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Old 01-30-2013, 01:31 PM
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Alright so I put 4qts 10w40 and 1qt 20w50, then my zinc additive which was surprizingly thick.
Cold idle neutral: 50psi, in gear 45psi
Hot idle neutral 10psi, in gear 6psi
Crusing at 50mph 23-26psi.
Not too bad. Obviously there is something wrong but at least I can drive it without worry now.
I'm thinking in the near future I will pull the engine and trans and sell them. Ive wanted to do an ls swap for a while plus I have a 4speed muncie that I'm dying to put in.

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Why are you mixing oil weights? You live in Florida, you have a motor that probably has a little extra clearance in the bearings. Use a 20-50W Brad Penn RACE oil if you need the ZDDP. or Valvoline VR1.
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Im pretty sure 5qts of 20w50 is going to be wayyy to thick. That's what we use for hydraulic fliud in our commercial mowers and the stuff is very thick.
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Im pretty sure 5qts of 20w50 is going to be wayyy to thick. That's what we use for hydraulic fliud in our commercial mowers and the stuff is very thick.
Whatever.....read my last post!
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Why are you mixing oil weights? You live in Florida, you have a motor that probably has a little extra clearance in the bearings. Use a 20-50W Brad Penn RACE oil if you need the ZDDP. or Valvoline VR1.
I agree, no need to mix a magical concoction, but I'd go with 5W40 Mobil 1 unless you have an aggressive flat tappet cam. Also, think about changing your pump if you didn't when you rebuilt the engine, the pumps can wear a lot depending on the oil/filter you used in the engines prior service life.
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Before you start taking it apart try to fine another distributor and replace it.
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