Re: [Geared_hub_bikes] Re: The need for oil changes
- I was a happy day when my last British Leyand car left the property.
At 12:17 AM 6/18/2012, you wrote:
>English motorcycles leaked too. I had a 1967
>Triumph Bonneville which I bought new. I
>remember British bike dealers who had drip pans
>under every new bike on the showroom floor and
>you could see that they were needed! Combine the
>leaks with Lucas electrics and Smiths
>instruments and you had a classic example of
>vehicle unreliability. The British motor
>industry in the USA was not killed by competition, it committed suicide.
>As I recall the Road & Track worst owners survey
>they ever did was the Rover 2000 TC. Over 20
>problem areas, about 8 major including numerous engine total fatalities.
>"Paulos, Richard G" <rick-paulos@...> wrote:
> > That stuff was the worst. I bought a case for
> my British cars. Mistake. As some of you know
> English cars leak. Everything and anywhere. The
> oil that leaks underneath coats the underside
> of the body and is referred to as English rust
> proofing. Oil rust proofing isn't bad compared
> to replacing all the seals and facing more rust.
> > My first Arco Graphite problem was the new
> leak at the back of the oil pressure gauge on
> the dash. Drip, drip, right on a new pair of
> white slacks on the way to a wedding. I could
> feel the hot oil soaking thru the pants but by
> then it was too late. I think once heated it
> was much thinner than normal oil so it would leak out more easily.
> > Next was my parents banishing the cars from
> the driveway and street in front of house. Arco
> Graphite really stains. Everything.
> > Next was the cans leaked out all over my
> mom's basement. The cans were paper with tin
> ends like most oils in the 1970s and before.
> What kind of oil doesn't prevent rust? Arco
> Graphite. 30 years later and the basement floor
> is still black in that corner. The rest got tossed way back then.
> > Rick
> > ________________________________________
> > From:
> on behalf of David Dannenberg [ddannenberg@...]
> > Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2012 10:51 AM
> > To:
> > Subject: [Geared_hub_bikes] Re: The need for oil changes
> > I used to use Arcographite motor oil. Always
> looked like the vehicle was 100,000 miles overdue for an oil change!