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Michael Paceskoski
Experienced User
Username: forever_elegant

Post Number: 20
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Monday, 22 August, 2016 - 10:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi all,

In the process of getting the cloud up and running, any recommendations on engine oil, i was thinking Penrite 20/60 or hpr 40. Also where is the best place to buy an oil filter in Sydney.
Has anyone installed the flying spares oil filter adapter or something similar?

Cheers
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David Hughes
Frequent User
Username: wedcar

Post Number: 58
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 24 August, 2016 - 04:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Michael
Members are unlikely to recommend any product contrary to OEM, however I have used HPR 40 for several years in our Silver Cloud.
Genuine oil filters are priced around the $100 mark.
Richard at Spur Parts may have some available.
Trust this helps.
Regards
David
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Geoff Wootton
Grand Master
Username: dounraey

Post Number: 1367
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Thursday, 25 August, 2016 - 01:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Michael

I have used oil filters from post55parts on my Silver Shadow. These filters are listed for Clouds also, but not sure if it includes the straight 6 engine (you did not mention if your car was a I II or III)

http://www.post55parts.com/Oil-Filters-for-Silver-Clouds-Bentley-Ss-Silver-Shadows-Chassis-01001-26700_p_47.html

I bought 6 to save on postage charges.

Geoff
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 448
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Thursday, 25 August, 2016 - 08:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Mike,
As Geoff mentioned, is your Cloud a I, II or III?

My Shadow has been running Penrite HPR30 which is the 20w/60, for 20 years, however I am not a Penrite fan.
However after so long, I am totally against changing brands of oil.
Do you know what brand or viscosity of oil the car was running previously?

Also how long has it been since the Cloud ran?

I can highly recommend Richard Treacy of Spur Parts at Mascot, as I buy everything from him.
Very dedicated guy who I s always happy to help.
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Michael Paceskoski
Experienced User
Username: forever_elegant

Post Number: 21
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 01:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks for everyone that responded

I have a cloud 2 and managed to get a genuine filter.
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 468
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 30 August, 2016 - 07:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Mike,

How long since the Cloud II has been running?
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Michael Paceskoski
Experienced User
Username: forever_elegant

Post Number: 22
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Monday, 05 September, 2016 - 04:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick, I have no idea on what oil it has been running. The car hasn't been started for a couple of years now. I'm getting everything ready to getting kicking again after some thought I might go with hpr 30
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 496
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Saturday, 10 September, 2016 - 09:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Michael.
How are you getting on with starting your Cloud II?
I hope all is going well.
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Michael Paceskoski
Experienced User
Username: forever_elegant

Post Number: 23
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 13 September, 2016 - 09:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

HI Patrick, very timely that you ask.

i got it kicked over on Sunday!!

I Changed oil to Penrith HPR 30, changed oil filter (no leaks), primed fuel pump, cleaned carby pistons and bowls, changed spark plugs and added a 830CCA battery.

started with no problem and now starts within a second over turning the key.

at the start it was very noisy and showing no oil pressure on the gauge, but i persisted and lifters filled up with oil and was very quiet.

I'm confident there is oil pressure as the lifters went quiet but how can i make sure?

Is there a replacement pressure switch? to be honest i haven't checked the contacts if they have corrosion so i will do that but it would be good to know where i can source a new switch?
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Michael Paceskoski
Experienced User
Username: forever_elegant

Post Number: 24
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Thursday, 15 September, 2016 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

well i checked the oil pressure sender wire and it was covered in oily film/dirt. cleaned it up and started working.

shows healthy oil pressure.

happy days
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Patrick Ryan
Grand Master
Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 500
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Friday, 16 September, 2016 - 02:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

That's awesome Michael,
Great news.

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