[Mgs] Oil Additive

dave dave at ranteer.com
Sun Jul 7 15:28:47 MDT 2019

Valvoline VR-1 full synthetic is available from https://stores.advanceautoparts.com/


Free shipping after $25, which is 3 quarts and arrives in about 3 days.  Has lots of zddp.  Been using it for years.  And we autocross the car.   Highly recommended along with WIX filters.


From: Mgs <mgs-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of Chris Attias via Mgs
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:01 PM
To: Charley38 at twc.com
Cc: Mga List <Mgs at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Oil Additive


I don't claim exhaustive knowledge about all racing oils. Valvoline VR1 is primarily made for racing, and I'd call it a specialty oil. Not something I've seen on the shelves at local auto parts stores. The most non-specialty oil I've seen is Mobil 1 15W-50, with an API classification SN, that has 1200 ppm zinc, and isn't recommended for extended use in cars with catalytic convertors. 



On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 6:40 PM Charley Robinson <Charley38 at twc.com <mailto:Charley38 at twc.com> > wrote:

Sorry, I don't agree unless you see Valvoline as a specialty motor oil supplier.


On 7/6/2019 10:28 AM, Chris Attias wrote:


As classifications change, old oil formulations become obsolete, the appropriate oil for flat tappet engines has become pretty much the product of specialty oil companies like Royal Purple, Driven/Joe Gibbs, Red Line, Lucas, and Collectors Choice (Moss).




On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 10:32 PM Charley Robinson via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net <mailto:mgs at autox.team.net> > wrote:

I've been reading up on it to refresh my memory.  A lot of folks just take other peoples' word for it.


On 7/5/2019 9:02 PM, Max Heim via Mgs wrote:

Only certain weights. You have to read the labels, or usually the spec sheets. 



Max Heim

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On Jul 5, 2019, at 6:15 PM, FrankK <frankk12 at verizon.net <mailto:frankk12 at verizon.net> > wrote:


I assume all those brands include the correct ZDDP proportions./ 


From: Max Heim 

Sent: Friday, July 5, 2019 9:02 PM

To: FrankK ; MG List 

Subject: Re: [Mgs] Oil Additive


Right, but there are other brands. I use Mobil1 15W50. Others use Royal Purple, Joe Gibbs, Kendall or AMSoil brands. 




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