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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.:)hand
 

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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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I say if Mr.Greg Shoemaker did it, LEAVE IT ALONE! Im just sayin.:)hand
I almost 100% agree with this....Everyone makes an occasional boo boo though...:)bulb

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

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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.

Thanks
just buy some vr1 40w valvoline oil and drop that into it, it'll be fine:)bulb 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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I almost 100% agree with this....Everyone makes an occasional boo boo though...:)bulb

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

GT :)hand
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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just buy some vr1 40w valvoline oil and drop that into it, it'll be fine:)bulb 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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just buy some vr1 40w valvoline oil and drop that into it, it'll be fine:)bulb 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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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.

GT :)hand
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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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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First, I want to clarify something, I wasnt implying that there wasn't enough oil added when the boat was serviced, the service was done in March and I have been very happy with it since then. I only mentioned that it was done at Greg's shop so that someone might know what weight he susually uses. I had just noticed that it was low and got a little nervous, pressure has been consistent at 40psi. I just wasnt sure if you could add oil of a different weights to one another, Ive learned quite a bit from reading the replies, thank you! :)
 

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First, I want to clarify something, I wasnt implying that there wasn't enough oil added when the boat was serviced, the service was done in March and I have been very happy with it since then. I only mentioned that it was done at Greg's shop so that someone might know what weight he susually uses. I had just noticed that it was low and got a little nervous, pressure has been consistent at 40psi. I just wasnt sure if you could add oil of a different weights to one another, Ive learned quite a bit from reading the replies, thank you! :)
Just call Greg and ask him. Problem solved.:)hand
 

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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.

GT :)hand
what is the reason for not filling the full mark? I slways thought it was set at the same level regardless of the pan. Sorry for the thrad jack and dumb question...:)hand
 

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a lot depends on the oil pan and the dipstick, because they are usually aftermarket. i have a 8qt hamburger oil pan with an autozone dipstick, and it always shows low. i fill 8-9 qts of vr1 20w50, so i know it is not low. i havent had a problem, while it shows a constant 75lbs of oil pressure.
 
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