Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

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opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,256 posts

172 months

Monday 19th November
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Hi

The website probably needs an update, which will be happening soonish.

I've checked my data and it needs a VW502.00 spec oil for the year service interval.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-746-vw-50200-engine-o...

I would go for one of the 5w-30s, or a 5w-40 if you find it burns oil. A 10w-40 is a fairly basic option for an engine that new, so I would avoid those.

Cheers

Tim

scorcher

3,125 posts

170 months

Tuesday 20th November
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opieoilman said:
Hi

The website probably needs an update, which will be happening soonish.

I've checked my data and it needs a VW502.00 spec oil for the year service interval.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-746-vw-50200-engine-o...

I would go for one of the 5w-30s, or a 5w-40 if you find it burns oil. A 10w-40 is a fairly basic option for an engine that new, so I would avoid those.

Cheers

Tim
Ok to use a 504 spec oil? In particular Castrol Edge 5w30 LL.

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,256 posts

172 months

Wednesday 21st November
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Hi

Yes, that's fine for it.

Cheers

Tim

dieseluser07

1,696 posts

52 months

Thursday 22nd November
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Hi i have a mk7 fiesta st with the 1.6 ecoboost engine.

Really trying to get to the bottom of a query im having.

My car is reccomended 5w20 or 5w30 as an alternative, nowhere does it spec 5w40.

Anyway a local reputable tuner uses millers nanodrive 5w40 nt+ to service my car, is there chance this can cause damage due to the oil being more viscous at a higher temperature? I do work the engine hard sometimes but i dont do trackdays so never enough to get it mega hot.

The car doesent burn an ounce of oil atm and its on 5w30.

opieoilman

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4,256 posts

172 months

Thursday 22nd November
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Hi

Is it standard or modified?

Cheers

Tim
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dieseluser07

1,696 posts

52 months

Thursday 22nd November
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opieoilman said:
Hi

Is it standard or modified?

Cheers

Tim
Lightly modified, from 197 bhp standard to 230bhp approx

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,256 posts

172 months

Thursday 22nd November
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Hi

In that case, I can't see a benefit of a 5w-40, the power isn't up a huge amount, so I would use a 5w-30.

Cheers

Tim

dieseluser07

1,696 posts

52 months

Thursday 22nd November
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opieoilman said:
Hi

In that case, I can't see a benefit of a 5w-40, the power isn't up a huge amount, so I would use a 5w-30.

Cheers

Tim
Is there any negatives in using the higher viscosity oil as thats their standard package?

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,256 posts

172 months

Thursday 22nd November
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Hi

Yes, the thicker an oil is, the slower it flows, reducing protection. It put's more strain on various components (especially the oil pump) and can lead to more wear. also, the thicker oil doesn't transfer as much heat, so the engine runs warmer. If it's modified and the power is up, the oil is likely to get hotter, so runs thinner, meaning that a thicker oil can be needed to counteract that. Unless the oil temp isn't increased, there's no benefit in using thicker oils.

Cheers

Tim

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,256 posts

172 months

Thursday 22nd November
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Hi

Yes, the thicker an oil is, the slower it flows, reducing protection. It put's more strain on various components (especially the oil pump) and can lead to more wear. also, the thicker oil doesn't transfer as much heat, so the engine runs warmer. If it's modified and the power is up, the oil is likely to get hotter, so runs thinner, meaning that a thicker oil can be needed to counteract that. Unless the oil temp isn't increased, there's no benefit in using thicker oils.

Cheers

Tim

dieseluser07

1,696 posts

52 months

Thursday 22nd November
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opieoilman said:
Hi

Yes, the thicker an oil is, the slower it flows, reducing protection. It put's more strain on various components (especially the oil pump) and can lead to more wear. also, the thicker oil doesn't transfer as much heat, so the engine runs warmer. If it's modified and the power is up, the oil is likely to get hotter, so runs thinner, meaning that a thicker oil can be needed to counteract that. Unless the oil temp isn't increased, there's no benefit in using thicker oils.

Cheers

Tim
Very helpful thanks and exactly what i thought. Thanks for your time.