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    Default Valvoline VR-1 engine breakin

    So ive been reading some guys on here are using the vr-1 to breakin their motors with hydrolic flat tappet cams considering its got a high amount of the zddp in it. I was going to use the 20-50 for breakin with an addative specialized for breaking in engines... But today i went to napa and saw that they are having their valvoline VR-1 30wt on sale for $.89 a quart... Would the 30wt plus breakin addative be ok for breakin as well??? if so im gonna stock up on this shit lol....

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    Stock up .89 cent is cheap! With the added zinc additive you should be fine. VR-1 does or at least did have some zinc, I'm hearing now it too is subject to less zinc content or none.
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    I would run 10-30 or 5-30 if they have it. The thinner it is, the faster it will reach the bearings and such. No reason to run a straight-wt.

    I definitely would run the additive of your choice in addition to ANY oil you choose. Can't be too safe for break-in. Beats pulling the motor back down from a flat cam.
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    I have been running 60wt vr1 racing oil for years. Never run 1 drop of additve just straight 60. Run solid flats forever Never lost one Cam.30 is fine for that price BUY IT!

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    Last edited by fleetimus; 08-08-2009 at 03:33 PM.

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    Tim i dunno how you do it.. But you the man! always comin at me with some vital info

    thanks. IM STOCKIN UP!


    anyone wanna buy some oil??? $1.50 a quart

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    No problem Grasshopper


    I need 50wt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer:30 View Post
    I would run 10-30 or 5-30 if they have it. The thinner it is, the faster it will reach the bearings and such. No reason to run a straight-wt.

    I definitely would run the additive of your choice in addition to ANY oil you choose. Can't be too safe for break-in. Beats pulling the motor back down from a flat cam.
    x2 on break in. also thinner is better for ring seating

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    X3. When cold. straight weight oil is way too thick to flow properly on cold start. Multi-vis is too thick on cold start too, but not nearly as thick on cold start as a straight weight. Due to that fact, multi-vis will be able to provide proper oil flow a lot quicker than straight weight oil will be able to.

    Not saying that using straight weight oil on break in will damage your motor. Just saying that straight weight oil is probably not the best thing for break in.
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    If you can find it, get some Joe Gibbs break in oil. It's more expensive,
    but it's sold to shops as a "break in only" oil. Morgan's in Walnut Creek
    sells it. It's loaded w/ the good stuff.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by konajet74 View Post
    If you can find it, get some Joe Gibbs break in oil. It's more expensive,
    but it's sold to shops as a "break in only" oil. Morgan's in Walnut Creek
    sells it. It's loaded w/ the good stuff.......
    X2!!!

    Morgan's is exactly where I got mine (on Chris's recommendation). It's a 15w-50 oil with LOTS of ZDDP in it.

    IMO, no additives needed if you're runnin' the right shit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetaholic View Post
    X2!!!

    Morgan's is exactly where I got mine (on Chris's recommendation). It's a 15w-50 oil with LOTS of ZDDP in it.

    IMO, no additives needed if you're runnin' the right shit.
    Exactly! Valvoline Vr1 Racing oil! IT'S IN THERE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pump squirt & BAIL! View Post
    Exactly! Valvoline Vr1 Racing oil! IT'S IN THERE!
    Now that's thinkin' with your dipstick...Jimmy!



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