When I had my BJ8 engine rebuilt in 01, I added synthetic. No
leaks---really----but---------I found the synthetic caused a delay---yes a
delay--in lubrication upon starting which caused a distinct engine knock till
the oil was fully distributed. Makes no sense, since it it "more slippery",
but that is how it reacted in my car. Took it out, added Val 20/50 VR1 racing
oil and never any more knocking upon starting.
> From: "Mr. Bill" <email@example.com>
> Date: 2008/07/27 Sun AM 01:13:41 EDT
> To: healeys <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] synthetic oils
> The same happened to a friend of mine in his early BN1 #484. Years ago
> he did an oil change to Mobile 1. He got up the next morning to find it
> all over his garage floor. That was enough for me to stay with Dino Oil.
> He's on this List. Maybe he'll chime in now with the whole story.
> Bill Barnett
> James Shope wrote:
> > has anyone other than me had any problem using synthetic oils and having all
> > the seals and gaskets start to leak. modern cars are designed for
> > but my old healey was not happy with synthetic oil. BTW, i had no leaks i
> > bn6 trans until i put in redline and now it is oozing. could be
> > or not. anyone else notice this? healeymanjim.
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