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Old 7th November 2010, 11:26   #1
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Default 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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