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Old April 27th, 2017, 03:31 PM   #1
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Ok yes I could have used the search but it's been so long since I have been on I just wanted to say Hi to everybody.
I just got the Hot Rod running again, (After 3 years) I was wondering what oil I should use. I for the life of me can't remember. And can you use Synthetic? Anyway it was sure nice driving the old bucket again. May take it to a show Saturday just for kicks.
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Oh it's a stock 1600
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20w50 is what I always used back when I had a daily-driver VW (for 10 years straight). I liked Castrol but I have a friend that daily drives his bus with whatever generic oil is on sale with no issues. Proper maintenance is more important than brand, I think.
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I think oil brand is way over emphasized. Most miles I ever put on anything was a GMC Envoy. I think I changed the oil twice during the 80+k I drove it. Never had any issues with it
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Yeah I was thinking more weight than brand. In the good old days we ran straight 50. I have read different views on Synthetic. I have decided that it's not worth the cost. As with most public forums there was a discussion on here the last time I was on about needing to use an oil additive (which I use anyway) to the new oil. But can't remember the exact details.
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I used Shell Rotella 30wt and it has an additive in it.
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Yup, that's it. I read an article where Comp Cams built an engine and the cam failed very quickly. Looking into it, they found the problem to be the missing zinc.

That's why a lot of old school hot rodders use Rotella
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