Jump to content
HybridZ
jackwashere

Best oil for a 280Z?????

Recommended Posts

I've changed my mind! The best oil is anything from Motul! 'Course, it looks like I'm going to be a Motul dealer, but that had nothing to do with me changing my mind... :-)

 

I'm converted! I've been changed, born again even! John, when can I order some Motul oil from you? tongue.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For a street L6 I would run the Valvoline VR-1, as it has High zinc/phosphorus content, and is reasonably inexpensive. Pick the weight according to the climate you live in.

 

For my vintage racer I use the Brad Penn 20W50. Sticky, gooey, good stuff. If you buy by the case, not too expensive. The Joe Gibbs is probably just as good, but I think Joe is getting a big chunk of the purchase price as his name is on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In my 280zx I run Valvoline VR1 20w-50, the conventional kind. That engine was rebuilt

 

 

Why so thick BluDestiny? What is your pressure like? Cold/Hot.

 

EDIT: now I read the rest of the thread and see a lot of people are running 20w/50w?

 

Isn't that a bit hard to push through the oil galleys? The thinner it is the more oil you get over your parts, returning to the pan faster and remaining cooler due to a few factors. my 0.02

Edited by tyler031734
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why so thick BluDestiny? What is your pressure like? Cold/Hot.

 

EDIT: now I read the rest of the thread and see a lot of people are running 20w/50w?

 

Isn't that a bit hard to push through the oil galleys? The thinner it is the more oil you get over your parts, returning to the pan faster and remaining cooler due to a few factors. my 0.02

 

It really depends on your application and the ambient temperature you run at. If you run at all in cool weather, no need for 20W50.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I've been running 10W-30 for about a year and a half with no issues. However, in Australia they mainly run 60 weight oil, and the late-80s L28 Patrols run 10w-40. Is the low viscosity going to increase wear?

 

Also, would it be worthwhile moving to 5W-30 in the winter (if it is often -20 Celsius or colder)? Not that 10W would even matter if you can run 20w-60 at -3 degrees....

Edited by Oblithian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Because there aren't enough options for you to choose from already, I run Joe Gibbs Driven conventional 10w-40 break-in or hot rod oil on recommendation from my engine builder. I have a Datsun Spirit 2.7L 'stage 1' motor and the car seems very happy with that syrup. It is $10-11 a quart off amazon and supposedly the 'hot rod' oil is the 'brake-in' oil with a different label for the same price.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been swapping from rotella 15w40 and castrol standard 20w50.

 

Staying now with 20w50 since all my stuff is now super high mileage.

 

At another forum is a good text only post of test results.

 

This same testing lies elsewhere and has pretty pictures but it loaded with advertisements in between.

 

http://www.speedtalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31363

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...