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Oil selectión updated
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: November 24, 2019 04:43PM

OIL for our Corvairs.

Thanks to a little pushing and suggesting,

I finally got around to updating the paper on the oil recommendations for Corvairs. Much is, of course unchanged, but I have addressed more old wive's tales, and updated some of the stats and graphs with the current products, plus added links to some products on the API license pages, and listed current 10W-30 CI-4 or later products for several brands. The old link will take you to the new version (draft 18).

Seleccion of oil for the Corvair

Restoration in Bolivia
Richard's Mini Pickup
Richard's Corvair
Richard's Renault Dauphine

Selection of the Right Motor Oil for the Corvair
Selection of the right transmission oil for the corvair
How to polish and restore stainless and aluminum trim



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2019 06:39PM by MattNall.

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Re: Oil selección updated
Posted by: Bruins_Fan ()
Date: November 24, 2019 05:12PM

Thanks Richard!

1966 Monza Convertible 110 PG
North Shore, MA

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Re: Oil selección updated
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 24, 2019 05:15PM

You are da man!

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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
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..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: Oil selección updated
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 24, 2019 05:27PM

Richard, thank you very much for your attention to this important area of Corvair maintenance and longevity. thumbs up thumbs up

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: Oil selección updated
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: November 24, 2019 05:28PM

High Five for Richardthumbs up

Bob Bauer

Show-Me Corvairs

1966 Monza Convert 140 P/G with A/C, plastic wheel with tele-column am-fm posi-traction
1966 Corsa Convert 180 wood wheel tele-column am-fm sport steering posi-traction
1965 Corsa Coupe Crown V8 temporarily red lined for repair
House Springs, Missouri

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Re: Oil selección updated
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: November 24, 2019 06:20PM

Thanks as always

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Re: Oil selección updated
Posted by: Peeeot ()
Date: November 24, 2019 06:29PM

Thank you very much!

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 24, 2019 07:13PM

High Five for Richard thumbs up

Yes!

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: John Luscinski ()
Date: November 25, 2019 04:36AM

Thank for your time on doing this.. We really appreciate it!

"Been there and done that! Well Not everything.smiling smiley
65 500 2dr Coupe
63 Greenbrier

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: November 25, 2019 05:22AM


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Re: Oil selection updated
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: November 25, 2019 06:04AM

Great info, as always.
Here's the one comment that I was unaware of (and guilty of doing):

Never leave the cap off, or oil pan off for longer than absolutely necessary, as dirt and dust will stick onto all of the available parts. This dirt will contaminate your new oil.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: aeroengineer ()
Date: November 25, 2019 07:35AM

Excellent Update and continued information. Thank you Richard!!

I am "educated" on the API (and use much of it and industry practices) due to my profession, but so much of the specific data and expertise Richard provides for our Corvairs is invaluable!!

This should be "required reading" for ANY "old car" owner (not "just" Corvair owners).

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: November 25, 2019 07:46AM

I will add my "THANKS RICHARD". Your time
keeping your notes updated is much
appreciated

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC/V8 Registry

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Date: November 25, 2019 09:02AM

Another great update for this excellent summary.

4,000 downloads a month!! WoW smileys with beer


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Convertible Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza Spyder Convertible ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 CoupeEvening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: Tom Rahochik ()
Date: November 25, 2019 04:13PM







Richard:

Went to Tractor Supply today and found this brand oil today. Not sold in
full synthetic. Also sold though in 10W30. Would this be the CI stamping
you suggested would be a first choice?

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: November 26, 2019 09:13AM

Thanks as always Richard!

1964 Monza Coupe
1965 Corsa 140
1967 Monza Coupe

Maryville, TN
U.S. 129 The"Tail Of The Dragon"

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: November 26, 2019 11:34AM


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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: David Malcolm ()
Date: November 26, 2019 12:42PM

Its always wonderful to have a knowledgeable person on tap to make sense of some of the Internet nonsense.
Thank you Richard for all you do.

David Malcolm
1969 Monza PG Coupe
NJ near the Meadowlands

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: MonzaJPD61 ()
Date: November 26, 2019 04:42PM

Richard,

First, thanks for updating the paper!

Question: Do your comments at the top of page 29 apply to the 10W-30 Valvoline VR1 Synthetic Racing Oil or non-synthetic 10W-30 Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil, since both are on the market?

"Valvoline VR1 Racing Formula SAE 10W-30 is a good non-diesel choice at this moment. (11/2019). The chemical formulations look good for our use. based on that I would not hesitate to put this product in a Corvair. 1400 ppm of zinc and 1300 of phosphorous is excellent. Maybe a tad low on detergency, but the sodium sulfonate is very effective at sludge control, so on balance I'd go for it. They have cleared up my concern that they previously said it could be used as an
SN, stating that it should not be used with catalytic converters."


B'ham, AL
1961 Monza coupe 98hp, 4spd
1963 Monza coupe 102hp, pg
Vulcan Corvair Enthusiasts
[corvaircenter.com]

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Re: Oil selectión updated
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: November 27, 2019 05:14AM

They both have the same additive package, although I just realized that they have reduced the additive package, so I will correct that. The Synthetic has better low temperature pumping, and better flow even at normal ambient temperatures.

Restoration in Bolivia
Richard's Mini Pickup
Richard's Corvair
Richard's Renault Dauphine

Selection of the Right Motor Oil for the Corvair
Selection of the right transmission oil for the corvair
How to polish and restore stainless and aluminum trim

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