Recent Topics
Re-using building materials esp nails
by andyd
06/18/18 08:57 AM
Central A/C [censored] out
by TOMJ
06/18/18 08:43 AM
08 Scion tC under valve cover pics
by Highboy
06/18/18 08:39 AM
Storing extension ladded in garage?
by maverickfhs
06/18/18 08:27 AM
Do you let your tool batteries go dead in storage
by Snagglefoot
06/18/18 07:20 AM
BITOG using excessive CPU power?
by Kibitoshin
06/18/18 05:10 AM
Any news on what happened to this plane?
by Exhaustgases
06/18/18 02:36 AM
E4OD fluid ?
by Exhaustgases
06/18/18 02:23 AM
Update password ?
by meadows
06/17/18 11:59 PM
Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
by Reddy45
06/17/18 11:56 PM
Nissan DLR put 0w20 in car that specs 5w30. worry?
by CrAlt
06/17/18 10:40 PM
revive Nicd battery
by Donald
06/17/18 10:27 PM
Need help finding an apartment for friend
by RazorsEdge
06/17/18 10:07 PM
ceratec with redline 5w30?
by 08z06
06/17/18 09:53 PM
does your COMCAST modem have weak wifi??
by edwardh1
06/17/18 09:50 PM
I hate stuck thermostats
by jakewells
06/17/18 09:49 PM
Mag1 75w90
by SavagePatch
06/17/18 09:32 PM
Old batteries at HD
by bbhero
06/17/18 09:27 PM
Buying a CPO Toyota - still get inspected?
by Parlay_Slow
06/17/18 09:08 PM
Water Pump Paper Gasket With RTV? Longevity?
by nobb
06/17/18 08:22 PM
Newest Members
WtsTacoma01, Orion62, Revd, blinky1041, mostdecent
65262 Registered Users
Who's Online
99 registered (Artem, Backwoods41695, billt460, badtlc, AndyB, 4WD, 8 invisible), 1556 Guests and 36 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65262 Members
67 Forums
285513 Topics
4764892 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4432799 - 06/15/17 09:40 PM STP Pro Motor Oil???
HammerDown Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 188
Loc: Glenolden Pa.
Don't Tar & Feather me...just noticed my local Auto Zone was carrying it.
Does anyone know specs on this oil, good for older Flat Tappet Cams and Lifters?
Zinc PPM etc?
Been using Dino 20/50 Brad Penn or Valvoline VR1 Racing for my older Corvette but the prices per qt are getting crazy!


Edited by HammerDown (06/15/17 09:41 PM)

Top
#4432810 - 06/15/17 10:02 PM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Have you considered a good 15W-40 HDEO?

That what I ran in my turbo 302 Mustang.
_________________________
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

Top
#4432835 - 06/15/17 10:36 PM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4414
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Is it API SN? If so, then it will have lower ZDDP than SM.
_________________________
1994 Honda VT1100C: Peak 15w-40/TG/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI


Top
#4433005 - 06/16/17 06:51 AM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20446
Loc: Upstate NY
I do not have high opinion of anything STP.

How often are you changing oil in a Corvette that you need to be concerned about the price of oil? Amsoil ZROD.

Your engine take 5 qts. My truck is 14. Feel bad for the cost of my oil changes.
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#4433098 - 06/16/17 08:32 AM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 4937
Loc: Tn.
stay with some of the fine major brands,,,imho
_________________________
Don't forget to play nice as much as possible...protect your family and carry what you need for them..PS don't leave home without backup....

Top
#4433100 - 06/16/17 08:40 AM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: Donald]
WiskyBadger Offline


Registered: 01/14/13
Posts: 1635
Loc: Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Donald
I do not have high opinion of anything STP.

How often are you changing oil in a Corvette that you need to be concerned about the price of oil? Amsoil ZROD.

Your engine take 5 qts. My truck is 14. Feel bad for the cost of my oil changes.
Yea feel bad for Donald, he was forced to buy that truck lol. Op I'd stick with Valvoline VR1 if it's easy to get. Amsoil Z Rod is a good choice as Donald said.
_________________________
14 Buick Verano 60k Castrol Edge & Delco filter
01 Ford Ranger 160k MS5K & Microgard filter

Top
#4433499 - 06/16/17 03:54 PM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
BironDanmum Offline


Registered: 05/28/17
Posts: 72
Loc: CBUS OH
STP is manufactured by Amalie. Or at least it was, I'm not sure now.

