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Old 04-26-2015, 08:31 PM   #1
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Engine oil for turbo car

Hey guys quick question, what is the best oil to use on a turbochargered 5.0??

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Turbocharged engines are the only application where I believe that using a full synthetic oil is beneficial.
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Yes I think so also I'm thinking like 5w-30 maybe -20

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All depends on rpm also. You want a heavier weight oil for high rpm motors.

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5w20 is a bit thin for these old pushrod motors.


Oil quality and life would mater more to me.
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So not going with 5w20 so what is everyone's recommendations?? It's not going to be really high rpms

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It depends on how the engine was built. An engine built for high boost levels will have larger tolerances to be able to withstand the extra heat buildup, so consequently, will need to use an oil with greater viscosity... Like 20w50. If the engine is stock, and running low boost, you should just stay with the recommended weight oil for that engine, which I believe is around 10w30 or 10w40, but just upgrade to a synthetic.
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Engine oil for turbo car

Run 20w-50 in our Porsche, it does great...


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Run 20w-50 in our Porsche, it does great...


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Air-cooled and water-cooled engines are kind of an "apples and oranges" comparison but you get the picture.
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Air cooled dry sump and water cooled wet sump, would be the way to compare. But boost is boost same basic principle, heavier oil for high rpms, as stated. Which having a coyote it would most likely need a heavier oil, due to its high revving capabilities. But as stated all depends on the build, more questions need answers before oil comes up...


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I see what what you mean it's on a stock block with heads cam intake on low boost

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5w30 full syn.

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