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Which Oil? Choosing the Right Oils & Greases for Your Antique, Veteran, Vintage, Classic or Collector Car By Richard Michell

Which Oil? Choosing the Right Oils & Greases for Your Antique, Veteran, Vintage, Classic or Collector Car

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This book gives classic car owners the information necessary to make an appropriate and safe choice of lubricants from the vast and sometimes overwhelming range available today.

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Which Oil? Choosing the Right Oils & Greases for Your Antique, Veteran, Vintage, Classic or Collector Car Summary


Which Oil? Choosing the Right Oils & Greases for Your Antique, Veteran, Vintage, Classic or Collector Car by Richard Michell

If you own a classic car, you face the problem of choosing the appropriate modern lubricants to use in its engine, gearbox, final drive and chassis. The original owner's handbook, if you have one, is probably of limited use as the lubricants it lists are probably no longer available. 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.

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About Richard Michell


Richard Michell is a 64 year old Chemical Engineer. He developed through necessity a knowledge of the mechanical aspects of cars while at university, driving an MG TD and helping a fellow student race an MG-B. He put this knowledge to good use some years

Table of Contents


1. Introduction & Acknowledgements 2. Historical eras 2.1 Prior to 1915 2.2 1915-1929 2.3 1930-1944 2.4 1945-1959 2.5 1960-1972 2.6 1973-1979 2.7 1980-1999 2.8 Post 1999 3. Basics of lubrication 3.1 Appropriate viscosity under the operating conditions 3.2 Stability of the lubricant 3.3 Protection of surfaces 3.4 Protection of the lubricant delivery system 3.5 Imperfect lubrication 4. The roles of lubricant components 4.1 Reduction of oil thinning with temperature 4.2 Reduction of oxidation susceptibility 4.3 Dealing with mixed or partial lubrication regimes 4.4 Dealing with boundary lubrication 4.5 Dealing with emissions 4.6 Friction modification 5. Engine lubrication 5.1 Performance level 5.2 Viscosity level 5.3 Summary 6. Transmission lubrication (including final drive) 6.1 Controlling the wear of the gear teeth 6.2 Automatic transmissions 7. Chassis, steering and wheel bearing lubrication 7.1 Types of grease 7.2 Consistency of grease 7.3 Grease performance specifications 8. Choosing appropriate lubricants for your car 8.1 Your engine 8.2 The transmission 8.3 Chassis and wheel bearings 9. Answers to some common questions 9.1 Engine lubrication 9.2 Manual gearboxes 10. Glossary Index

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GOR005229447
Which Oil? Choosing the Right Oils & Greases for Your Antique, Veteran, Vintage, Classic or Collector Car by Richard Michell
Richard Michell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Veloce Publishing Ltd
2011-09-15
128
1845843657
9781845843656
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