Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

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Lord Marylebone

7,609 posts

116 months

Sunday 4th November
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Hi,

First post in this thread, hope Opie can help and I look forward to ordering from you again.

Oil for a 2008 Cayenne 957 - 4.8S V8.

Car has done 60k miles and I will be changing the oil every year or around approx 7000 miles (annual mileage of the vehicle).

Used by the wife for a daily 10 mile commute to work and general running about. Rarely driven hard.

Unsure as what oil is in the car at present as it has always been serviced by Porsche dealerships until this point.

Also of note is that the car occasionally gives off a very brief puff of oil smoke on startup. Apparently 'They all do that Sir', but I wonder if the type of oil may be a factor.

Thank you!

opieoilman

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4,257 posts

172 months

Monday 5th November
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Hi

99% sure it will have the Mobil 1 FS 0w-40 in there if serviced by Porsche.

I would use a 5w-40. The UK doesn't get cold enough to need a 0w oil and it gives you a larger range to pick from.

https://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 Sport/300V, Red Line and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XF Longlife, Castrol Edge/Magnatec, Fuchs GT1 XTL/Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

Cheers

Tim

Lord Marylebone

7,609 posts

116 months

Monday 5th November
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opieoilman said:
Hi

99% sure it will have the Mobil 1 FS 0w-40 in there if serviced by Porsche.

I would use a 5w-40. The UK doesn't get cold enough to need a 0w oil and it gives you a larger range to pick from.

https://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 Sport/300V, Red Line and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XF Longlife, Castrol Edge/Magnatec, Fuchs GT1 XTL/Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

Cheers

Tim
Thank you!

garibaldy

45 posts

65 months

Tuesday 6th November
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Evening Opieoilman,

What oil would you recommend for an E39 530i Auto (168k on the clock).

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,257 posts

172 months

Wednesday 7th November
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Hi

You need an oil that meets the BMW LL01 or LL04 specification. Our selection can be found through the link below

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-685-bmw-longlife-01.a...
https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-686-bmw-longlife-04.a...

Those oils are all good options as they need to be to meet the BMW specification, so take your pick based on any price/brand preference you have, although if it burns at lot of oil, go for one of the 5w-40s.

Cheers

Tim
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S8QUATTRO

495 posts

86 months

Friday 9th November
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Hi,

Options for a 2012 bmw 640d 3.0 with 100k miles on it, i'll be changing the oil every 10k miles.

Also the capicity please, some sites say 6.5ltrs and some 7.0ltrs

Thank you

Edited by S8QUATTRO on Friday 9th November 15:35

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,257 posts

172 months

Friday 9th November
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Hi

You need an oil that meets the BMW LL04 specification.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-686-bmw-longlife-04.a...

Those oils are all good options as they need to be to meet the BMW specification, so take your pick based on any price/brand preference you have, although if it burns at lot of oil, go for one of the 5w-40s. My data lists it as 6.5L, but it's probably about 7 with the filter.

Cheers

Tim

S8QUATTRO

495 posts

86 months

Friday 9th November
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Thanks Tim

gord115

38 posts

116 months

Monday 12th November
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My wife has a 2014 Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6. (33000 miles)
She has recently changed jobs and only drives 1.5 miles to work so sometimes the car doesn't get warm until after work if she does some shopping etc.

What oil do you recommend (Currently has Millers 0w20 Synthetic) and should she change it more frequently?

Thanks
Gord

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,257 posts

172 months

Monday 12th November
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Hi Gord

The oil is ideal, but how often is it getting changed? That sort of use is horrible for the oil, so you don't want to leave it in too long.

Cheers

Tim

ArthurH

21 posts

8 months

Tuesday 13th November
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Thoughts please on engine oil for a Stock Hatch Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 8v (the championship regulations only allow blueprinting)

I'm replacing shells and rings every 1000 miles or so but my concern is the sustained 8k RPM at the end of the longer straights.

I would guess an engine of this vintage would have been designed for 40ish grade, but as every last HP is so valuable would a 30 grade be OK?

gord115

38 posts

116 months

Tuesday 13th November
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opieoilman said:
Hi Gord

The oil is ideal, but how often is it getting changed? That sort of use is horrible for the oil, so you don't want to leave it in too long.

