10th June 2019
Using Synthetic Oils in Classic Cars

Can I use synthetic oil in my Classic Car?

We are often asked ‘Can I use synthetic oil in my Classic Car?’  The fear of using synthetic oils in your classic vehicles is a thing […]
20th October 2018
Can An Oil Change Really Increase Power

Can An Oil Change Really Increase Power?

Can an oil change really increase power? When it comes to friction technology, it can.  Want the proof?  We put our CFS 10w60 NT+ competition engine […]
19th October 2018
Using Synthetic Oils in Classic Cars

Using Synthetic Oils in Classic Cars

Using Synthetic Oils in Classic Cars The fear of using synthetic oils in your classic vehicles is a thing of the past – or at least […]
1st August 2018
How Can I Protect My Rebuilt Engine?

How Can I Protect My Rebuilt Engine?

How Can I Protect My Rebuilt Engine? is a question we are regularly asked.   Engine building needs to be done correctly with the right parts and […]
28th January 2018
Which 2 stroke oil should I use for my competition bike?

Which 2 stroke oil should I use for my competition bike?

Millers KR2T is a suitable mineral, 2-stroke oil for both competition karts and bikes.  It increases the sealing/compression on the bores which leads to power/torque gains.  […]
15th January 2018
Millers CRX LS 75W90 NT Competition Gearbox Oil

What type of oil should be used in a Limited Slip Differential?

It depends on the type of Limited Slip Differential (LSD).  The “plate” or “Salisbury” type of LSD uses small clutch plates each side of the differential. […]
10th January 2018
octane number

What is meant by the octane number?

The octane number is a measure of a fuels ability to resist detonation. The higher the octane number, the more resistance a fuel will have to […]
8th January 2018
Millers Alpine Antigel BT Bleu

Which antifreeze should I use for my classic vehicle?

It is important to use the correct antifreeze for your vehicle so that it does not damage the engine components.  Many modern antifreeze products are not […]
12th April 2013
Millers CFS 5W40 NT Competition Engine Oil

Can Millers Nanodrive engine oils be used in cars with catalytic converters?

Millers Nanodrive engine oils are suitable for use in vehicles with catalytic converters. You can find further details of the Millers high performance Nanodrive engine oils […]
11th April 2013
Millers CVL Turbo Octane Booster

Which additive should I use to get maximum performance from my racing car?

Which additive?  Millers CVL Turbo octane booster will add 4 octane to the base fuel.  This means that up to 103 octane is available by using […]
11th April 2013
Millers CVL Turbo Octane Booster

Do Millers produce a fuel additive for a racing engine?

Yes, there are several options: Millers CVL (competition valve lubricant) is specially developed to enable older engines used in motorsport to run on unleaded fuel.  It […]
11th April 2013
FJHRA Newsflash 2012/13 - Millers Oils Classic Fuel Additives Approved by FHBVC

What is meant by the octane number in fuel?

The octane number is a measure of a fuels ability to resist detonation.  The higher the octane number, the more resistance a fuel will have to […]
11th April 2013
FJHRA Newsflash 2012/13 - Millers Oils Classic Fuel Additives Approved by FHBVC

Under what circumstances should I consider using a fuel additive?

You need to consider using a petrol additive if you have an older vehicle that was designed to run on leaded fuel or in any vehicle […]
11th April 2013
Millers CRO 10W40 Competition Running-In Oil

Do I need a special running in oil for a motorsport engine?

We would recommend this, definitely.  It is very difficult to get new piston rings and bores to run in on a full or semi synthetic oil. […]
11th April 2013

Are your Motorsport engine oils different to your road car oils and why?

Millers Motorsport engine oils have completely different formulations to our normal road oils. Road oil formulations must comply with the vehicle manufacturers’ specifications, which are increasingly […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic Green Gear Mineral Oil 90 GL1

Which gear oils do I use in my vintage car that has lots of yellow metal in the gearbox and differential?

Millers Classic Green Gear GL1 oils will be the closest to the original specification and is available in the heavier viscosities (90 and 140).  Use for […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic Mineral Gear Oil EP 80W90 GL4

The various different types of gear oil confuse me. What does GL1, GL3, GL4, and GL5 etc. mean?

There are 4 levels of performance in classic gear oils and these really follow the development of gear design. GL1 is the lowest level of performance […]
11th April 2013
Millers Worm Steering Box Mineral Oil

What is Worm Steering Box Oil?

Millers Worm Steering Box Oil is a special mineral oil for steering boxes.  It is far superior to standard gear oil as it contains friction modifiers, which […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic Running-In Oil SAE 30

I have just rebuilt my engine, how do I run it in?

