Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

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opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Monday 15th April
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Hi

You need an oil that meets the BMW LL98, LL01 or LL04 specification. Our selection can be found through the link below

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-684-bmw-longlife-98.a...
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

AB57

255 posts

54 months

Monday 15th April
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Make: Honda
Model: Civic Type R
Year: 2010
Engine type: 2.0 Petrol
Modifications: None
Driving style: Normal/Spirited
What recommendation are you looking for: Engine Oil

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Tuesday 16th April
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Hi

I would use a 5w-40 synthetic.

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

xjay1337

11,880 posts

59 months

Thursday 18th April
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Make: BMW
Model: M135i
Year: 2014
Engine type: 3.0
Modifications: None.
Driving style: Spirited / Track use
What recommendation are you looking for: Engine Oil

Torn between 5w40 Millers Nanodrive (what I currently have) and a 5w50 such as Motul Sport.
I'm interested to see in the additional protection (if any) at high oil temps the 5w50 may give or if the 5w50 is too "thick" (normal cruising oil temps is approx 115c and normal track temperature approx 132c).

I'm aware none of the oils I am looking at "meet" LL01/4 specifically.

Happy easter.

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Saturday 20th April
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Hi

How much time does it spend on track? I would say the CFS NT+ is the one to go for if it's mainly on the road or the Motul Sport if mainly on track.

Cheers

Tim
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xjay1337

11,880 posts

59 months

Saturday 20th April
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opieoilman said:
Hi

How much time does it spend on track? I would say the CFS NT+ is the one to go for if it's mainly on the road or the Motul Sport if mainly on track.

Cheers

Tim
Do 6-8 trackdays a year.

I'll stick with the CFS then . Cheers !!

stevesingo

3,520 posts

163 months

Saturday 20th April
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What is the correct Diff and Gearbox oil for a BMW 330i (2007)?

Thanks

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Monday 22nd April
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Hi

I assume it's a manual box and if your gearbox suffers from stiff/poor changes when it's cold (as is fairly common with BMWs of that age), using a 50/50 mix of ATF and MTF is a good idea. Red Line MTL and ATF D4, Amsoil ATF and MTF, or Fuchs Sintofluid 75w-80 and ATF 5005 are the ones that people commonly mix together in those gearboxes.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-670-75w-80-75w-85-mtf...
https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-1432-atf-automatic-tr...

An ATF is basically a thin gear oil, so reduces the viscosity slightly, making the gear shifts easier. The combinations that I mentioned above are good enough quality so that even though the oil is a little thinner, there should be no reduction in protection. If you are not suffering with cold gear changes, just use one of the MTFs that I mentioned.

The diff needs a 75w-90 GL5 oil (unless it has the optional LSD).

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-673-75w-90-mtfs-manua...

The Fuchs Syn 5, Millers CRX, Red Line 75w-90 GL5, Motul Gear 300, Amsoil Severe Gear and Gulf Competition are ideal for the diff. The Fuchs Sintopoid, Castrol Syntrax Longlife, Millers TRX, Motul Motylgear, Mobil SHC and Gulf Syngear are also good choices.

Cheers

Tim

stevesingo

3,520 posts

163 months

Tuesday 23rd April
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Thanks

scoey1001

41 posts

22 months

Wednesday 24th April
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Hi, I have a Peugeot 207 1.4 vti petrol engine (Engine code EP3) which uses a st ton of oil. Approx 1ltr every 500 miles (Peugeot state .75 ltr every 1000 miles is normal for this engine). Not leaking anywhere and no smoke, i haven't managed to get to the bottom of what's causing it.

5w30 is what Peugeot recommend, would using a thicker oil be ok to use and possibly help with consumption? Thanks

Also the car is high mileage (120k) if this has a bearing.

Edited by scoey1001 on Wednesday 24th April 14:37


Edited by scoey1001 on Wednesday 24th April 14:39

scoey1001

41 posts

22 months

Wednesday 24th April
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Hi, I have a Peugeot 207 1.4 vti petrol engine (Engine code EP3) which uses a st ton of oil. Approx 1ltr every 500 miles (Peugeot state .75 ltr every 1000 miles is normal for this engine). Not leaking anywhere and no smoke, i haven't managed to get to the bottom of what's causing it.

5w30 is what Peugeot recommend, would using a thicker oil be ok to use and possibly help with consumption? Thanks

Also the car is high mileage (120k) if this has a bearing.

Edited by scoey1001 on Wednesday 24th April 14:37


Edited by scoey1001 on Wednesday 24th April 14:47

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Thursday 25th April
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Hi

What year is your car?

I would use a 5w-40 synthetic.

