Synthetic Engine Oil on older 2F (1 Viewer)

MyToy72

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I am running a rebuilt 2f in my 72 Fj-40 and was wondering if anyone recommends anything other than a good synthetic. I am know there are die hards for specific brands etc. Just curious what others are running and their experience.
 
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The cheapest, crappiest oil available now is orders of magnitude better than the best oils available when your motor was originally designed.

Get whatever is on sale a the local auto parts store.
It literally doesn't matter.
Though, get a bottle of ZDDP for cam longevity.
 

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I am running a rebuilt 2f in my 72 Fj-40 and was wondering if anyone recommends anything other than a good synthetic. I am know there are die hards for specific brands etc. Just curious what others are running and their experience.

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FWIW - My engine builder suggested I run Valvoline VR1 20W50, so who am I to go against his recombination. My oil filter of choice, the Baldwin B2 or a JS Asakashi C101V.
 
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I think your wasting your money on synthetic especially the high dollar stuff, its not a tight, cam on valve, high revving race engine. Its a tractor engine with pushrods, flat tappet lifters and generous oil clearances. I don't think you will see any actual difference between amsoil and orielly in a 2f. Your cash though and this is America.
 

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I was told 15w30 was good to run in a 2F in Utah. But I could only find 15w30 for Diesel engines at Autozone? Is 15w30 only for diesel or do I need to look at other auto parts stores?
 
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15/40 rotella diesel will be a good off the shelf oil. Add ZDDP, won't hurt. Take it a step further for the BP or joe gibbs syn blend GP-1. Those oils have all the "cancer" built in. Yummie!
 
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I poured through threads and google and Talked to a mechanic as well as my gear head brother and decided on this.
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