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10/30/15 8:41pm - Original Message: 'Engine Oil'
Jasond56
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Kenosha, WI - USA

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1973 Corvette Stingray Coupe VIN 1Z37J3S418986 350 L-48 Automatic T-Tops St. Louis Assembly, 18,986th car built in 1973, Paint = 976 Mille Miglia Red, Interior = 425 Dark Red Vinyl (Ox Blood)

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Happy Halloween Eve!

Going to give Red Velvet an oil change before putting her to bed for the winter.  I have been reading up on what engine oil to use for my 1973.  Quite the discussion on what is the proper brand/type.  I decided on the following: Quaker State 10w30 with added zinc.  It's a mix of regular and synthetic.  Would you guys use this in your cars?




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10/30/15 9:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine Oil'
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I bought a jug of Lucas Hot Rod Oil off Amazon.  It has lots of zinc too and was a good price.

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10/30/15 10:12pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine Oil'
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Kenosha, WI - USA

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1973 Corvette Stingray Coupe VIN 1Z37J3S418986 350 L-48 Automatic T-Tops St. Louis Assembly, 18,986th car built in 1973, Paint = 976 Mille Miglia Red, Interior = 425 Dark Red Vinyl (Ox Blood)

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F4 - Was the Hot Rod synthetic, pure oil or a mix?

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11/17/15 12:36pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine Oil'
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Jason,
I bought some too - price was right plus I was reading some oil test results on the corvette forum. This tested well, but I'm still a little afraid of the lack of an API symbol on the bottle. I might save it for the boat (250 6cyl chevy) - and buy some Amsoil zrod.
 
Let us know how you make out -
 
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11/18/15 6:21pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine Oil'
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Jasond56 said: F4 - Was the Hot Rod synthetic, pure oil or a mix?

Jason


Pretty sure it's dino oil, but I don't put that many miles on my car and I'm tired of the valve cover oil leaks from the Mobil 1!


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11/26/15 11:51am - Reply: 'Re: Engine Oil'
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Kenosha, WI - USA

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1973 Corvette Stingray Coupe VIN 1Z37J3S418986 350 L-48 Automatic T-Tops St. Louis Assembly, 18,986th car built in 1973, Paint = 976 Mille Miglia Red, Interior = 425 Dark Red Vinyl (Ox Blood)

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Rodney "Redwoman" shared this article with me and asked if I could share on the site.  Great read!


All the information needed about what kind of oil to use in a vintage vehicle.

"The next question is invariably: What brand? I refuse to name brands because it doesn’t make any difference! There is no “best brand!” As long as the label (usually the label on the back side of the package) has the API Service Symbol (sometimes called the “donut”) with “CJ-4”(or CI-4) as the first listed service category, the product, within reasonable tolerance, is essentially the same as any other API CJ-4 or CI-4."

I wish I could find a back label view of the Quaker State SAE Defy 10w30 I used because I didn't keep any of the bottles. Finding the beck label view is harder than I thought.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jason


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11/27/15 4:57pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine Oil'
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I run Castrol GTR 20x50
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