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what oil to use
« 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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« Reply #1 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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« Reply #2 on: 16:05, Wed 09 July 2008 »
what grade????

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« Reply #3 on: 16:11, Wed 09 July 2008 »
10w40 as far as i know.

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« Reply #4 on: 18:09, Wed 09 July 2008 »
15w50 valvoline

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« Reply #5 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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« Reply #6 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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« Reply #7 on: 20:48, Wed 09 July 2008 »
I likes ta use da mobile 1 15w/50 :D

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« Reply #8 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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« Reply #9 on: 22:02, Wed 09 July 2008 »
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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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« Reply #10 on: 22:18, Wed 09 July 2008 »
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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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« Reply #11 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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« Reply #12 on: 15:53, Thu 10 July 2008 »
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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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« Reply #13 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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« Reply #14 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: