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I have just done oil change on my laser, put Valvoline VR1 in and what a difference it has made to the oil pressure, getting an increase of 2 graduations on the gauge so now at 3/4 way up the gauge. Love this stuff, used it on my previous Capri and in my XR4, both run really well with it.
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Been using Valvoline racing oil for years - you are spot on it is good stuff, the only other oil I would use is Penrite which is also good stuff and has a high zinc content like the Valvoline which is good for flat tappet cams.

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Used to use VR1 but can't afford it currently! I'm using Millers pistoneeze 20/50 now, opie oils had an offer on it πŸ‘
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Rebuilding an engine can cost more than saving a few Β£ on oil so becarful, do you know you can by ZINC to add to oil? https://www.frost.co.uk/zddplus-anti-wear-oil-additive/
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Mr B wrote: ↑Sun Jul 10, 2022 1:59 am Been using Valvoline racing oil for years - you are spot on it is good stuff, the only other oil I would use is Penrite which is also good stuff and has a high zinc content like the Valvoline which is good for flat tappet cams.

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I should have said it's essential for flat tappet cams, I have personally seen what damage can be done to cam followers when low zinc or no zinc oil has been used - it's not pretty.

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Millers says that this oil has been formulated with zddp to protect older engines, or words to that effect, but I couldn't find any numbers on it. I think we need around 1200 for our engines, from mammary.
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Not sure you should be using anything from mammary in your engine.

Plus 1 for Millers though, always used it on my RS4 and now use it on this. Pricey but always gets good recommendations. Not tried VR1 though!
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Wickedbad wrote: ↑Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:56 pm Not sure you should be using anything from mammary in your engine.
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Major_Tom wrote: ↑Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:06 pm I think we need around 1200 for our engines, from mammary.
Bit of a boob there, Tom! :D

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:xd: Thanks for the family portrait Tom .........which one are you ?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Andrew 2.8i wrote: ↑Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:47 pm
Major_Tom wrote: ↑Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:06 pm I think we need around 1200 for our engines, from mammary.
Bit of a boob there, Tom! :D

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Major_Tom wrote: ↑Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:50 am
Andrew 2.8i wrote: ↑Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:47 pm
Major_Tom wrote: ↑Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:06 pm I think we need around 1200 for our engines, from mammary.
Bit of a boob there, Tom! :D

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Mc Tool wrote: ↑Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:03 pm :xd: Thanks for the family portrait Tom .........which one are you ?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
I took the picture πŸ‘
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Fordoholic Nick wrote: ↑Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:28 pm
Major_Tom wrote: ↑Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:50 am
Andrew 2.8i wrote: ↑Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:47 pm
Bit of a boob there, Tom! :D

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Major_Tom wrote: ↑Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:34 am

I took the picture πŸ‘
Ha ha haπŸ˜‚ good answer Tom
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Mc Tool wrote: ↑Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:00 pm
Major_Tom wrote: ↑Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:34 am

I took the picture πŸ‘
Ha ha haπŸ˜‚ good answer Tom
Hamish what Tom meant to say was he took a group selfie... Cant you see him... :wave: :lol:


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The guy back left looks like a lot of bus drivers :xd:
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Fordoholic Nick wrote: ↑Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:15 pm
Mc Tool wrote: ↑Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:00 pm
Major_Tom wrote: ↑Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:34 am

I took the picture πŸ‘
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brooky wrote: ↑Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:06 pm a difference it has made to the oil pressure, getting an increase of 2 graduations on the gauge

Be careful with that, high oil pressure can be just as bad as low, especially in the cold. Certainly, reading high on the gauge can be an indication that the oil is too heavy/thick.
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:agree:
The higher the pressure the more strain on the oil pump drive,.........and some are only just up to the task in stock form . Just where in the oil system the gauge is can affect how it does its job. πŸ™‚
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