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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 03, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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What grade oil do you guys like to run? Multi-grade, single grade, synthetic...? Thanks, Matt
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 03, 01:22 PM
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You will get as many answers as there are ants at a picnic with that question. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
I love the Amsoil Syn 10w-40 , with your syns you get better mileage, better cooling, longer life between changes.
Im sure you will hear other ideas. Do a search in this section and in Bench section, there have been many theads about oils.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 03, 07:59 AM
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10w-30 Valvoline Max-Life

1970 original owner, F41
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 03, 02:10 PM
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I run Amsoil 15w40, I buy it by the gallon for my diesel trucks... call me craaazy!! but i love the stuff

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 03, 02:34 PM
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I'm a 10W-40 guy also. The easy scientific explanation is something like this. Lighter weight for colder temp weather and not much heat building up in engine. Some guys is hell froze over alaska have drained the radiator for winter and drove around with just oil. That's cold weather.
10-30 will give you the light weight for easy lube during a cold start and general pupose duty lubrication of street and hwy.
Going with a 10-40 gives you extra protection in hard service and temperatures. Towing, racing and that source. I've been seeing 10W50 on the shelf some times and might even try that since my 4.10 rear on the hwy cruises gives higher engine temps.
Texas wise in the summer I'd never go anything other than 10W40 as a minimum. 30W sounds like BBQ briquete lighter fluid for a 110 degree day
Click doesn't say the synthetic oils don't burn. So if your engine is not an dripping beast that blows oil the synthetic is the best way to go. It's last rear long and it doesn't break down easy like the standard stuff out of the ground. Synthetic is the best way to go for engine life and your oil level doesn't go down as much.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 03, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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I appreciate everyone's opinion. I went with a 10W-40. Should work okay. Matt
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