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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Portenos, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Portenos

    Portenos Formula 3

    Aug 20, 2004
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    15689 went in for it's annual service with Dennison International located in Puyallup WA.
    This time I had the oil and filters replaced along with the coolant and brakes flushed. Other items included replacing the hard and 50 year old wind window seals and engineering a permanent fix to a troubling fuel rail that has had a history of leaks over the years. The solution was to machine a new fitting with 3 extra threads that screws deeper into the carb tops and then epoxy them in place - never to leak again. The cam covers will be pulled and the clearances checked and adjusted as needed followed by weber tuning on the dyno.
    Ciao,
    FGM



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  3. Edward 96GTS

    Edward 96GTS F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
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    50 wt oil instead of 20-50?
     
  4. turbo-joe

    turbo-joe F1 Veteran

    Apr 6, 2008
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    SAE 50 oil - in germany very hard to get meanwhile
     
  5. Edward 96GTS

    Edward 96GTS F1 Veteran

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    those alloy bodies easily get “mechanics dents”
     
  6. Portenos

    Portenos Formula 3

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    For those who insist on a complete warm up of the automobile 50w is the way to go. If one tends to jump in and go, 20-50 is the best choice.
    I for one always allow a complete warm up of the engine and the transaxle. It is amazing how different the car feels after - not only being warmed up - but after 50 to 60 miles. The suspension and steering feel much better, like a new car. I'm sure others have noticed this.
    Ciao,
    FGM
     
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  8. turbo-joe

    turbo-joe F1 Veteran

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    what please has engine oil to do with suspension or steering?
     
  9. Portenos

    Portenos Formula 3

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    None, just making the point regarding warm up not only applies to the engine oil but IMHO to everything else..
    FGM
     
  10. -K1-

    -K1- Formula Junior

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    How much weight do you think the alloy body saves?
     

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