<VV> Multi-Grade 10W-40 Motor Oil in Corvairs ?
bryan at skiblack.com
Sun Oct 25 11:20:21 EDT 2009
IMHO, you absolutely should. The thing to be concerned about these
days is the ZDDP content, look for something that explicitly says
"Recommended for flat tappet applications". If it doesn't, don't use
it. Remember that "high mileage" cars these days are still only 10
years old and have roller lifters, they aren't talking about Corvairs,
or anything else built before 1990.
Threads in the VV archives and lots of other classic/antique car
sites, but that's what it boils down to. Based on the above, seasonal
usage (no really cold weather) and local availability, I've selected
Mobil 1 15W-50 for the Corvairs.
Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Corvairs: '62 700 Wagon, '64 Greenbrier, '65 Corsa, '66 Corsa
'69 Road Runner, '09 Ford F-150, '99 Neon R/T
"Why do something if you're not going to obsess about it?"
On Oct 25, 2009, at 1:24 AM, Charles Lee wrote:
> Can we use modern Multi-Grade oil (10W-40 Motor Oil) in our
> high-temperature, air cooled Corvair engines ?
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