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atl

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Make:Renault
Model:Clio
Year:2000
Engine type:1.4 16v
Modifications:None
Driving style: Alot of motorway driving but usually at high revs(4-5000), a fair amount of b-road thrashing where the engine is usually flat out!
Any other information that may be relevant: Oil Temperatures? Dunno but it is currently on 10w-40 Castrol GTX magnatec
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine

Also bearing in mind the above how often(mileage) do recommend a oil + filter change?

Thanks alot

Andrew

opieoilman

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3,088 posts

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Andrew,

If you use a 10w-40 semi synthetic you will need to change it every 5-6k to get the best out of it.

Or you can use a 5w-40 full syntehtic and change every 10k.

Cheers

Guy.

atl

75 posts

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Thanks alot Guy,

do you have any particular recommendations for brand, or is it not an issue with what is not exactly a performance engine!?

Andrew

opieoilman

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3,088 posts

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Brands,

Silkolene, Motul, Fuchs, Casstrol, Mobil, Shell, Total that sort of thing.

Just stick with a reputable brand.

Cheers

Guy.

spicy

244 posts

119 months

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My fingers and toes are starting to thaw thanks to your quick delivery of heating oil today (Ran out Sat Pm oops!). Thanks.
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opieoilman

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No problem.

Dont go running out again

Cheers

Simon.

leorest

2,326 posts

122 months

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opieoilman said:
Andrew,

If you use a 10w-40 semi synthetic you will need to change it every 5-6k to get the best out of it.

Or you can use a 5w-40 full syntehtic and change every 10k.

Cheers

Guy.

With low mileage use, where you don't achieve the mileage interval, what time interval do you recommend for full synthetic? It's annually with mineral oils. Just wondered if synth had an advantage here too?

All the Beast
Leo

mondeoman

7,716 posts

149 months

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Make: BMW
Model: M5
Year: 2002
Engine type: V8 Vanos
Modifications: None (yet)
Driving style: Aggressive, 25k pa, 60% motorway at 90+, balance cross country , similar velocities o
Any other information that may be relevant: Oil Temperatures? rarely goes over 100
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine

opieoilman

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This may seem like an odd questions but you dont what month of 02 the car is?

Makes a difference between the 0w-30 and the 10w-60.

Cheers

Guy.

opieoilman

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leorest said:
opieoilman said:
Andrew,

If you use a 10w-40 semi synthetic you will need to change it every 5-6k to get the best out of it.

Or you can use a 5w-40 full syntehtic and change every 10k.

Cheers

Guy.

With low mileage use, where you don't achieve the mileage interval, what time interval do you recommend for full synthetic? It's annually with mineral oils. Just wondered if synth had an advantage here too?

All the Beast
Leo



We recomend that even synthetic are changed annually if the mileage is not met.

Cheers

Guy.

MJK 24

4,170 posts

119 months

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Make: Lotus
Model:Elise S2
Year: 2000
Engine type: 1.8 16v K series
Modifications: Nothing mechanical
Driving style: Hard
Any other information that may be relevant: 36k miles.
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine oil. Oil changed every 4,500 miles. Current oil '76' 10w40 semi synth. Quietened the tappets down. Uses no oil.

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Scirocco
Year: 1986
Engine type: 1.8 8v injection
Modifications: Nothing mechanical
Driving style: Hard
Any other information that may be relevant: 125k miles on engine. Oil temps 70 degrees at 70mph, 90 degrees at 90mph, 120 degrees at 120mph etc etc.
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine oil. Oil changed every 5,000 miles. Current oil VW Synta 10w40 (can get it cheap in 25l drums for £33). Uses no oil.

Thank you for any advice.

Lady Summerisle

206 posts

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Make: Citroen
Model: Berlingo Multispace
Year: 2000
Engine type: 1.4i
Modifications: None
Driving style: Mostly motorway commuting with sections of fast stop/start (my brakes tell the tale!). weekend country lanes and fast motorway. High mileage.
Any other information that may be relevant: I need this car to be mega reliable.
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine

opieoilman

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MJK 24 said:
Make: Lotus
Model:Elise S2
Year: 2000
Engine type: 1.8 16v K series
Modifications: Nothing mechanical
Driving style: Hard
Any other information that may be relevant: 36k miles.
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine oil. Oil changed every 4,500 miles. Current oil '76' 10w40 semi synth. Quietened the tappets down. Uses no oil.

