Jump to content

Generator and Starter Motor Oil Question


Recommended Posts

Another quick question: my 1930 Studebaker Commander FD and 2 oiling ports on the generator and one on the starter motor. What is the best type of oil to use on these components (motor oil, 3-in-1, etc.)?

Does the Owner's/Operator's Manual for the car say? On my '33 Plymouth the manual call for light weight motor oil which seems like a good recommendation still. But your manual may call for something different.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally they called for a few drops of motor oil at each oil change interval. I would use synthetic motor oil to reduce wear. Do not over oil, if too much oil gets into the starter or generator, it can gum them up. 3 drops every 1000 miles is fine

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...