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Re: Oil change cards / This is what I meant.

To: Max Heim <>, MG List <>
Subject: Re: Oil change cards / This is what I meant.
From: Hans Duinhoven <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 21:24:07 +0200
Sorry Bert,

I threw all my old ones away.
Will dig into the oldest family car here (1987 Galant) and see what to find.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Max Heim" <>
To: "MG List" <>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: Oil change cards / This is what I meant.

> Thanks for the very clear description. The reason I didn't recognize the
> term is probably because I've never seen an example of that particular
> format. In the western US, at least, this function would be filled by a
> sticker, usually placed on the door jamb (where it is out of sight), or 
> more
> recently, on the corner of the windshield.
> I suppose these cards are commonly used in Europe.
> on 7/24/05 4:07 AM, Bert Palte at wrote:
>> At 03:38 24/07/05, you wrote:
>>> on 7/23/05 12:06 PM, Bert Palte at wrote:
>>>> I am trying to find examples of oil change cards of the 70s/80s, 
>>>> possibly
>>> OK, I'll bite. what is an oil change card?
>> Sorry guys, English is not my first language.
>> What I mean is a small tag, probably about 40 x 80 mm (1.5 inch by 3
>> inches) or so with e.g. a 6 mm (1/4 in.) hole in them,
>> dangling from e.g. the direction indicator stalk or the choke control 
>> knob
>> of your car using a small piece of rope,
>> the rope usually being white, red or green.
>> This is a preprinted card, issued by an oil company, usually rubber 
>> stamped
>> with name and address of the
>> car dealer who puts it in your car after a lube job.
>> Then, a ball point is used to record  e.g. (1) date of last oil
>> change,  (2) mileage of last oil change, (3) (mileage) when next oil
>> change  is due, (4) type of oil to be used.
>> I hope I have made it somewhat clearer now.  What is the correct
>> description in English?
>> Bert
>> Holland, Europe
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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