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Motor Oil

Unread post by Jeff+Carrie'63 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:15 pm

I have seen a range of oil weight used for Corvairs. I just picked mine up Sunday and the guy I bought it from was using Full Synthetic Motorcycle 20w50. I have not found that weight recommended anywhere, and I don't have the repair manual for the car, so I thought I would just ask those more knowledgable on here. What weight oil should I be using in my 1963 Corvair Monza 900? I am in southern Indiana where we have hot summers and fairly cold winters at times. I know climate locations makes a difference in the weight.
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Re: Motor Oil

Unread post by bbodie52 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:32 pm

Below are the recommendations from the 1962-1963 Supplement - Chevrolet Corvair Shop Manual - Section 2 - General Lubrication manual (attached)…

Lowest anticipated
temperature during
time oil will be in
crankcase


32°F........................ SAE 30.......or......... SAE 10W-30
-10°F....................... SAE 10W....or......... SAE 10W-30
Below -10°F............... SAE 5W......or......... SAE 5W 20
1961 Chevrolet Corvair Shop Manual - Section 2 - General Lubrication.pdf
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Re: Motor Oil

Unread post by Jeff+Carrie'63 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:35 pm

Thank you, sir! Appreciate the help!

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