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Old 09-23-2008, 10:26 PM
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A lot of the time I pick it up at WalMart, other times at O'Reilys, AutoZone, Napa. Glad to hear the comment about how clean the engine was after 300 hrs of use.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:33 PM
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My 292 has 530 hrs on a pair of 350 mags and use nothing but VR1 40W.

I had a relief spring in the oil pump crap out on starboard engine this year at 510hrs and while motor was out I took a look at the lower end and everything looked fantasic.

Cyl walls, rod and crank bearings all looked great. Just through a new set of rod and main bearings in since we were there anyway and put her back in and runs like a champ again.

I also change the oil every 30 hrs to so that might have something to do with it also.
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is that full synthetic????
Not synthetic but has more detergents then most oils these days, I am running it and have had no issues, i was having cam issues before (flat tappet) wiped out two this season on new engines, may have been other things also but this time I have 2 new cams and no problems! I use the 20-50
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Not synthetic but has more detergents then most oils these days, I am running it and have had no issues, i was having cam issues before (flat tappet) wiped out two this season on new engines, may have been other things also but this time I have 2 new cams and no problems! I use the 20-50
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what the vr stand for?
Valvoline Racing would be my guess.
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Not synthetic but has more detergents then most oils these days, I am running it and have had no issues, i was having cam issues before (flat tappet) wiped out two this season on new engines, may have been other things also but this time I have 2 new cams and no problems! I use the 20-50
The VR1 has higher levels of ZDDP wear additive which is very good for your flat tappet cams!
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The VR1 has higher levels of ZDDP wear additive which is very good for your flat tappet cams!
Seems to have helped this time!! I am firm believer!
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Is this VR1 40 a good choice for 525's????????????
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I use it with my 540s. Just change it every 15-20 hours.
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