I use Brad Penn 20/50 racing oil all my Triumphs, 3, 4 and 6.
All engines have been rebuilt with hardened exhaust seats in the head.
I add a small bottle of ZDDP additive every oil change. I get the stuff
I use a GL4 80w oil in the gearbox and rear end from Napa. The steering
box gets penrite. Radiator gets 50/50 Prestone. I mix the anti freeze
myself using distilled H20 from a local drug store. Gas is the midgrade
89 octane. Grease is high temp with moly. I also have silicone brake
fluid in the 4 and 6. Std DOT 4 in the 3. If I ever have to rebuild the
hydraulics in the 3, it will get DOT 5 also.
All cars run and drive just great with no issues. Start right up every
On 12/01/2011 11:03 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> My 1961 TR3 is finally roadworthy-oil leaks are minimal-no funky smells-or
> strange smoke. The carburetors have been rebuilt and are functioning...The car
> starts/stops, shifts smoothly and drives. It looks great from 20 feet.
> I need advice on the proper lubricants/fluids/additives it will need to keep
> frustration to a minimum. The cylinder head has not been rebuilt...so valves
> are original..
> Engine oil...gearbox....rear axle...grease fittings...steering box....radiator
> antifreeze.....gas...lead substitute...etc. etc. are areas were I need
> Gary DeWine
> Cleveland, Ohio
> 1961 TR3A