Ravenol 5W-40 for LT1?

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Anyone here used Ravenol VMO 5W-40 in an LT1? It has Dexos2 cert. I have no complaints whatsoever with the Mobil 1 0W-40 ESP, just having heard great things about the German-made oils, I thought I would ask the question. My thinking is starting with the 5 instead of 0, maybe it's a little "stronger" or might provide better protection in the beast that is the LT1 smile Thanks in advance for any insights. https://www.ravenolamerica.com/passenger-car-products/5w-40-motor-oil-ravenol-vmo/
 

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I haven't heard of anyone yet on the Corvette Forum trying this oil out, it's hard to get most of the guys to switch from Mobil 1 5w30 actually, a lot of them won't even switch to the new 0w40 ESP Formula due to availability (or lack therof) and higher cost. I still am happy with M1 ESP Formula 5w30, it's not German made but it is from France I believe, so that's kinda close laugh
 
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A thicker 5W-30 (albeit NOT as thick as most of the xW-40s @ 3.5 HTHSV) is the Revenol REP, which IS Dexos 2 certified. It is classed as a 'racing oil' by Ravenol, but I have no idea how it would hold up to extended open track use in a C7, as is 2019StingrayZ51's inteneded use. shrug They DO claim a PAO/POE base stock mix though, sot there's that. wink
 
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Originally Posted by 2019StingrayZ51
Anyone here used Ravenol VMO 5W-40 in an LT1? It has Dexos2 cert. I have no complaints whatsoever with the Mobil 1 0W-40 ESP, just having heard great things about the German-made oils, I thought I would ask the question. My thinking is starting with the 5 instead of 0, maybe it's a little "stronger" or might provide better protection in the beast that is the LT1 smile Thanks in advance for any insights. https://www.ravenolamerica.com/passenger-car-products/5w-40-motor-oil-ravenol-vmo/
It won't make a difference over the Mobil 1 0W40.
 
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Originally Posted by 2019StingrayZ51
Anyone here used Ravenol VMO 5W-40 in an LT1? It has Dexos2 cert. I have no complaints whatsoever with the Mobil 1 0W-40 ESP, just having heard great things about the German-made oils, I thought I would ask the question. My thinking is starting with the 5 instead of 0, maybe it's a little "stronger" or might provide better protection in the beast that is the LT1 smile Thanks in advance for any insights. https://www.ravenolamerica.com/passenger-car-products/5w-40-motor-oil-ravenol-vmo/
The Ravenol RUP is their better 5w-40 https://www.ravenolamerica.com/moto...il-ravenol-rup-racing-ultra-performance/
 
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