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Old 03-08-2011, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oil change for a '65 - ???

Can anyone tell me the oil capacity including the filter, and the recommended weight?

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5 quarts.
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as hot as it gets in So Cal, I would recommend the same oil I use: Mobil 1 15w-50. Great wear protection and no worries about having enough zinc.

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V8 5 qts with filter. 6 cyl 4 1/2 qts with filter. Ford recommended 10w-30 which is what I still use in my 68 original engine. Keep in mind for EPA zinc has been drastically reduced in motor oils. It's a good idea to add some cam/lifter protection additive. I use cam shield.Go to Cam Shield cam-shield premium ZDDP antiwear protection for camshafts, lifters and valve trains in your classic car or hot rod for info and purchase info.
Today's engines with roller cam/lifters are designed for the new oils.

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My engine makes alot of lifter noise when cold if I use 15w-50. It likes Valvoline VR1, 10W-30, which as mentioned, was the recommended weight.
BTW: The first number is the cold viscosity and the only number that is influenced by
outside air temps (if your cooling system is working properly). A lower number flows better when cold. A high second number like 50 (hot viscosity) is usually ment for racing applications but can be good for older engines since tolerances are greater than modern engines.
Unfortunatly the EPA took our ZDDP out of regular oil and one of the few oils that has enough for our flat tappet engines is Val VR1 racing oil (all weights) and Mobile 1 in 15w-50 weight only. To get enough Zddp with your brand of normal oil you will have to add it.
Goto cam-shield.com to read more.
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I usually use Valvoline vr1 20-50 and i add Comp Cams Engine Break-In Oil Additive as an extra and i use a Ford motorcraft FL-1A filter
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I usually use Valvoline vr1 20-50 and i add Comp Cams Engine Break-In Oil Additive as an extra and i use a Ford motorcraft FL-1A filter
Better to get the right amount, Zddp should be around 1200-1600ppm. I have read you can put in too much ZDDP and gunk-up the engine and even start pitting metal surfaces. VR1 already has 1300ppm.
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Better to get the right amount, Zddp should be around 1200-1600ppm. I have read you can put in too much ZDDP and gunk-up the engine and even start pitting metal surfaces. ............"
I have researched and found the same information.

So know how much zinc your preferred oil has AND how much your zinc additive will raise that amount. CamShield isthe only additive I know of that provides a formula to accurately measure and arrive at the target zinc level.

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ha i live in californi as well. i run 5 quarts. K&N oil filter, the oil i run is Joe Gibs racing oil it is mainly break in oil but use it anyway(even though i am still in break in). Joe Gibs uses the same oil to break in his nascar engines. i will go look at the weight and tell you guys cause i forgot. now i remember i remember why i forgot i just looked at it and it doesnt say. probubly 15W-30 didnt seem that heavy. 7$ a quart at least that is better than 10$ a quart for royal purple jeez.
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Just buy any weight/any type you want at the local auto parts store (maybe $2), check the ZDDP level and ad the correct amount of Camshield (maybe a 50 cents to a dollars worth) and you have the perfect blend. I run 20W-50 - but it is a summer only car, which gets few miles and high rpms.
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