You don't want to run Mobil 1 in a newly overhauled engine. The stuff
lubricates so well your piston rings won't seat in properly. I used Walmart
30W for break-in, then switched to Mobil 1.
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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: mobil 1
> Hi all,
> My humble thoughts:
> if I had a newly rebuilt engine I'd use a fully synthetic oil like Mobil
> For an average engine i.e fairly worn and probably some sludge in there
> a good quality mineral oil is fine. I have always used Castrol GTX 15w/50
> all my vehicles with oil changes every 3000 miles and a filter change
> 6000. I steer clear of really cheap 'supermarket special' oils as I have
> some sludgy top ends due to this, though in fairness even these cheapos
> probably better than the oils available when the cars were new.
> BTW, I must be unique in the world. I have driven LBC's here in the UK for
> years, all with Lucas electrics, and I have never had a problem that
> down to poor maintenance! If you want really bad electrics buy a Citroen.
> love CX's but the electrics finally made my hair fall out (well, not
> but you know what I mean).
> 1977 Triumph 2500S
> 1971 Morris Minor saloon
> 1968 Morris Minor van
> 1971 Rover 2000sc
> (all daily drivers)