Amateur Race Car Driver & Mechanic

Best Quote: “ENEOS felt seamless in transitioning for both up and down shifts. It felt like butter.

Age: 29

Ryan Luna with his Acura RSX Type-S

Ryan Luna with his Acura RSX Type-S

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Profession:
Aftermarket Parts business owner, VA Insurance Specialist

Business:
N-Spire Performance LLC | Link

Racing Team:
N-Spire Performance Racing (newly formed)

Product preference:
ENEOS 5W-20 & 5W-30 Motor oil
RX-7 and RX-8 both use 75W-90 Gear Oil in the transmission

How long using ENEOS?
1-2 years

On Using ENEOS:

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Ryan Luna

Gear Oil
I love the gear oils. When I replaced my manual transmission fluid to ENEOS in the Rx-8 the shifts were noticeable smoother. It felt seamless in transitioning for both up and down shifts. It felt like butter.

I can’t wait until the Rx-7 is up and running and I will immediately replace the transmission fluids in there to ENEOS.

Motor Oil
In the RSX when I tried out the motor oil… the first thing I noticed was how much lighter the engine felt. It wanted to rev faster and just felt more responsive throughout the entire RPM band.

I typically only use Honda transmission fluids in Hondas but when I replace the clutch (hopefully not until next year) I will definitely try out ENEOS.

Editor’s note: ENEOS Gear Oil is formulated to work well with
most manual transmssions, including Ryan’s Honda. 

Vehicles owned:
Mazda RX-7 (I have restored this vehicle)
Mazda RX-8
Acura RSX Type-S

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N-Spire Performance Racing Vehicle Line-up

In what types of activities do you engage with your vehicle/s?

  • Owner maintenance – basic (eg – oil change)
  • Owner maintenance – extensive (eg – disassemble and reassemble major components)
  • Club or event (show vehicle alongside other vehicles)
  • Daily use (to/from work, around town, etc.)
  • Special road trips

Where ENEOS Products Are Used:
On vehicles I race, own, and maintain

Both the Rx-8 and Rx-7 run with ENEOS 75W90 gear oil in the transmission. I do have a 2002 Acura RSX Type-S which I now run the 5W20. Eventually I will switch to ENEOS gear oil.

How many years have you been a mechanic?
4 years

Types of vehicles maintained:
Mazda RX-7, Mazda RX-8, Acura RSX, Honda S2000, Mazda Miata, Subaru WRX STI

My Rx-7 has been restored. It sat for about 10 years from 1999 to 2009 when i bought it. Had the engine rebuilt and the car was running by 2011. Everything was stock for about 4 years until this winter I decided it was time to take it to the next level. I’m shooting for 400hp and a full widebody and cosmetic make over.

 

What types of vehicles do you typically race?
Mazda RX-8, Mazda RX-7, Acura RSX

In what types of races do you typically participate?
Weekend/amateur racing; Drag/Autocross

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