Conquest chassis oil

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Phillmore
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Conquest chassis oil

Post by Phillmore » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:56 am

Does the oil need to be "EP"90 or will any 90 grade do?
Andy

1954 Conquest Mk1, 1956 Conquest Mk2, 1957 Conquest Century Mk2, 1955 Austin A90 Westminster

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Re: Conquest chassis oil

Post by grahamemmett » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:24 pm

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Re: Conquest chassis oil

Post by Bob Frisby » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:58 pm

This is for the self (automatic) lubrication system, right??

My theory is to use the thickest stuff that will flow, so as to minimize the amount of oil used. So I use a motor oil additive called STP, or the equivalent "Motor Honey". Yes it's about as thick and sticky as honey.

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Re: Conquest chassis oil

Post by Phillmore » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:59 pm

Thanks all. I will use the cheaper standard 90 grade and keep the more pricey EP for the diff.
Andy

1954 Conquest Mk1, 1956 Conquest Mk2, 1957 Conquest Century Mk2, 1955 Austin A90 Westminster

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Re: Conquest chassis oil

Post by NickDeAth » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:03 pm

An alarm bell rang when you put EP for the diff. I don't know Conquests but I do know the older models use straight 90. Perhaps someone who knows c Conquests could clarify.

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Re: Conquest chassis oil

Post by Phillmore » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:25 am

I believe the Conquest is ok with EP unlike some of the earlier Daimler difs.
Andy

1954 Conquest Mk1, 1956 Conquest Mk2, 1957 Conquest Century Mk2, 1955 Austin A90 Westminster

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Re: Conquest chassis oil

Post by theoldman » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:06 am

Yes, Andy, you need EP for the Conquest as it has a "modern" axle. 80 or 90 will do fine.
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