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Old 10-08-2012, 08:13 PM
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Regarding the RV PG antifreeze.... from what I have read its not the PG antifreeze that is the problem with the aluminum heads, its the lack of corrosion inihibitors in the RV antifreeze that is the problem. I warm up the engine and pump automotive PG with inhibitors thru the engine (like Sierra), let it cool overnight, then drain and salvage as much as I can for resue next year. I also take a shop vac and put the hose on the blower side and blow thru the hoses. You can feel the air coming out thru the drain plugs. Just to make sure there is not crap plugging up the drain plugs....
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:37 PM
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Also, I notice that your checklist indicates draining the engine while it is still hot. This has always been a dilemma for me. Is this important to drain fluid on both sides of the thermostat?? I dont like the idea of draining the fluid off the engine while it is hot and possibly serving as a heat sink for the block. The previous owner of the boat said he just pulled the hoses and the block plugs and that was it, so I assume the engine will drain adequately when cool. So, I have elected to antifreeze and then drain after the engine is cool.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:39 PM
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Mobil 1 Racing 15w50 or Valvoline VR1 Synth 20w50 - more anti-wear in additive pack than non-racing oil..... I personally like synth because of base stock plus I add 12 oz of Hyperlube...jsut cuz of by MC OCD.
I had to run to the store for a few items for the house tonight...Walmart by the house had nothing...Autozone had 20W50 (Valvoline for around $22 for 5 qts) and any 15W40 oil they had were all labeled for Diesel engines...where can I get the Mobil 1 Racing 15W50?

Mike, you have the LT1, correct?
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:10 AM
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I had to run to the store for a few items for the house tonight...Walmart by the house had nothing...Autozone had 20W50 (Valvoline for around $22 for 5 qts) and any 15W40 oil they had were all labeled for Diesel engines...where can I get the Mobil 1 Racing 15W50?

Mike, you have the LT1, correct?
No I have the 5.7 TBI.. Also - the Mobil 1 Racing sorry is 0w50 - but Zinc/Phosphorous is 1850. You can find it on Amazon.com. For the price you can go Mobil 1 15w50 non racing and add ZDDP from Autozone. You can get hte 15w50 at the walmart on rt. 59 on the north side of plainfield.

http://www.amazon.com/ZDDPPlus-ZDDP-...ywords=zddplus

Here's the Mobil 1 url

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...ing_0W-50.aspx

The diesel i.e. Rotella 15w40 is a great oil for marine use as well and a great price. I went to the 20w50 for the boosted levels of zinc/phosphorus because my engine has flat tappets.

The Mobil 1 Racing is a bit pricey at $16 a quart.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:17 AM
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What will happen to the motor if I use one weight vs. the other that you mention?

Easiest thing to do would be just run the Valvoline which I can buy locally (20W50).



Isn't there one specific weight that is suppose to be run? The OEM oil for the LT1 was 15W40 I believe.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:23 AM
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15w is for the winter viscosity. the 40 is the operating temp viscosity. You have roller tappets I believe so 15w40 rotella should work great or even the 5w40 rotella T6 Synthetic. Both have higher ZDDP.

My engine called for the same 15w40 - but I noticed a slight performance improvement with the VR1 20w50. Lot of great info on the web on oil and flat tappets and lt-1 engines.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:03 PM
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Never understood the resistance to laying up the LT-1 dry.

I have done it for the last 9 years without incident...just make sure that the all of the drain openings are clear of scale and debris.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:40 PM
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I just picked up my gear and am going to give this a shot this weekend on my LT-1.

Went with:
20w50 VR1 Synthetic ($8.99/quart)
Mobil 1 ATF Synthetic ($9.99/quart)
New Plugs
New fuel filters (2 ea)
6 gallons of RV Antifreeze
Stabil-Fogging Oil for each spark plug hole only
K&N Filter cleaning

Come, Saturday, I may be asking more questions to be sure I get it completely done correctly.

I'm thinking run the RV coolant through the engine until it comes out the back and then drain everything. Blow out heater and shower. Remove impellar.

Wish me luck!
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:12 PM
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Ski-Me,

Please keep us up to date on your progress and include pics...our 190 will be shipped on Sunday to arrive next week some time and we will be doing the same process.

If you see a 94 190 with basically the same color scheme as your boat near your house this weekend, that is ours!
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:31 PM
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Ski-Me,

Please keep us up to date on your progress and include pics...our 190 will be shipped on Sunday to arrive next week some time and we will be doing the same process.

If you see a 94 190 with basically the same color scheme as your boat near your house this weekend, that is ours!
So you did buy that one in Denver.....

Looked pretty good and idential to mine (less the 205). Glad you found someone to haul it for you.
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