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#926976 - 11/14/17 02:10 PM oil for rebuilt engine
ldiorio Offline
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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 320
Loc: RI
have a 1988 nissan V30 engine i just had rebuilt -installed it Saturday and looking for a recommendation of what weight and more importantly what brand of oil in should use

Lou

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#926978 - 11/14/17 02:29 PM Re: oil for rebuilt engine [Re: ldiorio]
JasonB Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/27/04
Posts: 16287
Loc: Cape Spencer, New Brunswick, C...
Brand should not matter. The oil should meet the specification required in the vehicle manual.

IMHO - A rebuilt engine should be virtually new, mechanically, at least within the limits of what you did as a rebuilder. The oil spec should be the same as that when the vehicle was new.

Since the engine has been opened, and some contamination (swarf) could exist inside, I'd run the first oil change only briefly, perhaps 1000mi, before changing it and then returning to normal intervals. Thus, I wouldn't bother with a high-end synthetic on my first fill either.

JMHO, of course. Oil is more a "religious" choice than it is a technical one, so long as the basic spec requirements are met.

J
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#926980 - 11/14/17 02:47 PM Re: oil for rebuilt engine [Re: JasonB]
ldiorio Offline
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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 320
Loc: RI
thanks

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#927001 - 11/14/17 05:28 PM Re: oil for rebuilt engine [Re: ldiorio]
notnew2diy Offline
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Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4364
Loc: harvard, il.
Rebuilt 68 Camaro, 327cid, nothing fancy.
Recommended by the builder, I ran Royal Purple for 500 miles. No leaks.

Ran 10w-30 Mobil-1 until it started to leak, maybe 500 miles.
Builder recommended a switch to conventional oil.

Currently run Valvoline 10w-30, non-synthetic, maybe 20,000 miles, no leaks.

YMMV....notnew....
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#927083 - 11/16/17 06:13 AM Re: oil for rebuilt engine [Re: ldiorio]
Bob_Q Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 17772
Loc: Albany area,New York
I've used NAPA(Valvoline) 30w and 10w-30 in everything at work except the diesels for over 30 years. Never a problem.
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