Motul now offers oils for your Rad-era ride

By Colin Wood
Jun 29, 2021 | Oil, Motul, Radwood

Photograph Courtesy Motul

Modern oils work well for modern cars, but what about cars from the ‘80s and ‘90s?

Thankfully, Motul released a line of motor oils specifically for these Gen X favorites, including a semi-synthetic 10W40 for cars of the 1980s and turbocharged classics plus a semi-synthetic 10W30 for 1990s cars.

Beyond the packaging, these oils also have a number of features that make them better suited than modern motor oils for rad-era cars. Read more about over on Classic Motorsports now.

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RichardSIA HalfDork
6/29/21 8:22 a.m.


For my 60's - 80's vehicles I am forced to buy "Racing oil" for the Zinc content to protect my cams and lifters.
Otherwise I have to buy the Zinc additive separately which is even more expensive.
Local parts stores only carry the 10-30, in limited quantities. 

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/29/21 10:37 a.m.

Motul knows what they're doing and I love that. Now if only more places carried their products. 


Also, DEAREST COLIN, these 80s/90s cars are also the soup du jour of Millennials, too. 


Which gives me an idea...

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
6/29/21 10:59 a.m.

I just wish they were available in full synthetic. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/29/21 11:18 a.m.

In reply to Jordan Rimpela :

As a millennial myself, I've been increasingly eager to dump money into buying a project car for Radwood, but it's funny how the lack of a garage and caring for a 7-month-old daughter make you change the order of priorities in your life.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/29/21 1:14 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Congrats on having a daughter! That's rad in its own right. 

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