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opieoilman

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Drive Blind said:
my PD130 engined chariot needs the 505.01 spec oil.

are all the oils that meet this spec pretty much the same or are there ones to seek out or ones to avoid?

I do about 16K miles per year. Usual commute to work drive and occasional hoon if/when the traffic allows.

Last 3 oil changes have been at 6K intervals with the VAG Quantum brand oil.
Hi

If you want, you could go for one of the VW507.00 spec oils as they are suitable for 20k, or if you want to service it on a more regular basis, stick with 505.01.  

505.01 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-751-vw-50501-oil.aspx
507.00 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-754-vw-50700-oil.aspx

One of the really good ones that is a bargain at the moment is the Fuchs GT1 5w-40.
 
Not all oils that meet the same specs are as good as each other. Some oils (like the own branded ones), are made to a lower budget, so the quality of the ingredients used will be reduced and the oil might only just scrape the requirements of the spec.

Cheers

Tim

opieoilman

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Smitters said:
Interesting, I couldn't find too many Caterham recommendations in here, so:

Make: Caterham
Model: Seven
Year: 1994
Engine type: 1400 K Series
Modifications: None
Driving style: Both touring gently (with the wife) and occasionally a hard blast/trackday using all the revs
Any other information that may be relevant: Car is laid up from October to March/April. Foam baffle has been removed from the sump.
What recommendation are you looking for?: Engine oil

Many thanks.
Hi

A 5w-40 is the best option.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS NT/CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Shell Helix, Fuchs Supersyn and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

As a budget choice, a 10w-40 will be fine and I would either go for the Fuchs XTR, Shell Helix, Millers XSS or Motul 6100

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-657-10w-40.aspx

Cheers

Tim

Drive Blind

1,015 posts

65 months

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Thanks for the reply smile

Smitters

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Thanks very much

mollytherocker

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Hi

Engine is quiet and uses a little oil but I believe that is normal on these.

Make: Alfa
Model: 147 Lusso
Year: 2004
Engine type: 1.6 Twin Spark
Mileage: 70k
Modifications: None
Driving style: Mixed/normal

Cheers
MTR

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opieoilman

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Hi

Does it burn much oil or is it okay?

Cheers

Tim

mollytherocker

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opieoilman said:
Hi

Does it burn much oil or is it okay?

Cheers

Tim
There is no blue smoke at all and I would say it uses about a litre every 3000 miles? Its my understanding that 'they all do that sir'. Maybe i'm wrong though!

MTR

opieoilman

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That's not bad for some of the TS engines, a lot of them burn more than a litre per 1000 miles. As yours is alright for oil consumption, I'd go for a 5w-40

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS/CFS NT, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Fuchs Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

Cheers

Tim

mollytherocker

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opieoilman said:
That's not bad for some of the TS engines, a lot of them burn more than a litre per 1000 miles. As yours is alright for oil consumption, I'd go for a 5w-40

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS/CFS NT, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Fuchs Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

Cheers

Tim
Defo not a litre per 1000 miles. Mind you, I think its got 10w 40 Mag in it! I cant remember.

Cheers
MTR

hman

5,991 posts

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Two recommendations please :

BMW 525d SE 177bhp 99000 miles using a litre every 8000 miles and with a slightly howling turbo used mainly on motorways

And

Beta enduro 450 motorbike 2006 4000 miles which is fitted with the ktm rfs engine - slight smoke under hard rev used purely for enduro's in this country.

Many thanks

opieoilman

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What year is the BMW?

wolves_wanderer

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I am currently using mobil 75w/90 fully synth in the gearbox of my Mazda RX8. It has recently started grinding slightly going into 4th at high revs when the box is hot. I have been recommended some redline heavyshock. Would that be OK to use or do you have a better solution?

opieoilman

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Hi

The Heavy Shockproof is very good, but far too thick. If you want to go for a Shockproof, use the Lightweight, but I'd go for the Redline MT90, it's very well proven in Mazda gearboxes and has cleared up lots of minor crunches.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-415-red-line-gear-oil-...

Cheers

Tim

wolves_wanderer

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opieoilman said:
Hi

The Heavy Shockproof is very good, but far too thick. If you want to go for a Shockproof, use the Lightweight, but I'd go for the Redline MT90, it's very well proven in Mazda gearboxes and has cleared up lots of minor crunches.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-415-red-line-gear-oil-...

Cheers

Tim
Thank you, I will get that ordered. Just out of interest, what would be the problem with using too thick an oil in the gearbox?

opieoilman

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It can make the gear changes harder and make the gearbox run hotter are the major issues.

Cheers

Tim

wolves_wanderer

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opieoilman said:
It can make the gear changes harder and make the gearbox run hotter are the major issues.

Cheers

Tim
Cheers. smile

hman

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BMW is 2004 e60

opieoilman

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Thanks for that.

You need a BMW LL04 oil for the BMW.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-686-bmw-longlife-04.as...

All of them are fine to use, but perhaps going for a 5w-40 may help to keep the turbo quiet.

The Beta needs a 15w-50 oil and our selection is below
 
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-784-15w-50.aspx
 
The Silkolene Pro 4 and Motul 300V are two of the best oils on the market, but as a good value day to day oil, the Motul 5100 is a good choice.

Regards

Tim

The_Gza

516 posts

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Hi,

Looking for a quick recommendation for mine please:

Make: Volvo
Model: V70 T5
Year: 2000
Engine type: Petrol
Modifications: SS Exhaust
Driving style: Generally easy commuting, mostly motorway which is close to my work
Any other information that may be relevant: Oil Temperatures? Done 120k
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine,Gearbox,Differential etc: Engine and may change the Gearbox oil soon (manual)

Thanks in advance smile


opieoilman

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The_Gza said:
Hi,

Looking for a quick recommendation for mine please:

Make: Volvo
Model: V70 T5
Year: 2000
Engine type: Petrol
Modifications: SS Exhaust
Driving style: Generally easy commuting, mostly motorway which is close to my work
Any other information that may be relevant: Oil Temperatures? Done 120k
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine,Gearbox,Differential etc: Engine and may change the Gearbox oil soon (manual)

Thanks in advance smile
Hi

I would use a 5w-40 synthetic and you will find those through the link below.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS NT/CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Shell Helix, Fuchs Supersyn and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

As a budget choice, a 10w-40 will be fine and I would either go for the Fuchs XTR, Shell Helix, Millers XSS or Motul 6100

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-657-10w-40.aspx

You need an MTF for the gearbox and I would go with the Redline MTL, Amsoil MTF or Fuchs Sintofluid. The Millers EP 75w-80, Gulf Gear TX and Motul Motylgear are good cheaper alternatives.
 
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-670-75w-80-75w-85-mtfs...
 
Cheers

Tim
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