8 psi of boost. David Ebbert credits Lucas Break-In Oil as a large component in keeping his engines running strong and cool at such high output levels, and he promises to send us more videos in the future. Try Lucas Break-In Oil with your next engine project, and give your prized investment the best in long-term protection!

Power and Protection

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There’s a reason that professional racers, mechanics and engine builders rely on Lucas Oil for their high-output applications. Actually, there’s TWO reasons - Power and Protection. A recent demonstration by Mike Miller, an engine builder in Southern California, shows the vast difference between using an inexpensive off-the-shelf oil, and using Lucas’ exclusive Synthetic Racing Oil.

Mike’s test engine was a 583 CID Chevrolet block sporting BRODIX SR20 cylinder heads (hooked up to his state-of-the-art dyno and diagnostics station). He started by filling the engine with a standard well-known brand - Chevron conventional 5W-30. At peak output, this combination yielded a decent 1125 horsepower.

Mike then drained the engine and replaced it with Lucas Oil’s Racing 5W-30 Synthetic. The engine was slowly warmed up then throttled to its maximum output. The effect of Lucas’ exclusive high-zinc additive package was quite apparent. The 583 Chevy had GAINED 20 HORSEPOWER, bumping the final tally to 1145!

Mike Miller’s demonstration is just one of MANY that happens on a daily basis, as Lucas Oil continues to prove its effects on both the race track and the street. As you can imagine, Lucas’ special blend of the finest American base oils and its exclusive additive package not only increases horsepower, it also protects engine components from friction, heat and particulate matter better than any other oil on the market.

BRODIX 540 Big Block

brodix engine rdTest Engines, used to make sure our Lucas oil stands up to the competition!

Joon Maeng 430 cubic inch LS7 makes over 1100 HP using Racing only 20w-50 Synthetic

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Joon Maeng engine LS7 430 cubic inch Duttweiler performance built, produces over 1200, using Lucas Oil 20w-50 Racing Only Synthetic

Joon Maeng engine LS7 430 cubic inch Duttweiler performance built, produces over 1200, using Lucas Oil 20w-50 Racing Only Synthetic

Product R&D

Lucas Oil Products has developed many new and innovative products in 2009. One reason for our successful launching of these products is the building of our new state of the art laboratory. Our new laboratory was completed in October of 2008. Since that time we have improved our testing capabilities significantly. When we develop a new product we carefully choose the base oils and additive systems to create the highest quality and highest performing lubricant/fuel treatment. Our technical staff has a tremendous amount of research and development experience and we use this experience to remain the leader in the aftermarket and fully compounded arena. We prid e ourselves in not only meeting specifications but exceeding them. We have the capability of measuring kinematic viscosity at 40 and 100°C, determining flash points of extremely flammable, flammable, and combustible materials, determining metals in new and used oils with our X-Ray Florescence. We also use Infrared spectroscopy for quality control, technical service, reverse engineering and new product development. We additionally have foam testing capabilities, cold temperature testing capabilities for multi-grade engine oils and have a state of the art table top density meter to determine pounds per gallons of finished products and incoming raw materials. Quality is the # 1 priority here at Lucas Oil Products. If it is Lucas, it works!


New Products

  • Lucas Tool Box Buddy, Aerosol
  • Lucas Chain Lube, Aerosol
  • Multi-Vehicle ATF
  • Power Steering Fluid with Conditioners
  • ATF Conditioner
  • 5 wt, 10 wt, 15 wt and 20 wt Motorcycle Fork Oils
  • S1 (2.5 wt) and S2 (5 wt) Racing Suspension Fluids
  • L-9, L-10 Racing Gear Oils
  • Synthetic G-3 Racing Grease
  • Synthetic SAE 50 Air-Cooled V-Twin Motorcycle Oil
  • Deep CleanTM Fuel System Cleaner
  • Synthetic SAE 5W-40 API CJ-4/SM Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil

At The Track

Mihovetz PSCA Pro Street Twin Turbo Charged Cobra Mustang

Mihovetz PSCA Pro Street Turbo Cobra Jet Mustang
Mihovetz PSCA Pro Street Turbo Cobra Jet Mustang
Mihovetz PSCA Pro Street Turbo Cobra Jet Mustang
Mihovetz PSCA Pro Street Turbo Cobra Jet Mustang
Mihovetz PSCA Pro Street Turbo Cobra Jet Mustang

DYNO and Field Testing

Westech Cobra Jet Dyno Testing

Testing a new potential blend. The factory Cobra Jet Engine has been factory filled with a 5W-50 Synthetic. Lucas Oil has developed this to Ford specifications. In our intial testing several months ago with a similar engine utilizing a Kenne Bell Supercharger, we ran this 5W-50 Synthetic Oil at up to 1200 Horse Power with great results.

Westech Cobra Jet Dyno Testing

Fred wiring the Cobra Jet Engine. Fred also assembles the race engines at AccuFab which powers Mihovetz Mustang into the low 6.0 second range at over 230 MPH.

Westech Cobra Jet Dyno Testing

Trying some different size headers.

Westech Cobra Jet Dyno Testing

Final prep on this Factory Cobra Jet

Westech Mihovetz Cobra Jet Dyno Testing

John Mihovetz owner of AccuFab Performance, enjoying another day on the dyno at Westech always looking to improve on performance on these high tech double overhead cam monsters.