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  1. CombatMedic80

    CombatMedic80 Well-Known Member

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    Just curious what Oil all you Bird Bros. are using in your RRs?
     
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    TOMRR Well-Known Member

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    I use the 20/50 my self HPIM4496.JPG
     
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  3. ACME A12

    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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    PennGrade 1 SAE 10W-40 partial synthetic in all of my old cars currently. Just buy it by the case from Amazon.
     
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  4. Blacktop Voodoo

    Blacktop Voodoo Active Member

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    Yep, Valvoline VR1 20W50!
     
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  5. CombatMedic80

    CombatMedic80 Well-Known Member

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    Since I’m a rookie... why do you choose that particular oil?
     
  6. CombatMedic80

    CombatMedic80 Well-Known Member

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    Same Q for you ACME... why do you choose this particular oil?
     
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    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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  8. TOMRR

    TOMRR Well-Known Member

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    Same reason as ACMEA12. Also was recommended by my engine builder
     
  9. RonLiv

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    I'm using Lucas 20/50
     
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  10. Ranger

    Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Rotella T5 10W30 with a bottle of ZDDP Plus.
     
  11. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Same here :thumbsup:
     
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  12. CompSyn

    CompSyn Well-Known Member

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    Whatever brand you decide on, I'd use the least viscous oil you can that provides adequate oil pressure. Unless your engine bearings are shot, I'd start with a 0W, 5W, 10W-30 already formulated with higher zinc. Avoid the backyard home brew game with aftermarket additives. There are many good options out there for the above.
     
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    Amsoil 10W40
     
  14. 1969Claw

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    I have used this oil for many years and I change the oil every year before storage. I try to get 1000mi per year but don't always make it. The weather in Alberta Canada is not the same as CA USA. The oil is specially formulated for flat lifter engines and contains primary ZDDP, and secondary ZDDP (which activates at lower temperatures, ie: upon start up when the worst wear can occur).

    This is from Camoil.

    Good Morning Cal, Collector Automobile Motor Oil (CAMOil) is rated to American petroleum Institute (API) standard, "SF", meaning that it contains 1600PPM of ZDDP. It is one of very few oils on the shelf that not only has the API logo, but has certified, printed in the container as well. The certification means that it has been tested by the API and meets the rating and standard for SF oil. Please feel free to contact me here or by phone 1-403-828-7168 if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your interest in CAMOil.
    Bob Zubkowski
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    CAMOil ltd.

    Whatever your choice make sure oil meets some API standard and is designed for flat lifter engines.

    http://www.camoils.com/
     
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    Never2 New Member

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    In the interest of full disclosure, I'm the president of Chart Distribution Group in St. Louis, MO which is a bulk oil distribution company. I heartily agree on the need for API spec product. I also am a big fan of starting and warming the engine to get all contaminants fully into suspension before draining the oil. Otherwise, whatever has settled to the bottom of the pan is there waiting to contaminate the new oil.
     
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  16. RKNRLR

    RKNRLR Well-Known Member

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    20w50 for me too Brad penn.jpg
     
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    Valvoline VR 1 20w50 with a Wix filter.
     
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  18. john visconti

    john visconti Well-Known Member

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    I have read alot of guys use Rotella T4 10/40?
     
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    Nice, use 5-50wt synthetic these days 9qts, but back then- think it was 10-30wt Quaker State. Only 5 quarts or something like that for 383 wedge. Synthetic not yet invented......
     
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    mac Well-Known Member

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    penn grade 10w-40
     
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