From the Reference Section:
- Street Cam Selection Guide
- Buick 455 O.E. Camshafts
- High 10's Secrets for Your Buick 455
- 400/430/455 Poston Cams Grinds and Numbers
- 400/430/455 Kenne-Bell Cams Grinds and Numbers
- Buick 455 Drag Strip Tests from Kenne-Bell
    - Buick 400, 430, 455 Engine Specifications
- Buick Staging Chart
- Differences Between 1970-71 And 1972 and Later Type Block
- Head Flow Chart
- Cam Button
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Oil Recommendation?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    My Feedback

    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Rep Power

    Oil Recommendation?

    any recommendations on oil to use in a recently rebuilt 430 motor? Weight?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 1999
    A, B
    My Feedback

    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Rep Power
    Subject to criticize, but I run 15-40 diesel in just about everything after running out the break in oils.

    WEBNOTE: When inserting an email in a posting, use the "smilie" @ so that web robots don't pick up your address and send you more junk mail!
    Members can be contacted by clicking on their "handle", but you are much better off to post to the thread!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    My Feedback

    (0% Positive Feedback)
    Rep Power
    yeah, 15w-40 Shell Rotella is what i normally go for.

    zinc and other metallic lubricates have been stripped out of the modern auto oil formulations because they kill catalytic convertors if your rings are sloppy and you're getting much blow by. they're still in the diesel oils to a certain extent.

    the reason this is important is that ~10 years ago a bunch of guys all over the country started wiping cam lobes on just re-built engines. ALL BRANDS. turns out that the old push rod lifters just about have to have the zinc additives or the modern oils don't provide enough lubrication for virgin cams.
    The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
    Vladimir Lenin

    Government schooling is about "the perfect organization of the hive."
    H.H. Goddard, Human Efficiency (1920)

Similar Threads

  1. New Glass Recommendation
    By sconnors in forum Interiors, Trim, Glass and Tops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-06-2011, 03:45 PM
  2. Wiring Harness Shop Recommendation
    By sconnors in forum Electrical and Gauges
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-30-2009, 06:04 PM
  3. Need 425 Nailhead rebuilder recommendation
    By 32-67S in forum Nailhead: 264, 322, 364, 401, 425
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-06-2006, 04:56 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  • Privacy Policy