|Originally posted by Geof:|
I am restoring my 1986 SE which I bought new in the fall of 1985 and there been a lot of technology changes in engine fluids since my owner manuals and shop manual were written. What do you folks recommend for fluids, for the engine, transmission, brakes, clutch and coolant. Also even though I am not a big fan of them are there additives you would suggest.
Also is there a battery that seem to be a group favorite.
Syncromech for manual tranny (or 5w-30 motor oil)
Everything else is pretty much by the book and hasn't changed. (5w-30 for oil, DOT3 for brakes/clutch, GM-type tranny fluid for auto, green coolant)
As for the battery, OEM type is fine.
Also, some people will want you to use high zinc oil, but that is up to you. If you are concerned, get high mileage oil. I run Mobil 1 without any issues and have for decades.
[This message has been edited by jaskispyder (edited 08-01-2013).]