Engine Mechanical problem
1970 Pontiac GTO V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 0
I am completing a a complete overhaul of engine. With new standard crank, cam, pistons, rings, bearings, oil pump, lifters.
This rebuild will not be used for racing purposes, only for show and sunday drives.
Although engine has over 180,000 miles, it has all original drivetrain; I have owned the car since new and religiously changed the oil and filter over the life of the engine at 5000 mi or less intervals. The cylinders had minimal wear and are still within 1/1000th of factory tolerance.
Consdiering the change in motor oil specs over the last 40 years, I suspect that use of the current shelf grade penzoil multiweight resulted in a main bearing seizing.
I want to properly lubricate this engine for break in and it's future occasional use. What brand/specs of lubricants and servicing processes do you recommend?
Saturday, November 7th, 2009 AT 8:41 PM