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VR1 Racing Oil good or bad

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:03 pm
by ShaunT
Hi All

Getting ready for oil change and I have been using Valvoline VR1 with high zinc.... I was doing research and came across this article on the Valvoline website about VR1 racing oil not good for daily driver application due to lower level of detergents...

https://www.valvoline.com/about-us/faq/racing-oil-faq

What are your thoughts!!

Re: VR1 Racing Oil good or bad

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:20 am
by gorilla snot
Well, I guess the question would be: how is your engine running, how many miles on it, and are you happy with running said oil? I would say it's a preference. I myself ran with regular oil, straight 30 weight, and added 8-10 oz. of Marvel Mystery Oil for every oil change. Engine had 352,000 miles on it when I pulled it out of my '77 SSII. Always smogged every two years with no problem. If the rig is running they way you like, stay the course.

Re: VR1 Racing Oil good or bad

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:32 pm
by Big Ed
I stopped using it when a friend who owns a engine rebuild shop told me not to use it, his dad opened the shop in 1943. He told me to use 15W40 diesel oil. Depends who you ask though.