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    Quote Originally Posted by DennyW View Post
    It's all in the mix of contents...

    Detailed Description Brad Penn "The Green Oil" PENN-GRADE 1 Racing Oil
    Specially formulated to meet the stringent lubricating demands of high-performance, highly stressed, street and racing engines. They reduce internal friction allowing for increased horsepower output while maintaining their strong lubricating film protection even under the most demanding torque and extreme temperature conditions. Provides excellent antifoaming and shear stability characteristics, exceptional high temperature protection from thermal breakdown, superior film strength, and strong anti-wear properties.
    So really no difference except for the color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippi View Post
    So really no difference except for the color?
    Pretty much. It's an indicator of the ingredients in there. We used to have a gas station here called purple martin. The high grade gas was purple color.

    It's an indicator that all the ingredients are inside. The mixture gives a green color.



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    Ordered a case of the BRAD PENN 20W-50 oil today. Walmart and Amazon price was $85 a case and had free shipping but they both wanted tax & handling fees that pushed the price close to $100. Got it on eBay for $81.95 shipped.
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    Yes, I've been noticing things like that lately. They have a whole new way of making money... I bought something out of my state, and it said free shipping, but, he wanted tax... Hahaha. Man, they just keep digging in your pocket...



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    I was giving $60 a case last year, I am sure its up from then but the guy I buy it from buys a semi load at a time and sells it at truck pulls, I went to the Nitro Nationals in Tulsa this past week, saw some serious nitromethane motors adding green oil in theres also. they make a 60 weight for the big blown motors, 85 bucks a case was fair, and you will have piece of mind. Best of luck
    Why is mine so big and yours so small, Chrysler FirePower

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippi View Post
    I have a 350 sbc with double hump heads, aluminum high rise with Demon 625 carb, nice cam, Sanderson headers connected to flow masters. I'm running Brad Penn SAE 20W-50 Partial Synthetic high performance oil in. This is what the previous own was running. I can not get the oil locally. What other oil would be a good substitute?
    REALLY. Man in Evansville Ind. you are surrounded by dirt tracks. Lots of those guys run Brad Penn oil. I'm surprised you can't find it.

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    Got my oil changed today and something seems odd. Got the Brad Penn 20W-50 oil, Fram HP4 oil filter which is what I took off. I put 4 1/2 quarts in as I'm not sure how much the engine holds and that put it at the full mark on the stick. I started the engine to check for leaks. No leaks and good oil pressure so I let it come up to operating temp. The oil level is at the full mark when it was cold. I would have thought the oil filter would have taken at least 1/2 quart if not 1. After it warmed up the level was over the full mark. Whatya think? Wrong dipsticks??? I hate to overfill it.
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    Sounds as though the dipstick could be off a tad. I wouldn't worry about running a half quart low but I would worry about the Fram oil filter. As far as I'm concerned they are JUNK. I would go with Wix or K&N white or what is recommended in the article below.
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    I second that, fram use to be tops, they have been plaqued with problems in the past few years. Wix is a great filter. If you are talking a sbc, my 350 long filter only holds less than 1/2 a quart. If you know what pan you have look up the factory capacity on ol Google, it should tell you capacity for that model and year. Best of luck
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    Thanks for the input guys. I topped it off so I now have a full 5 quarts of oil and marked the dipstick.

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    This is a seriously good read about engine oil: https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/
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