Service for my new 5a

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Service for my new 5a

Post by rebel alliance » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:43 pm

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Post by Nigel Clark » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:47 pm

I have fitted the Burton alloy gear and it runs fairly quietly after bedding in for a few hundred miles.

My SE6A had covered thousands of miles on Halfords Classic 20W50, always with a genuine EFL90 filter. At almost 90k miles now, oil pressure is still good even when very hot.

Accuspark ignition also giving good long term service.

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Post by gordini5 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:54 pm

Welcome to Scimitar ownership :D The previous owner ran my 5a on Castrol Classic 20w50 and I've been running it on Halfords 20w50 along with the MANN W916/1 filter from Graham Walker for the last six years without any trouble. I've used Castrol EP 80w-90 GL4 for the axle.

Lumenition ignition has worked fine for me.

Aswell as replacing the fuel lines its wise to check the fuel line has had the small pin added where the brass tube enters the carb, a Reliant recall, these tubes had a habit of sliding out!

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