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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Doublehaul] #4342652 02/28/17 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: Doublehaul
Maybe it just stands for Valvoline...and its red white and blue because that's better than commie red and yellow?

It does smell like victory though...much like napalm


Does victory smell like napalm? I guess the N Vietnamese said that, huh?

Russian flag: Red, white and blue!

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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4342666 02/28/17 10:49 PM
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Valvoline,Havoline. Lots of "olines" haha


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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4342676 02/28/17 10:55 PM
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Oline for Valves, maybe.

Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4342726 03/01/17 02:04 AM
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Single characters don't generally mean anything in English. You're thinking of Chinese. No good can come of that.

Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4342735 03/01/17 03:36 AM
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Valvoline is very similar to Valvulina which means gear oil in some places in South America.
I have no [censored] clue what the V means in Valvoline...


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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4342916 03/01/17 10:10 AM
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looking at the pic of the old Valvoline quart most likely from 70's or 80's reminds me of the oil grade description on the top of the can: if memory serves correct it said 10W-20W-30-40, and was the only brand described this way-----anyone know why they included the extra 20W-30, instead of just 10W-40?
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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: steve20] #4342950 03/01/17 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: steve20
looking at the pic of the old Valvoline quart most likely from 70's or 80's reminds me of the oil grade description on the top of the can: if memory serves correct it said 10W-20W-30-40, and was the only brand described this way-----anyone know why they included the extra 20W-30, instead of just 10W-40?
Steve

It wasn't 10W-20W-30-40 , it was 10W-20W-40.
Basically it just meant that it was ok for cars that specified 10W-40 and 20W-40.


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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4343148 03/01/17 05:48 PM
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Which of the V's are we talking about?

Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4343151 03/01/17 05:59 PM
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The red/blue "V"


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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Marco620] #4343236 03/01/17 07:44 PM
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Valvoline? Thought it might have been value line as a price conscious oil for everyday folk. Kinda like Supertech.


The V stands for Victory as on the track. Not a cheapie back in the day, or now. Valvoline was a sponsor at Indy and many other tracks. Their racing oil was pretty much the go-to for a lot of independent race teams. I got Phillips 66 Race oil as part of my sponsorship, so did not run Valvoline, but a lot of very quick guys did.

There was/is absolutely nothing wrong with their technology. VR-1 is still the go-to oil for thousands (millions ?) of hot rodders out there. I ran a survey at Chevelles.com asking about preferred performance oils: http://www.chevelles.com/forums/13-performance/831521-what-oil-do-you-use.html The guys that hang out there are into serious motors as in 8-second steel bodied cars with roll-up glass. You don't do that on mild motors laugh

Valvoline was preferred 2:1 over number two ( Mobil-1 ) and about 4:1 over number three (Brad-Penn racing oils).

There is almost no serious competition for their products in some markets ... You can't do that if you have not been at the top of your game for decades.

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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4343245 03/01/17 07:52 PM
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Good to know friend smile


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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: FordCapriDriver] #4343284 03/01/17 08:36 PM
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Yes, Valvulina, pcgo.

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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4343290 03/01/17 08:42 PM
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Vaseline, Vasenol, Varsol, Valvulina...

Lotta victories huh?

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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4343906 03/02/17 05:38 PM
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Do you ever think before you post?

Didn't think so


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Re: The "V" in Valvoline. What does it mean? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #4344453 03/03/17 10:14 AM
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In 1924 the founder of Valvoline Oil originally named his Premium Motor oil after his girlfriend. He had difficulty remembering names so as a trick to help, he could remember that her name rhymed with "Delores".


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