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    more sbc and th350 help please..... pretty please

    hello chaps, an easy one for you lot i think........
    what trans fluid for a th350 and how much should a standard one hold.
    and the same for the engine please, what oil and how much should it hold ?
    thanks for your time

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    Engine oil should be something like 10w40 or 20w50 but you need to add some flat tappet additive. Capacity varies but its about 4 litres or so. 1 bottle is enough anyway.

    Trans oil depends if its been totally drained or not, if only the pan has been drained its about 4 litres. If its a dry fitment then you need to fill the converter as well and its quite a lot more, somewhere around 12 litres (10 quarts) if I remember rightly. So 1 bottle if its only the pan and 3 if its from dry. Fluid is Dexron 3.

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    Flat tappet additive? tell me more please.

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    'pends who you believe I spose.

    Oil co's removed some anti wear additives like ZDDP from oils several years ago due to environmental issues. Flat tappet engines are prone to bad lifter wear anyway, and the removal of some additives from oils has apparently increased wear levels. How big the issue is I don't know for sure, certainly made worse with performance cams and high pressure valve springs. You can get addtives from people like Real Steel to bring the levels back to what they were.

    Personally I think modern synthetic oils without additives are perfectly good enough but there are plenty that disagree.

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    do you put additives into synthetic oil ?
    or just mineral oils ? i want to do my best to protect the motor.
    is there one in particular i should go for ?

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