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Oil for a Modified 70’s Camaro
 
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Oil for a Modified 70’s Camaro
Everyone seems to have an opinion and your chart does not go back to 1970. I just bought a 1970 Camaro highly modified 400 Chevy small block. The owner before me used synthetic but bought what was on sale. The car does not get driven much - only to car shows and the drag strip a couple times a year. What is the best oil to use because these motors tend to have heat issues. It has a flat tappet cam. I want max protection and have used your products for years but not synthetics. Thanks for info.
-- Dennis Boyd, Lexington, KY
Answer:
For your Camaro, we would recommend Mobil 1™ 15W-50 synthetic motor oil.  Mobil 1 15W-50 is a higher viscosity synthetic oil that delivers a thick oil film for protection of high performance engines.  Mobil 1 15W-50 is recommended for older valve trains like the highly loaded flat tappets used in your Camaro.  These types of engines may benefit from a higher level of anti-wear normally not required in newer generation vehicles.
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