Is 20 weight oil the best stuff? I believe the recommendation (and list
concensus) was to use the same weight oil you use in the engine. At one
time, I thought 10 weight oil was the stuff to use. I used that for a while
and somewhere along the way I took the literal meaning of "mineral oil" and
started using the store bought mineral oil in my carbs and shocks (this is
the same stuff used for baby oil except unscented).
And the mineral oil worked great for ten plus years (71BGT, SU carbs) until
I bought my 67BGT. In cold weather, I had problems with the dashpot damper
coming loose or unscrewed on a daily basis. And after a number of
unsuccessful fixes, I replaced the mineral oil with 10-40w oil, same stuff
I use in my engine during the winter months. Problem appeared to be fixed.
So I think its possible to go too thick or too thin with the oil, much
depending on weather and condition of the carbs.
At 03:16 PM 9/22/2002 -0400, Mike Janacek wrote:
> > I believe I remember that I should be putting 20 weight oil in the
> > in my carbs on my 69 BGT. When I went to the local auto parts store and
> > asked for "20 weight oil" I got a blank stare and a "I don't know."
> > Should I just get 20 weight regular engine oil? What exactly am I looking
> > for?
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