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1949 Stude/ Sixbanger - Engine Oil

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  • 1949 Stude/ Sixbanger - Engine Oil

    Hi folks,
    any recommendation of you which engine oil would be best to use in my '49 Stude with its Sixbanger?

    BR,

    Bjoern

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    Livin' in Germany: 1949 Studebaker Champion Regal Deluxe Starlight Coupe

  • #2
    Shell Rotella diesel oil, 10w 40 (I think).

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    Mark Anderson
    http://home.alltel.net/anderm
    1965 Studebaker Cruiser

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    • #3
      It's usually 15W40 IIRC. Chevron Delo is very similar. Not sure what is available in Germany but what you're looking for is a "fleet" oil or one that is rated for use in both gasoline and Diesel engines. Reasoning behind this is that the Diesel rated oils generally have a higher level of detergents and anti-wear additives which may not be desirable for a modern engine with a catalytic converter, but can be beneficial for an older engine without a cat.

      nate

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      • #4
        I've been using Castroll 20W-50 in my '59 Lark VI with very good results.
        Rog
        '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
        Smithtown,NY
        Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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        • #5
          Shell-Rotella 10-40 or Diesel-all. I've used it exclusively for years in both worn and rebuilt Studebakers.
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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