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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted June 07, 2014 - 11:16 AM

The "K" is supposed to run 30W in warm weather. If I switch to synthetic, I believe I can only find multi weight. What then? Also, I've been running truck oil(Rotella) to deal with the zinc issue. How does synth. do for the valves?

 

What oil do you folks use,?it seems single weight is going away.



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Posted June 07, 2014 - 11:29 AM

I don't run anything synthetic in my older engines.


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Posted June 07, 2014 - 12:33 PM

I read some where that you can use 10w-30 oil in warm weather, but just check it more often.  I use 30w in my engines, but all so use 10w-30 too.  Noel


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Posted June 07, 2014 - 12:48 PM

I don't run anything synthetic in my older engines.

 

:iagree:

 

I also always use straight 30 weight. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 07, 2014 - 02:49 PM

Strait 30 w in everything i prefer pennsoil


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Posted June 07, 2014 - 04:35 PM

Amsoil makes a synthetic oil that is rated for use where 30w was specified. I have some of it but haven't changed it into my 314 or 317 so I can't tell you how it works. 


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Posted June 07, 2014 - 07:32 PM

Straight 30 Weight.   :thumbs: 


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 05:30 AM

Of the two engines I put synthetic into, both blew up. One being a K341! I won't use synthetic oil again!


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