Trevor Boicey wrote:
> DANMAS@aol.com 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.