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    Valvoline VR1:opinions

    Is it good to use everyday due to it having high Zinc, i want the best protection for my motor and right now i use valvoline synthetic

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    i think its just a dino oil not synthetic. i run it in my bike but thats mostly coz its the only 60w i could find. i havnt tryed it in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpetcm View Post
    Is it good to use everyday due to it having high Zinc, i want the best protection for my motor and right now i use valvoline synthetic
    I run the VR1 racing oil in a couple of the older cars. I've used it for 20+ years without any oil related issues with both flat tappet and roller cams.
    The valvoline synthetic is supposed to have a high amount of zinc as well according to the reports if you believe that sort of thing. Something like 1300 ppm. Not bad but not as high as some cam manufactures prefer, if running a flat tappet the cam manufactures like to use a thresh hold of 1400 ppm or more. You can find that in most of the diesel oils,,,of which I am using in one car right now just for giggles.

    As far as the valvoline synthetic goes, I run that in both 4th gens. Works good enough for me for what I'm doing with em'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpetcm View Post
    Is it good to use everyday due to it having high Zinc, i want the best protection for my motor and right now i use valvoline synthetic
    Why is zinc so important to you? Today's SM rated oils have excellent wear add packs.

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    Valvoline Synpower is much better oil than Valvoline VR1. Racing oil isn't really designed for daily drivers, hence the name and the purpose of it. Synpower will protect your engine much better, reduce friction, and also last longer than VR1 will in your application.

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    Yup....I agree with Wesman BIG TIMES.Racing oils do not have the detergents and suspension agents street driven cars need....

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    Ok good, well im not anywhere near knowledgable in oils as you guys are and just wanted opinions on it. Ive been using Valvoline Syn. for a few years now and works really well im just really anal when it comes to making sure i got the best oils in my ride, want to make sure the car is healthy.

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    I would get a UOA just to see what is going on....verify your oil change intervals are good...check for silicon (make sure your air filtration is good)....this is the only way you can ever truly check on how well your oil/filter/OCI's are doing for your car.....I recommend BlackStone Labs.
    http://www.blackstone-labs.com/free_test_kit.html

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    perfect ill do that on my next change.

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