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Oil

Post by buguy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:28 pm

I need to do an oil change on this thing and wanted to get opinions. It's really really hot here and with the turbo being so hot I didn't know if I should be running something besides 10-40. I don't have an oil pressure gauge so I don't know where I am with that but I assume I might be better off with a heavier oil due to the extreme heat here. I do run without a deck lid of that makes any difference. I will be putting the rest of the tins on this week too.

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Re: Oil

Post by rs58rag » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:09 am

Rotella t6 5w40 full synthetic works for me and better than conventional oil for turbo engines.

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Re: Oil

Post by petew » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:13 am

Ummm, my engine builder has me using 20w60 with plenty of zinc in for older style motors.

http://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/b ... 60-mineral

It seems to work well and leaks nicely too. :roll:

P.s. how hot is "hot" where you are?
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Re: Oil

Post by madmike » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:13 am

Just be care full heavy will make it by pass the stock dog house cooler,,around 40 psi so..
you really need a pressure gauge my friend :wink:
heck i run all Autometer
Speedo
Boost
oil pressure
oil temp
A/F gauge
volt gauge and a monster tach and soon a fuel gauge :lol:

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Re: Oil

Post by petew » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:24 am

What is this "fuel gauge" of which you speak? :shock:

Actually, I seem to have issues with the motor being too cold rather than too hot. Ah, the joys of external coolers. 8)

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Re: Oil

Post by buguy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:20 am

Well it's a real feel of 110 today. But dips down into the 90's at night.
I was thinking maybe 20-50. And I hate to muck up my interior with a bunch of gauges!

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Re: Oil

Post by petew » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:44 pm

Ok, so that's hot. 20W50 is about right for that. Re a gauge, just adding one on the motor is probably ok. Then you can check it.

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Re: Oil

Post by buguy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:58 pm

Good idea. I could just plumb it inline with the turbo oil feed.

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Re: Oil

Post by buguy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:12 pm

I ended up getting Valvoline VR1 20-50. They had the fuel pump and a brake hardware kit I needed too! She should be road ready in a couple days. Too bad I have to take all my turbo poop back off to see what's up with the fuel pump. Can't get to the back nut with it all on.

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Re: Oil

Post by madmike » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:53 am

fuel gauge: that thing that's always on 'E' :lol:
I have a 6 gal.Moon tank under the fiberglass flip front end,, and want more capacity, so i picked this up off the Slamba cpl.weeks ago for $40.
16 gal Fuel cell with 'Fuel sender' = gas gauge instead of a 'wooden stick' :lol:
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Re: Oil

Post by rs58rag » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:35 am

16 gallon fuel tank! That's a lot of fuel ...nice score. Gauges are a must on these vehicles once you alter them for performance

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Re: Oil

Post by madmike » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:01 am

Thanks, I know it' holds a lot, but now I don't need to fill it all the way up :lol: plus the fact it's kind of a PITA to flip the front end all the time just to check fuel level :roll: :lol:

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Re: Oil

Post by buguy » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:37 am

Yeah I bet fuel goes pretty quick in that little tank you were using.

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Re: Oil

Post by madmike » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:43 am

Yea, that 6 gal. Moon tank goes down too quickly :lol: depending on my right foot,,,, leaving soon to a Car Show north of me about 40 miles and it's only in the low 60*'s , bet my intake is gonna freeze :roll: :lol: in the next few months I'll be buying a RLR 4 barrel intake (has oil ports) 8) 8)

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Re: Oil

Post by TJ530 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:46 pm

Mobil 1 Recommended their 0W-40 European Style Oil for Aircooled Flat Tappet Engines. It has enough zinc and phosphorus to be used with flat tappet engines.

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