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Let's talk about oil. . . What do you use?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 2dr_sedan, May 8, 2012.

  1. 2dr_sedan
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
    Posts: 265


    What size motor, and what do you use? Seems like with oil technology, not alot of SAE30, SAE-40 used much these days, lots of blends.
    What works for you?
  2. Whatever is on sale.................
  3. Nick Flores
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,357

    Nick Flores

    I use recycled dinosaurs...
  4. Dog Dish Deluxe
    Joined: Dec 23, 2011
    Posts: 778

    Dog Dish Deluxe
    from MO.

    I use Valvoline straight 30 wt. with zddp additive. Seems to work. I lost a motor or possibly two motors on synthetic, so fuk that jive.

  5. lucas oil 50 wt in the hemi its by far the best
  6. Orlando1701
    Joined: May 2, 2012
    Posts: 128


    I just got my car three weeks ago and the oil hadn't been changed in years... so right now I'm running 20W-50 to clean the engine out.
  7. 15w50 Mobil 1 in an Oddy's 408 sbc
  8. RopeSeals???
    Joined: Jul 2, 2007
    Posts: 444


    Synthetic 5W-30 or 10W-30 depending on OAT, although I did have some problems with MAF contamination. Switched back to Mineral and no more issues...

    Valvoline VR 20W-50 for break in
  9. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,729


    I run Valvoline Racing 20/50 in all my motors.
  10. Master of None
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,279

    Master of None

    I just switched to Brad Penn 10-40 in my 289 Ford. Was running Napa brand stuff because I was changing oil often due to sticky lifters. The Brad Penn seems to keep the lifters quieter.....could just be in my head too.
  11. 59Apachegail
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,364

    from New York

    I use 5-w30 quakerstate high mileage. And 0-w40 when I can find it.
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  12. terrarodder
    Joined: Sep 9, 2005
    Posts: 1,101

    from EASTERN PA

    Bard Penn, has zinc in it.
  13. Diavolo
    Joined: Apr 1, 2009
    Posts: 810


    I use full synthetic in everything and the lightest weight I can use and still have oil pressure. I spent some time reading and have become a believer in his practices. My DD OT vehicle now has 160K on it and is still running strong. As for synthetic oil killing a motor, I call BS. With all the things that could go wrong, synthetic oil is the last thing to blame.

    FYI, the ONLY reasons I use synthetic instead of dino is that it flows better in extreme cold than dino oil. Also, more miles between oil changes since it doesn't break down like dino oil. Other than that, no harm in running dino.

    I find it interesting that my Ducati and my BMW superbikes are delivered from the dealer with full synthetic and only recommend synthetic to be used in their engines. Synthetic is so bad for your engines, lol.
  14. Rich Rogers
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 2,018

    Rich Rogers

    yep, been using it for years and I run my stuff pretty hard. I also noticed years ago in a Ford I had that used oil, when I went to VR1 20-50 it used less than 1/2 the amount in the same miles and I used straight 60 in my Harley for 20 years . Good stuff
  15. iammarvin
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,197

    from Tulare, Ca

    Whatever is at Costco. Gotta be better than anything from the good ol days.
  16. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,120

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    Castrol 5-20 in the old lady's 300C. Valvoline 20-50 in the Nailhead. Seems to keep the pistons from swapping holes. 10-30 Q-state in the pickup. Wix filters in em all.
  17. StayFrosty
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 24

    from Wisconsin

    I run the house brand diesel 10w30 from my local tractor supply store. It still has zinc and it can be bought in 2 gal jugs.
  18. 1950Effie
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 798

    from no where

    Valvoline 20w-50 racing with Napa Gold filter.
  19. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 936

    Sting Ray

    In my ls3 motor Mobil 1 5w-30 which is factory fill. Everything else, 10w-40 Quaker State, Castrol or whatever.
  20. diesel 10 30 sometimes with a bottle of STP for zinc and usually a additve to dissapate heat faster, as most of my stuff has tendancy to run hot

    usually carry 15-40 diesel to add:eek:
  21. A23
    Joined: May 15, 2010
    Posts: 99

    from Hollywood

    Mobil 5/30w in my SBC 427.

    It likes to rev and I feel it's worth the cost.
    I run a Canton external filter as well.
  22. I used that for years in all my dailys, a great all around oil.

  23. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Rocky Famoso

    I've never tried synthetic. I've read that it tends to find leaks more so than dino oil.
    Any feed back on this? I have a Studebaker, and from what I've heard, they even
    leaked on the showroom floors when they were new.
  24. you read right: I've read that it tends to find leaks more so than dino oil.
    That is my findings.
  25. Rotella diesel in anything that has non-roller lifters for me, but what do I know......
  26. flypa38
    Joined: May 3, 2005
    Posts: 530


    I've been running Pennzoil 10w30 with Rislone ZDDP additive in my '56 Pontiac. No problems related to the oil that I know of.
    Regarding the diesel oil, and 20w50, and the others how important is it to stick with what the factory mandated as far as viscosity? What is different about diesel oil to make it specifically for diesel engines (aside from the label)?
  27. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Nothing but Valvoline racing 20/50 in anything I care about! Lost two expensive custom flat tapet cams to regular SEA10/40 before the real world was explained to me. Went right back to racing 20/50. The rest of the fleet runs Casterol GTX20/50. I wouldn't pour a synthetic into my worst enemy's car...
  28. 45_70Sharps
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 331


    Getting ready to change the oil in my 54. I wanted to get straight 20is weight per original spec's but I ended up getting 5W-20 because that's what I could buy in town.
    Being a partial pressurized engine with no filter I'm going to run what's spec'd.

    Oh, and some zinc.
  29. kkustomz
    Joined: Jul 4, 2007
    Posts: 342

    from Texas

    rotella 15 40 in everything gas and diesel
  30. Castrol 10/40 for years. Valvoline before that

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