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 Posted: 02-03-2015 09:29 pm
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Eurico
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We live in Germany and I have some difficulties in relation to several specifications and needed fluids.
I would like to make several Troubleshootings Prior starting the Project and there begins possible mistakes which I would like to prevent, under and with your experts help.
 Which engine oil do you use. I think it should be 20W50, but can you recommend a brand/make? Do I will need any additives.
Which gearbox oil do you use? Which spec? I have the 4 Speed gearbox installed. Please advise also suitable make.
Further, I would like to change the oil from the diff. Which one you recomend? Any spec and make/brand?
I have plenty gallons of D.O.T. 4 brake fluid, can I use it for the Healey or should I use D.O.T 3 brake fluid?
Last but not least, We just are able to use the 98 octane gasoline. Do I Need to use any additive in the tank for the fuel supply?
Many Thanks in advance,
Eurico
 
 

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 Posted: 02-04-2015 02:36 am
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Welcome to the message board Eurico.
The engine oil should be 20w50 with the zinc/ phosphorus, ZDDP for older engines. I use Valvoline VR1 but don't know if it's available in Europe. 4 stroke motorcycle oil will also work.
The 4 speed gearbox also uses the 20w50 engine oil or synthetic Redline brand MTL. Other brands will work fine.
The diff uses 75w90 hypoid gear oil. Synthetic is ok.
I have had good luck with Dot 4 synthetic brake fluid.
The pent roof 4 valve head is not sensitive to octane. You should not need any fuel additive. This engine can easily run 11:1 compression on pump gas.
Cheers, Kurt

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 Posted: 02-04-2015 06:48 am
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Many thanks for the quick reply.
Eurico

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 Posted: 02-04-2015 06:12 pm
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In addition to our "moderator's" recommendations, I woujld also add (4 speed only) Dow CVorning "M" Gear guard to the transmission and differential. 10% is what's called for which is about 5-6 ounces for the Tm. and 2-3 for the diff.

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 Posted: 02-04-2015 06:33 pm
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Eurico
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Thanks a lot.
Do you use also Valvoline VR1 engine oil?
I was today at our local dealer for us Parts where I usually by the parts for my Chevy.
And they like me never had heared about 20w50 engine oil in the TM.

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 Posted: 02-04-2015 07:14 pm
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I use whatever high grade is available; sorry, can't help you much with that but I don't think it will greatly affect the engine

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 Posted: 02-04-2015 07:18 pm
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Thanks, I have no doubt that it will affect the engine.
I just wanted to be sure in regards to the TM. And the V1 is hard to get where I live. How ever, it will work. 😃

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