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AHorseThief
04-23-2011, 11:27 AM
So after reading up on a bunch of Camaro and hotrodder forums and such about older V-8 Chebby engines, flat-tappet cams and new fangled oil with lowered ZDDP concentrations, I'm wondering what ya'll with orange colored engines are doing for oil. :confused:

Are synthetics the way to go? Is the lack of ZDDP a non-issue since the engine is roughly stock and I'm not looking to pump 500 horses out of it? Do I need to be cursing the EPA and their ever more stringent emissions standards causing lobe failure in my 327? What say you orange engine owners?

TIMZTOY
04-23-2011, 11:36 AM
i run mobil 1 full synthetic in all of my cars, (that dont have leaks). if they do have leaks i run "mobil clean 5000"

Air Randy
04-23-2011, 12:19 PM
You can either run the 15W-40 diesel oil that still has most of those additives, or run the oil of your choice and buy a bottle of the additive at Autozone/Checker for $15 that puts the ZDDP back in.

Corbet
04-23-2011, 12:39 PM
i run mobil 1 full synthetic in all of my cars, (that dont have leaks). if they do have leaks i run "mobil clean 5000"

I do the same

Myredyota
04-23-2011, 01:25 PM
I run Castrol Syntec 20-50 in my Packard. It is specifically designed for vehicles with flat tappet cams. I can only find it @ NAPA.

subzali
04-23-2011, 08:21 PM
If you toast the camshaft lobes on your 327, it would give you the excuse to drop in that 350 or 5.3L you've always wanted :D

TIMZTOY
04-23-2011, 09:28 PM
:bump:If you toast the camshaft lobes on your 327, it would give you the excuse to drop in that 350 or 427 you've always wanted :D

:bump: edited for correction :)

Corbet
04-23-2011, 09:54 PM
If you toast the camshaft lobes on your 327, it would give you the excuse to drop in that 350 or 572 you've always wanted :D

Re-corrected :D

AHorseThief
04-24-2011, 09:08 AM
So how long will a 327 run without engine oil... :hill:

subzali
04-24-2011, 10:48 AM
That's the spirit! :D

leiniesred
04-25-2011, 10:45 AM
Want to go pure GM soulution?
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/NAL-88862586/

Want to run conventional oil?
Valvoline VR-1 20W-50

Want to run synthetic oil? Redline 10W-40.

Our flat tappet 1963 big healey also suffers from the cam grinding oils available today. The healey record is flattening an NOS cam in just 900 miles with modern engine oil. (ouch.)

Basically if it says "energy conserving" on the donut, skip it or be prepared to add additives.

Randy's Diesel oil solution is a proven solution for now too.

FJBRADY
04-25-2011, 10:54 AM
Arrrr, I just run Valvoline 10w-40 if memory serves me right in the tree fity motivating me 40.

60wag
04-25-2011, 03:44 PM
I use orange coolant in one of my cars but have yet to come across orange oil. Will purple work?

PhatFJ
04-25-2011, 04:58 PM
OOOOOH I like the Purple stuff!! :D :D :D :D

AHorseThief
04-25-2011, 07:42 PM
I use orange coolant in one of my cars but have yet to come across orange oil. Will purple work?

Not orange oil, but oil for an orange colored (Chebby) engine.

I'm going to try the Valvoline VR1 and see what it does.