[TR] Lets talk oil some more
don.hiscock at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 15:20:39 MDT 2015
We can still get high ZDDP oils over here too. John. I use straight 30W
Valvoline VR-1 Racing Motor Oil in my car.
Everyone's got a different favorite -- that's why they have horse races.
This one works for me.
Saint Louis Missouri
1962 TR3B TSF202L
On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 3:18 PM, John Macartney <john.macartney at ukpips.org.uk
> No there isn't, if that same oil was available today, which it is not.
> It's worth remembering that Mr. Castrol blends the 'same' oil in varying
> ways, depending on market. While it seems that Castrol 20W/50 in the US no
> longer has the same levels of ZDDP, this is not the case for us in Europe.
> Castrol Classic 20W/50 is widely available and while it has many of the
> features of the 'old' type of oil, it has a few more recent additions and
> the lack of or reduced amount of zinc isn't on the agenda. Zinc levels are
> the same as heretofore. I suppose we're lucky? Castrol and Duckhams still
> blend the original formulas of the 60's and 70's and smaller companies like
> Morris Oils make a whole raft of stuff (single and multigrade) for
> machinery going back for more than a century.
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