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Yesterday afternoon we changed the oil in mine B"s. We were walk to use some Vavoline VR1 oil us stored in one outside building but the darn ingredient was nearly lumpy coming out of the bottle. We did have an unusually cold winter right here in Virginia yet this is the first time this has actually happened.Can oil freeze or what to be wrong with it ?? five we didn"t usage it -- I had bought some much more just this mainly on revenue at Autozone ( 50% turn off ) and also we offered that. Your revolve
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"1964 MGB" (Kirby) All initial pull take care of MGB, 3 main, v overdrive, yet a day-to-day driver through all the dents and dings to prove that -- titled in 1965~~"1980 MGB" (Robbie) even though it"s a RB that does have actually overdrive, a Weber Carb, and also is my favorite MGB. We have logged countless happy miles with each other ~~
ns no oil expert but oil walk get very viscous in cold weather and may appear lumpy--some one an ext knowledgeable will certainly chime in im sure---
correct oil will certainly freeze at around 10-15 degrees. But I never heard of it being lumpy after the warmed up. I used to work for a coal piece mining agency ( northeast Pa.) some of our oil was stored exterior when room was limited. As soon as it was put inside and warmed increase it was ok. We also did oil analysis on the supplied oil and never heard of any type of issues associated with freeze.

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Not certain what VR 1 is,but if you usage a man-made oil,you NEVER have actually a circulation problem,especially whereby you males are.That"s the main advantage,flows fine in ~ minus 40 and also won"t cake up as soon as the going it s okay hot.
Not also in Minnesota in January, yet it certain will obtain thick and also extremely slow-moving to pour. Naomi, let the oil warm up and also shake the up an excellent and view if it looks perfectly normal.Early 1974 MGB with OD, SU HIF"s, 72 speak chrome WW"s, Schlemmer distributor, DuBois fuel pump, Limey"s relays, Gerry"s shaft kit.

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In reply to a article by dickmoritz Don"t believe everything you review on the Internet.The Wikipedia info cited is not correct. Because that instance, the freezing point of pure antifreeze (ethylene glycol, i m sorry is the traditional and also most common antifreeze) is +10 levels F (-12 levels C).And if you don"t think me, you can look it up on the Internet... Dick Moritz
I agree with the "don"t believe everything ~ above the internet" but must include some details on the ethylene glycol.Ethylene glycol by itself is no a great antifreeze. It should be blended with water to provide a lower freezing point.I have always been taught the a 50/50 mix would be an excellent to about negative 30F.Just my 2 cents.If girlfriend don"t know where you room going, you can wind up someplace else.
precisely right, Gregg. Around -34 F, actually. And also a 50/50 mixture additionally raises the boiling allude compared v pure water, to about 225 F. Interestingly, while pure ethylene glycol freezes at a higher temperature than a 50/50 mixture, enhancing the concentration of antifreeze past that proceeds to advanced the cook point, and pure ethylene glycol actually boils at about 385 F. That"s why a 50/50 mixture is useful in the summer and also in the winter. It help to save the coolant indigenous boiling within your cooling system. The boiling allude of the coolant is also raised through the pressurization that the system, making use of a pressure cap on the radiator. Each lb of push raises the boiling point of the coolant by approximately 3 levels F. So if you begin with a 50/50 mix that will boil at about 225 F, and add a 7 pound radiator cap, 7x3=21, 225+21 =246, so her coolant can actually reach almost that suggest without actually boiling within the system. And while you"d certainly never want the coolant to get that hot for are afraid of damages to the engine, local warm spots in the engine deserve to be lot hotter 보다 the analysis on your temperature gauge.And (here"s the OSHA-required safety warning...), this is why you should never remove the radiator cap on a hot engine. If you did, you would shed the pressurization, lose the extra 21 degrees of boil-over protection, and, in ~ atmospheric pressure, the super-heated coolant in the system instantly boils, through the potential come literally explode in her face and also give you that seriously-sunburned look.This have to all be true -- it"s on the Internet...Dick MoritzErrabundi Saepe, Semper Certi(Often wrong, but constantly certain)