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jfreakofkorn 10-29-2012 09:54 AM

Oil additives.....
 
Is there anything that I can add to my oil to make it thicker.....???

RamTech 10-29-2012 09:57 AM

Some additives claim to boost viscosity but I'm not a fan of additives. What weight are you running and why are you wanting to thicken it?

jfreakofkorn 10-29-2012 01:19 PM

OK, dont laugh, but im running like 90w gear oil with a lukus oil treatment in the engine now....

Because the lower end is knocking and want to thickening it up a lil so it can last a bit.....

RamTech 10-29-2012 02:52 PM

Yeah...don't see you thickening the oil any more than that. Maybe you can find some straight 140w. Or molasses.

walter chrystler 10-29-2012 02:57 PM

man ive ben there ...:doh:...the 90 wt did more damage than good when i went to rebuild it.....:vis:

jfreakofkorn 10-29-2012 03:22 PM

Im looking for another block n planning to scrap this one....

I just want it to like last a bit for the continuing search, which i have a few leads on...

From what I know its only 2000 and 2001 blocks would do the job...=/

Not much to work on.... with the years...

jfreakofkorn 10-29-2012 03:25 PM

tried the 20w 50 but it would knock so hard I thought that the rod was going thru the block...

so i went thick, the next thing that i could think of....

RamTech 10-29-2012 03:42 PM

Why not just pull the pan, polish the crank as best you can and toss in new rod bearings? As long as the crank isn't beat up, it may last a long while.

GTyankee 10-29-2012 03:47 PM

which engine do you have ?
3.9L 239 V-6
5.2L 318 V-8
5.9L 360 V-8

jfreakofkorn 10-29-2012 05:36 PM

5.2 liter.....

dont know the condition of the crank because from the pervious owner said that the engine has been gone thru ( which someone really didnt do a great job of )

with that being said, i dont know at how long would the block will hold up once the crank has been done ( as in polishing the crank n slapping in new bearing ) ....


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