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Austin 1300 - BMC Aseries oil

Hello, ive just purchased a 1972 austin 1300 to import to cyprus. I was wondering what oil i should use in it? bearing in mind the high temps here in Cyprus in summer 40 degrees is common in summer with winter around 6 degrees. Any advice welcolm.

Asked on 7 December 2017 by lancman

Tags: winter tyres

4 answers

elekie&a/c doctor    on 9 December 2017

Stick with the recommended 20/50 oil.Remember this oil also provides lubrication for the gearbox.

Andrew Greening    on 23 January 2019

Contact Classic Oils Ltd at Bicester Heritage on 01869 227062 ( 0044 ) if outside UK and they will be able to advise you as to the correct Grade of oil in High ambient temperature operation such as yours

RaineMan    on 3 March 2019

I would suggest contacting Millers Oils as they have a large classic range. There is a 20/50 specifically for when engines and gearboxes share the same oil. There is also a high performance version for classic Minis, CTV 20W50, that might be suitable for high summer. Also think about fitting an oil cooler - a Mini specialist should be able to advise you.

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