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The ideal product for every
Modern engine design is driven by the need to reduce emissions
consumption. One of the solutions is to reduce the
viscosity of the engine oil. The effect of these thinner oils in
older engines can be disastrous. Modern additives offer very high
levels of protection and it is the quality of this additive package
that gives this performance. These additive packages can be used to
great benefit in formulations for older engines. Millers use these
modern additives in period formulations for the Classic
Engine oils can be separated into the following
category/age definitions to help the vehicle owner decide which is
the ideal lubricant for their application.
Non detergent mono grades
These oils are suited to veteran and vintage cars manufactured
Many such vehicles did not have any sophisticated
form of filtration and the engines were designed to allow the oil to
deposit the products of combustion in ledges in the crankcase. As a
result, frequent oil changes and engine rebuilds were the norm. The
Miller and Penrite range is a superior oil to the original specified
lubricants i.e. without dispersants/detergents to solubilise any
deposits. It contains modern additives that reduces wear and
prevents oxidation and rusting.
Mono grades with detergents
These oils are suited to veteran and vintage vehicles where a
mono grade is required and the owner is confident that there is no
dirt and products of combustion collected in the crankcase. i.e. the
engine has been reconditioned recently. Vehicles built during the
period 1940 to early 1960s with superior oil filtration systems were
designed to run on mono grade oils with some detergent/dispersant
additives. The dispersant additives in the oil will collect the
products of combustion and hold it in suspension within the oil
whilst the detergent and sophisticated additive
package will also
offer protection levels similar to a modern oil. However it may
still be necessary to use a lower viscosity oil in cold weather and
a higher viscosity in warmer weather (typically SAE30 for winter and
SAE40 for Summer).
CLASSIC 20w50 Mineral
Classic grade mineral oils were introduced in the early 1960s and
solved the problem of using a different grade in summer versus
winter. Multi grade oils consist of relatively light base oils with
the addition of viscosity modifiers (VIs) to produce a high
viscosity reading at 100 degrees centigrade. VI's consist of long
chain polymeric materials that coil up tightly at cold temperatures
and uncoil (and take up more volume) at high temperatures thereby
increasing the viscosity of the base oil. This gives the oil the
characteristic of a thin oil at low temperatures and a thicker oil
at high temperatures.
is an all mineral high quality SAE 20W50 oil with a modern additive
CLASSIC SPORT 20w50 Semi synthetic
The synthetic technology in SAE20W50 viscometrics to produce the
highest quality classic multi grade. Synthetics have superior cold
flow characteristics, lower volatility, higher resistance to
oxidation, and higher temperature capability than mineral oils.
20W50 is the ultimate engine oil formulation for your classic
engine. Classic Sport offers ultimate protection in arduous
conditions and has been proven in historic racing and rallying over
Classic Trans M 20w50 mineral
This unique oil is formulated for 1960's and onwards engines
where the engine and transmission share a common lubricant. It is
the ideal lubricant for Minis and classic bikes where the clutch
runs in engine oil. The additive package protects ball, roller and
needle bearings found in the gearbox and provides EP protection
levels higher than conventional engine oil and equal to the
typically specified API GL-4 for gearboxes.
Classic Trans M Sport 20w50
This is the semi synthetic version of Classic Trans M 20w50 and
offers all the benefits associated with Classic Sport 20w50.
Note: Multi grade oils are NOT recommended for
engines which employ roller-bearing crankshafts
Why is an oil change necessary?
Engine oils The good characteristics of a
new oil decrease on the one hand with increasing age (time factor)
and on the other hand with each put back
kilometer (Abrasion-Factor). It builds condensation water by the
variations in temperature in the engine, dilution oil with gasoline
condensate, oxygen oxidation, pressure and shear loads etc. make to
the oil more difficult it to fulfill its tasks reliably and to
prevent damage to construction units and camps. For these reasons it
is very important to change the oil and the oil filter once in the
year or with reaching the prescribed number of kilometers. Even if
the vehicle is moved
not very often or and in a "dry" garage is located, the quality of
the oil decreases. By the humidity and the oxygen, which are always
present in our breathing air, an aging in such a way specified
(oxidation) takes place. This reduces chemical stability and the
corrosion prevention properties of the oil.
Standard-, Automatic-Transmission and Axle oils
The aging process of these oils runs similarly that of an
engine oil. The contamination due to chemical reactions is
substantially smaller, however ensure the extremely high teeth
profile pressures, which develop between the gear wheels (shearing
stress), for a strong line clearing of these oils. Therefore here a
transmission oil changing is recommended every 3 - 4 years. With
transmissions with overdrive, because of the additional abrasion of
the Overdrive clutch, an additional Overdrive filter change or
cleaning is recommended. When is the correct time to the oil change?
The optimal time to the oil change with oldtimer vehicles is before
wintering the vehicle, thus toward end of the autumn. There are
several reasons that speaks for it
· New oil protects the engine better against internal
· The new oil contains fewer
By the still fully intact Antioxidanten the aging of the
unused oil is substantially
Used oil is strongly interspersed with gasoline arrears.
Develop acids, which are responsible for
reactions at the engine construction
Result: Who wants to protect its engine on a
long-term basis, the oil at the end of the driving season replaces.
The summer dresses are also not stored dirtily over the winter.
How many kilometers up to the next oil change?
With most vehicles from the 30'er to 50'er years by the
manufacturer was prescribed to wait between 1'600 to 2'400 kilometer
or 1'000 to 1'500 miles the vehicle. Starting from the 60'er years,
particularly owing to the multis-grade oil arisen at that time, the
intervals up to 5'000 kilometer or 3'000 miles were increased.
Starting from end of the 70'er years came the first vehicles with up
to 10'000 km oil change interval. However already at that time, as
also still today required of most vehicle manufacturers that in the
minimum once in the year the oil and the oil filter are changed,
independently of whether the maximum number of kilometers was
reached or not.