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i recently got my oil changed after i bought my 68 a few weeks ago.i forgot to ask what oil was being run so i changed it all together.now my pressure is higher than it used to be and i also notice kinda a little clatter somewhat ticking sound at idle.the guy recomended quaker state so i told him id try it out.do any of you run this oil??does it suck?give me some opinions cause im about to dump it within the next few days.i was thinking of going with castrol.
 

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I've ran it in daily driven cars with no problems once so ever. Was it the same wieght as your previous oil?

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I've used Castrol for 20 years with no problems and will continue to use it in my Chevelle. Mobil 1 goes in the V10. Make sure you use a quality filter. The best oil in the world has no benefit if your engine is starving at startup from a cheap filter. I prefer Wix, Purolator Pure One, or Mobil 1. I'll never use Fram again. Woops, was that bashing?


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I'd never run "Quaker Sludge" as I've seen a few motors torn apart that used it-many deposits all over the place.
I prefer to use Mobil 1. You pay for it, but it appears to work very well.

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. If you guys would actually drive your cars to get 'em up to operating temps and change the oil/filter on a regular basis, you wouldn't find any sludge! (also, can you say, "properly operating PCV system?")

Hell, my first 350 went over 335,000 miles with no sludge when I tore it down. I wonder how that happened with Valvoline or Quaker State 10W30 and before synthetics?


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Mobil 1 and forget about it. and i've too seen the "quaker sludge" inch think in the lifter valley, etc. etc. in quite a few engines. it's like bearing grease packed in there

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MalibuJerry350:
Yeah, yeah, yeah. If you guys would actually drive your cars to get 'em up to operating temps and change the oil/filter on a regular basis, you wouldn't find any sludge! (also, can you say, "properly operating PCV system?")

Hell, my first 350 went over 335,000 miles with no sludge when I tore it down. I wonder how that happened with Valvoline or Quaker State 10W30 and before synthetics?

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Amen to the oil changes. My old 1970 Plymouth wagon tow car used to get the used Valvoline from the bracket car about every two weeks. It had well over 200,000 hard tow miles on it when I sold it, and we pulled the valve covers for inspection and it was spotless, almost like new.

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Am too a Castrol/Mobil1 user. Castrol in the 427, Mobil1 in the tighter Blazer. QS I hear aint the best, but if you had it changed at a quickie joint its recycled anyhow.

Still think it could be the filter. NO FRAM!(AC, Wix, high end ones)

Yeah, this from the guy that just ran his 427 nearly dry.
 

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QUAKER CRAP
i dont like it..plus it come in those ugly a$$ green bottles....

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the guy i got it from told me he ran 10w30 but i forgot to ask what kind.it sound like most of you are pretty CONFIDENT ABOUT MOBIL ONE.maybe ill give mobil 1 a try??thanks for your input.
 

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Walmart 10-40 @ $0.78/qt., or Havoline when its on-sale for $0.59/qt. Meets SFI SJ specs.
Ditto to what MalibuJerry wrote.

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I've had no problems with Valvolene whatsoever.

Back in the seventies, I spun rod bearings on two seperate occassions while using Quaker State. It may have been more attributable to my youthful driving habits than to the oil, but still, it happened twice almost immediately after switching away from other brands.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MalibuJerry350:
I wonder how that happened with Valvoline or Quaker State 10W30 and before synthetics?


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well the (over 100,000 mile) rule applied, now a days cars see 100k in the first 3-4years, i'd think oil has something to do with it. there are exceptions but cars back then were rebuilt much earlier than todays engines. better built?

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I'm with MalibuJerry350 on this one. People toss all kinds of variables into this situation and want to blame it on the oil.

I had an Escort that I finally got rid of at 162,000 miles. Ran Quaker State and Pennzoil most of the time. My '72 Cutlass had almost 148,000 miles on it when I got rid of it. Ran Quaker State and Pennzoil in it also.

The less difference there is between two products, the more the companies spend on advertising. Think about that!

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I'm with MalibuJerry350 on this one. People toss all kinds of variables into this situation and want to blame it on the oil.

I had an Escort that I finally got rid of at 162,000 miles. Ran Quaker State and Pennzoil most of the time. My '72 Cutlass had almost 148,000 miles on it when I got rid of it. Ran Quaker State and Pennzoil in it also.

The less difference there is between two products, the more the companies spend on advertising. Think about that!

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if i wanted to change the oil my self what would be the most effective way to get all of the quaker junk out.cause i know either though you drain the pan its still up in the valves and componets etc.any good tips????i dont wanna start another touchy subj but here it goes.what oil filters do you think are best??uh oh
 

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Actually, the big difference between the engines of yesteryear and today is the metal which goes into them. Bearings, pistons and rings have all benefitted from advances in metallurgy. By the early 70's the technology of engine oil wasn't that far away from what it is today. I have always averaged around 2000 miles a month on the Chevelle since I bought it in 1970, but I've also changed the oil AND the filter every 2000 miles when possible. The original 350 would have gone much further than 335,000 miles except for the fact I decided to have new valve seals installed and the machine shop gave me another set of heads back, improperly milled, which, when I put everything back together again, caused oil to be sucked into the intake ports from an intake which would no longer fit. Anyway, off track here. Most engine oils today should be fairly close in quality. Every company tests each other's oil. I remember, as a kid, going on a class trip to the Esso (now Exxon) refinery in Bayway, in NJ. In one room, they had a bank of small block chevy engines which were started, run full rev for several minutes, and stopped. Then they would repeat the cycle. This went on for a predetermined amount of hours. Then, the engines were torn down and wear patterns were analyzed. This was done using different brands of oil as well as Esso's own. The secret is frequent oil and filter changes, AND, an engine which is operated at the proper temp. Also, and I hate to get into this again.....but, I have always changed the oil when HOT! As recommended by Chevy. You remember them....the people who built our cars!


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Well said Jerry. I would like to point out though that a large part of the longer engine life can be attributed (in newer cars) to fuel injection. Precise fuel control keeps the oil from being diluted by fuel.
 

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OW!! I've been JerrySlapped!


Any oil should be fine if it's changed regularlly (like 3000 miles for standard oil). I'd worry about replacing the Quaker Sludge at that time.

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