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 Post subject: Duckhams 20W-50 is back
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:39 am 
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DUCKHAMS HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED AT THE NEC CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW
"After an absence of nearly 15 years, the much loved oil brand, made famous by its distinctive green hue, is back."
https://www.duckhams.com/

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:12 am 
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'Collector's Edition'. Better get the drip tray out.

Good to see it back, a favourite in the'60s and a bit cheaper then. Still got my yellow Duckhams pouring can somewhere. ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:25 am 
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So why did Duckhams Launch Q20/50 at Last Years NEC Show ?.. may be they just forgot that fact :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:00 am 
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Preferred GTX , like milk in my coffee not in my rocker box!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:51 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:08 am 
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Great news, if it is to the same, or better formula.

Dad always preferred Duckhams to GTX as oil consumption, in his and fellow mechanics experiences, was lower with Duckhams.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:58 am 
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Duckhams wasn't good for engines that only did short journeys and never got fully warm, emulsified oil would form on inside of the rocker cover and quite often on the rockers. As Rusty old S says everything looked like it was covered in milk. It was good for car dealers though,lifting the bonnet on a car to be traded in,removing the oil filler cap and telling the punter his head gasket was on the way out.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:10 pm 
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I drove my mk2 "S" most summer weekends, Friday lunchtime and back Monday morning, Hexham--- Southampton 1968--1970 664 miles round trip used about a quart of Duckhams, so the advert blurb was just about spot on.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:31 pm 
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I had an engine done by a former Downton employee many years ago, he asked me what oil I was going to use, I said Duckhams, he said if you use Duckhams I won't do the engine, he said it was rubbish and didn't even look like oil. I never used it again! Funny the things you remember all these years on.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:15 pm 
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My favourite oil for the A-series engines was Duckhams 15W50 Hypergrade.


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