[TR] Lets talk oil some more
Jerry Van Vlack
jerryvv at roadrunner.com
Sat Aug 8 15:38:46 MDT 2015
I think the active word is "Classic" we have Brad Penn which also has the
old levels of ZDDP.
From: John Macartney
Sent: Saturday, August 8, 2015 4:18 PM
To: fogbro1 at comcast.net ; 'Frank Magnusson' ; 'triumph list'
Subject: Re: [TR] Lets talk oil some more
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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