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what is the best 5w40 oil to use on a racing vr6
« on: April 03, 2017, 05:03:53 pm »
hello, what is the best engine oil to use on a vr6 that goes to the track and gets hammered a lot? ;)
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Re: what is the best 5w40 oil to use on a racing vr6
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 06:27:58 pm »
Probably Mobil 1! LOL I don't know how well the autoboxes will take being hammered, just sayin'.........
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Re: what is the best 5w40 oil to use on a racing vr6
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 11:27:57 am »
OK thanks m8, are autoboxes not good for racing?
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Re: what is the best 5w40 oil to use on a racing vr6
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 11:39:08 am »
No personal experience but the autoboxes fitted to these vehicles can be prone to issues especially after higher mileages and if they're being hammered I don't know how well they'll stand up to it, if you do a lot of racing starts I can see the clutch packs burning out for one thing!
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Re: what is the best 5w40 oil to use on a racing vr6
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 08:40:08 am »
In any case, photos or it didn't happen.

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Re: what is the best 5w40 oil to use on a racing vr6
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 11:11:45 am »
do you mean the vr6 gearbox or the 2.3 ford, because I think the vr6 gearbox is a vw one? thanks T
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Re: what is the best 5w40 oil to use on a racing vr6
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 11:22:11 am »
The AG5 auto gearbox (as used with the 2.8 V6 and 1.9 TDI) as I think it was called by VW/Ford was not actually made by either company, it's a Jatco box, see here.
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Re: what is the best 5w40 oil to use on a racing vr6
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 10:18:04 am »
ok, thanks, looks complicated! I was steaming down the only duel carriageway on the island yesterday, all quarter mile of it! I think before the engine got to full op temp. and I heard a loud hissing noise! do you know what this could be? many thanks T
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