Long-life oil

Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Current page

65

Current page

66

Current page

67

Current page

68

Current page

69

Current page

70

Current page

71

Current page

72

Current page

73

Current page

74

Current page

75

Current page

76

Current page

77

Current page

78

Current page

79

Current page

80

Current page

81

Current page

82

Current page

83

Current page

84

Current page

85

Current page

86

Current page

87

Current page

88

Current page

89

Current page

90

Current page

91

Sir,

On reading your correspondence on long-life oil, I find I must have been using this for nearly thirty years.

After taking delivery of a new car, I run it in rather carefully, using a liberal amount of Redex in the petrol, for 1,000 miles. Then I have the oil changed to flush out any turnings, nuts and bolts, etc., left in by the makers, after which the oil is not changed again by me. I generally change cars at approximately 40 to 45,000 miles, but my present one (1960 Hillman Minx) has just turned the 60,000 miles this week. On its 40,000 miles’ birthday I treated it to a new set of plugs and contact points, but, apart from this extravagance, the engine hasn’t been touched—the valve cover hasn’t even been off. The car hasn’t been nursed, as I find it less tiring to rest the clog on the footboards. I don’t know the name of my long-life oil, as I ask for it by price, 1s. 4d. per pint (alas, it used to be 8d.). My present car is doing about 650 to 700 to the pint.

I might add that my TR3 gets the same treatment, but it doesn’t do the mileage as I only use it for pleasure.

D. Wheeler.
Sutton Coldfield.

[When I was motoring on 15s. a week in a series of pre-war Austin Sevens I, too, enjoyed long life from what passed as oil in the shallow tin sumps of these dependable cars; and, in 1963, I know someone whose Volvo runs on similar long-life lubricant. —Ed.]

***

Sir,

What is all this about “Long Life”?

I have been drinking it for years and I can vouch that it is good!

D.E. Lawton.
Broughton.