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Engine oil for first startup.
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First Bedford



Joined: 11 Dec 2009
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Location: Darlington, Durham

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Engine oil for first startup. Reply with quote

Hello All, wondering if any advice? Engine has been stood a long time. Don't really want to use use an expensive "classic" oil, after a few minutes running will change oil, I suppose really I'm flushing the engine.
Pete
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Phil - Nottingham



Joined: 01 Jan 2008
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Location: Nottingham

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheap 20/50 oil from Wilkinson/Supermarkets can be had for less than 5 - this is not graded but good enough. You could ven get way with 15/50 or 15/40 for this exercise

Not a good idea to use flushing oils in old engines that have stood - it is far better to remove the sump scrape out the sediment in there
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Ashley



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. Always a good idea to drop the sump, clean it out and make sure the oil pump pick up is nice and clean, then use any old oil because it will better than the engine was designed for.

Do a few quick oil changes and then use something better.

Ash
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First Bedford



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ashley and Phil. Sump should drop easily, have a 1m x 1m piece of cork to remake a gasket.
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