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Old 01-31-2008, 12:11 PM   #1
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Which Oil is good for SVT?

I'm using the Valvoline HorsePower 5w-30. When It's cold It runs fine and no sound. Now that it's starting to warm up here, I hear a slight ticking noise like valve stickage. Should I use a different oil? Mobil 1 or redline? Your guys thoughts....


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Old 01-31-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
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I use 5w30 mobil 1 full synthetic....seems to work great...but i think that valve tick ur talking about is just something ur gonna have to get use to LOL....mines had that sounds since the first time i started it.
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+1 on the mobil 1
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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Any of you guys use royal purple? Ive been using that, granted in a ZTS, but I like that oil.
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yah seems most of the motorheads around here run the royal purp motor oil and the trans flush.
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i dont like RP.

personally i use lucas. every oil change. every fluid. if lucas doesnt make it. i use Mobil 1. but mobil one is great oil. i would do that. i would also use a good filter. like a motorcraft, wix, or purolator. all of those are good.
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I hate to be the search Nazi but there are 9 million threads about this subject.

I prefer synthetic but as long as you use an API certified oil it is going to be fine running in your car.
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haha i was looking for a search button pictures and you beat me to the punch! haha damn it
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A buddy bought a Corvette and used Amsoil after 6000 miles. Something in the engine blew up and GM would not warrenty the car because the oil was not API Certified. This was about 2 years ago, but he sold the car. I haven't talked with him in a while.

Anyways, I use Motorcraft 5w20 full synthetic. No issues. I just have the dealer do it. The cost is around $40 for 4 quarts, filter and labor.
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If you motor had blown your motor Ford would not have covered it because you were not using the 5w-30 specified oil for the car.

Amsoil is API certified.

https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/xlf.aspx
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