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#1 rexy

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:12 PM

Have had conflicting advice from good sources regarding the use of a full synthetic oil in a Holden V8 with a solid lifter cam.

Anyone had any long term experience?

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:27 PM

Have had conflicting advice from good sources regarding the use of a full synthetic oil in a Holden V8 with a solid lifter cam.
Anyone had any long term experience?


I'd contact tk383 Tony on that one rexy, but they seem to run it in the USA with the solid cams. He'd be "the" man to ask though !

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:38 PM

Penrite sell good synthetic oils with high zinc- if you decide to run synthetic run the penrite 10 tenths imho. 



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:22 PM

I think it's actually been discussed that molybdenum is preferable for a roller cam & not zinc, my preference in the oil range would definitely be liquimoly i can not speak highly enough of it, followed by Fuchs & nulon.




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