Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

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opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,269 posts

173 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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Greenbot35 said:
Hiya

Could you recommend engine and gearbox oil for the following cars please?

Saab 93 1.8T 2008 model

Hyundai coupe Cvvt 2006 2.0

MGTF 1.8 2004 model

many thanks
Hi

Sorry for the delay.

I assume all of the cars are standard or close to standard. Generally, unless they it's getting hard use, I would use a good 5w-30 in the Saab.

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

Fuchs Pro S, Motul 300V and Red Line are the best options, followed by the Castrol Edge, Mobil ESP, Millers EE and XF, Fuchs GT1 and Shell Helix Ultra ECT.

If it's getting hard use or burning oil, a 5w-40 is a better option and that is also what I would use in the Hyundai and MGTF.

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.

I would use a 75w-80 in all of the gearboxes and the best proven options are the Red Line MTL, Fuchs Sintofluid or Amsoil MTF. The Millers TRX 75w-80, Castrol Syntrans V-FE, Gulf Syngear FE and Motul Motylgear are good alternatives.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-670-75w-80-75w-85-mtf...

Cheers

Tim

larrylamb11

409 posts

188 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Hello,
Would you be able to recommend the right lubricants for the engine, gearbox and back axle for the following please?

1931 Lagonda 2 litre (normally aspirated)

I appreciate this is possibly beyond even your encyclopaedic knowledge, but any guidance would be welcome.
Many thanks.

opieoilman

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4,269 posts

173 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Hi

Yes, that's not an easy one, but I do have some information about it. Has it ever been rebuilt? Does it have a modern filter or just a gauze type one?

Cheers

Tim

AllyBassman

438 posts

49 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Hi,

happy new year!

I was hoping you could help with me with the following please? I've read that the oil needs to be 'low ash'?

Make: Mercedes
Model: C350 CDI
Year: 2012
Engine type: 3.0 diesel
Modifications: none
Driving style: Mixed, mainly stop/start commute and motorway

opieoilman

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4,269 posts

173 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Hi

You need an oil that meets the Mercedes 229.31 or 229.51 specification.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-716-mercedes-engine-o...

If it doesn't burn much oil, any of the oils that meet those specs are fine, but if it does burn oil, go for one of the 5w-40s.

Cheers

Tim
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AllyBassman

438 posts

49 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Thanks Tim!

Munter

28,217 posts

178 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Hi

GT86 oil appears to be a controversial topic. Manual being 0w-20, or 5w-30 to be swapped out for 0w-20 next service. I'm due a service in Jan (1st in my ownership), and checking out your website you suggest 5w-30 oils. No 0w-20 oils.

Most of my journeys are short. Either 2-3 miles to the supermarket, or 20 mins in traffic a few times a week. Interspersed with 2+ hours on the motorway once every few months. Then a couple of trackdays a year where it does take a hard thrashing.

The lower grade presumably good for all the cold starts, the higher potentially for the trackdays. So I'm pondering options...

(Standard 2013 car, <40k miles, no oil usage to speak of, last service was toyota so presumably 0w-20)

Thanks for any hints! smile

opieoilman

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4,269 posts

173 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Hi

Yes, it is something that we need to update really. When we first did the listings, we didn't have many 0w-20 oils, but there are more now. I will ask the website team to update it. I'm not sure why they say you can only use a 5w-30 for one service interval and then back to 0w-20, I can only assume that it's something to do with efficiency for emissions, it comes across like that to me. Also, on my databases there is no mention of the 5w-30 only being used for one service interval. It's a bit odd that they don't mention 5w-20 or 0w-30 as well. 0w and 5w oils are basically interchangeable in the UK climate as there is so little difference.

Here are the 0w-20 oils that we have.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-650-0w20-engine-oil.a...

Cheers

Tim


Munter

28,217 posts

178 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Thanks Tim smile

larrylamb11

409 posts

188 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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opieoilman said:
Hi

Yes, that's not an easy one, but I do have some information about it. Has it ever been rebuilt? Does it have a modern filter or just a gauze type one?

Cheers

Tim
Hello Tim,

Thanks for your reply. Yes, the engine has been completely rebuilt and has had a discreet spin-on cartridge type oil filter added to augment the original gauze one. The gearbox and back axle are untouched from the 1930s, original and with moderate wear.

Any pointers, particularly for the gearbox and axle appreciated.

opieoilman

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4,269 posts

173 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Thanks for that.

As it's been rebuilt and has a modern filter, I would use a 20w-50 mineral oil. Castrol XL, Millers Classic Pistoneeze, Motul Classic, Gulf Classic, Fuchs Classic, Valvoline VR1 and Silkolene Silkolube are good options.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-661-20w50-engine-oil....

I would use this in the gearbox.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-68914-millers-oils-vi...

This is ideal for the diff. I also have a pre-selector and reverse gearbox listed for it, if it has those, you want to use this for those as well.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-68916-millers-oils-pi...

Cheers

Tim

larrylamb11

409 posts

188 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Brilliant, thank you Tim, that's very useful advice.

Roccok

1 posts

Wednesday 2nd January
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2002 Mercedes C32 AMG
85,000 miles
Which oil do you recommend please

Thanks

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,269 posts

173 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Hi

These are all fine for it.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-721-mercedes-benz-mb-...

Cheers

Tim

Elliot-L

16 posts

38 months

Thursday 3rd January
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Hi, could I get a recommendation for engine oil please.

2003 BMW 330ci Clubsport, unmodified and has mixed use. Suspect it burns some oil though. Circa 120,000 miles.

Thanks.

opieoilman

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4,269 posts

173 months

Thursday 3rd January
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Hi

You need an oil that meets the BMW LL01 or LL04 specification.

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 as it sounds like it will use some oil, go for one of the 5w-40s.

Cheers

Tim

Elliot-L

16 posts

38 months

Thursday 3rd January
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opieoilman said:
Hi

You need an oil that meets the BMW LL01 or LL04 specification.

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 as it sounds like it will use some oil, go for one of the 5w-40s.

Cheers

Tim
Great, thank you. thumbup

dodgepot

201 posts

77 months

Thursday
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Hi

wonder if you might have an engine oil recommendation

Ford Kent series engine just rebuilt with maybe an hour's running to bed the cam

bored to 1700
stage 3 head, titanium valves
steel crank, rods and pistons
fairly hot cam
twin 45s

expected redline 7500 - but probably work to 7k once run in

cheers

opieoilman

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4,269 posts

173 months

Thursday
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Hi

Is it just going to get road use or track time?

Cheers

Tim

dodgepot

201 posts

77 months

Thursday
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opieoilman said:
Hi

Is it just going to get road use or track time?

Cheers

Tim
Fast road 99% of time very occasional track use