Cheers

Tim
I was going to change it every 3000 mile

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,257 posts

172 months

Tuesday 13th November
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Hi

That is so few miles for a modern car and oil, but due to the use, I think it's sensible.

Cheers

Tim

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,257 posts

172 months

Tuesday 13th November
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ArthurH said:
Thoughts please on engine oil for a Stock Hatch Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 8v (the championship regulations only allow blueprinting)

I'm replacing shells and rings every 1000 miles or so but my concern is the sustained 8k RPM at the end of the longer straights.

I would guess an engine of this vintage would have been designed for 40ish grade, but as every last HP is so valuable would a 30 grade be OK?
Hi

Any idea how hot the oil is getting during a session?

Cheers

Tim

ArthurH

21 posts

8 months

Tuesday 13th November
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opieoilman said:
ArthurH said:
Thoughts please on engine oil for a Stock Hatch Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 8v (the championship regulations only allow blueprinting)

I'm replacing shells and rings every 1000 miles or so but my concern is the sustained 8k RPM at the end of the longer straights.

I would guess an engine of this vintage would have been designed for 40ish grade, but as every last HP is so valuable would a 30 grade be OK?
Hi

Any idea how hot the oil is getting during a session?

Cheers

Tim
Hi Tim, rather embarrassingly, no. Although the GTI dash has both oil temp and pressure, the temp gauge is notoriously unreliable. We are trusting the oil pressure warning light, but better gauges are on the 'to do' list for next season.

That said, the car is running an oil cooler and we have no reason to believe the temperature is a particular problem (i.e., excessive water temp).

Biker 1

2,894 posts

55 months

Thursday 15th November
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Nissan Micra K11, 1.0, T reg 1999, 24k miles, previously owned by an old dear. Used today for a 1.5 mile commute to railway station & rarely out of 3rd gear(!!!!)
So: oil recommendation? & how often to replace?

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,257 posts

172 months

Thursday 15th November
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ArthurH said:
Hi Tim, rather embarrassingly, no. Although the GTI dash has both oil temp and pressure, the temp gauge is notoriously unreliable. We are trusting the oil pressure warning light, but better gauges are on the 'to do' list for next season.

That said, the car is running an oil cooler and we have no reason to believe the temperature is a particular problem (i.e., excessive water temp).
Without knowing the temps, I don't think a thinner oil is great idea, you might find that the pressure will be too low and have high oil consumption. If you want to get every BHP you can out of it, I would use the Millers CFS NT+5w-40. There are various tests you can find online showing the power gain from using a Nanodrive oil.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-115238-millers-oils-n...

Cheers

Tim


opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,257 posts

172 months

Thursday 15th November
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Biker 1 said:
Nissan Micra K11, 1.0, T reg 1999, 24k miles, previously owned by an old dear. Used today for a 1.5 mile commute to railway station & rarely out of 3rd gear(!!!!)
So: oil recommendation? & how often to replace?
Hi

I would use a 5w-30 oil

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-653-5w-30.aspx

The best ones there are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Motul 300V, Mobil ESP, Castrol Edge, Shell Helix Ultra ECT, Millers XF, Fuchs GT1 and Red Line, but the Motul Eco-Energy, Mobil Super 3000, Shell Helix HX7 AF/AG and Fuchs XTR are good cheaper alternatives.

If that is the majority of the use it's getting, then although it's not many miles a year, I would change the oil annually.

Cheers

Tim

Biker 1

2,894 posts

55 months

Thursday 15th November
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opieoilman said:
Hi

I would use a 5w-30 oil

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-653-5w-30.aspx

The best ones there are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Motul 300V, Mobil ESP, Castrol Edge, Shell Helix Ultra ECT, Millers XF, Fuchs GT1 and Red Line, but the Motul Eco-Energy, Mobil Super 3000, Shell Helix HX7 AF/AG and Fuchs XTR are good cheaper alternatives.

If that is the majority of the use it's getting, then although it's not many miles a year, I would change the oil annually.

Cheers

Tim
Thanks Tim.

scorcher

3,125 posts

170 months

Sunday 18th November
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2018 110 bhp Skoda Fabia 1.0 tsi 3 cylinder Jobbie.? On fixed 10 k / yearly servicing. Happy putting in long life stuff though regardless.Your website didn’t recognise the reg number and the higher powered 3 cylinder models don’t seem to be listed in the drop down menus ?