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Old 10-05-2006   #1
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servicing

hi guys

looking to get my X on the road at the end of the month so to start with i'm gona service it.

fuel and oil filters, already got a k&n for the air, plugs and leads, brake pads and i'm gona get the timing belt changed.

whats the best place to get parts from? what are the best makes? what oil should i use and finally any tips or advice would be hugely appreciated, cheers

ps my car is a 78 1300 carb, can't host pics but there in this thread

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Re: servicing

International autoparts is goo, as is Vicks, and bay less. as for the oil, the sticker in the door of my '79 from the factory says to use Agip, but i can afford it so i use, Mobile 5000, and its great, if you are going to race it id put 20/50 in it. the best parts ultimatly falls on your preferance. and what application you will use them for & what you want to spend. if you can find OEM parts thats great. good luck and have fun
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Re: servicing

In the UK the best place for any parts is the X1/9 specialists - they are all of comparable quality and really know their stuff. My favourite was Alternative Autos but I'm not sure they are still doing X1/9s any more.

In terms of oil a good semi-synthetic is whats needed as a minimum. A 10-40 or 15-50 is good for most situations unless there is serious wear in which case you need to invest in a high quality 20-50 (not the cheap stuff).
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