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|7th November 2010, 11:26||#1|
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Camshaft failures in older sports cars in the US : reason : new gen. engine oils?
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It seems many older sports cars ( e.g., Lotus Esprit and so on of the 1980s) have suffered from camshaft failures, sometimes within a few hundred miles of new engine build.
This article sourced from The Economist* (latest edition) attempts to explain. The source of the problem seems to be the low viscosity modern engine oils. Makes fascinating reading.
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Regards, drive safe (protect your engine a la Jenson Button!)
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