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Hot Rods oil what weight?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by aircoup, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
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    aircoup

    ok hemi gurus , got a question whats the best oil and weight you recommend for a street driven 354 w 2-4,s:??
     
  2. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
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    aircoup

    What the hell nobody knows or what ??, all im asking is what grade do you guys recommend ?
     
  3. Dreddybear
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    I guess it all depends on your build. Usually I'd be thinkin either straight 40 weight or a 20-50 for a street motor..
     
  4. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
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    aircoup

    cool dreddy bear , i was thinking 20 - 50 also its basically stock with a weiand and 2-4,swith 30 over pistons old 354 truck motor in my 31 '
     

  5. oldcarfart
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    15W40 diesel oil, C rated for high compression sheer strenght and should have zinc.
     
  6. sierra rod shop
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  7. Dreddybear
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    I've heard that too.. isn't there a zinc additive for normal oil? ZDDP?
     
  8. aircoup
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    aircoup

  9. Dreddybear
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  10. JEEZUZ !!!!

    20w-50 ?

    WHY?

    a stock motor isn't designed for that viscous a fluid.

    10w-30 or SAE 30 with ZDDP
     
  11. George
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    Put zinc or zddp in search & start reading!
     
  12. Engine-Ear
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    Engine-Ear
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    This probably gets asked a lot but it is SO important to take the oil in your motor seriously (unless you're into premature rebuilds).

    I recommend this oil: http://www.classiccarmotoroil.com/

    READ the articles and other info on this site.

    Good luck with it.
     
  13. tpc4130
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    from casper wy

  14. hillbillyhellcat
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    I have used Shell Rotella 15W40 in all of my unrebuilt old engines - Then 10W30 synthetic (whatevers on sale) on my rebuilt motors.

    I can't see any reason to use single weight oil unless the motor is shot. I am not driving a lawn mower.
     
  15. flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    I use 32oz. bottles in all my cars......:)
     
  16. Sheep Dip
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    from Central Ca

    Multi grade (winter/summer temps for your region) synthetic...it's worth the money.
     
  17. Straight 30 in the summer and 10-30 in the winter.
     
  18. richie rebel
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  19. 73RR
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    ...after the first 1000 miles of break-in I would use one of the 15-40 diesel oils, pick your brand. Use Brad Penn 30w for break-in.

    .
     
  20. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
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    from central NY

    Been running the 15-40 Traveller Diesel oil for 10 years in my MOPAR engine. No Problems. But I used Stock cam and lifters. I buy it in gallons,andtransfer someto quart bottles for the trunk as I have some leaks.
     

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