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Old 08-27-2010, 12:06 AM
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All this hoopla about zddp is the reason why I went with a crate motor with a roller cam. No flat tappet means normal oil.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:37 PM
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This stuff isn't this hard There are plenty of oils out there - available off-the-shelf - that are just fine with a flat-tappet cam.

This stuff is all kind of asked and answered...with lots of good discussion on the thread linked below...

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/1572367505-post1.html

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Old 08-27-2010, 04:57 PM
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Hey Bob, how have you been, I see your in VA now, no wonder we haven't seen you around....
yeah the transfer was courtesy of work, i guess my beach routine will have to wait a couple of more years until i call it quits.....i do plan to come back though.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by baxsom View Post
All this hoopla about zddp is the reason why I went with a crate motor with a roller cam. No flat tappet means normal oil.
My next cam will be roller also.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by hwcoop View Post
And you could buy Sunoco 260 for your Hemi Road runner or L88 Vette for 30Cents a gallon.

How about motorcycle oil., eg Castrol 4 stroke Grand prix 20w-50 "engineered for Performance"
Do they fall under the same EPA restrictions and zinc levels?

Seeing as some of these beasts rev to 10+ thousand RPM + air cooled oil would have to be good


several years ago when i originally posted in this thread i had done a lot of research and i do recall that the motor cycle oils had lots of zinc in them and with no catalytic converters to worry about the formulas were different.....i dont know what if anything has changed with them but once i verified that the VR1 had everything i needed i just stopped looking and continued to use it
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:47 PM
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Still utilizing that 'standard' oil you have poured into Fabulous Machine......all these years ?

Sure woke me to another platform of protection !

http://speedtalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30483
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by THESTOCKSGUY View Post
Still utilizing that 'standard' oil you have poured into Fabulous Machine......all these years ?

Sure woke me to another platform of protection !

http://speedtalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30483
After 5+ years of rehashing the subject, if you bothered to search, why would you resurrect this post?

You have only 1 post and this is it.

Are you a Troll?
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by THESTOCKSGUY View Post
Still utilizing that 'standard' oil you have poured into Fabulous Machine......all these years ?

Sure woke me to another platform of protection !

http://speedtalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30483
The test in that link is done on a film strength tester. Assuming any results other than film strength comparisons from a film strength test is a stretch at best and an intentional and outright lie at worse. This has been addressed by actual lubrication engineers on numerous posts by this same poster and the basis for assuming this is wear testing or has any correlation to extreme pressure additive testing has never been addressed by him.
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I cant believe I read through all 5 pages and still don't know what oil to use
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Originally Posted by GT's 78 View Post
I cant believe I read through all 5 pages and still don't know what oil to use
Here you go. Post 1 is all you need.
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/1572367505-post1.html
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:01 AM
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I have a roller engine 383. Close to 500hp. What would you recommend for that??
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Originally Posted by GT's 78 View Post
I have a roller engine 383. Close to 500hp. What would you recommend for that??
I use Amsoil AMO 10W-40 in my 527 HP 383.
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I use Brad Penn, it is not a racing oil, contains all the detergents necessary and has high ZDDP levels. My friend builds everything from stock to Blown rats to Cigarette style racing boat motors and that is all he ever uses since the flat tappet meltdown years ago now.

He is in the business to make money and loses big time if an engine fails due to the oil put in it. I have been using it for almost a decade now with no problems on high HP motors
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by 63mako View Post
I use Amsoil AMO 10W-40 in my 527 HP 383.


AMSOIL SAE Synthetic Premium Protection 10w40 (Product Code AMOQT)
(zinc 1378 ppm, phosphorus 1265 ppm)

And for those preferring a 30 grade:
AMSOIL Z-ROD 10w30 Synthetic Motor Oil (Product Code ZRTQT)
(zinc 1440 ppm, phosphorus 1320 ppm)

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on my rebuilt motor a few yrs ago, i have used valvoline vr1 10w-30 and brad penn 10w-30. no issues with either (so far.)

how come these oils arent readily available at walmart? market not big enough to justify stocking?
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:49 PM
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To GLEN242,

Perhaps I am a 'tool' to you; Me dropping this list in the middle of Your Forum......but I have been out of social circulation for awhile. I have been in Monroe for 12 years (shot Father in '99), and haven't had much exposure on the Outside, let alone this Corvette Forum and its required etiquette. My build fee is $32/hr and now have a steady diet of Ford, Mopar, & Chev's. If someone wants a '70 Vette 350 they can drag it out of my basement........came out of a Daytona Yellow that was burned to the ground.
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: I have used the stuff for years and in several newer builds with Hi-ramp Comp crappy metal cams, never had a problem! More BS from wannabe scientists?! Seems that way, since were all sure valvoline would risk there reputation with false marketing claims! SMH!
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Does anyone know the numbers for that Brad Penn stuff sold on Summit's website?

Quality??
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