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CAR care specialist Comma have launched a new range of oils engineered to help maintain the quarter of a million classic cars on the road in the UK.

Comma's Classic Engine Oil range will comprise a Classic 30, Classic 40 and Classic 20w50 attractively packaged in five-litre 1950s-style tin.

With the country's classic motors estimated to be worth at least pounds 2.5billion, the specially-formulated lubricants lubricants

preparations for the lubrication of passages to reduce frictional injury, e.g. oily preparations, including petroleum jelly, lanolin or water-soluble preparations such as methyl cellulose.
 are ideal for cars built in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

Modern engine oil is too thin in viscosity for classic cars and the additives used in modern lubricants can corrode cor·rode  
v. cor·rod·ed, cor·rod·ing, cor·rodes
1. To destroy a metal or alloy gradually, especially by oxidation or chemical action: acid corroding metal.
 materials used in older head gaskets Noun 1. head gasket - a gasket to seal a cylinder head
gasket - seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint
, such as leather, cork and felt.

In addition, detergent detergent (dētûr`jənt, dĭ–), substance that aids in the removal of dirt. Detergents act mainly on the oily films that trap dirt particles.  additives in modern oil can cause a lack of compression in classic engines and, although contemporary oil offers better protection in cold weather, most classic vehicles are driven in spring and summer, with over 70 per cent of historic vehicles travelling less than 900 miles per year.

For further information, and to find your nearest stockist stock·ist  
n. Chiefly British
A commercial retailer or wholesaler that stocks merchandise.


Commerce Brit a dealer who stocks a particular product

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 24, 2007
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