Oil: It's the lifeblood of your classic's engine, and one of the best proactive vehicle maintenance procedures. Clean, healthy oil is vital to ensure proper lubrication of your engine's moving parts. It also provides cooling, and prevents wear on parts such as the pistons, cylinder walls, valvetrain, crankshaft, bearings, and rods. Change it regularly and you'll likely be rewarded with an engine that is smooth running and long lasting. We know of a great example of such dedicated maintenance: an original owner of a 1970 Buick Wildcat convertible has logged over 500,000 miles on the car without a major engine rebuild.
And if you don't perform regular oil changes, you can expect lengthy repairs and a sizeable hole in your wallet. Many cars we come across for sale in the classifieds need engine work; they are often the result of neglected maintenance and infrequent oil changes. Problems such as valve sealing, worn piston rings, excessive oil consumption, and blow-by are a direct result of this
Published Dec 7th, 2015
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