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60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? #4285927
12/26/16 09:36 PM
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777Pilot Offline OP
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Hi guys been lurking awhile but I'm getting some vacation time here so hoping to get my new 2017 grand sport vette in January. I want to make sure I get the most horse power obviously so my buddy who does top fuel racing recommended i look into 60wt dragster oil to max out horse power. I don't care about longevity at all i burn through these toys quickly but any recommendations on high performance dragster oil would be appreciated. I'm a mechanically minded guy but never thought to look into oil for any real reason just change it usually at the dealership. Thanks

Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4285929
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well highly unlikely you will max out horsepower on 60wt dragster oil. Use what the factory recommends for track use.
Which i think at one time was mobil 1 0w40 ????.

Last edited by hemitom; 12/26/16 09:42 PM.

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Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4285941
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unless you're routinely exceeding 270 degrees F Oil temp don't bother. If all you care about is power and not longevity just use as thick of oil you need to keep it together, otherwise you are just wasting power with increased parasitic drag.


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Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4285943
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How do you not care about longevity? Are you leasing short term?


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Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: buck91] #4285949
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Isn't the recommendation for track or racing use 15w-50? I don't think it's 60 grade. Would agree that for a few runs at the drag strip a 30/40 grade should be enough. But the manual or mfg should have guidance on what grade for which use.

If you plan on seeing oil temps of 280-315 deg F, then the 50 grade works.

2017 Corvette Track plan

Recommends changing the oil before and after a day of track use.


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Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4285951
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Stick with dealership oil change habit in warranty - the 60 will not produce more power - prolly a bit of parasitic HP loss if anything.

Last edited by 4WD; 12/26/16 10:10 PM.

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Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4285960
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Your buddy is misinformed: 60wt dragster oil is inappropriate for street use.

Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4285961
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60wt oil in Illinois in January... shocked


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Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4285970
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I think a 0w30 would be much better.


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Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4285972
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Originally Posted By: 777Pilot
Hi guys been lurking awhile but I'm getting some vacation time here so hoping to get my new 2017 grand sport vette in January. I want to make sure I get the most horse power obviously so my buddy who does top fuel racing recommended i look into 60wt dragster oil to max out horse power. I don't care about longevity at all i burn through these toys quickly but any recommendations on high performance dragster oil would be appreciated. I'm a mechanically minded guy but never thought to look into oil for any real reason just change it usually at the dealership. Thanks
You don't have a top fuel drag engine in your Corvette. Your buddy's advice would LOSE you HP, not gain it. Stick with the factory fill.


'95 Chevy 1/2t 305 208k -NexGen Maxlife 5w-30, Wix filter
'89 Jeep Comanche 4.0 278k - GC 0w-30, Bosch LongLife filter
Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4285975
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I dont recommenced the 60 wt... very hard on the oil pump drive ears on the snout of the crankshaft. extensive testing on the dyno here the speed shop: 5w-50 would be a better choice under racing conditions.

Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4285986
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Your buddy is wrong. You want this: https://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=10&pcid=1

Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4286002
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The most power would come from the thinnest oil that still maintains minimum oil pressure, but do you really need another 5 hp? Use a European 0w40 if you want more protection than the factory 5w30. The 15W50 is over kill for anything short of track use


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Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4286005
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60wt will not help HP it will hurt it


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Re: 60wt drag race oil in my corvette ? [Re: 777Pilot] #4286010
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Years ago when I would track my Honda I would notice more power gain from 5w30 synthetic over running 15w50 synthetic also my track times were better with the lighter oil. It was deffenetly parasitic power loss from running the heavy oil.

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