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Scirocco
Year: 1986
Engine type: 1.8 8v injection
Modifications: Nothing mechanical
Driving style: Hard
Any other information that may be relevant: 125k miles on engine. Oil temps 70 degrees at 70mph, 90 degrees at 90mph, 120 degrees at 120mph etc etc.
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine oil. Oil changed every 5,000 miles. Current oil VW Synta 10w40 (can get it cheap in 25l drums for £33). Uses no oil.

Thank you for any advice.


Ok, for the VW I think 10w-40 is fine and a cost option, I'm unclear on the Synta Spec but if it's ACEA A1 or A2 then you could consider using an ACEA A3 oil as it's a performance spec and better for hard driven cars. You could always use a 5w-40 synthetic in this car as an upgrade.

The Elise I would difinately recommend a decent fully synthetic 5w-40, if it's driven hard or track consider the likes of Silkolene Pro S, Motul 300V or Motul 8100.

You'll find them all here www.opieoils.co.uk

Cheers
Simon

opieoilman

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Lady Summerisle said:
Make: Citroen
Model: Berlingo Multispace
Year: 2000
Engine type: 1.4i
Modifications: None
Driving style: Mostly motorway commuting with sections of fast stop/start (my brakes tell the tale!). weekend country lanes and fast motorway. High mileage.
Any other information that may be relevant: I need this car to be mega reliable.
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine



Had to look this one up, don't get asked for these.

The database quotes 10w-40 ACEA A2 which is a basic spec oil so upgrading is pretty easy.

ACEA A3 10w-40 semi would be an improvement but going all the way a 5w-40 synthetic would be a big step up.

Motul 6100 10w-40
www.opieoils.co.uk/performance_lubricants/pdf/motul/6100Synergie_10W-40.pdf

Silkolene XTR 10w-40
www.opieoils.co.uk/performance_lubricants/pdf/silkolene/SILKOLENEXTR10W_40.pdf

Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-40
www.opieoils.co.uk/performance_lubricants/pdf/fuchs/TITAN_SUPERSYN_SL_5W-40.pdf

Cheers
Simon

opieoilman

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mondeoman said:

Make: BMW
Model: M5
Year: 2002
Engine type: V8 Vanos
Modifications: None (yet)
Driving style: Aggressive, 25k pa, 60% motorway at 90+, balance cross country , similar velocities o
Any other information that may be relevant: Oil Temperatures? rarely goes over 100
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine


Just double checked this and your car requires BMW LL01 which is either 0w-30, 5w-30 or 0w-40.

Hope this helps

Cheers
Simon

mondeoman

7,716 posts

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mondeoman said:

Make: BMW
Model: M5
Year: 2002
Engine type: V8 Vanos
Modifications: None (yet)
Driving style: Aggressive, 25k pa, 60% motorway at 90+, balance cross country , similar velocities o
Any other information that may be relevant: Oil Temperatures? rarely goes over 100
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine


Registered in March O2

Castrol recommend Magnatec 10W-40 for what its worth.

HearingAidBeige

3,620 posts

110 months

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1992 Porsche 944S2
102500 miles
No Modifications

behi_cdi

24 posts

109 months

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Make: Mercedes
Model: ML 270 CDI Automatic gearbox
Year: 2001 (old shape - first generation)
Engine type: Diesel
Modifications: None
Driving style: Mixture of motorway and city driving, quite aggressive / high revving driving style

ENGINE OIL recommendation please! thanks!

mybrainhurts

77,003 posts

138 months

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Eyup...this is good, thanks, lads.......

Celica GT4 (205)
Rebuilt 8K ago
Uprated turbo
New block
Forged pistons
De catted
Oil catch tank
etc, etc
360bhp
Fast road
Occasional round town
Max 6000 miles a year


Impreza WRX
2003
Mostly standard
De catted
Fast road
A lot round town too
12000 miles a year

opieoilman

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HearingAidBeige said:
1992 Porsche 944S2
102500 miles
No Modifications


Hi,

You can use a 10w-40 semi synthetic changed every 5-6,000 miles or you can use as a quality option a 5w-40 full synthetic changed every 8-10,000 miles.

We rate Silkolene and Motul as tops.

Cheers

Guy.
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