# How much HP can a 253 make?

## How much HP can a 253 make?

The engine had a displacement of 253 cu. in., 4.146 litres, a compression ratio of 9:1, a maximum horsepower 185, and a maximum torque of 262 lb.

**How many kW does a 253 have?**

The 253 made its public debut in the Holden Hurricane concept car at the 1969 Melbourne International Motor Show, albeit it in a highly modified form featuring increased 10.1:1 compression, big cam and solid lifters, and producing over 250 hp (190 kW).

**Is a 253 motor a V8?**

The 253 was the economy V8 and was intended to compete with the 250-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine in the Falcon. Apart from its smaller capacity, achieved by a smaller bore, it had a two-barrel carburettor instead of the four-barrel carburettor that was fitted to the 308, the performance version of the V8.

### How much horsepower does a 308 have?

The Holden 308 Later a ‘308’ version was announced. This was essentially an increased version of the 253 and gave 240 bhp (180 kW) at 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 315 ft/ lb (420 Nm) at 3000 rpm. It had a 9:1 compression ratio and a 4-barrel quadrajet carbie.

**Can you put VN heads on a 253?**

Don’t forget you need a VN heads style cam as you early headed cam will not work with the VN heads.

**Do 308 heads fit a 253?**

The 253 heads are the same casting as the 308; therefore, they have the same original chamber volume. With the block bored and honed to size, the ACL Duralites were fitted to the original rods and a trial assembly performed. It’s now that you find out if everything fits!

#### Are 253 and 308 heads the same?

The 253 heads are the same casting as the 308; therefore, they have the same original chamber volume.

**What oil does a Holden 253 take?**

CASTROL GTX 20W-50 good.

**How much horsepower does a 304 V8 have?**

210 hp

The 304 has a displacement of 304 cu in (5.0 L), which produced 210 hp (157 kW; 213 PS)(gross rating) in 1970-71 and was built starting in 1970.

## Will 308 heads fit a 253?

**Are 253 and 308 pistons the same?**

253 and 308s have the same stroke, it is the bore size that is different! 308s have a 4 inch bore. 253s have a 3.625 inch bore. You can’t bore a 253 out to a 308.

**Will a 308 crank fit a 253?**

### How much oil does a Holden 253 take?

3-speed, use CASTROL MANUAL VMX-M 75W-85, 2.1 litres; 4-speed, use CASTROL UNIVERSAL 80W-90, 1.6 litres.

**How much oil does a VE v8 take?**

Fill with 8.3 litres of your favourite oil then replace cap. Start engine and allow to idle for 5 minutes, then take for steady cruise unitl normal operating temp is reached. Return home and check for leaks.

**How much HP does a AMC 401 have?**

The practical limit of the plebian AMC 401 is about 500 hp at 7,500 rpm. The main caps will begin to walk above that, so limit these engines tohealthy street mills if you want to keep the price down and use stockparts.

#### How much HP does a AMC 360 have?

480HP

AMC 360 Engine Build – 370-Inch 480HP AMC.

**Can you put a 308 crank on 253 block?**

**How many Litres does a LS1 take?**

Holden and the latest workshop I am using which specialise in a lot of LS1’s have always put 6 litres in mine from new. If left to settle overnight it shows a slight overfill, if checked after stopping for a minute or so it shows pretty much on the full line. Sump capacity changed over the years.

## What oil is best for a VE Commodore?

CASTROL MAGNATEC FUEL SAVER DX 5W-30.

**What oil should I use in my VE SS?**

CASTROL MAGNATEC FUEL SAVER DX 5W-30 They cling to the engine like a magnet providing an extra layer of protection. Castrol MAGNATEC’s formulation protects from the moment you start, dramatically reducing* engine wear for protection you can see, hear and feel.