Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

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Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby oef0102 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:18 am

Asking what type of oil & filter is best for these Chrysler 360s.
-Standard conventional?
-Synthetic?
-Conventional high mileage?
-Some other variation?

What is the best brand of filter?
Mine is a 1975 with 900-some hours.

Additionally, how often should the transmission fluid be changed? is there a standard filter and/or gasket size to reference if trying to buy at a local parts store?

Thank you all for the help,

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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby Fastjeff » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:40 am

Since these motors use flat tappet cams, you MUST use an additive to prevent rounding over the cam lobes. (With 'modern' roller cam motors this is not a problem.) I use shell Rotella oil for this reason, and douse it with half a bottle of Lucas ZDDP additive, just to be sure.

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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby oef0102 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:01 am

Shell Rotella- what weight? I believe its only available in 15W-40?

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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby shade2u2 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:40 am

Shell Rotello is available in straight 30W also.
I have used 15W40 in the past but I am going to 30W Shell rotello plus the ZDDP.
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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby oef0102 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:43 am

As in 10W-30?

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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby shade2u2 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:54 am

No. Straight 30W. Many recommend it for these older motors. Probably not ideal if you run it in the winter.
I have 1986 454 Crusaders and a single 360 in my old 28. I plan to go to 30W in both.
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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby Fastjeff » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:24 am

I strongly recommend multi-viscosity oils in any motor--especially an old motor with worn oil pump drive gears.

One of the greatest automotive advances is multi-vis oils, so why not use it?

Jeff

PS: I use 15W-40 in mine.
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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby bcassedy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:56 pm

So Jeff, would you then recommend a 15w40 High Mileage oil for '88 (original - 1000 hours approx each) 318's?

Asked the "decent shade tree mechanic, but not an expert" guy.
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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby Fastjeff » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:41 am

Absolutely, but also add some ZDDP additive (like Lucas makes; half a can per engine).

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Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

Postby bcassedy » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:23 am

Thanks, Jeff.
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