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Author Topic: 2000 Coupe - oil  (Read 991 times)
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Lindsay
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« on: 07 April, 2009, 06:40:51 AM »

Handbook says 5w/40 for the 1972 Coupe. Is a 5w/40 of 1972 the same viscosity as a 5w/40 of today. I had assumed it would run 20/50. Bought some 5w/40 for it but very unsure this is a good idea.

Any opinons?
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« Reply #1 on: 11 April, 2009, 09:37:44 AM »

Hi Lindsay,
According to my mate Alan Cooper who had/has a Flavia 2000HF Coupe, Don't do it!

"My experience with a 2000HF was that 5W is way too thin caused hot start knocking I think Lancia actually recommended 10w40 but allowing for a bit of age and wear I would guess 15W50 may well be better. The 2000 seems prone to oil supply problems at start up more so than a fulvia, presumably due to the engine layout. It is also important that you use a good quality filter such as technocar (if they are still available) I'm not sure that anyone else still does a specific filter for fulvia/flavia fram used to do one (ph2803-2 if memory serves me right) but I'm sure it's discontinued a non-drain bowl is critical, in the event that you do get knocking at hot start try changing to a different filter make."

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Lindsay
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« Reply #2 on: 14 April, 2009, 06:27:14 PM »

Hi Brian, have done a change with 20/50, which is what the consortium chaps recommend. Car now has new brakes, new leads, plugs, filters etc. Doesn't idle worth a damn, so that is the next trick to sort - then it is off to the MOT station. If it passes, then will take the summer to get confidence in it and see it reasonably reliable. Then comes the bodywork....
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« Reply #3 on: 15 April, 2009, 01:02:31 AM »

Keep up the good work!

Hope to see it one day.

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