So we wanted to also talk a little bit about the Victory products and the need for the LW1672 additive that Lycoming is required in several of their service bulletins.
When talking about service documentation, we don’t want to go against what the OEMs recommend whether we’re talking aviation, automobile or trucks.
You always want to follow the oil manufacturer’s recommendation and that also goes back to some of the additives including the top treat additives with the Victory products. This takes all the guesswork out of if it’s properly dosed with the right amount of additives in the product. Every time you top off or need to makeup oil, you know you’re putting in the right concentration.
There’s something that I like to call the Goldilocks effect.
When you have too many additives, it is just as bad as not having enough. There’s a centre part that you don’t want to deviate from and it’s very specific in how it should be added. Service bulletins are king – calls out LW 16702 in those bulletins. On the bottles, it specifically says how much you should add and you don’t want to deviate from that. So with the Victory products we took the guesswork out. The Victory AW2019, the first time that product was ever launched we’ve always had the straight grade but now we have a multi-viscosity 20W50 and it’s a J1966 approved engine oil.
The Goldilocks effect is the theory that having too much additive is just as bad as not having enough for your aircraft’s engine. The Victory AW2019 and the multi-viscosity 20W50 are J1966 approved engine oils and it is recommended to follow the instructions set out in bulletins and on the bottles of these oils to ensure you have not deviated from the recommended amount.