Use 14-16 oz of oil you will not find any power using 12 why take the risk. There is no measurable power gain between 16 oz and 12oz I have done back to back dyno runs to test this.
A guy I build for got away with 8 oz by mistake with no damage believe it or not. I was amazed at how little oil the engine could survive on.
yep and when the night is over its done blowed out 4 oz of the 16 oz you started with so now you down to 12 oz. , by the way never said it was a gain in hp .Use 14-16 oz of oil you will not find any power using 12 why take the risk. There is no measurable power gain between 16 oz and 12oz I have done back to back dyno runs to test this.
We have ran as little as 12oz with no problem. However we discovered that with 14oz the engine ran cooler with no loss of power. With 16oz it was the same as with 14 and nothing in the catch can. At 18oz we incurred some power drop and had about an ounce and a half in the catch can. So we run 14oz now as there was no advantage in running 12oz. If you put in 16oz or less and you blow out more than a 1/2oz, something is wrong with your engine.
I run gas, so I've never really had that problem...but your right....alky has a tendency to get into the oil. but you should still keep track of what you take out. depending on your engine, it will give you a good indicator of how much fuel is getting into the oil....and regardless of the type of fuel, it is diluting the oil, which is not a good thing!