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TECHNICAL ISSUES => Renault 5 GT Turbo => Topic started by: oink on 15:56, Wed 09 July 2008

Title: what oil to use
Post by: oink on 15:56, Wed 09 July 2008
can anyone tell me what oil i should use in my turbo please :D
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 15:59, Wed 09 July 2008
i use mobil 1 motorsport, it has to be mobil 1 motorsport  as other mobil fully syn oils are to thin and it will blow straight out the back
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Post by: oink on 16:05, Wed 09 July 2008
what grade????
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:11, Wed 09 July 2008
10w40 as far as i know.
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Post by: smithsgtt on 18:09, Wed 09 July 2008
15w50 valvoline
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:42, Wed 09 July 2008
Might be a bit OTT for road use i think. 10w40 will protect well enough between 90-120c, theres no reason why the oil would get any hotter then that unless you do a lot of trackdays.
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Post by: 5teve L on 20:21, Wed 09 July 2008
I use 20/50 but my car has a hard life :)

10/40 is plenty good enough for a normal road car :)
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Post by: James5 on 20:48, Wed 09 July 2008
I likes ta use da mobile 1 15w/50 :D
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Post by: oink on 20:48, Wed 09 July 2008
so i want 10w/40 fully syn any make or is there 1 that wud be better?????
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Post by: smithsgtt on 22:02, Wed 09 July 2008
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Might be a bit OTT for road use i think. 10w40 will protect well enough between 90-120c, theres no reason why the oil would get any hotter then that unless you do a lot of trackdays.


well if you love your car that much cost and exellence doesnt come into it
thats why iam using valvoline 15w50 never missed a beat
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 22:18, Wed 09 July 2008
Quote from: "smithsgtt"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Might be a bit OTT for road use i think. 10w40 will protect well enough between 90-120c, theres no reason why the oil would get any hotter then that unless you do a lot of trackdays.

well if you love your car that much cost and exellence doesnt come into it
thats why iam using valvoline 15w50 never missed a beat


i agree with that i use mobil 1 motorsport 15w50 and it costs 50 every 2000 miles for oil change but its good oil and my car demands the best :lol:
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Post by: puggingalong on 14:25, Thu 10 July 2008
I also agree with 15w50 as these have a chain driven engine and a slightly thicker grade oil is better for them. Silkolene or Mobil 1 are good oils.
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 15:53, Thu 10 July 2008
Quote from: "smithsgtt"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Might be a bit OTT for road use i think. 10w40 will protect well enough between 90-120c, theres no reason why the oil would get any hotter then that unless you do a lot of trackdays.

well if you love your car that much cost and exellence doesnt come into it
thats why iam using valvoline 15w50 never missed a beat


I didn't mean you should fill up with some supermarket 'own brand' oil that costs about 10, you can still get branded quality oil at that rating. As i've already said that protects at 90-120c and considering my car never goes anywhere near 120c i don't see any benefit from using oil with a higher rating, but that suits me for what i use the car for. Obviously if you do a lot of track days or give the car a fair bit of stick then go for something that will protect at above 120c.
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Post by: vulpyfox on 18:21, Thu 10 July 2008
ive used both granville silver 10/40w and fuch semi 10/40w for road use with great results. i dont seem to lose a drop of oil. i also use molyslip along with this [but thats my pref ^^] its defently not required


[GSF have a special deal going with fuch oils...good value atm]
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Post by: scratcher on 15:26, Fri 11 July 2008
i got a 20 litre drum of 15/40 today for 22 bucks at costco.
its from chevron, yankie stuff. but i was using the gsf stuff before as i got it free from my girlfriends sister  :wink:
Title: Oil
Post by: Phase I 16 V Turbo on 16:34, Fri 11 July 2008
Shell Helix 10 / 40 has never let me down.  Only been able to buy it in Shell petrol stations which makes it a little pricey.
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Post by: oink on 19:01, Tue 15 July 2008
so is am i best to use part syn or fully syn?????? :(