Post by Richard Fitzpatrick on Feb 16, 2005 15:20:02 GMT
I have just purchased a Rover P5b; a car I have wanted to own for years. The first thing I want to do is change all the oils. However, although I have a workshop manual with it, I am unsure what to use in, say, the brake system, auto box etc. Does anyone have a list of modern oils that will cross refer to what the manual dictates?
Modern mineral brake fluid to highest spec is the safest if you renewing it - although the standard DOT4 is far better than original anyway.
Castrol GTX 15w/50 if the engine is not too worn will be OK though ASDA do a suitable one as well. Do not go for any that has not got an API spec of at least SE CC spec for a worn engine SF for others
Do not bother with synthetic or semi synthetic as these as far too lighter a grade and a waste of money - the important thing is to change every 3000 miles or annually including the filter - the regularity is the key especially if its a weekend car to avoid the BLACK SLUDGE. regular oil changes will gradually remove this slowly after a period of use. Low miles/age is as bad as high miles for oils and engine wear
If the engine is rebuilt consult the reconditioner as you may get way with 10w/40 but its no good in older worn engines and will cause increased consumption/wear
Any good quality ATF for Ford & Borg Warner(ie without Dexon) is OK.
A good quality EP90 for the back axle is alos required.
Comma do a very good range in all suitable lubes and I have used them for years now and they are redaliy obtainable from motor factors.