For those more at home to life behind the wheel rather than under the bonnet, choosing the right oil for your engine can be something of a nightmare.
Which brand do you plump for? And what about the viscosity? Should you go synthetic or conventional? The problem is everyone has an opinion – and a favourite.
In response to the conundrum poised, British sportscar firm, Caterham has launched its own brand range of oils for the engine, gearbox and differential of its world famous Seven sports car.
Produced in conjunction with Comma Oils, the new Caterham lubricants have been specially developed to match the reliability and flexibility of its MG X Power engines, and deliver the kind of garage to racetrack performance and protection Seven owners expect.
Boasting a motorsport derived viscosity range of 5W/50, the synthetic Caterham engine oil provides unprecedented protection during a cold morning start-up, and delivers outstanding performance at the high temperatures enjoyed by the free-revving Seven.
Available in 5-litre packs, the engine oil retails at £31.99.
Also developed between engineers at Caterham and technicians at Comma, the bespoke Differential Oil retails at £6.99 for 1-litre and the Gear-Box Oil retails at £8.99 for the same sized container. The properties of the latter have been developed to further enhance the precision of Caterham’s custom-made 6-speed box and whilst providing continued protection for the 5 speed version.Published 17 February 2003