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Re: Engine Oil

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:02 am
by Peter L
Hi I'm newby and just bought myself a Major (1958) and I think I need to change the oil. The oil in the gearbox is a distinctly milky colour (at least that on the dip stick). I see the recommendation is 20W/50 multigrade for engine, gearbox and back end and I found a company called rye oil that seem to do oil at a reasonable price. Has anyone else used them? They do a "Classic 20w50 Engine Oil – High Zinc" (see www.ryeoil.co.uk/shop)

Also would it be wise to use the old oil from the engine to "flush" out the gearbox before I put some new oil in. I'm thinking do the engine first (oil in the engine looks good just old) and then drain gearbox and fill with the old engine oil (perhaps after straining it) and use this to absorb some of the left over custard in the gearbox and drain off? I've yet to look at the rear end but I suspect it needs changing as well.

Peter

Re: Engine Oil

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:08 pm
by henk
Peter L,

Welcom.
Could you please start a new topic with the same text at the major forum. Thats the correct place.

Re: Engine Oil

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:04 pm
by Peter L
henk wrote:Could you please start a new topic with the same text at the major forum. Thats the correct place.
Sorry, Ok well do

Re: Engine Oil

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:32 pm
by henk
Thanks