<VV> Multi-Grade 10W-40 Motor Oil in Corvairs ?

Bryan Blackwell 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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