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Rover V8 Engine Oil.

Discussion in 'It's A V8 Mate!!' started by Henry_b, Feb 8, 2019.

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    There is a big debate on this particular topic..

    looks like there is a definite answer.
     
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    Terrible presentation with all that arm waving with every sentence, also there’s other brands of oil that are just the same as Valveoline VR1 and cost less.
     
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    Yes there are other brands but the 20w50 still applies.
    Presentation isn't the best but the general info is sound.
     
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    Info? What info I must of missed it, perhaps I’m like any other motor enthusiast we already know how good engine oil benefits our engines. :D
     
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    The importance of ZDDP and the proper grade of oil in the RV8.

    I agree it's not brilliantly presented.

    I myself was also sceptical at first but V8 developments and Turners also recommend 20w50 and ZDDP.

    so the video is still relevant. ;) :)
     
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    I use a mineral/classic 20w 50 oil which includes ZDDP in a1976 Pinto engine car I own, I expect my old RR use similar mineral oil when it was serviced by the Main Dealer for the ten years I owned it, that was the good old days of Duckham’s Q and Castrol GTX 20w50

    When the my disco was serviced by LR in it’s early years they used 10w40 semi synthetic so that what has been use ever since, but then the engine hasn’t done a high mileage and I add a oil additive such as ZX1 now an again, so using 10w40 semi I feel is not that important at the moment.

    It has been stated that ZDDP could result in the early demise of catalytic converters, but there’s more on that and other stuff on ZDDP in the link. For those that are interested that is :D

    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2012/10/18/tech-101-zinc-in-oil-and-its-effects-on-older-engines/
     
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    Bad cats are a downside of ZDDP but it saves cam and tappet surfaces, and i know what i'd rather replace more frequently ;)

    As for it creating sludge, yes but that's why we change our oils frequently ;) :D
     
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