Oil additives

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  1. slamin69

    slamin69 New Member

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    Amazon has Valvoline ZR1. I use 10w30 In my 600hp 383
     
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    Vr1 20w50
     
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    Shell rotella t 15w40 is what i run in my 412. Its fine in colder weather, and has higher zinc than alot of oils. Just let it run for a few minutes before driving it.
     
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    Okay, I can find VR1 20w50 locally, is that too heavy? I've read lots of opinions. I really don't know much about the motor. It has a mild cam, and I don't think it was done recently. I have no idea though how many miles are on the motor in its present state, or even what it's present state is.

    It's a fair-weather driver.
     
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    I'd say it's too heavy for what you need. I have spun oil pumps with a drill with different weight oils, and it is alarming how much more effort it takes to turn the pump with 20-50 than it does with 5-30.

    I think G72Zed posted a napa part number for the 10w30 vr1. I know my napa couldn't find it on their own, but maybe they can with a part number. I will look for it now.
     
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    Ok, here it is: part # 822388, unit #VV205
     
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    Thanks biker, you did post that for me earlier, I think. I will build up my courage and go into a napa, but as a former parts guy myself, have little patience for the typical parts counter guy lol.

    Haha, on a similar note, I went into the local gm dealer because I needed a door lock cylinder retainer as I'd misplaced my original. After telling him that I needed this particular item for a Camaro, the gm parts guy then asked me if it was for the front doors or the back doors.
     
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    Yes. It seems the whole automotive support industry has gone to the same operating model. Minimum wage, max profit, zero pride. I had to get the vin number for my son's duramax just to get a thermostat O ring. I feel the pain too.
     
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    Yeah, no More enthusiasts on the business. It's the same with powersports.
     
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    I don't think the Formulations have changed unless they've been improved. Lake Speed Jr is still the guy behind this even if the company is based out of Memphis instead of Charlotte.
     

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