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Source for Duckmans Q-Classic 20W50 in USA

PostPost by: js43lotus » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:13 pm

Looking for a USA source for Duckhams oil for my '67 Elan+2. I see it for sale on Ebay-UK, but the cost to ship would be excessive. Anyone found a source?

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PostPost by: elan_fan » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:54 am

Don't bother, you have got a ready supply of Valvoline 20/50 Racing which is much better.

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PostPost by: elan_fan » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:46 pm

Can't help you with a supllier in the US but if you really have to have some then what about

http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/rimmer/rove ... ine/access

its about half way down the page

order 4 and sell 2 on ebay in the US.

p.s. its not green any more.

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:42 pm

elan_fan wrote:p.s. its not green any more.


Mine bought earlier in the year is green.

I wonder if Castrol are simply repackaging GTX and selling it under the Duckhams brand?

Authentic Duckhams was always a better oil than GTX and certainly better at holding a decent oil pressure in older British engines. I can remember a Triumph Spit' in particular which had alarming oil pressure on GTX but was fine with Duckhams ........ no idea why.

I know the classic British bike fraternity are very fond of Duckhams.

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PostPost by: peterako » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:28 pm

My Duckhams has not been Green for the past year or so.

Could have written that better....NO it's not black, and YES I do change it regularly.

It's just common or garden oil coloured now....nearly treakle coloured....or thick whiskey coloured....Hmmmmm whiskey.... :D

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PostPost by: Alasdair » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:39 pm

An Inginear with humor?

And, Shell Rotella 15-40 or equivalent.

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:19 pm

Why Duckhams ? Are you looking for more ZDDP and or to avoid the new API service ratings ? - If so there are other more cost effective routes than to import Duckhams.
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PostPost by: oldokie » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:55 pm

I found this to be interesting, having had very good luck with Valvoline Racing Oils over the years.... http://www.roushperformance.com/news.cg ... ry&sid=234
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