Which oil should I use in my vintage car or bike engine? - Millers Oils France

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

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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 additives, but does not contain detergents which can attack yellow metals.  A lower viscosity oil would be needed in the winter, such as Millerol 30 and a higher viscosity in the summer, such as Millerol 40.  The gearboxes also use the same type of oil, usually a higher viscosity than the engine, eg. Millerol 50.

The oil needs to be changed regularly due to the lack of detergent content.

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Cara Samways
Cara Samways
Gérante – Millers Oils France. Cara est le propriétaire/la gérante de la SARL Adinvenio qui fournit les produits Millers Oils aux particuliers, garages/ateliers, l'équipes de course et les commerces dans toute la France. La famille de Cara a été impliquée dans les voitures classiques et les courses automobiles pendant de nombreuses années. Cara a passé une grande partie de son enfance à Silverstone et sur d'autres pistes de course au Royaume-Uni. Intérêts: les courses automobile, la photographie, la faune et la flore.