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samtechwaterski
01-28-2010, 06:04 PM
Hey guys I know oil question are beat to death and my apologies. I have done some reading and I think I have nailed it down but I thought I would make sure here. As some of you know I rebuilt a Ford 351W and added a little power to it. I used some break in oil and now I am ready for my first oil change. I am a Castrol fan (not a real big reason just seams like once you pick a brand, stick with it.) I am looking at the Castrol Tection Extra Diesel Oil in 15w40

http://www.castrol.com/liveassets/bp_internet/castrol/castrol_usa/STAGING/local_assets/downloads/t/TectionExtra15W40PDS.pdf

The only other oil I see guys using alot is the Valvoline VR1, for the ZDDP. Its hard to really know.

Will this castrol do the trick? I will be changing every 50hrs.

Thanks in Advance

454Prostar190
01-29-2010, 02:05 PM
In the March issue of "Super Chevy" magazine, in the Tech section, this oil issue is addressed and is pretty good reading. Their recommendation is the "Valvoline VR1". It also states that this oil comes as a synthetic or a petroleum based oil, depending on your needs.

I have also been doing a little research and a buddy of mine is running "Swepco 306" in his BBC blower motor, which was recommended to him by his mechanic.

I don't know about the Castrol.

CruisinGA
01-29-2010, 02:54 PM
Seems like it would be really hard to do wrong by using Rotella-T 15W-40 and changing it every 50 hrs.

BrianM
01-29-2010, 06:02 PM
Shell Rotella reformulated and removed the ZDDP from their multi weights about two years ago now. Lots of info out there sas ZDDP is needed for protection of flat tappet cams. I used to run the Rotella but have since switched to the VR1.

TEAL98
02-01-2010, 01:14 AM
Shell Rotella reformulated and removed the ZDDP from their multi weights about two years ago now. Lots of info out there sas ZDDP is needed for protection of flat tappet cams. I used to run the Rotella but have since switched to the VR1.

Interesting! '98 190 w/ Indmar 350, flat-tappet or roller? I run the Rotella T and would be interested to know, I might change as well, before I slip it back in the water come May...

Chicago190
02-01-2010, 09:09 AM
Interesting! '98 190 w/ Indmar 350, flat-tappet or roller? I run the Rotella T and would be interested to know, I might change as well, before I slip it back in the water come May...

You're fine with Rotella. Only the Ford guys need to work about ZDDP oil.

Skipper
02-01-2010, 10:06 AM
The boys on "Horsepower TV" built a Mopar engine this week. They added a small, (4-6 oz), bottle that contained a ZDDP addative to the oil.

That said, I have had twenty years of good experience just by changing the oil every 50 hrs (several different boats).

CruisinGA
02-01-2010, 10:59 AM
Good to know.

Guess I'm fine with running Rotella T in my LTR 330.

Thanks for the info.

americanskierJim
02-19-2010, 09:47 PM
You're fine with Rotella. Only the Ford guys need to work about ZDDP oil.



I have a ford motor inform me about the ZDDP oil ? I also did a rebuild on mine should I break it in this this kind of oil?

TX.X-30 fan
02-19-2010, 10:23 PM
Delo15/40 Is what I use....................... bigmac on the other hand is an Amsoil guy.

DBrown2
03-21-2010, 02:22 PM
well doing routine maintenance to my maristar with 5.7 and I read manuals says penzoil 15w 40 plus cap says it.. not a fan of products . mobil 1 man or rotella man in my diesel trucks... I bought factory mc filters .. anyone got thoughts.. previous owner switch to 25w 40 .. boat has 460 hours ..
hit me with thoughts

CantRepeat
03-21-2010, 02:53 PM
I only use Castrol oils.

CruisinGA
03-21-2010, 03:14 PM
Rotella T 15w 40 is what I run in my LTR 330hp.

Many say that the Valvoline VR-1 has maintained levels of ZDDP (an additive) while Rotella has not. Not really an issue for the Chevy motors, but it is for the flat tappet Fords.

I run Mobil one in all my vehicles, but I will not extend the oil change interval in a boat, so I don't think there is enough benefit to justify the cost.

Unless I see some compelling new information, I'll likely stick with Rotella T 15w-40 from Walmart.

DBrown2
03-22-2010, 02:03 AM
that is what I needed to hear thks

Boater_C
03-22-2010, 04:26 AM
I like and use AMS 10W-40 4-Stroke Marine Synthetic Motor Oil, and K & N oil filters.

FrankSchwab
03-22-2010, 11:34 AM
I use tobacco juice in mine. It's fully natural, plus it has additives to help maintain moisture, which are important since boats have to deal with them a lot - in the winter when mine just sits in a tent, and in the summer when it's frequently in the water. I use a roll of toilet paper as an oil filter. Both products work well, and am quite happy with them.

Besides, when I find the engine a bit low, I just open up a chaw and in a few minutes start dribbling some more of that life-giving fluid down the oil pipe.


/frank

DBrown2
03-23-2010, 12:47 PM
frank pretty funny ...

Toober Tom
03-23-2010, 01:03 PM
I am a firm believer in recyling oil.

The oil I use in my boat comes out of my John Deere, which I change ever 2 years. Then I take he oil that was in my boat and use it in the deep fryer. Makes some tastey fries and wings.

JMann
04-01-2010, 04:11 PM
On a serious note...........

The oil issue is one I ponder every season when changing my oil. Last year I used the VR-1 20-50 but I think it's too thick and they don't make a VR-1 10w 40.

This year I'm going with striaght up Castrol 10w40 but I'm going to add this addittive for the ZDDP.

That being said I think as long as you change your oil every season no matter how many hours or and every 50 for sure you can't go wrong. It's most important to keep clean oil in the crank case no matter what type than dirty oil with ZDDP.

454Prostar190
04-01-2010, 07:24 PM
JMann,
I've been looking for the 10w 40 VR-1 and haven't found it anywhere! I didn't know that it wasn't made. I am leaning toward the Castrol High Mileage and may end up using your plan.

JMann
04-02-2010, 06:06 PM
We have the same weather, I only have 550 hours and didn't think I needed the high mileage but also didn't need the 20w 50. I think it's too thick right now.

I hope to get my first day in soon maybe the 17th if this weather goes away. I will let you know how it goes in a couple months.

How many quarts should my block hold? I have the 351 with 260HP. Last season I took out over 4 quarts dumped in 4 and the dipstick was welll over the full line. This year I bought a drill pump I'm going to hook to the hose and pump it out. Maybe I can get more oil out with the pump than gravity.