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Old December 6th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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what weight oil 360.....

What should i run in my 360? its got less than 1000miles on it. Its in my jeep... was thinkin 5w30 w/ quart of lucas oil stuff. Don't plan on driving it much this winter.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #2
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5w30 will be fine, I am not a huge fan of additives just use some good quality oil.

When you drive it make sure you get the oil temp up by driving it, don't just start it and let it run a few minutes and then shut it off.

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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #3
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Im with frdboy...additives arent necessary,especially in a new motor. Buy good oil and change it religiously at 3000mi. There is no mechanic in a can. The only time I would condone an additive is an old, sloppy engine that you cant or dont want to rebuild. Regular care is a miracle worker.My dad has driven the same 1995 Pontiac trasnport for 350,000 with nothing more than regular wear parts.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:33 PM   #4
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I run Mobil One, 10w30 in the summer and 5w30 in the winter. Sometimes I've ran either/or in either season, and I don't notice any difference.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #5
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i agree with above. there is no need for oil additives in a new engine. a good quality 5w30 oil will work for both seasons. i personally use pennzoil in all my vehicles, but truthfully oil is oil. unless comparing dinosaur juice to manmade stuff there is no noticible diffrence.
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Old December 9th, 2007, 10:12 AM   #6
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thanks guys. I have never been one that used additives. I work at advance auto and everyone thinks these additives will stop a blown head gasket.

I just need to get off my ass and pull the jeep in the garage, fire up the furnace and wait till it gets warm
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Old January 19th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #7
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Lucas should never be used.

do a web search for "Frank is the Oil Guy" and "Lucas" and it will change your mind.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #8
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If you don't have a roller cam (88 or 89 is when the switched to roller in the 360) which I don't think you do if I'm remembering correctly from your other posts you should use an oil designed for use in a diesel. The oil made for cars today(including most synthetic) is lacking the addatives that keep your cam from wearing out(even though it would probably take a long time). most of the oils that meet that spec are a 15w40, thats what I run in my old style engines without roller cams. if it's a newer engine than I think you have run whatever it doesn't matter.
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If you don't have a roller cam (88 or 89 is when the switched to roller in the 360) which I don't think you do if I'm remembering correctly from your other posts you should use an oil designed for use in a diesel. The oil made for cars today(including most synthetic) is lacking the addatives that keep your cam from wearing out(even though it would probably take a long time). most of the oils that meet that spec are a 15w40, thats what I run in my old style engines without roller cams. if it's a newer engine than I think you have run whatever it doesn't matter.
I didn't know it was safe to run oil for diesel in a gas engine! If that's the case I can get that by the gallon, free! Might start running that in the old XJ!
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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #10
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I'm with GreaseMonkey. I run Mobile 1 syn in my 360 and Run 5 30 all year.
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