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Re: More Dirty Engine Flushing

To: Trevor Boicey <>
Subject: Re: More Dirty Engine Flushing
From: fred thomas <>
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:10:16 -0800
Cc: triumphs@Autox.Team.Net
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Trevor Boicey wrote:
> wrote:
> > This is true for most of us, but what about those of us who are lucky enough
> > to find an old car that has been stored in some old barn for many years, but
> > still in good condition? What precautions should these lucky folks take?
>   Well, I guess I could use a history lesson here. When did
> detergent oils become "the norm"?
>   I was under the impression that it was a very long time
> ago, and therefore that the odds of getting a Triumph that
> had never seen it would be very very high.
>   Any rough idea of the decade this came in?
> --
> Trevor Boicey
> Ottawa, Canada

Trevor, started in the 40'S and became the norm in the late 50'S, 
non-detergent oil has not been available other than straight 30 wt.for a 
number of years now. I have also had thoughts about this thread as almost 
all of these cars are detergent oil from day one.

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