We have found a site which gives detailed information on
various aspects of car maintenance, set up by a gentleman called Marty Stratton.
Marty is held in very high regard by all the sites to which he contributes as well as all
the people he is able to help. He has very kindly allowed us to reproduce some of
the comprehensive information but, unfortunately, we can no longer find his site.
Some of the products and vehicles mentioned are probably only
available in America but as the majority of our visitors appear to be from that neck of
the woods I hope this will not be a problem.
For my first foray into the world of spare parts, I have decided to
list those Marty feels are the best for the job. (We would like to point out this is
done from experience - there are no commercial interests involved).
||Valvoline, Pennzoil, Kendall and Castrol
|BEST OIL PERIOD
||Castrol Syntec 5w50 synthetic motor oil.
BEST OIL ADDITIVES
||Valvoline synpower fule injection cleaner or fuel
||Sears Diehard Gold, Interstate, AC Delco
(WATER PUMPS, STARTERS ETC.
|Napa or Federated
|FRONT END PARTS
||TRW or Moog
||Raybestos, Wagner or Bendix
FILTERS AND FUEL FILTERS
||Purolater, Fram or AC Delco, Mopar, Motorcraft, Napa
gold, Federated (top brands)
||Valvoline, Pennzoil, Kendall, Castrol
WIPER BLADES AND REFILLS
|BELTS AND HOSES
||Goodyear preferably, otherwise Dayco, Napa, or
||Napa or Federated
||AC Delco rapid fires for GM OBD II cars. Bosch or
Autolite for German cars. NGK or Nippendenso fpr Asian cars. Autolites in Chryslers.
Rapidfires in Fords or motorcrafts. Stay away from Split Fires, Period, Plug wires.
Federated Packard wire sets and Napa Beldon wire sets are the best.
|SENSORS AND ACTUATORS
||Napa or Federated auto parts. Use Standard
ignition parts or use exact dealer parts whenever possible.
ENGINE OVERHAUL PARTS
||Clevite or Felpro overhaul kits.
||Hastings, Fram, AC Delco, Napa Gold, Purolator.
||Prestone or Prestone Extended Life
COOLANT ADDITIVES AND SEALERS
TIP - Polish chromium on cars by
using vinegar (full strength)
Make sure you rinse well to avoid
Thanks to Tina for this tip.
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