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Oil question

Postby 71sup » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:38 pm

Ok gents, gals and fellow air coolers, I know where the 50+ pages on this discussion on the Samba that goes on and on about oil and lack of zinc etc. What I wanted to know from locals here in OK is what do you use in your air cooled engine? I just built a 1776, 110 Engle, stock 041 heads, 34 pic 3 carb, stock exhaust. All replies would be greatly appreciated AG
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Re: Oil question

Postby vdubjim » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:43 am

straight 30w
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Re: Oil question

Postby vwlimoguy » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:56 pm

I use 10w30 in summer, 30w in winter on the type I motors, Usually Castrol. In the type IV motor I run 10w30 Valvoline full synthetic. It doesn't make a difference except in my head.
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Re: Oil question

Postby vdubjim » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:26 pm

i would think, other way around would be better? brrrrrr cold oil psi goes through the roof on start, and summer oil psi is lower at start. ?
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Re: Oil question

Postby 9 Fingers » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:04 am

I Run 20w50 full synthetic year round.
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Re: Oil question

Postby vwlimoguy » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:44 pm

You are right Jim. I got those two mixed up. 10w30 in winter, 30w in summer.
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