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Old 07-12-2001, 12:04 AM
 
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Question Oil types/viscosity?

Got a '65 Bird w/ the 390. Was wondering what weight oil some other bird owners are using and if any one is using synthetics or blends. car doesn't get driven much so was wondering what the best oil to go with was.
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Most of the oils on the market now will do a good job (10-30 etc) The most important thing is to change it and filter often if you are making lots of short trips.
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:rolleyes: I typically use 10w-30 quaker state and just started to use their new product for higher mileage engines. Once I have the engine rebuilt I plan on haveing the engine componenents treated with slick50 before assembly - this makes a major difference. :D I like to change her oil about every 4 months and I don't put more that 2k miles a year on her but deffinately stay away from synthetics like mobile 1 as you will find it will leak in the older engine as it is very thin.
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You didnt say the mileage on her, but ive been having INCREDIBLE luck with the new Valvoline "MAX LIFE" it has done all for me & my customers, including stopping startup smoke, seal leakage, running smoke (due to valve seals) Downshift smoke clouds! etc. I havent a bad thing to say about this stuff!!
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