best brand of oil to use

brunz21

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Jan 17, 2012
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im getting ready to drain out the break in oil on my brand new bbc, its a 477 aliminum headed '71 block with gm forged crank and medium-ish sized solid roller cam. its a street strip car, so i need a good oil for both. i used the brad penn break in oil, but i want to know what everyone thinks about different brands on here. im going to use the short wix filter with the moroso cooler and i hope all that mess will clear my hooker super comps. i was looking at the joe gibbs site, but im gonna wait to see what everyones running here...
 

Al

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May 25, 2003
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With a roller you don't have the same needs as someone running a flat tappet cam. Just run a quality oil and you're good to go.
 

LS6 Tommy

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May 15, 2004
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X2. Rollers don't have nearly the same demands as flat tappets. All you're really concerned with when breaking in a roller engine is seating the rings...

Tommy
 

lasttime78

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Mar 7, 2011
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x2, use conventional oil! The synthetic oils are better for the newer cars and the cheaper metals they are useing to make parts. I have roller cam and rockers, and still use Vavoline plus Zinc and phosforus additive.
 

grizwald

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i'm going to try amzoil "z rod" synthetic this year. it's made for older style engines and has a zinc additive in it already. i've been running castrol gtx and adding in ac delco's engine oil supplement for the zinc before.
 

brunz21

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Jan 17, 2012
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chicago, IL
my engine builder recommended valvoline's racing series 20-40. he also said to keep the break in oil in there for a little longer and beat the pss out of it. also to just keep changing out the filter. anyone use that valvoline stuff?
 

lasttime78

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Mar 7, 2011
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Thats all I ever used was Vavoline racing series oil. When I started drag racing in 1992 is when I was turned onto it. We were useing the straight 50 racing series.
 

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