If you own a classic car, you face the problem of choosing the appropriate lubricants to use in its engine, gear box, final drive and chassis. The original owner’s handbook, if you have one, is probably of limited use. The lubricants that it lists are probably no longer available, or not of the original performance or specification level. Even if you have some good information, you still have problems: are modern oils suitable? If yes, which ones? (Even within a single brand there may be five or six different oils sold for apparently the same purpose.) If no, then why not? What characteristics are unsuitable, and where do you turn to obtain an appropriate oil?
This book gives all owners the information that will allow them to understand the lubrication needs of their cars, and to relate those needs to modern lubricants. You will be able to make correct and safe choices, or to seek out appropriate specialised lubricants if necessary, using step-by-step instructions. Answers are also given to many of the most commonly-asked questions about suitable oils for classic cars.
• Deals with a problem faced by every owner of an older car
• No comparable publication
• Author is experienced and completely independent
• Brings clarity to a topic where much confusion exists
• Covers all lubrication needs, not just engines
• Gives simple step-by-step techniques to choose correct, safe lubricants
• Includes a necessary mix of theoretical and practical information
• Devotes a chapter to answering the most commonly asked questions
• Applicable to all cars of all eras • Will help you avoid a potentially expensive wrong lubricant choice