Originally Posted by Silver Surfer
Did you see this thread?
Questions on motor oil
And this link was posted showing Mobile 1 15w-50 was intended for flat tappet?
Questions on motor oil
Not sure how well a SBC will digest 15w-50 oil though. You do have other options for flat tappet specific oil though.
Morning Silver Surfer:
Here are the articles from Joe Gibbs Racing and the oddities of mixing zddp with other oils....
This is an exact quote from Joe Gibbs site:
"For example, using the system of Engine Assembly Grease followed by the BR Break-In oil and then using XP1 Synthetic Racing Oil, allowed Joe Gibbs Racing to double flat-tappet lifter life from 600 miles to 1200 miles!"
If that is all the oils of today can do, than it is in my BEST INTEREST to study what I need to do, to install a HYD. roller cam and forget about all these oil additives...Outside of getting the cylinders to seal correctly, I do not have to buy additives, numerous filter changes and worry about cam lifter failure...
Not worth it, with what the oil company's and the EPA did~!
Also, since I do believe in conspiracies and the fact GM and Chrysler did sink at least once; This is a great way to get rid of old cars forcing people to spend money on either a new motor from the dealers, or more precisely, purchase a new car to keep those Executives richer and us poorer~!
Just my thoughts on America today...Screwing the little man~!
But thanks for your interest in trying to find a solution to the OIL/EPA conspiracies~!
BTW: This reminds me what they did to food canning back in the late 60's to mid 70's or so...That is when they started reducing as an example Spaghetti sauce in the bottle; It used to be tomato paste or sauce and then spices then water...Now it is Corn Syrup, tomato paste, spices and water...They ripped off the American people, by cheating them out of the real ingredients that promoted good health...Now, we have numerous problems with diabetes and people being over weight, because there are no nutrients in the food we eat, causing us to eat more~! That is a great way to keep the Pharmaceutical Industry Rich, Fat and happy at the cost of our health and loss of money out of our pockets....Just me ranting~!