28 June, 2007
By Wim Boon
I am not
sure that the right type of oil filter is fitted on my TVR 3000M
from 1977 (chassis nr. 4116). It is an oil filter with the name: Savara
(made in Italy) 9.28.311.00.
can tell me which type of oil filter is normally used.
The oil filter
is Unipart Reference GFE121. Cross reference this at your local supplier
to see what comes up. Sorry I can't find your particular oil listed to
cross reference from my info.
If you need further cross reference data please let me know and I will
find out from my local supplier.
are the grease points and at what interval should this be carried out?
points are (ones that a grease gun fits onto a nipple):
- Top balljoint
for both front hubs - you'll need to remove the wheel to get to this
trunnions (swivel hub)
- Next ones
are on the handbrake cables midway between the hub and the point where
the cable goes through the chassis
- The half-shaft
inner & outer universal joint spiders may have grease points if
you're lucky to have good ones fitted
- Also the
propshaft (not originally but if aftermarket spiders fitted)
Steering column bush on chassis (not original but can be found as a
rack tensioner nut
where no grease nipple is fitted:
- All suspension
bush bolts (to prevent seizure of bolt in bush sleeve)
- Rear hub
stud bushes (prevents seizure of stud in bush sleeve)
cable both ends (and use a cable oiler to get oil right down the length
inside with WD40 or similar)
- Door hinges
(use a spray grease for these - white grease is a popular type)
- Door locks
(use spray oil eg WD40)
studs and disc flange/drum surface that contacts with wheel (use copper
That is a good start - I will be shortly placing a servicing section in
the technical library.