Engine oil and antifreeze

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#1 Engine oil and antifreeze

Post by Chuckp » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:10 am

Looking for suggestions on engine oil. I’ve seen everything from diesel 15w40,15w40 synthetic blend and 15w40 std oil suggested. Various other weights also suggested. Same question for antifreeze.

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#2 Re: Engine oil and antifreeze

Post by SESH » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am

Personally I would use 20W50 Valvoline VR1 Mineral Racing Oil.
Anti Freeze would be Bluecol 2 Year (Blue). Mixed 50/50 with distilled water.
Mike
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#3 Re: Engine oil and antifreeze

Post by 71 V12 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:42 pm

SESH wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am
Personally I would use 20W50 Valvoline VR1 Mineral Racing Oil.
Anti Freeze would be Bluecol 2 Year (Blue). Mixed 50/50 with distilled water.
Mike
+1 for both suggestions

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#4 Re: Engine oil and antifreeze

Post by Ole-xke1974 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:57 am

I use Mobil1 full synthetic with high zinc content, but looking for a mineral oil with the same high zinc content. (sybthetic supposedly causes more oil leaks than mineral oil, so I'll give it a try)
For coolant, Evans waterless. Saved my engine on one occasion when the fans stopped working while 20 minutes in standing traffic.
1974 SIII E-Type w. XJ S2 4sp w. O/D

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#5 Re: Engine oil and antifreeze

Post by Ole-xke1974 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:06 pm

SESH wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am
Personally I would use 20W50 Valvoline VR1 Mineral Racing Oil.

Mike
Thanks for that tip !
1974 SIII E-Type w. XJ S2 4sp w. O/D

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#6 Re: Engine oil and antifreeze

Post by Mephistopheles » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:12 pm

Dear all,
Jaguar recommended several engine oils (See picture below: extract from E Type V 12 workshop manual). Duckham Classic Q20W-50 is still available and it contains zinc based additives (might be of interest for Ole). My E Type engine is filled with Castrol Classic XL 20W-50.
I use silicate based anti freeze Glysantin G48, 50% diluted with distilled water.
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Holger
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