Motor Oil selection Question? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-01-2011, 06:40 PM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Indiana
Age: 56
Posts: 29
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Motor Oil selection Question?

Just finished a New 383 roller motor.
Bearings are set at; Main .002 rods .0025
This has a factory Hydraulic Roller Cam System.
Cam Spec. Intake .594 Exhaust .594 Duration @ .050 Intake 242 exhaust 242
E-Tec Vortec 200 CC Heads. Crane roller rockers.
Since this is a roller motor;
What Oil Weight should I used to break it in?
What should I run After Break in?
What Brand Oil?
10W-30 / 10W-40 ?

Thanks Dave

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-01-2011, 09:25 PM
zildjian4life218's Avatar
Listen and Learn
Last wiki edit: DIY junkyard electrical fan controller
Last journal entry: SBC 305 Twin Turbo
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: WNY/Rochester, New York
Age: 28
Posts: 1,777
Wiki Edits: 7

Thanks: 72
Thanked 27 Times in 24 Posts
I think for almost all sbc unless you have some weird bearing clearances 10w-30 works good... Most people need to run a special break in oil with lots of zinc and phosphorus for flat tappet cams but you have a roller setup so I would think you should be ok... It wouldnt hurt to run the break in oil though for the first 100 miles and dump it but it is more expensive.... but on the whole what oil is better than the next... your opening a can of worms there.... I run brad penn high performance oil in my motors..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question on carburetor selection eric32 Engine 9 08-23-2009 06:11 PM
serious motor question Casperdude898 Engine 9 08-02-2008 01:58 PM
piston selection question malibu68 Engine 6 05-16-2007 11:02 AM
Another Cam selection question NWayne Engine 17 02-01-2007 12:28 AM
Motor Question Casperdude898 Engine 10 11-09-2006 09:35 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.