Noisey tappet only on cold start up

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  1. wyrmrider

    wyrmrider Well-Known Member

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    JMHO o not add zddp to SN oils
    buy one with the Zn Ph level U need
    those made for non roller MB and BMW work
    new base stocks are so good they do not need any additive so they o not shear down
    That's how they get the 20,000 ile spec
     
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    To the OP. Only if the oil doesn't solve your problem, I had a set of Edelbrock push rods eat themselves. Make sure the ball on the end of the pushrod is round.
     
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    Ford issued a TSB on 302s years ago about this very problem.
    It was the Fram filter.
    A friend had the problem and switched filters. Problem solved.
     
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      Fram...Orange Can of Death
      WIX Racing Filters for high flow applications and WIX XP for synthetic oil applications (Driver)...IMO.
       
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        The higher the number the thicker the oil
         
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        I run Valvoline 10/30 VR1 High Zinc oil with WIX oil filters in my 440, try that.
         
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          :screwy::fool:
           
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          Agreed
           
        • wyrmrider

          wyrmrider Well-Known Member

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          you still do not need a "thick" oil at start up
          you need quick lube
          it all evens out to the big number once warmed up
          It's not that the 0 oils thicken up
          It that they do not thin down with heat
          and they do not shear down - they stay the same- not so with 20-50 or 10 x anything
           
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            Zero weight oils are for use in extremely cold temps or in engines with very close clearances.

            Use what is recommended.
             
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              They do not even make what was recommended anymore
              0 wt oils flow better atstart up even the summer inso cal
              and srart up is where you get the most wear
              gm now recommends 0W-20 where the book in the dash says 5W
              pick the high number for your build use
              lower low number is better
               
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              Who doesn't make 10-30 or 10-40?

              What engines is GM recommending 0 or 5 wt oils?
               
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              • wyrmrider

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                everyone makes 10 30 and 10 40
                but why?
                at least 90s
                 
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                Melling still makes lifters in the USA. So does John Callies and Morel. Johnson Lifters as well. :)
                 
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                  For older engines with larger bearing clearances. Flat LIFTERS.
                  Engines today run tighter clearances so they need thinner oil. It also improves mpg a wee bit. And they use roller LIFTERS.
                  Back when na$car used separate engines for qualifying they used 0 wt oil for that extra 1 or 2 hp.
                   
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                  I wouldn't use "0" wt oil in anything in my fleet!!:hifu::usflag:
                   
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                    Hmmm two machine shops either don't know or was lying to me..............MO
                     
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