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Recommended Lubricants

We are often being asked which oils and lubricants are recommended for the Silver Shadow and Bentley T range of cars. So we have copied the Approved Lubricants page from the service handbook of a 1974 Silver Shadow. We trust that you find this page useful.

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#Engine, #Carburetter Dampers,
Hand Oiling Points
BP Super
Visco-static
20W/50
10W/50
10W/40
10W/30
Castrol GTX
Castrolite
10W/30
UNIFLO Mobiloil Super
10W/50
10W/40
Shell Super Motor Oil
(20W/50)
Shell Super Motor Oil
(10W/50)
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*Torque Converter Transmission,
*Steering Pump,
*Steering Idler Box Damper
BP Autran
DX (Dexron)
Castrol TQ
Dexron
Esso Automatic
Transmission
Fluid (Dexron)
Mobil ATF
220 (Dexron)
Shell Automatic
Transmission
Fluid Dexron
Texamatic
Fluid 6673
Final Drive Unit, Drive-shaft Ball
and Trunnion Joints
BP Gear Oil
SAE 90 EP
Castrol Hypoy
90 or Castrol
Hypoy B
Esso Gear Oil
GX 85W/140
or GX 90
Mobilube
HD 90
Shell Spirax
90 EP
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Front and Rear Hubs, Drive-shaft
Outer Universal Joints
BP
Energrease
L2
Castrol LM
Grease
Esso
Multi-purpose
Grease H
Mobilgrease
MP
~Shell
Retinax A
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Height Control Valve Operating
Rod Ball Joints, Steering Joints,
Handbrake or Parking Brake
Linkage Clevis and Fulcrum Pins
Rocol MTS 1000 Grease
Handbrake or Parking Brake Inner
Cable and Handbrake or Parking
Brake Pulley Groves
Midlands Silicones MS 44 Grease
Refrigeration Compressor Frigidaire 525
Hydraulic Brakes and Automatic
Height Control System

Castrol RR 363 Brake Fluid. This fluid exceeds specification S.A.E. J 1703 b in many respects and complies with D.O.T.3 grade of FMVSS 116.

Power Operated Hood Reservoir
(if fitted)
~Lorco 6659, Gargoyle Arctic Oil Light, Shell Clavus 27 or Castrol Icematic 66
#Recommended engine oil grades for cars operating in low temperatures:     
For constant outside temperatures of between 0°C. and —23°C. (32°F. and —10°F.) use a 10W/30 grade oil.      
For constant outside temperatures of —23°C. (-10°F.) and below, use a 5W/20 grade oil.
*Also approved any Dexron Transmission Fluid.
~First preference.