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Old 30-10-13, 02:58 PM   #21
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Martin has pretty much summed it up there.

I think the non-detergent argument for using a specialist oil in older machinery has some validity - detergent oils, harder wearing bearing materials and decent oil filtration were developed hand-in-hand and depend on each other for their contribution to the 100,000 mile plus life we expect from a car engine now. But for 'our' type of engines, both in design and the use they are likely to get, it really isn't worth losing any sleep over.

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Old 30-10-13, 04:54 PM   #22
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Hi all,

The oil arrived today and I filled both of my oil cans, so I'm now a very happy bunny hehe:crazy:
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Old 30-10-13, 05:10 PM   #23
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Ah, the innocence of youth! I can remember when filling an oil can would have filled me with pleasure...

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Old 30-10-13, 06:28 PM   #24
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Thanks for answering my questions Martin, I think it might also provide some useful info for some of the newcomers to the hobby who have joined the forum lately. It's also confirmed my (limited) understanding of the subject too; now if we could just find an additive to make the oil smell like hot Castrol R we'll have everything!

Glad your oil arrived Timothy, sounds like it's going to be a well cared for Lister D.
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; now if we could just find an additive to make the oil smell like hot Castrol R we'll have everything!
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Mix brake fluid into your petrol, being mineral based it smells the same as Castrol R.

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Old 30-10-13, 07:17 PM   #26
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Mix brake fluid into your petrol, being mineral based it smells the same as Castrol R.

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Think I'll pass on that one Dan, I've seen what it does to paintwork!
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Is that for real Dan? Sure I've noticed a whiff of castor oil about the Petters of Messrs Thornton-Evison and Shortland this year!

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Is that for real Dan? Sure I've noticed a whiff of castor oil about the Petters of Messrs Thornton-Evison and Shortland this year!

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That's just their aftershave... ;)

An old dodge I learnt from a scooter enthusiast who was too tight to buy Castrol R, but wanted the smell.

I don't know what effect it has on fouling plugs, noxious emissions, etc, so try it at your own risk.

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Thanks for answering my questions Martin, I think it might also provide some useful info for some of the newcomers to the hobby who have joined the forum lately. It's also confirmed my (limited) understanding of the subject too; now if we could just find an additive to make the oil smell like hot Castrol R we'll have everything!

Glad your oil arrived Timothy, sounds like it's going to be a well cared for Lister D.
Thanks Jules. Don't worry, she will be a well looked after engine, being as she is actually my first.
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Mix brake fluid into your petrol, being mineral based it smells the same as Castrol R.

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I think I'll pass on brake fluid aswell, Dan.
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