An often overlooked part of an oil change is to spin the engine gently on the starter with the coil disconnected, allowing fresh oil to circulate and ensure no damage through lack of lubrication is done on start-up. For more engine maintenance tips, visit our course Basic Engine Maintenance For Classic Cars.
In the second half of our cold engine check, Danny and Clive disengage the spark plug leads to take a closer look at the quality and cleanliness of the spark plugs. They also inspect the brake and clutch fluid reservoirs, oil and coolant. Before cracking on to the warm engine inspection, be sure to walk through each of the components Danny and Clive cover, looking for damage and other abnormalities.
First things first in basic engine maintenance on a classic car are some simple tips for servicing the engine. There are a number of components on a car’s engine that require regular inspection and scheduled replacements.