How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Doug C. Your Own Question
Doug C.
Doug C., ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 8608
Experience:  ASE Certified Technician
21364095
Type Your Car Question Here...
Doug C. is online now

What engine oil do you recommend standard 6 cylinder

Customer Question

Hi
What engine oil do you recommend for 1926 standard 6 cylinder buick,I use steam oil for gearbox
Regards
pat
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I'm Shantal and I'm a moderator for this topic.
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I was checking to see if you had already found your answer or if you still need assistance from one of the Professionals.
Please let me know if you wish to continue waiting or if you would like for us to close your question?
Thank you,
Shantal
Expert:  Doug C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, For this old of a vehicle you would want to stick with a straight-weight oil specifically formulated for the era... I would not recommend using an off the shelf modern oil due to the energy conserving additives etc that are in use to take advantage of the more modern tighter tolerance engines. You would want to stick with a SAE30, SAE40 or SAE50 weight oil appropriate for your local climate, and of course one engineered for the era... usually identified as "pre-war" engines or some manufacturers will group them under "pre-1940's" or similar.I use a special Castrol vintage oil which I believe is labeled as "classic pre-50's" or something along those lines. It is special order from my local parts house which is a bit of a pain as it takes a week to get usually, but I have not had any issues with it at all.