Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

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_4ndy_

41 posts

19 months

Friday 15th February
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opieoilman said:
Hi Andy

Can you let me know the details of the model please? Just want to check I get it right.

Cheers

Tim
Hi Tim,

It's a V5AWF transmission, married to a 4M4 engine and the service manual calls for "DIA QUEEN ATF-PA" fluid.

Thanks,
Andy.

chichee

23 posts

116 months

Saturday 16th February
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Hi,

Got an Audi S3 at Stage 2+ (372bhp/406ft/lbs).

Audi recommend 5w30 504.00/507.00, but various places recommend 5w40.

Millers Nanodrive CFS NT+
Fuchs Titan Pro S

Are there any other oils which are comparable?

Thanks in advance.

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,306 posts

175 months

Tuesday 19th February
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_4ndy_ said:
Hi Tim,

It's a V5AWF transmission, married to a 4M4 engine and the service manual calls for "DIA QUEEN ATF-PA" fluid.

Thanks,
Andy.
Hi Andy

I've had a look and I can't find anything that meets that spec (except an Amsoil product that is currently US-only). It seems like it's a pretty high spec ATF. I would go to the dealership until it becomes more readily available.

Cheers

Tim

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,306 posts

175 months

Tuesday 19th February
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chichee said:
Hi,

Got an Audi S3 at Stage 2+ (372bhp/406ft/lbs).

Audi recommend 5w30 504.00/507.00, but various places recommend 5w40.

Millers Nanodrive CFS NT+
Fuchs Titan Pro S

Are there any other oils which are comparable?

Thanks in advance.
Hi,

Yes, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Red Line and Gulf Competition are all other top end oils to consider for your car.

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

Cheers

Tim

chichee

23 posts

116 months

Thursday 21st February
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opieoilman said:
Hi,

Yes, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Red Line and Gulf Competition are all other top end oils to consider for your car.

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

Cheers

Tim
Thanks Tim.

Millers Nanodrive CFS NT+ ordered and in the car. Is the Fuchs Pro S comparable for future reference?
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maxwellwd

123 posts

25 months

Friday 22nd February
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Hi

I have a Mini Cooper S R56 2007 model with 80k miles with a stage one tune
Spirited road driving and normal commuting.

What is the best engine oil? Looking at this currently Millers Oils NANODRIVE EE LongLife C3 5w-30 Full Synthetic Engine Oil

Is this the best option?

Thanks,

healey2

23 posts

7 months

Monday 25th February
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Is the Elf sporti 9 5w-30 any good, meets VW diesel spec but is cheaper than any other oils so was wondering if it is any good? For a Passat 2015 2.0 diesel. https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-195311-elf-sporti-9-l...

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,306 posts

175 months

Monday 25th February
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chichee said:
Thanks Tim.

Millers Nanodrive CFS NT+ ordered and in the car. Is the Fuchs Pro S comparable for future reference?
Yes, they are similar, but the Pro S doesn't have the potential benefit from the Nanodrive additive. Both will look after the engine though.

Cheers

Tim

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,306 posts

175 months

Monday 25th February
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maxwellwd said:
Hi

I have a Mini Cooper S R56 2007 model with 80k miles with a stage one tune
Spirited road driving and normal commuting.

What is the best engine oil? Looking at this currently Millers Oils NANODRIVE EE LongLife C3 5w-30 Full Synthetic Engine Oil

Is this the best option?

Thanks,
Hi

I would go for a 5w-40 as they tend to burn a drop of oil, especially when tuned.

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


opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,306 posts

175 months

Monday 25th February
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healey2 said:
Is the Elf sporti 9 5w-30 any good, meets VW diesel spec but is cheaper than any other oils so was wondering if it is any good? For a Passat 2015 2.0 diesel. https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-195311-elf-sporti-9-l...
Yes, it's fine as a cheaper option for it.

Cheers

Tim

healey2

23 posts

7 months

Monday 25th February
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opieoilman said:
healey2 said:
Is the Elf sporti 9 5w-30 any good, meets VW diesel spec but is cheaper than any other oils so was wondering if it is any good? For a Passat 2015 2.0 diesel. https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-195311-elf-sporti-9-l...
Yes, it's fine as a cheaper option for it.

Cheers

Tim
Is the Fuchs Titan GT1 pro c-3 much better for a few quid more? Have heard that Fuchs oil is good stuff

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,306 posts

175 months

Monday 25th February
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The Fuchs has been around a lot longer and is very well proven oil.

maxwellwd

123 posts

25 months

Monday 25th February
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opieoilman said:
maxwellwd said:
Hi

I have a Mini Cooper S R56 2007 model with 80k miles with a stage one tune
Spirited road driving and normal commuting.

What is the best engine oil? Looking at this currently Millers Oils NANODRIVE EE LongLife C3 5w-30 Full Synthetic Engine Oil

Is this the best option?

Thanks,
Hi

I would go for a 5w-40 as they tend to burn a drop of oil, especially when tuned.

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
Great, thanks!

Roadstar800

58 posts

8 months

Sunday 3rd March
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What would you recommend for a 1966 Jaguar 3.8 gearbox with a Laycock de Normanville overdrive? I intended to put in normal Hypoid 90 before someone mentioned it was semi-synthetic and may upset the overdrive cones.

_4ndy_

41 posts

19 months

Monday 4th March
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opieoilman said:
Hi Andy

I've had a look and I can't find anything that meets that spec (except an Amsoil product that is currently US-only). It seems like it's a pretty high spec ATF. I would go to the dealership until it becomes more readily available.

Cheers

Tim
Cheers Tim, thought that may be the case but thought it worth an ask.
Rgds,
Andy.

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,306 posts

175 months

Monday 4th March
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Roadstar800 said:
What would you recommend for a 1966 Jaguar 3.8 gearbox with a Laycock de Normanville overdrive? I intended to put in normal Hypoid 90 before someone mentioned it was semi-synthetic and may upset the overdrive cones.
Hi

I would use an 80w-90 GL oil, like the Millers Classic EP, Millers EP, Castrol Manual EP or Gulf Gear EP.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-676-80w-90-gear-oil.a...

A semi shouldn't upset it, all semi-synthetics are 100% mineral oil, the synthetic component is a modified and refined mineral oil.

Cheers

Tim


Roadstar800

58 posts

8 months

Wednesday 6th March
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Thanks, Tim.

MJK 24

5,298 posts

175 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Bit of advice, please!

1991 Mk2 Golf 1.6 GTD.

320k miles, starting to get a little blue smoke and using some oil. Assuming rings or valve guides worn.

Always run on 10w40 semi synthetic Quantum cheapo stuff from VW.

I’ve got 10 litres of unused Comma Motorsport 5w50 synthetic. Could I use this to reduce oil consumption assuming it’s a bit thicker when hot?

Won’t be able to sort the engine until the winter so looking for a stop gap until then.

Thanks in advance for your help and advice!

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,306 posts

175 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Hi

That's not a bad option for it. As the engine is going to have some work done, using something a little on the thick side isn't the worst thing you could do.

Regards

Tim

MJK 24

5,298 posts

175 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Thanks Tim, any port in a storm!