Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks

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I have read that too much pressure pushes the oil through the bearings to quickly and in doing so the oil doesn't absorb enough of the heat generated by the bearings before it gets pushed out.

I think a lot of people prefer a higher pressure reading on the gauge as its normally associated with an engine in good condition, when it's registering a low or lower pressure it could mean trouble, expensive trouble.

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Mine has been run on only 20 / 50 through all seasons with high pressure oil pump for 12ish years. Bearings all good thus far๐Ÿ‘

It did put a pinhole in the oil spray bar a few years ago though.. but could have just been a crap patterned part. Was still delivering oil though... more than it was supposed to at the bulkhead end ๐Ÿ™ƒ
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Major_Tom wrote: โ†‘Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:01 pm Mine has been run on only 20 / 50 through all seasons with high pressure oil pump for 12ish years. Bearings all good thus far๐Ÿ‘

It did put a pinhole in the oil spray bar a few years ago though.. but could have just been a crap patterned part. Was still delivering oil though... more than it was supposed to at the bulkhead end ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Same here, I run 20/50 all year round, oil change every 3/4k and so far so good, one of my cars does have an high pressure pump in it - first thing in the morning the needle is off the scale at idle!! ๐Ÿคญ

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There is talk of running thinner oil in winter isnt there, but it doesn't make much sense to me as the engine has this habit of warming up to operating temperature after a few minutes regardless of the season ๐Ÿค”
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Major_Tom wrote: โ†‘Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:39 pm There is talk of running thinner oil in winter isnt there, but it doesn't make much sense to me as the engine has this habit of warming up to operating temperature after a few minutes regardless of the season ๐Ÿค”
I'm with you on this, I bought a 3 litre Capri quite a while back and the owner had been running 10/30 in her, 10 bloody 30!! Needless to say the oil pressure was rubbish, after demonstrating to him that my car had a better oil pressure (after 20 odd miles of driving and was fully warmed up) than his car did on a cold start up he knocked a grand off the price.

The engine in that car was indeed toast and even on a cold start it's gauge only read 2 graduations off the red so you can imagine what happened when she was fully warmed up... New oil of the correct grade sadly didn't work.

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Major_Tom wrote: โ†‘Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:20 pm
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Ha ha ha๐Ÿ˜‚ good answer Tom
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Ive got valvoline in my essex and its been great .im going to change the oil and filter this week and thought id change to millers just to see if theres any difference .il let all know if owts different
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Well if you want to try Millers, Opie Oils sells it cheap:

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-79227-mill ... tID=121940
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