Despite the advances in engine and lubrication technology, basic maintenance is still essential.
That means buying a high-quality oil of the correct type and viscosity and changing it and the filter regularly
by RALPH WINFIELD
Both engine and lubrication technology have advanced significantly in the last 50 years. Many of you, including myself, will remember when you changed the car or other engine oil at the equivalent of “1,000-mile” intervals. The reason was that the “mineral oil” of the day was carrying all the contaminants that it was capable of holding, and sludge was starting to form and build in the engine.