Using Synthetic Oils in Classic Cars

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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 it is with the Millers Oils Classic range.  Our technical team has used their detailed knowledge of synthetic technologies and additives so that Millers Oils are able to provide products for classic vehicles that not only eradicate the past issues, but further protect your vehicle and have the potential to enhance performance.

At Millers Oils, the synthetic oils in the classic range have no detrimental impact on engines or negative impact on seals and their performance or longevity. In fact, there is a multitude of benefits for your treasured vehicle which comes from using one of the synthetic oils from our classic range.

So what are the benefits?

  • Using a semi or fully synthetic oil is advantageous to a classic vehicle as you are guaranteeing more protection to high stress/wear areas and extending the longevity of vital components.
  • Synthetic oil is more stable and offers better low and high-temperature performance; this is linked to the oil having better stability through all conditions.
  • Synthetic oil can provide a stronger film thickness leading to a higher level of protection.
  • Synthetics are less prone to oxidation and in like for like conditions would have longer life expectancy than a mineral oil.

Which Millers Oils classic sport oil suits your vehicle?

Millers Classic Sport 20w50

Where to use?

Millers Classic Sport 20w50 semi synthetic engine oil is an upgrade from Millers Classic Pistoneeze 20w50 mineral oil, with its synthetic properties and a higher level of ZDDP.  For use in both classic and classic sport vehicles, especially if they are used for longer drives and in more arduous conditions.

What are the benefits of using this product? 

  • Semi synthetic – ideal step up from a mineral oil.
  • Incorporates modern additive technology with period viscometrics to provide the optimum lubrication characteristics.
  • Formulated with optimum amounts of ZDDP for ultimate protection.
  • Incorporation of high levels of synthetic based fluids provides dramatically increased protection under harsh conditions.
  • Reduced oil consumption compared to mineral oil.

Millers Classic Sport 20w60

Where to use? 

Millers Classic Sport 20W60 semi synthetic engine oil can be used in both classic and classic sport vehicles that are suffering from low oil pressure.

What are the benefits of using this product? 

  • Semi synthetic.
  • Higher viscosity than the 20w50 grades, this thicker oil boosts oil pressure back up to desired limits.
  • Incorporates modern additive technology with period viscometrics to provide the optimum lubrication characteristics.
  • Formulated with optimum amounts of ZDDP for ultimate protection.
  • Incorporation of high levels of synthetic based fluids provides dramatically increased protection under harsh conditions.
  • Reduced oil consumption compared to mineral oil.

Millers Classic Sport High Performance 20w50

Where to use?

Millers Classic Sport High Performance 20W50 fully synthetic engine oil is ideal if you are using your classic sport vehicle competitively, take part in track days or long drives and touring where vehicle performance, protection and mechanical gains are vital under extreme conditions.Using Synthetic Oils in Classic Cars

The science behind it…

This product was developed from the success of NANODRIVE technology in our Motorsport range. This low friction technology works hand in hand with the chemistry of a conventional oil to reduce the coefficient of friction and has proven itself on the world motorsport stage.  A synthetic oil is perfect for competing vehicles needing extra care, as it provides top level protection and a superior oil film thickness.

What are the benefits of using this product? 

  • Fully synthetic oil.
  • Incorporates modern additive technology with period viscometrics to provide the optimum lubrication characteristics.
  • Fully compatible with seals.
  • A substantial reduction in friction and wear.
  • Significant power and torque gains.
  • Formulated with optimum amounts of ZDDP for ultimate protection.
  • Improved fuel economy.
  • Marked reduction in heat generation aiding the cooling effect on the engine.
  • Reduced oil consumption compared to semi synthetic or mineral oil.

If you have any further questions regarding the use of synthetic oils in classic cars, please contact us using the Contact Us form.

For details of all engine oils produced by Millers Oils, please see our full range of Classic Engine Oils, Motorsport Engine Oils and Road Car Engine Oils.

For other useful info please refer to our FAQs page.