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  • Reader's Poll: your oil brand and weight

    OK everyone, let's see what you have for the following:

    1. Brand of Oil (please specify if Synthetic, regular or semi (Castrol Syntec appears to be such).

    2. Weight of Oil

    3. Mileage on your Engine

    4. Average Low and High temperature where you live.

    John & Bart
    1958 Hardtop
    #8452 TBird Registry
    http://tbird.info/registry/DataSheet...r~equals~8452)

    photo: http://www.squarebirds.org/users/joh...d_June2009.jpg
    history:
    http://www.squarebirds.org/users/johng/OCC.htm

  • #2
    1) Castrol non synthetic

    2) 10W-30

    3) engine has about 4400 miles on it

    4) while I might drive the car, the temps range from 30 in the late Fall at night to 90 in midsummer - New England. Mostly the car sees mid 70s and leads an easy life.

    john
    1958 Hardtop
    #8452 TBird Registry
    http://tbird.info/registry/DataSheet...r~equals~8452)

    photo: http://www.squarebirds.org/users/joh...d_June2009.jpg
    history:
    http://www.squarebirds.org/users/johng/OCC.htm

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    • #3
      1. Castrol XL, regular

      2. 20-50

      3. Speedo shows 46,000 but more likely 146,000, smokes a little on kick-down on hills.

      3. 26F degrees to about 90F degrees (-5C to +35C or so)
      A Thunderbirder from the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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      • #4
        Penzol

        10-W30

        Speedo show 86000 most likely 186000

        Temp Winter 30 Summer 80's

        Bob M

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        • #5
          1. Valvoline regular oil
          2. 10w30
          3. Approx 2500 miles since I re-built it completely.
          4. Temps when I am driving the car range from 50 to 90 degrees. I live in Michigan, so only driven from late spring to early fall. Otherwise, it gets really cold when in storage.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by danowens3 View Post
            1. Valvoline regular oil
            2. 10w30
            3. Approx 2500 miles since I re-built it completely.
            4. Temps when I am driving the car range from 50 to 90 degrees. I live in Michigan, so only driven from late spring to early fall. Otherwise, it gets really cold when in storage.
            That's about identical to my situation... except NY.
            sigpic
            Mike Lemmon
            '59 Raven Black Hardtop

            http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=2461

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            • #7
              1. Brand of Oil - regular Quaker oil

              2. Weight of Oil - 10W30

              3. Mileage on your Engine: 98,000 (approx 10K or less on rebuild).

              4. Average Low and High temperature: Winter 30 - Summer 99
              Last edited by tbird430; July 8th, 2008, 10:54 AM.
              sigpic
              The 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The WORLD'S most wanted car....

              VTCI Member#6287.

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              • #8
                Just put in Royal Purple, 15-40. This weight has twice the amount of zinc in it which is supposed to protect our cam,lifters. My car has 58,500 miles and I only drive it from May to October here in Michigan, approximately 50 to 90 degrees temp.
                sigpic1960 Gold Bird, original owner since new. tbirdregistry #3158

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                • #9
                  1. Brand of Oil - Mobile One

                  2. Weight of Oil - 10W30

                  3. Mileage on your Engine: Unknown, about 6k a year

                  4. Average Low and High temperature: Winter 45 - Summer 100

                  But we are at 95 already at 7:30, supposed to hit 114 today

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                  • #10
                    oil weight

                    I use penzoil or havealine: 10w-30w
                    77,000 original miles on a 390

                    temps are from about 50 to 115 today.

                    But , I only drive her between April and October.

                    sal
                    Sal III

                    60 T BD

                    Thunderbird Registry # 33126 - VTCI # 11138- CTCI #02521

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                    • #11
                      1. Brand of Oil - Castrol GTX (regular oil)

                      2. Weight of Oil - 10W-30 (beginning at first oil change)

                      3. Mileage on your Engine: 400 Miles.

                      4. Average Low and High temperature: Winter 40 - Summer 100
                      Bart
                      1960 Hard Top/430
                      Thunderbird Registry Number 1231

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                      • #12
                        Castrol GTX 10-30 with a K&N oil filter (very important).
                        About 3000+ on rebuild and I drive only when weather is
                        cool (max in the 80s). Oil pressure range after warm-up
                        is 25 at idle upto 60+ cruising with a high volumn oil pump.
                        I take oil seriously.

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                        • #13
                          Hi guys just to chime in on this thread.

                          1) Penzoil Synthetic

                          2) 10w-30

                          3) 6200 miles on the rebuilt motor

                          4) Temp range from 0 winter to 90 in the heat of the summer. Weekly driver between May - October. Also Calgary is 4200 feet above sea level.

                          Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
                          Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
                          Thunderbird Registry
                          58HT #33317
                          60 HT (Sold )

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                          • #14
                            Castrol GTX High Milage

                            10-30

                            95,000 on the car.. 61 390 bottom ? 58 352 heads 1500

                            Oil press...35 to 60

                            Seattle's 35 to 95 average.

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                            • #15
                              Motorcraft 5W40 Synthetic Blend Motorcraft 1A filter
                              76,000 on engine
                              I only drive it to the golf course once a week.It is usually about 75 when I leave at 0700 and 90 when I get home at 1200.
                              Lowest temp I drive it in the winter about 50

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