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I'm a Oil Junkie

This is a discussion on I'm a Oil Junkie within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by GatorSS It has good 'soot control' additives necessary for diesel engines. And yes, it was mentioned a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    It has good 'soot control' additives necessary for diesel engines. And yes, it was mentioned a good ways back in this thread. Some years ago, I experimented with Rotella T 15w40 as one ingredient in an oil 'soup' recipe for use in my LSX engines in Florida's hot climate. Sarge experimented much more than I did and he used it in some of his various 'soup' recipes in years past. Speaking of Sarge, what happened to him? Where is Sarge?
    Yeah I read this entire thread last year thought I saw that..

    I have'nt seen Sarge in months.. Since his last disapearance and return.. U see his name is'nt red anymore agian too,
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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    ... and over priced.
    i got 5qt of mob1 syn 5-30 w/filter for a lil under $30 so yeah, it can be a lil pricey. even with so called discounts. how's napa's product line for oil and such?

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    I ask because that is what's currently coarsing through the veins of my ls1 - I personally had never heard of diesel oil being used but apparently it works

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    if you dont want to put out the cash for say amsoil then the best stuff you can get at the local parts store is penzoil plat. imo

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    So you're saying testing shows it doesn't protect as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    if you dont want to put out the cash for say amsoil then the best stuff you can get at the local parts store is penzoil plat. imo
    someone else in this tread said penz sucks.. what the hell... whose right

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLver_PhOeNiX View Post
    someone else in this tread said penz sucks.. what the hell... whose right
    I have not seen that kind of post in many pages, NOT TRUE!

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    regular Pennzoil might suck, but apparently Pennzoil Platinum is good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLver_PhOeNiX View Post
    someone else in this tread said penz sucks.. what the hell... whose right
    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    regular Pennzoil might suck, but apparently Pennzoil Platinum is good stuff.
    this is right the plat is good and there are test to prove it if you look back in this tread.

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    What do you guys typically see for oil pressure when you're cruising the highway at 70-80mph?

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    Just north of 60 psi on the gauge.

    Rotella T is not a bad idea for an older engine with a flat tappet cam. Penzoil Platinum is recommended for our cars and that is what I currently run. I don't recall any bad press on PP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Head Hunter View Post
    What do you guys typically see for oil pressure when you're cruising the highway at 70-80mph?
    i see just over 60 psi or so but i have a ported and shimed oil pump i think stock was right about 40 psi

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    I typically see 70psi but today when cruising 70-75mph it was at 78psi (max on guage was 80psi) - Hasn't done that before, so trying to figure out what could have caused the spike. When I got down to 45mph it went back to standard 70psi

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    I don't have much faith in the accuracy of the stock gauges. Could be a gauge or sender issue -- only way to know is to plumb in a master pressure gauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I don't have much faith in the accuracy of the stock gauges. Could be a gauge or sender issue -- only way to know is to plumb in a master pressure gauge.
    This...

    Did this myself when my factory guage would only read 60 psi @ any rpm.. The factory guage is mostly to let you know you have oil pressure not so much how much psi there is.. Once I installed a full sweep guage I could then see that the factory guage was mostly usless when it came to real acuracy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    This...

    Did this myself when my factory guage would only read 60 psi @ any rpm.. The factory guage is mostly to let you know you have oil pressure not so much how much psi there is.. Once I installed a full sweep guage I could then see that the factory guage was mostly usless when it came to real acuracy..
    Hope that's all it is - going to look into it - Thanks for the insight guys

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    hey ive got a 2005 ford escape v6 that that has a pretty damn loud tappet noise. i know it has something to do with the rocker arm or valve, spring, lifter etc.. i got a mechanic buddy that says "put 20-50 in her." do you guys think thats wise or ok? i dont have the money to drop to get it fixed right now and ill prolly end up doin it myself, but dont have the time or funds for the parts. what do you guys think? oh yeah, and it burns a shit load of oil. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLver_PhOeNiX View Post
    hey ive got a 2005 ford escape v6 that that has a pretty damn loud tappet noise. i know it has something to do with the rocker arm or valve, spring, lifter etc.. i got a mechanic buddy that says "put 20-50 in her." do you guys think thats wise or ok? i dont have the money to drop to get it fixed right now and ill prolly end up doin it myself, but dont have the time or funds for the parts. what do you guys think? oh yeah, and it burns a shit load of oil. thanks
    it sounds like you need to park it till you can fix it or just run it till it pops and get a new one. you could put 50w in it to slow it but its just a bandaid when you need stitches.

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    id put in 15w-40 first, 20w-50 is typically racing oil, not many detergents etc, 15w-40 is typically diesel oil which will have more than enough detergents for that blowby.
    you could also just try straight 40w

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLver_PhOeNiX View Post
    hey ive got a 2005 ford escape v6 that that has a pretty damn loud tappet noise. i know it has something to do with the rocker arm or valve, spring, lifter etc.. i got a mechanic buddy that says "put 20-50 in her." do you guys think thats wise or ok? i dont have the money to drop to get it fixed right now and ill prolly end up doin it myself, but dont have the time or funds for the parts. what do you guys think? oh yeah, and it burns a shit load of oil. thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    it sounds like you need to park it till you can fix it or just run it till it pops and get a new one. you could put 50w in it to slow it but its just a bandaid when you need stitches.
    Quote Originally Posted by kobach View Post
    id put in 15w-40 first, 20w-50 is typically racing oil, not many detergents etc, 15w-40 is typically diesel oil which will have more than enough detergents for that blowby.
    you could also just try straight 40w
    Far too heavy for tight tollerance car engines.imho. Could do more damage than good.. I actually went down to 5w30... Many here even went down to 0w30... Side note: Sawdust added to a bad trany will make it not slip for a little while... Is it fixed?
    Last edited by Smittro; 08-20-2010 at 09:54 AM.

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