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What oil to run in a drag race 532

I have a 532. 13.2 probe pistons, comp solid roller Kasse designed k1. Ford motorsport high volume pump.
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Depends on what kind of use your going to be doing... If you are bracket racing and don't want to spend a fortune on oil, and that little bit of extra hp isn't a big deal... then I would stay with something like Valvoline Racing 20w50.... However if you are open to a more expensive synthetic then look at Royal Purple, RedLine, Lucas, or a commonly used one. Royal Purple is carried by most parts stores.... so that is usually easier. Then you could go with a lighter weight.... just keep an eye on your pressure. The lighter weight synthetic will have a lower pressure at idle but not something to worry about.

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Thanks Cale. So no matter what stay around 20w50. I dont care to spend the money i just want my motor to stay protected.
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20w50 is the best oil for either dragracing or streetdriving a 460 stroker?

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I find that SYNTHETIC ends up costing less than conventional, when you look at things in long term approach.
Less failure due to over heating the oil= less money spent at the machine shop.
Longer intervals= less money spent on oil.

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When to Choose a Synthetic
When designing a lubrication program, I use a very simple set of rules to know when to choose a synthetic for an application. They are as follows:

•when equipment-performance demands exceed the capabilities of mineral-based fluid,
•when synthetic properties can become problem-solvers,
•when life-cycle cost savings can be realized, or
•when safety and environmental issues can be enhanced
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With the appropriate management strategy, a change to a high-performance product can actually cost considerably less than the equivalent mineral oil product type. Outside of these considerations, somewhere around 165 degrees F represents the point at which you probably should begin to consider the use of synthetics for the sake of lubricant longevity, if not for the sake of reliability.
A 532 BBF is not a cheap engine to build, I know I have a new one waiting to be installed.
I sure in the hell wont be putting some product that has no actual testing and comparison with other products that are comparable.
I want to look at the top 5 BEST lubricants on the market, forget the 18,000 other blends available
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What are your main and rod bearing clearances?

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Main bearing clearance: 0.002-inch

Rod bearing clearance: 0.0015-inch
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Im putting this motor in a 90 mustang weighing around 2800. powerglide. 4.56 gear. mickey thompson 13.5x29.5. The motor is a 532 with 13.2 ish compression. Comp .790- .787 lift. 273 intake 280 exhaust. victor 460 intake. Quick fuel 1150 dominator. p-51 heads


Any suggestions on my motor.
Any guesses on what it will run in the 8th.

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Main bearing clearance: 0.002-inch

Rod bearing clearance: 0.0015-inch


I wouldn't run 20W50 or high RPMs with those clearances.
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with that tight a clearence, if you will actually run that engine, I would feel completely safe running a 20 weight oil.
AMSOIL makes a RACING 20 weight oil that will take the beating.
I also run tight clerarences currently in my 351W .0015 mains and rods
and with a stock volume pump and 20 weight oil.

using 20w50 in that tight an engine will eat up the crank and bearings in short order.

Stick with the thin stuff...



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Main bearing clearance: 0.002-inch

Rod bearing clearance: 0.0015-inch
W0W, Can't believe how long it took someone to ask what your clearances were. W/those clearances,after breakin I would run a synthetic in the 20w range.

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I'd be more concerned with the tight clearances rather than what weight oil to run..................

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Valvoline also makes a full synthetic VR1 racing oil in 10w30 as well as 20w50. The bottle is black and the oil is blue. A bit more expensive than the non-synthetic VR1, but is on the shelf at O'Rielly and other parts stores.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...1875&ppt=C0368


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