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    Ive got a question for you guys, checked the dipstick and oil looks a little low, had the boat serviced by Greg Shoemaker, they did the oil change and I know that he used Kendall Oil, but I dont know which weight was used. Im in Needles and I cant find Kendall here, what should I do? Can I add something similar to that? Looked through my paperwork from them and it doesnt specify the weight. Maybe one of you guys knows what those guys usually use for a relatively stock 454.

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    I do know that any oil will mix with any other oil, but with a "relativly stock 454" I would think that 10w-40 is about right. Like I said oil wll mix with oil, if he used a heavier weight than 10w-40 it will just thin it out a little, and if he used something lighter it will thicken it up some. Either way any oil is better than not enough.
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    Dumb question, but what oil pan do you have on that BBC, if it is a big square pan (like ten quarts), you don't fill it to the full mark on an OEM dipstick. It should remain on the "one quart" line if it has one....

    Just an opinion.

    If it has the stock 6-quart pan then I would do some topping off...Kendall will mix with most, if not any petroleum based oils, I would say 10-40 or even 5-40 would do just fine...Stay away from mixing synthetics with petroleum, they will mix, but I don't do it.

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    I say if Mr.Greg Shoemaker did it, LEAVE IT ALONE! Im just sayin.
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    not same topic but close. i just got a new stainless dip stick/ tubing. how do you remove stock(460 Ford) tubing without pulling entire timing cover off. the stock 1 has proyl been on the motor since 79 when boat was first sold. I have pulled water pump cover off and tried channel locks but the dam thing wont budge, even tried a little heat. i got 4 point mounts so it seems i may have to yank the motor to get timing cover off. any idea or help would be great. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator View Post
    I say if Mr.Greg Shoemaker did it, LEAVE IT ALONE! Im just sayin.
    I almost 100% agree with this....Everyone makes an occasional boo boo though...

    I would be willing to bet Greg didn't do it personally....I'm just sayin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra97 View Post
    Ive got a question for you guys, checked the dipstick and oil looks a little low, had the boat serviced by Greg Shoemaker, they did the oil change and I know that he used Kendall Oil, but I dont know which weight was used. Im in Needles and I cant find Kendall here, what should I do? Can I add something similar to that? Looked through my paperwork from them and it doesnt specify the weight. Maybe one of you guys knows what those guys usually use for a relatively stock 454.

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    just buy some vr1 40w valvoline oil and drop that into it, it'll be fine becoming a realllll big fan of the vr1 oils, working great in my stuff, the price is right and there's no off the shelf oil that comes close to having the same amount of zinc in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator View Post
    I say if Mr.Greg Shoemaker did it, LEAVE IT ALONE! Im just sayin.
    X2. what he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    I almost 100% agree with this....Everyone makes an occasional boo boo though...

    I would be willing to bet Greg didn't do it personally....I'm just sayin.

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    Ok, good point. However Im sure Mr. S dosent have a couple of billy bobs working for him either. And yes were all human so there is always a possibility that there could be a boo boo.

    Does anyone know if he figured it out?
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    I would say that this ??? is a phone call away.Just saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    just buy some vr1 40w valvoline oil and drop that into it, it'll be fine becoming a realllll big fan of the vr1 oils, working great in my stuff, the price is right and there's no off the shelf oil that comes close to having the same amount of zinc in it.
    Nice info impatient, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    just buy some vr1 40w valvoline oil and drop that into it, it'll be fine becoming a realllll big fan of the vr1 oils, working great in my stuff, the price is right and there's no off the shelf oil that comes close to having the same amount of zinc in it.
    I run the vr1 20-50 seems to be good stuff and affordable. I run my 10qt pan a little low so maybe thats what they did. I usually only run about 8-9 quarts in it.

    Not sure if you ran the boat first and needed to add oil or it was just low picking it up from them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    Dumb question, but what oil pan do you have on that BBC, if it is a big square pan (like ten quarts), you don't fill it to the full mark on an OEM dipstick. It should remain on the "one quart" line if it has one....

    Just an opinion.

    If it has the stock 6-quart pan then I would do some topping off...Kendall will mix with most, if not any petroleum based oils, I would say 10-40 or even 5-40 would do just fine...Stay away from mixing synthetics with petroleum, they will mix, but I don't do it.

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    So if you have a 10qt pan, is there a special 10qt dipstick.?
    I noticed mine (455 olds) doesn't read on the stick, but it does show 1 qt low. but its a new dipstick that was put in by the guy i bought it from (or the motor shop it came from)
    Is there such a thing.. or do i just keep it at 1 qt low.?

    FYI. the tip is broke off, right at the 1 qt mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    So if you have a 10qt pan, is there a special 10qt dipstick.?
    I noticed mine (455 olds) doesn't read on the stick, but it does show 1 qt low. but its a new dipstick that was put in by the guy i bought it from (or the motor shop it came from)
    Is there such a thing.. or do i just keep it at 1 qt low.?

    FYI. the tip is broke off, right at the 1 qt mark.
    There is not a special stick as far as I know.

    From a windage standpoint, you can eliminate some problems by running the sump lower while taking advantage of the bigger capacity (9 quarts is still 50% better than 6) by getting the running oil level that much further from the rotating assy....

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    Put a 300 on the back of it, Flywheel it and a nosecone. $15,000 later you'll have a 65 mph pile of shit......

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