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Re: engine oil

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: engine oil
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 11:53:56 -0700
Word on the street is Aubrey Schneider said:
> I located that excellent study on oil filters but have been unable to
> find what make of engine oil to use. I seem to recall that Castrol was
> the brand but which one.........?

Castrol GTX 20W50 seems to be a favourite.

> I am aware of the 20/50 for both engine & transmission, so no problems
> there.
> I also want to try & replenish the oil on the front shocks. I bought one
> of those old fashioned oil cans with the long spout but I don't where to
> fill the shock.

On the front shocks, you undo the hex head bolt that is mounted
horizontally pointing out towards you, near the top of the shock,
between the arms.

On the rear shocks, you undo the hex head bolt from inside the car, you
have to lift the carpet between the battery bins and the wheel well and
there will be a cutout hole.

You can pour into the rears, but you will need an oil can with a pump
mechanism, or a syringe to fill the fronts.


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