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Old 05-31-2017, 07:11 AM
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Default Foaming Issues with Brad Penn Oil..

For the last 4 years I've been having issues with Brad Penn oil foaming when the dip stick reads full.. I had to run it a quart low.. This is on two different motors.. The 454 would tick after pulling long hills if it wasn't a qt. low..

At the advice of a few local engine builders and 540rat, I switched to 5-30 Mobil 1 full synthetic.. What a difference!! My stock flat tappet 454 is quiet, the oil lamp doesn't stay on for a few seconds during cold start warm up and no lifter tick...

From what I've been lead to believe, cheap oils have wax in them that cause foaming..
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:37 AM
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I've had no issue's with Brad Penn 15-40 and been using it for years. Brad Penn has some of the highest levels of zinc around. I do not think Mobil 1 has the level of protection you need for a flat tappet
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:25 PM
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Sounds like you need a windage tray.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:16 AM
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Default Foaming oil

I have two 70s. My one owner is a LS-5--M-22 and my driver is a 468 with a 700. I have been using Brad Penn in my 468 driver for over 37.000 miles with no issues. my 454 one owner has Brad Penn in it also.
I use ONLY Brad Penn in any flat tappet engine. Your engine has other issues if its foaming the oil. I would never run any oil in a flat tappet engine that does not have the correct amount of additives.
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