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Old 10-02-2012, 09:19 PM
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Winterization of an LT1 - Checklist

Well.. first time winterization of an LT1. I have read tons of posts and modified Eastie's (JimN?) checklist and supply list to be specific to the LT1. I have chosen to drain the block, fill with antifreeze and dry block again as it seems a bit more fool proof for noobies and meets all concerns. I have also re-orderd the checklist a bit so you can go right down the list in order. So... have a look and let me know what you think.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:32 PM
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Well.. first time winterization of an LT1. I have read tons of posts and modified Eastie's (JimN?) checklist and supply list to be specific to the LT1. I have chosen antifreeze vs dry block as it seems a bit more fool proof for noobies. I have also re-orderd them a bit so you can go right down the list in order. So... have a look and let me know what you think.
I would recommend VR1 Synthetic 20w50 or Royal Purple HPS 20w50. 1996 I believe still a flat tappet engine.
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I would recommend VR1 Synthetic 20w50 or Royal Purple HPS 20w50. 1996 I believe still a flat tappet engine.
the LT1 is a roller engine
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:37 PM
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I had a hard time just finding 20W50. Only brand I could find was valvoline. I was hoping for a choice or two. Maybe Mobil1. This was just this past spring. Maybe this fall I will find a better selection.
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I had a hard time just finding 20W50. Only brand I could find was valvoline. I was hoping for a choice or two. Maybe Mobil1. This was just this past spring. Maybe this fall I will find a better selection.
i would run good 10w30 on an LT1 the bearing clearances do not warrant 50W oil
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the LT1 is a roller engine
Cool - wasn't sure...was looking it up and found flat tapped on '94s - would still run VR1 Synthetic/Royal Purple
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i would run good 10w30 on an LT1 the bearing clearances do not warrant 50W oil
Everything that I can find say 20w50.

Oil was about the last thing I figured we would be talking about after posting the winterization list... I guess you guys think the tasks, order, etc are ok?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:33 PM
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I don't use antifreeze on mine. Was told its bad for the alum heads. Assuming you are using rv stuff, not real antifreeze which would be un tree huggerish.
Also i think I've been using 15/40 for a while now.
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X2 on the antifreeze. I've heard the plumbing antifreeze is hard on the aluminum heads. I leave my LT-1 dry.
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Everything that I can find say 20w50.

Oil was about the last thing I figured we would be talking about after posting the winterization list... I guess you guys think the tasks, order, etc are ok?
order looks good...to me at least...
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