- Aug 25, 2018
- South Carolina
Looks like Valvoline VR1 conventional placed #3 out of the 40 oils on Pelican’s test as far as protection goes. Cool I can get this locally off the shelf from Oreilly Auto Parts for $7.99 a quart and a Wix filter while I’m at it Thanks for all the recommendations! Driven and Lucas would be my other dino choices for now.
Pelican Test Results:
As I stated earlier in this thread, ignore that "testing." It's just a regurgitation of 540rat's pseudo-science testing. The psi numbers are arbitrary rather than concrete result and have no relevance to protection in an internal combustion engine. Picking an engine oil from that list would be like searching for a fuel efficient car by researching which one can tow a 5th wheel easier. It's meaningless to the objective.
I'm not saying VR1 is a bad oil though. It's essentially just conventional white bottle Valvoline with some extra ZDDP tossed in, and Valvoline isn't a bad oil itself.