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Old 07-05-2005, 06:34 PM   #21
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Okay, 10w-30 sounds about what I need. Hopefully it will help out with my oil pressure.

captain: So the oil filter you had on the car when you took that movie was the wix? Did you have the same oil pressure increase with the fram filter?


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I am always around 30-50. Idling hot, its at 30. 10w30 here in the summer.
Your engine is getting old, it won't maintain the highest of pressure any more.
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I know my engine is getting old.. but captain has an '89 as well.. and his oil pressure spikes big time! I'm not sure why mine can't at least do something like that. I just think it is weird that mine doesn't increase one bit from idle to redline.


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Check your gages......mine do that all the time because e instrument cluster is shot.
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Open...how do you know your oil pressure w/o the car running? j/k

Once the oil is up to temp, the oil is at a 10 weight.
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It'* just a mathmatical answer I came up with all my variables.. of course! oil-weight*volume*oil passage size*oil pump clearance/brand name letter count

I thought everyone knew that equation!

Yep, I knew that, and the second number is weight the oil is cold, right?


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Yes, the second is cold weight...aka thickness.

No amount of weight or type of oil equals any measure of protection though. Changing the oil every 3,000 is a good protective measure though. Using oil that doesn't break down easily and matches your driving style is a good protective measure. Not a measure of protection.
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Oil that matches my driving style? You mean driving environment? Or what?


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I think he means the more you beat on it....the thicker oil you should run...because of the better viscosity it won't break down as easily in high rev situations
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Nooo not thicker if you beat it. Better if you beat it.

I am rough on my cars and truck. I usually run Moby 1. Takes a beating and doesn't break down.
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