Hints and Tips - Lubrication

From: mmouth
Subject: pre war lubrication
Date: Wed, 5 May 1999

dear all: where does one purchase the correct lubricating oil for pre war MG inbuilt lubrication systems ? I believe they call for SAE 140 non hypoid.

thanks,
mickey
1932 F3 Magna


Date: Wed, 05 May 1999
From: Syd Saperstein
To: mmouth
Subject: Re: pre war lubrication

As you know, I am not a prewar expert on anything but since you are my brother, I feel comfortable in replying. For other 140 applications (steering gear, differential) we have been using the 85-140 multi-vis gear oils on the market today. Valvoline makes one, I think Red-Line makes one too. It is available at most auto supplies in a quart squirt tip bottle. Lets see what the real experts say, though.


From: Bill Tantau
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999
Subject: Re: pre war lubrication
To: mmouth

Hi Mickey,
Restoration Supply Co - 2030 Palisade Dr. Reno NV 98509.
Ph 775-825-5663
FAX 775-825-9330

Tom & Dottie have it all, Lubriplate and Penrite, and lots of cool stuff for old cars.

Bill Tantau


Date: Tue, 11 May 1999
From: Bob Zwart
To: mmouth
Subject: Re: pre war lubrication

Strange you should ask!!!! I was inventorying our supplies for the upcoming Pikes Peak Hill Climb on July 4th(Colorado Springs, Colorado) and I have at least two sources for SAE 140 gear oil.. STA-LUBE API/GL-4 Multipurpose Hypoid Gear Oil in 32 oz. plastic jugs( and larger gallon sizes, I think)come from Sta-Libe Inc., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90224 USA.. RED Line Synthetic 80W140 Gear Oil, exceeds GL-5 and GL-6 Levels "to provide an oil film under high speed and temperature conditions which is 50% higher than petroleum based products" made by RedLine Synethetic Oil Corp., Martinez CA; (415)288-7576. We get these in Racing Shops or some Automotive stores. I hope we can get it also from Mobil 1... They sponser us.....

GOOD LUCK! BOB


From: Bill Tantau
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999
Subject: Re: pre war lubrication
To: Syd Saperstein, mmouth

In a message dated 5/5/99 Syd Saperstein wrote:

<<AS you know, I am not a prewar expert on anything but since you are my brother, I feel comfortable in replying. For other 140 applications (steering gear, differential) we have been using the 85-140 multi-vis gear oils on the market today.>>

TCyd....

Don't you find that as a by product of using 140 wt in your steering it tends to leak? I've been using 600 ("A" Ford stuff) and Restoration Supply has 1000 w and a special steering box lube from Penrite that's 1200w... I'm putting that in my VW conversion.
Cheerz
BT


From: Roger Garnett
Sent: 20 June 1999
Subject: Re: pre war lubrication

As always, catching up on old items... I get my 85-140 oil from the local farm & tractor supply store. Comes in anything from quarts to 5 gallon pails!

rg


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