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Valvoline® Racing Synthetic (VR1) Motor Oil will this type

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Valvoline® Racing Synthetic (VR1) Motor Oil will this type of oil ruin or soften the seals
can this be ran if the weight matches what the car takes

CarDoc :

Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.

CarDoc :

No motor oil actually "softens" seals.

Customer:

I did not think so

CarDoc :

There are additives that say they do, but the unfortunate issue with those additives, is that they actually swell the seals

CarDoc :

which causes further oil leaks

Customer:

i have this in my bike as it got it cheap and was talking to someone and said I will ruin my engine

Customer:

ohhhhhhh it does

CarDoc :

I would stick with manufacturer recommendation on weight and brand

Customer:

ya

Customer:

I will take it out

Customer:

thanks :)\

CarDoc :

no, not the oil additives in the Valvoline oil...I'm talking about aftermarket additives

CarDoc :

but definitely stick with manufacturer recos

Customer:

well

Customer:

there is only one oil they call for

Customer:

KD oil

Customer:

HK oil

Customer:

but other guys run castol and purple etc

Customer:

so can i run it for 2500 miles

Customer:

and then change it

CarDoc :

Shouldn't be a problem

Customer:

would i put some lucus in it

Customer:

to help

Customer:

:)

CarDoc :

nope, I would not

Customer:

k

Customer:

tahnks have a great day

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