Engine oil

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Re: Engine oil

Postby tundrarules » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:41 am

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Re: Engine oil

Postby nascarjonb » Mon May 02, 2016 10:38 am

I have twin 1986 360's. I have a friend that swears by Rotella for most applications in his classic cars and his own ford truck daily driver... my question is should I be using that zinc additive aswell with rotella sae 30? also should I use 30 weight or another blend.
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Re: Engine oil

Postby Fastjeff » Tue May 03, 2016 7:28 am

YES! I used Lucas ZDDP additive. Half a can per engine.

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Re: Engine oil

Postby nascarjonb » Tue May 03, 2016 7:57 am

Jeff, do you use rotella deisel oil? That stuff allready has zinc in it. I'm worried that a additive will be too much with the oil...
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Re: Engine oil

Postby thanksdad » Wed May 04, 2016 7:11 am

I have used Rotella for years with great results. I also add a bottle of Rislone per side at oil change.

Additionally, I add a half dose of Sea Foam at fill up. I don't know if that is overkill, but people comment on how smooth they run.

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Re: Engine oil

Postby Fastjeff » Wed May 04, 2016 7:22 am

Lubricants are dirt cheap compared to rebuilt blocks!

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Re: Engine oil

Postby nascarjonb » Wed May 04, 2016 9:33 am

thanksdad wrote:I have used Rotella for years with great results. I also add a bottle of Rislone per side at oil change.

Additionally, I add a half dose of Sea Foam at fill up. I don't know if that is overkill, but people comment on how smooth they run.

Scott


what grade of rotella do you use?
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Re: Engine oil

Postby Fastjeff » Wed May 04, 2016 10:08 am

There's only one: 15 W 40 (as I recall).

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Re: Engine oil

Postby EWRice » Wed May 04, 2016 11:29 am

You can get Rotella in all the popular viscosities. 15w 40 and sae 30 are most popular. Sae 40 gets used in a lot of diesel boats. They may even be offering 20w 50 and 0w 40, but that might be synthetic.
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Re: Engine oil

Postby jmonday » Wed May 04, 2016 11:46 am

Rotella for me also.
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