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Oil for Lincoln v12 Detergent or non detergent

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I have a 1941 Lincoln V12 and a 1948 Lincoln V12. Manual recommends straight weight oil SAE 10W, 20W or 30W depending upon temperature. I am assuming that non detergent because detergent oil wasn't available at that time.

Since both cars have an oil filter, can 10W/30W multi grade detergent oil be used? 

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It is a good choice. If the car is new to you it might be a good time to drop the pan and have a good look at things before adding fresh oil.

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Detergent oil was available in 1948, multi-viscosity oil didn't become popular until the late 1950s. A good quality multi-viscosity oil is a good choice. The viscosity improvers allow the oil to provide good lubrication at all temperatures.

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