Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Lotus Eclat Fluids - Recommendations
I decided to change most of the fluids in my 1979 Lotus Éclat and wanted to ask for your recommendations.
Oil - workshop manual calls for 20W/50. Can you guys recommend any specific brands that I should use? Since my engine has a few leaks, I assume that it's better to use a conventional oil, rather than synthetic. Am I right? How many quarts or liters do I need?
Power steering fluid - workshop manual calls for hydraulic fluid: Texamatic Type F (1.14 liters / 2.4 US pts). I can't find this Type F oil anywhere in stores. Can you guys suggest a substitute?
Coolant / antifreeze - workshop manual calls for 3.7 liters (which seems like far too little). What type of coolant should I be using that's widely available today?
I'd really appreciate your input here!