Jump to content

V8 on carbs...oil choice


Recommended Posts

I have some old Castrol R going spare from previous racing days and wondered if it would do the V8 any harm.

It is the carb one and an '84 model so if I give it a good flush out what do ya recon ? it would save buying some for the time being and I could charge people to sniff my exhaust. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What rating is it? V8s like good old fashioned treacly 20W50, anything thinner makes them sound like a bag of nails. They shove it round in volume at low pressure so the thicker the better! :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Put a small cupful in a tank of petrol. Did it for years on motorbikes just for the smell. Ah! Memories!

Don't overdo it though 'cos (in theory) it will weaken the mixture. (Think you'd need to use a hell of a lot to do that though)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Put a small cupful in a tank of petrol. Did it for years on motorbikes just for the smell. Ah! Memories!

Don't overdo it though 'cos (in theory) it will weaken the mixture. (Think you'd need to use a hell of a lot to do that though)

Used to do that with my Ariel Arrow (two stroke twin), especially after a day at Oulton Park :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy