[Spridgets] dashpot oil question.
bkitterer at mac.com
Sun Sep 28 20:09:04 MDT 2008
The SU's call for 30 wt non-detergent oil - - engine oil. I have
used 10 and 20 wt from various sources as well as Marvel Oil. All
seem to give a faster response but also have to be topped up more
often. My guess is that the lighter oil, including 3 in 1, gets
sucked into the engine.
1960 Austin Healey Sprite (Mk IV in disguise)
1966 Austin Healey Sprite Mk III (Trevor) - still in boxes
2000 Miata Special Edition
On Sep 27, 2008, at 3:59 PM, corvallis at peoplepc.com wrote:
> A friend has a MGB with the single Stromberg carb.
> Why would it lose all of the dashpot oil after about 10 starts?
> I put in 3-in-1 oil the first time I filled it two weeks ago.
> The lack of oil causes it to be hard to start as it appears to be
> run rich.
> What oil do others use in that carb?
> Thanks ...bill
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