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    Posted: May/11/2019 at 4:02pm
What is everyone's favorite fluid for engine assembly?  Just a discussion item
 
ATF, engine oil,  Marvel Mystery oil,
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I used to use the CRC moly paste but became concerned that it would clog things during initial cold startup. I now use Schaeffer moly EP oil additive. It is very clingy and still has high levels of moly. I also run only Schaeffer oil in all my cars which contains the same micron moly.
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I am a fan of the Permatex. It's basically the same formulation as most cam break in lubes but thinner.
A $9 bottle will do 3 engines.
Of course it never goes on the sides of the lifters,cylinders or any seals, that's 10W oil.
I use EP1 grease for cam distributor gear, fuel pump, rocker tips and push rod ends. Just make sure the grease you use dissolves in motor oil if you do this, or it could clog the oil filter. 
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Royal Purple Max-Tuff  (assembly lube) 
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good old stp oil treatment very thick so it sticks to the bearing and rings I once had a amc motor run no oil pressure after a rebuild for a little bit long enough for concern pulled it and no damage to bearing
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lubriplate white grease
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Torco Assembly Lube !
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LOTS OF GREAT IDEAS!
 
Stage 2, the engine is assembled and in the chassis. What oil are we using? High Zinc for camshaft break in with hyd and solids?  What are the favored additives being used?
PROLONG? MARVEL?  STP?
 
Welcome all ideas as a discussion topic
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My old machinist (God rest his soul) used a home brew concoction of about 25% STP, 25% ATF, and the rest Lubriplate white grease (not the 105 assembly lube).  Mixed up it looked like a strawberry milkshake and was, and is, the stickiest, slipperiest, lube I've ever used.
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