Oil Change Number 2 @1800 miles on new 302

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  1. jake wells

    jake wells Full Access Member

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    or try to find the fully synthetic rottella t 5W40 availble in quarts or gallons at wally world usually a quart is around 6.50 and the gallon is 19$ and it is loaded with ZDDP to prevent camshaft damage.
     
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    theres no need in that.. 5w40 is over kill and rottella is better for diesel..

    no need for Zinc.. it's a Roller Cam.. who builds a 302 or 351 with a Flat Tappet anymore???
     
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    it says for gasoline or diesel on the bottle api CJ-4/SM that valvoline is rated SN
     
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    I've got a better one than Valvoline. Amsoil Z-Rod. The government mandates want to get rid of the zinc which was common in motor oils up until lately. Roller cams & lifters will make noise without the zinc to make them run smoother. That noise is the parts beating against each other. The zinc cushions those parts and makes them operate smoothly. The Z-Rod was made expressly for high performance engines, and yes, it contains zinc. Cost is about $9.00 a quart, with 1 gallon jugs being a little cheaper. Well worth it, considering the price of a new cam & lifters.

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