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

MrMoonyMan

2,507 posts

152 months

Sunday 28th April
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Hi Mr. OpieOilMan,

Missus has an '08 Suzuki Swift Sport with 98,000 miles on it
Changed gearbox oil once already about 6 months ago but am planning to do it again next week when we put a new clutch in. New clutch going in as it doesn't like changing gears at high revs or going into first. Also sometimes stubborn about other gears after a longer run. Doing the oil again both to remove any metal filings but because I suspect it wasn't done before us.
What gearbox oil would you suggest?

Thanks

Cobra Curves

75 posts

24 months

Thursday 2nd May
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Hi. I've got a Cobra with a 1987 Carlton gear box and Haynes recommends I use gear oil rated at 75W/90S. What does the 'S' stand for as the oils I've seen don't have the 'S'? Is it important? I'm guessing its to do with being synthetic but I'm not sure.

Many thanks.

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Thursday 2nd May
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MrMoonyMan said:
Hi Mr. OpieOilMan,

Missus has an '08 Suzuki Swift Sport with 98,000 miles on it
Changed gearbox oil once already about 6 months ago but am planning to do it again next week when we put a new clutch in. New clutch going in as it doesn't like changing gears at high revs or going into first. Also sometimes stubborn about other gears after a longer run. Doing the oil again both to remove any metal filings but because I suspect it wasn't done before us.
What gearbox oil would you suggest?

Thanks
Hi

You need a 75w-90 for the gearbox and here are the ones we have.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-673-75w-90-gear-oil.a...

If you want to go for the best, the Millers CRX 75w-90 NT, Gulf Competition, Motul Gear 300, Fuchs Race Synchro, Red Line MT90 and Amsoil Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear lube are ideal for the gearbox. The Castrol Universal/Universal Plus/Syntrans Multivehicle, Motul Motylgear and Fuchs Gear Syn are all decent alternatives.

The Red Line MT90, Fuchs Synchro or Castrol Syntrans Multivehicle often tend to improve gear changes, but if it was the clutch playing up, the oil isn't going to make a huge difference.

Cheers

Tim

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Thursday 2nd May
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Cobra Curves said:
Hi. I've got a Cobra with a 1987 Carlton gear box and Haynes recommends I use gear oil rated at 75W/90S. What does the 'S' stand for as the oils I've seen don't have the 'S'? Is it important? I'm guessing its to do with being synthetic but I'm not sure.

Many thanks.
Hi

Yes, that would be a synthetic 75w-90, but my data lists a 75w-80 for a Carlton box. 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

Cobra Curves

75 posts

24 months

Thursday 2nd May
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Thanks Tim.

flattotheboards

6,669 posts

147 months

Friday 3rd May
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Hi Tim,

I currently drive between 20k & 25k miles per annum and change the oil every 10k. I was wondering if you could advise on whether I should change from the engine oil specification that I have been using since I bought the car which is Castrol Edge 0w30 LL04. I would also like to change the (manual) gearbox and diff oil which hasn't been changed since the vehicle was new. The vehicle has done 77k miles.

Make: BMW
Model: 120d
Year: 2014
Engine type: Diesel - N47
Modifications: N/A
Driving style: Commuting mainly, generally on fast A-roads or on Motorways
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine, Gearbox & Differential

Thanks in advance.

Edited by flattotheboards on Friday 3rd May 13:00


Edited by flattotheboards on Saturday 4th May 09:59

Babw

625 posts

87 months

Saturday 4th May
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Could you recommend oil for a 2ZZ-GE running in a Toyota MR2 track car?

I was running 5W40 Millers CFS but encountered a bottom end failure on track (running a larger capacity baffled sump).

I've been considering the 5W50 Motul Ester, 10w50, 15w50 or even the 10w60 Ester oils.

Many thanks.

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Sunday 5th May
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flattotheboards said:
Hi Tim,

I currently drive between 20k & 25k miles per annum and change the oil every 10k. I was wondering if you could advise on whether I should change from the engine oil specification that I have been using since I bought the car which is Castrol Edge 0w30 LL04. I would also like to change the (manual) gearbox and diff oil which hasn't been changed since the vehicle was new. The vehicle has done 77k miles.

Make: BMW
Model: 120d
Year: 2014
Engine type: Diesel - N47
Modifications: N/A
Driving style: Commuting mainly, generally on fast A-roads or on Motorways
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine, Gearbox & Differential

Thanks in advance.

Edited by flattotheboards on Friday 3rd May 13:00


Edited by flattotheboards on Saturday 4th May 09:59
Hi

You need an oil that meets the BMW LL04 specification because of the DPF

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.

This is ideal for the manual box

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-69413-castrol-syntran...

The diff needs a 75w-90 GL5 oil.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-673-75w-90-mtfs-manua...

The Fuchs Syn 5, Millers CRX, Red Line 75w-90 GL5, Motul Gear 300, Amsoil Severe Gear and Gulf Competition are ideal for the diff. The Fuchs Sintopoid, Castrol Syntrax Longlife, Millers TRX, Motul Motylgear, Mobil SHC and Gulf Syngear are also good choices.

Cheers

Tim