VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart)
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Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart)

Part No. VV211 Warranty  
Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil is formulated to increase horsepower and provide enhanced protection in race engines and other applications demanding high levels of antiwear protection, including push-rod and flat tappet style engines.

Product Features:
  • High zinc/phosphorus content for antiwear protection, including in push-rod and flat tappet applications
  • Suitable for performance and classic passenger cars
  • Formulated to increase horsepower
  • Enhanced antifoam system helps protect engine during extreme stress
  • Recommended for engines burning gasoline and full or partial alcohol fuels
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API Service Category:SN/SM/SL/SH/CD
ATV:No
Container Size:1 qt
Container Type:Plastic Bottle
Conventional:No
Detergent or Non-Detergent:Detergent
Diesel Approved:No
High Mileage:No
Motorcycle:No
Race Only:Yes
Synthetic Blend:No
Synthetic:No
Viscosity Index:132

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ValvolineVR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart)
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves vehicle performance (8)
  • Reduces wear (8)
  • Safe (7)
  • Runs clean (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car (9)
    • Regular use (5)
    • Truck (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (7), Mechanic (6), Competitive driver (5)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Recommended by my Porsche mechanic

    By Noe

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Improves Vehicle Performance
    • Reduces Wear
    • Runs Clean
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Car

      Comments about Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart):

      After trying the purple stuff, my Porsche mechanic used VR1 racing oil 20W-50 saying the stuff was great and that's what they used on their Porsches.

      This was for my '85 911 Carrera Targa

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      nice product at a great price

      By AL

      from Derry, NH

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Improves Vehicle Performance
      • Reduces Wear
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Car
        • Regular Use
        • RV
        • Truck

        Comments about Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart):

        High ZINC

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good for Harley

        By American Conspiracy

        from Jackson, MI

        Comments about Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart):

        I use VR1 in my 1992 Harley Big Twin. I run 20-50 in the engine. Also when I rebuilt my clutch the plate manufacturer recommended non synthetic hi quality motor oil. VR1 fit the bill for the primary case. Very smooth shifting no slippage. Maintenance is very easy only needing one oil and also more economical.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        VR1

        By Nick

        from Bershires

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Best Deal On The Net When

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart):

            Great deal on great oil!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Not an Oil for the Faint of Heart!

            By Haupty

            from Greendale, WI

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Improves Vehicle Performance
            • Reduces Wear
            • Runs Clean
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Car

              Comments about Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart):

              I have been using this oil since 1995. In my 500" MoPar engine. I chose this oil because it has zinc in it, that helps reduce wear in the engine. My engine is totally clean inside even after 19 years. I use high performance WIX oil filters with it and a magnetic ring around the oil filter. It may be a bit pricey but I only use the car during the summer months and that is only one oil change. Even after 19 years it still has 550HP, and still has excellent acceleration when it is needed. I recommended this oil for anyone that needs the zinc protection

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I

              By Oil Change Fanatic

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Safe

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart):

                  I've used VR-1 20w50 in my 1999 Harley-Davidson XL1200S for 14 years. Handles high heat generated by V-twin engine.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great oil at good price!

                  By Rich G7

                  from Nj

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Has Higher Level Of Zinc
                  • Runs Clean

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Car
                    • Vintage Muscle Car

                    Comments about Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart):

                    Great oil and has higher levels of zinc needed for flat tapper cams in older cars. I still use a zinc additive but not as much

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The best oil for flat tappet camshafts !

                    By Huntinnut

                    from Jasper , GA

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 1

                    Pros

                    • Improves Vehicle Performance
                    • Reduces Wear
                    • Runs Clean
                    • Safe

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Car
                      • Regular Use
                      • Truck

                      Comments about Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart):

                      This oil still has all the additives for flat tappet camshafts , I have used this oil for 20+ years and will always run it on my vehicles , it's a very good oil !!!

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                      (13 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Work great In my 408/550HP CAMARO

                      By KillerZ28

                      from SanAntonio

                      About Me Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Improves Vehicle Performance
                      • Reduces Wear

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Car
                      • Regular Use
                      • Truck

                      Comments about Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart):

                      Great product

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                      (15 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Must have for Flat Tappet Cams!

                      By jacob

                      from Flint, Michigan

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                      Pros

                      • Improves Vehicle Performance
                      • Reduces Wear
                      • Safe

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Car
                        • Regular Use
                        • Truck

                        Comments about Valvoline VR1 20W-50 Racing Conventional Motor Oil (1 Quart):

                        This motor oil is definitely a must have if your running a motor with a flat tappet cam, with the high ZDDP contents its perfect to protect the cam and lifters. I have a 350 sbc with moderate mods in my 79 caprice sport coupe. I use this oil with a bottle of ZDDPlus from Eastwood just to be safe. Motor oils of today dont protect old motors or new motors with the flat tappet design. This is a must have, if you dont want premature cam failure!!

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                        • Q:

                          Can the VR1 20W50 oil be used in daily driving apart from race/track usage? Does the oil harm the catalytic converter or motor as the warning reads not for extended usage? How many track days can this oil last without change?
                          Asked on 10/3/2014 by Guru from San Jose, CA

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Guru, good question! The Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil may be used in city street service driving and track applications. The elevated levels of zinc in this motor oil product can damage oxygen sensors on a catalytic converter for extended use. Valvoline does not set their own oil change standards for motor oil products.

                            Answered on 10/6/2014 by Solomon
                        • Q:

                          What is the actual ppm or percentage content of ZDDP in this oil?
                          Asked on 12/15/2012 by Jon from NC

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            The Valvoline Racing Conventional 20W-50 Motor Oil - (Part No. VV211) has 1300 ppm of ZDDP. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 12/17/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                        • Q:

                          why can't this product be used in motorcycle App.
                          Asked on 6/7/2012 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This Valvoline Racing Conventional 20W-50 Motor Oil - part# VV211 is designed for automotive applications and cannot be used for motorcycles as the oil designed for motorcycles has a higher "shear tolerance"...(clings to spinning gears and keeps a coating on meshing gears). And has viscosity stabilizers, and additives to accept and disperse heat much more efficiently than automotive oil.

                            Answered on 6/7/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Hi what does the 20wt-50 mean
                          Asked on 2/28/2012 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            There are 11 viscosity grades 0W, 5W, 10W, 15W, 20W, 25W, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 and the letter 'W' refers to the Winter-grades and given a W designation in motor oils.

                            Answered on 2/29/2012 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          What is the ZZDP content?
                          Asked on 11/15/2011 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil contains 75% higher zinc than SM motor oil with a balanced additive package designed to work in both racing and street-legal applications. This product will protect older style push-rod and flat tappet engines. Valvoline uses an advanced zinc/phosphorus additive that keeps higher levels of phosphorus in the motor oil where it protects the engine instead of poisoning the catalytic converter.

                            Answered on 11/15/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                        • Q:

                          does this oil come in a 10-40 wt ??? or something lighter than 50wt
                          Asked on 12/8/2010 by bill

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Valvoline does make this oil in different weights that 20W-50 but I do not see them listed online. You may have to go into one of our stores to find the oil in the weight you are looking for.

                            Answered on 12/9/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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