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Thread: What type of motor oil do you use in your SR20VE (viscosity, not brand)

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2013-07-05 19:19:33
10w40 in my stock ve. 20w50 vr1 in the built and boosted ve.
2013-07-05 19:56:55
Not tied to a brand but using 10W40 on my daily SR20 RR (change every 4-5000miles) and 10W40 on the trackcar (change every 4th trackday)
2013-07-05 20:00:03
Depends on what engine I'm putting the oil in. In my det I used 10w40 AMS oil high zync. In my daily b15 with 280k I use Shell or Castrol 10w-30 non syn. In my suby I'm using castol 5w30 syn but will be switching to AMS oil soon.

I'm not a fan of Mobil 1 or Royal Purple.
2013-07-05 20:13:22
15-40 boosted
2013-07-05 20:49:19
0w-30 German Castrol both VVL cars I had. I'm also a really big fan of Amsoil.

Also another thumbs down for Mobil 1. I've heard they have changed it again but when they changed the formula in 07-08 it became total shit overnight and I have not gone back to it. 10-12 years ago it was the gold standard and I believe it gets a free ride on that legacy.
Last edited by Benito Malito on 2013-07-05 at 20-55-21.
2013-07-06 00:55:52
10-30 in my NA VE with a few ounces of lucas break in additive for the zinc. I have had good luck with mobile 1 so far.
2013-07-06 06:23:50
We prefer Amsoil as well here at the shop. We use Amsoil Dominator race oil. Doesn't break down as fast as other off the shelf synthetics. VR1 is also another good oil. We steer clear away from Mobile 1 after the nightmare we had with RWD sr20det and 3 sets of Tomei cams.

2013-07-06 16:36:24
Penrite HPR5-40 synthetic in winter, Penrite HPR10-50 synthetic in summer, HPR has zinc added, changed 5000 km. I am in Australia.
Last edited by pedro666 on 2013-07-14 at 13-58-20.
2013-07-06 20:05:11
Only Mobil 1 oil I would use would be either 15w50 racing or 0w40. Wouldn't touch the other Mobil 1 oils even if they were free. Rockin' Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic 5w40, awesome stuff for daily & track use. German Castrol 0w30 is a very good choice too. Here in AZ the heat gets crazy so for the VE need to go a bit thicker oil on the high end of operating temps. Was 119 degrees 1 week ago and has been consistently above 110 for a while now. Unreal.....
2013-07-07 14:38:48
I don't have a ve but I have always used amsoil 5w-40 in my det awesome oil, I always change it at 3k probably overkill but I drive my car hard.
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