For conventional engines it's probably no better or worse than any other SN rated oil, but for a flat tappet cam on an older Corvette I would stick with something like Redline 10w60. It'll be a bit more costly than Brad Penn but RL's a full synthetic so you won't have to change it as often.

Top
#4435444 - 06/18/17 07:44 PM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: Donald]
HammerDown Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 188
Loc: Glenolden Pa.
Originally Posted By: Donald
I do not have high opinion of anything STP.

How often are you changing oil in a Corvette that you need to be concerned about the price of oil? Amsoil ZROD.

Your engine take 5 qts. My truck is 14. Feel bad for the cost of my oil changes.

My truck also takes 15 qts, my Race Boat 14 Qts...trust me I know your pain.
It was just a question.

Top
#4435448 - 06/18/17 07:46 PM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: WiskyBadger]
HammerDown Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 188
Loc: Glenolden Pa.
Originally Posted By: ChevyBadger
Originally Posted By: Donald
I do not have high opinion of anything STP.

How often are you changing oil in a Corvette that you need to be concerned about the price of oil? Amsoil ZROD.

Your engine take 5 qts. My truck is 14. Feel bad for the cost of my oil changes.
Yea feel bad for Donald, he was forced to buy that truck lol. Op I'd stick with Valvoline VR1 if it's easy to get. Amsoil Z Rod is a good choice as Donald said.

I'll stick with the Valvoline VR1 20/50...but my local Auto Zones or other Auto Stores no longer carry it. I suppose sale were poor and I did buy a few cases when it was $4 a Qt (at least that's what they sold it to me for)

Top
#4435559 - 06/18/17 10:46 PM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
03s Offline


Registered: 09/21/08
Posts: 69
Loc: St. Catharines Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: HammerDown
Don't Tar & Feather me...just noticed my local Auto Zone was carrying it.
Does anyone know specs on this oil, good for older Flat Tappet Cams and Lifters?
Zinc PPM etc?
Been using Dino 20/50 Brad Penn or Valvoline VR1 Racing for my older Corvette but the prices per qt are getting crazy!


Only specs I cold find were at Pqiamerica and this was for a 0W-20 Synthetic they tested in April this year. It's about 1/3 of the way down the page.
http://www.pqiadata.org/STP_SYN_0W20_dexos.html
They have more types and viscosity at AutoZone than they list at STP.com so I asked STP why and they sent me back to AutoZone who haven't replied yet.
_________________________
2005 Chevrolet Optra
Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage with Maxlife 5W-30
Fram Ultra XG3387A

Top
#4435561 - 06/18/17 10:48 PM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18150
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Check with O'Reilly. The ones here have VR1 20W50 in 5 quart jugs.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail...2&ppt=C1941

_________________________
1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 0W20



Top
#4435639 - 06/19/17 06:02 AM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
Matagonka Offline


Registered: 02/03/15
Posts: 469
Loc: NC

Top
#4436171 - 06/19/17 07:15 PM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
HammerDown Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 188
Loc: Glenolden Pa.
Thanks Fellas...recon I'll stick with Valvoline VR1 Racing 20/50 (dino) if I can find it!
Also may recheck Castro GTX 20/50 for ZDDP levels for flat Tappet Cams
Not interested in running full synthetic in my 81 Vette with 130,000

BTW, no O'Reillys in my area just Napa, Auto Zone, Advance Auto and Pep Boys...and one "speed shop = $$$$"

Oh, last oil Change was with Kendall Titanium 20/50 > > > another oil clearance to sell-out from Auto Zone. Got it for $3 a Qt Also bought a case of 40 wt for my race Boat.


Edited by HammerDown (06/19/17 07:16 PM)

Top
#4436180 - 06/19/17 07:27 PM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10128
Loc: OH
I have 12 quarts of Valvoline SynPower 20w50 that I would be willing to part with. smile

Top
#4436433 - 06/20/17 06:12 AM Re: STP Pro Motor Oil??? [Re: HammerDown]
Matagonka Offline


Registered: 02/03/15
Posts: 469
Loc: NC
I have run it once for about 6-7k. No issues.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >