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In Search of Oil
#1
My car likes Valvoline VR-1 10W-30 racing oil, just try and find it!
There was a mom & pop auto parts store that sold it but they went
out of business. Contacted several local stores that carry Valvoline
products just not that one. I asked if they could order a case and the
answer was No. So, we turned to Amazon. Six quarts delivered to
my door at a competitive price. Next time you hear someone
complain about losing business to the online stores........

mike

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#2
Why do you run racing oil in your engine? Is it seriously high-performance enough to need that?
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#3
Kit Sullivan;185230 Wrote:Why do you run racing oil in your engine? Is it seriously high-performance enough to need that?

I need the zinc and phosphorous. This engine was installed 2 1/2
years ago and probably has less than 5,000 miles on a long block
I bought from Don of OMS. All parts have D0AE markings and
whoever rebuilt this engine also put cam in it. We measured valve
lift at 0.58 which is consistent with a factory Ford racing cam. Other
than that I have no information on who did the rebuild except they
did a thorough job. The engine sat in Don's garage still
soaked in machine oil and wrapped in plastic on a pallet, until he
shipped it to me and it wound up in the Grandé. It is a quench
Cleveland with a cam and 770 Holley. Does it qualify as a high
performance engine, I don't know but I am treating it like it is.
Just need the zinc.

mike

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#4
The store brand oil at Dollar General is rated SF so it has zinc in it do not know about the phosporous. It says on the bottle somewhere that it is not for use in cars built after 1989. Although I am certain that people who buy it ignore that warning.
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#5
You might want to grab a drink and read this.

http://540ratblog.wordpress.com/

Mike
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Black 1985 GT
Yellow 1973 Mustang Mach 1
Black 2012 5.0 GT, 6-speed, Brembo brakes, 3.73's
Wimbledon White 1966 F-100 Shortbed Styleside, 390ci, Tremec 3550, FiTech EFI
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MeZapU;185289 Wrote:You might want to grab a drink and read this.

http://540ratblog.wordpress.com/

Thanks for the post, it is good read.
My engine may be new but the rest of the car is 42 years old,
so I don't drive it hard. At one point in the article they rated
my oil at 103,000 psi where 105,000 is considered "outstanding".
So it is ok oil. I refuse to put any additives in the oil or use
a synthetic. But that is just me.

mike
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#7
ow, that was like reading an infomercial for Oil Extreme Concentrate. When someone fails to name names and attempts to explain it away my "BS" flag goes full mast. But that's just me. Camguard is another excellent additive if your leaning that way.

Here's another oil mind bender for those so inclined: http://www.positivespin.us/MotorOil.htm
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#8
Bought the same from amazon two weeks ago. Tried three local suppliers. They only carried straight 50 and a few other odd ones.
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#9
I also read that article and settled on Valvoline Racing 10w30. Got from Amazon and was here in a couple days. Looks like really good stuff for our cars.

Jeff
1972 Q Code Convertible
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#10
I work at Napa...that oil is in our warehouse and can usually be ordered and in store the same day.
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