Which Oil? Guidebook Choosing The Right Oil & Grease For Antique Cars Vintage


Which Oil? Guidebook Choosing The Right Oil & Grease For Antique Cars Vintage

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  • 128 Pages
  • 34 Photos & Illustrations
  • Paperback
  • Black and White
  • Published in 2011
Which Oil? – Choosing the right oils & greases for your antique, vintage, veteran, classic or collector car
By Richard Michell

Features

• 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

Description

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.

Synopsis

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.Table of Contents

1. Introduction & Acknowledgements2. 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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'…Written in an interesting and accessible style… [Which Oil?] provides the necessary information for you to decide what modern grade of oil you should use in your classic American car, without putting its mechanical efficiency and reliability at risk.'
Classic American"technical in places, it has to be, but it’s written in an understandable manner." - Pre War Car


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