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    I have just picked up a 1975 Sanger Super Jet with a 455 olds in it. Motor didn't run to well when I got it, but now were pretty much good to go. I feel like a special person for asking this, but what oil should I put in it? I have been looking on here and online and can not find what kind of oil, weight and all of that. Can someone please help me out. Thank You

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    I would use delo 15w40 or really any diesel oil
    it has better thermal qualities and you dont have any o2 sensors to worry about
    you might get more responses in the jet forum since a superjet isnt even close to an offshore boat

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    I use valvolene racing oil in my BBC 454 just because its got the zinc in it VR1

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    Quote Originally Posted by 173rdbrandon View Post
    I have just picked up a 1975 Sanger Super Jet with a 455 olds in it. Motor didn't run to well when I got it, but now were pretty much good to go. I feel like a special person for asking this, but what oil should I put in it? I have been looking on here and online and can not find what kind of oil, weight and all of that. Can someone please help me out. Thank You
    Oil is easy, 50 wt racing. Brand is unimportant, as long as it's a major one... The important part is the PAN. How many quarts? Oldsmobiles are famous for oiling issues, bad drain back etc etc... The success stories all surround large capacity pans, and some sort of restrictions to prevent putting all the oil in the top end...(heads).. Be sure to warm the engine enough to warm the heavy wt. oil before standing on it... 30 years, and 50wt racing in every boat engine....Most lived..

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    Thanks for your responses. I got the oil changed got it running, but of course fell into some other problems. Yesterday after the boat warmed up it would start and idle fine. Under a load it would die. It didn't do that a couple of days ago. Now I can get it to start sometimes, but it will want to die. I have adjusted the idle higher, which helped slightly. Ive played with the idle adjustment screws with no luck. Any suggestions? Thank You

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    Quote Originally Posted by 173rdbrandon View Post
    Thanks for your responses. I got the oil changed got it running, but of course fell into some other problems. Yesterday after the boat warmed up it would start and idle fine. Under a load it would die. It didn't do that a couple of days ago. Now I can get it to start sometimes, but it will want to die. I have adjusted the idle higher, which helped slightly. Ive played with the idle adjustment screws with no luck. Any suggestions? Thank You
    Probably crap in fuel filter/carb

    And olds motor= no roller cam..make sure the oil has zinc in it.

    X2 about making sure it is warmed up before running it hard..ie 150* water temp
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    alright, thank you. I will check it out. I am going to put in new plugs with cap and rotor today also

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    I think you have debris in your jets. I had a similar problem.

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    usually load issues for me is something ignition related. either way a nice "once over" never hurt anything.

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    I did have sea weeds in the jet. I pulled the cover off and got under the boat and got those out. Now I see that my fuel pump is leaking and needs replaced. Anyone have any cheap but sutible replacement electric fuel pumps I should look at. Mine does not have a model number that I can see. Thanks again for all of the help

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