Millers make a special Classic Running In Oil, a mineral, SAE 30 oil, which should be used for the first 500 miles. After this, you should […]
11th April 2013
Millers CM2T 2 stroke mineral oil

Do you have a 2-stroke oil suitable for older 2-stroke engines?

Yes.  Traditionally, the most popular 2-stroke oil was an SAE 40 mineral oil.  However modern 2-strokes require a low smoke, semi synthetic 2-stroke oil with a […]
11th April 2013
Classic Mini Oil 20W50

Do you do a special oil for the original Mini and other applications where the engine and gearbox share the same oil?

Yes, Classic Mini Oil 20W50 (from our Classic Pistoneeze range).  This product is a moderate detergent, premium SAE 20W50 multigrade mineral engine and gear oil. It has been […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic Sport 20W50 Semi Synthetic Engine Oil

Which engines would use Millers Classic Sport 20w50?

Millers Classic Sport 20w50 semi synthetic, multigrade, has a higher performance capability than the mineral version Millers Classic 20w50 multigrade engine oil.  Being a semi-synthetic, it has been developed […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic 20W50 Mineral Engine Oil

Which engines would use Millers Classic Pistoneeze 20w50?

Millers Classic Pistoneeze 20w50 (previously called Millers Classic 20W50) is a moderate detergent, premium, mineral multigrade and is typical of the viscosity of oil specified for the  […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic Pistoneeze P30 oil with low treat detergent

Is it possible to use a more modern type of oil in these very old engines?

Not at all. Modern engines are designed to run on an oil with very low viscosity (thin), such as 0W and 5W. These are too weak […]
11th April 2013
Which oil should I use in my vintage car or bike engine?

Which oil should I use in my vintage car or bike engine?

Vintage cars/bikes, ie. pre-WW2, had very primitive oil filtration systems and used non-detergent oils, such as our Millerol range. The Millerol range contains anti-wear and anti-corrosion […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic 20W50 Mineral Engine Oil

Are modern engine oils suitable for older vehicles?

Are modern engine oils suitable for older vehicles?  No.  Modern engines are designed to run on very low viscosity (thin) oils, such as 0W and 5w […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic 20W50 Mineral Engine Oil

Do I need a different oil for a diesel and petrol engine?

Generally the answer is yes for older vehicles, as diesel engine oils have higher detergency levels. It is important to refer to the vehicle manufacturers handbook […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic Sport 20W50 Semi Synthetic Engine Oil

What is a semi-synthetic oil?

What is a semi-synthetic oil?  As the name suggests, it is a blend of mineral and synthetic base oils. The performance (and price) therefore falls roughly […]
11th April 2013
Millers CFS 10W50 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil

What are the specific characteristics and advantages of synthetic oils?

Here we try to summarise what are the specific characteristics and advantages of synthetic oils? As with mineral oils, there are differing levels of quality within […]
11th April 2013
What is the difference between a mineral and synthetic oil?

What is the difference between a mineral and synthetic oil?

Both types begin with crude oil.  Mineral oil is obtained directly from the refining process, whereas synthetic oils are subjected to chemical processing which alters and […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic 20W50 Mineral Engine Oil

What is meant by multigrade?

Multigrade oils were developed in the 1960’s and have many different formats (20W50, 20W60 etc.).  Prior to this, all oils were monogrades (ie. 30, 40, 50). […]
11th April 2013
Millers Classic Millerol M30 monograde oil without detergents

What does the “viscosity” of an oil mean?

Viscosity is a measure of the thickness of an oil.  The viscosity (thickness) of the oil at low and high temperatures is measured on a scale […]
29th July 2012
Millers VSPe Power Plus multi-shot fuel additive

VSP vs Ecomax Pricing

We have received questions concerning VSP vs Ecomax Pricing as follows: Q:  Do Millers have any plans to introduce the new additives as a more cost […]
29th July 2012
Several clients have encountered fuel stations in France that no longer sell SP 95 and who now only sell 95-E10. However, SP 98 is still sold on forecourts so can you confirm whether SP-98 will also eventually move to an E10 version?

Several clients have encountered fuel stations in France that no longer sell SP 95 and who now only sell 95-E10. However, SP 98 is still sold on forecourts so can you confirm whether SP-98 will also eventually move to an E10 version?

Yes, it’s going to happen (move to SP containing ethanol), the trend is to push up the bio content, but we are not sure if it […]
29th July 2012
FJHRA Newsflash 2012/13 - Millers Oils Classic Fuel Additives Approved by FHBVC

How do the new additives (VSPe Power Plus, VSPe, EPS) work to counteract any possible water accumulation issues in the fuel?

In summary there is no additive at present that prevents water accumulation, but there could be, but that has possible drawbacks. Bioethanol will hold around 750ppm […]