Just a note on the alternator conversion. I put in a pair of modern
headlights in my 3. They are extremely bright at idle and the dash light
stays off, indicating adequate charging. My generator is an NOS one and puts
out the specified charge. My NOS regulator needed to be adjusted. Just
curious if your gen and reg are performing properly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 09:06 PM
Subject: [TR] Winter Storage Oil Change
> I did some reading some years back on oil differences between standard and
> synthetic. The research pointed out that one of the damaging features of
> standard oil was its propensity to accept acids from combustion, and that
> these acids react with and deteriorate engine metals.
> ...So, it would seem to make logical sense (ahah, I am therefore already
> trouble!) to change old oil out BEFORE storing for winter, rather than
> to do an oil change in the spring. ...Er, wouldn't it? ...Or would the
> freshly changed oil lose lubrication properties simply by sitting all
> (I'll be changing to synthetic, having broken in the engine now.)
> This seems so innane a question. Still, where else could one raise a
> like this, than the List?
> Thank you everyone.
> Terry Smith, '59 TR3A
> New Hampshire (Man this car runs sweet. Smooth acceleration, quick
> to the pedal, steering like a KW semi but zippered to the road. After 3
> half years of sweat, it's a new car, and acts like one. ...Although, I
> be doing the alternator conversion next spring after having to charge the
> battery after a couple of weeks of driving this month in the dark to and
> work with the headlamps on.)
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