What Oil weight does a 1977 Dodge Monaco take? 10w30 perhaps or a higher weight? it has the original 360 V8 with a 2 barrel carb.?

the car doesn't have the manual nor does it say it on the cap but I do not know what is in it now seeing I just bought it and the guy didn't know either lol.


I've already change the oil in it 2 days ago. And I went with that Valvoline VR1 racing oil with high zinc 10w30 They make that stuff specifically for older cars to protect the flat tappet cams. And all that jazz

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  • 1 month ago
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    If it's the original engine, don't go by the book, go by the miles and age, in yours I would use at least 10w40 or even 20w50, except in Alaska

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  • 1 month ago

    Everything was 10W30 up to around 1990-ish. You can still use 5W30 in the winter months and 10W30 in the warmer months.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    10W-30.  Use a conventional oil.

    • Joseph1 month agoReport

      I figured that might be it.

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