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Old 30-11-17, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Petter A consumables

Hi, was just wondering if someone could recommend the best type of fuel, oil and things of this sort to run in my petter A once it's in working order.
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Old 30-11-17, 12:48 PM   #2
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For fuel use your cheapest local unleaded. This is what it was designed for.

For oil use a cheap 10/40 multigrade, or straight SAE30. The cheaper the better (Wilco - something like that) Cheap oils tend to have less of the expensive additives like detergents, and a non-detergent oil is better for your unfiltered engine. Personally I buy 10/40 multigrade in 20 litre barrels and use it for everything, except a few odd specialised applications. Even the lowest quality oil available today will almost certainly be better than what was used during its working life.

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Fuel; unleaded. Oil; Wilkinsons 20-50 will be fine, or if you wish you can use SAE 30 which is what they used originally. Wilkos will be cheaper though.

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Most of the second-tier oil manufacturers offer a 'Classic 30' oil.

We use a detergent oil in all our engines, it keeps them cleaner, including the Land Rover V8's, but we use a modern 10W-40 diesel oil for them.

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ok thanks all
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oh also does anyone know where I could get a governor spring for the petter A ? :)
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oh also does anyone know where I could get a governor spring for the petter A ? :)
eBay Noah, I can't remember the exact dimensions, but it is a simple extension spring with a hook at each end. Say 8mm dia and from my hazy memory, about 30-40mm long.

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