Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

Oil advice and recommendations (Opie Oils)

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opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Sunday 5th May
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Hi

Is the engine modified (other than the sump)? If modified, to what level? Any idea how hot the oil gets on track?

Cheers

Tim

Babw

625 posts

87 months

Sunday 5th May
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The 2ZZ isn't modified however is a track car that spends much of it's time at high revs. Have seen upwards of 120 deg celcius on track previously, not very good cooling due to the engine being at the back.

Will be running an air to oil cooler in one of the air ducts but that should have negligible effect.


Jordan Clarkson

369 posts

85 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Make: Mini
Model: Cooper S R56
Year: 2007
Engine type: 1.6 turbo petrol (N14)
Modifications: K&N panel filter and Samco silicone intake hose
Driving style: Commuting to work, cruising, the odd spirited drive/hoon
Any other information that may be relevant: I am thinking of getting the car remapped, assuming that everything is running as it should and I don't have to make any extra supporting mods, looking around the 200bhp mark from the standard 170 odd. I have heard that 5W-40 is better for mapped cars, not sure if this is true or not. The car does burn a bit of oil but doesn't seem too bad for this in it's current state. Engine oil gets changed every 5-6k miles.
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine,Gearbox,Differential etc: Engine oil




xjay1337

11,873 posts

59 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Babw said:
The 2ZZ isn't modified however is a track car that spends much of it's time at high revs. Have seen upwards of 120 deg celcius on track previously, not very good cooling due to the engine being at the back.

Will be running an air to oil cooler in one of the air ducts but that should have negligible effect.
Temps of 120c oil are perfectly fine.
Your engine failure wasn't anything to do with the physical oil, unless very old or watered down.
Oil cooler would help anyway smile

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Wednesday 8th May
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Babw said:
The 2ZZ isn't modified however is a track car that spends much of it's time at high revs. Have seen upwards of 120 deg celcius on track previously, not very good cooling due to the engine being at the back.

Will be running an air to oil cooler in one of the air ducts but that should have negligible effect.
Jordan Clarkson said:
Make: Mini
Model: Cooper S R56
Year: 2007
Engine type: 1.6 turbo petrol (N14)
Modifications: K&N panel filter and Samco silicone intake hose
Driving style: Commuting to work, cruising, the odd spirited drive/hoon
Any other information that may be relevant: I am thinking of getting the car remapped, assuming that everything is running as it should and I don't have to make any extra supporting mods, looking around the 200bhp mark from the standard 170 odd. I have heard that 5W-40 is better for mapped cars, not sure if this is true or not. The car does burn a bit of oil but doesn't seem too bad for this in it's current state. Engine oil gets changed every 5-6k miles.
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine,Gearbox,Differential etc: Engine oil
Hi,

For both of you a 5w-40 is ideal.

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
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EddyBee

146 posts

109 months

Friday 10th May
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Make: MINI
Model: Cooper S (R53)
Year: 2005
Engine type: 1.6
Modifications: None
Driving style: Normal/Spirited
What recommendation are you looking for: gearbox oil. Gearbox has the factory fitted LSD

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Friday 10th May
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Hi

You need a 75w-80 for the gearbox 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

SydneySE

375 posts

201 months

Sunday 12th May
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Babw said:
The 2ZZ isn't modified however is a track car that spends much of it's time at high revs. Have seen upwards of 120 deg celcius on track previously, not very good cooling due to the engine being at the back.

Will be running an air to oil cooler in one of the air ducts but that should have negligible effect.
My lotus exige runs twin oil coolers (one on each corner at the front of the car); thats part of the factory track pack option; believe me, the oil coolers make a diff....

WoolyFox

8 posts

4 months

Sunday 12th May
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Make: Land Rover
Model: Range Rover
Year: 1998
Engine type: 4.6
Modifications: None
Driving style: Normal
Note: Short distance (<5 miles) with cold starts, often see below 0 C in winter.

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Monday 13th May
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Hi

I would use a 5w-40 synthetic to get some good cold start protection.

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

IC3

5 posts

17 months

Monday 13th May
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Make: Nissan
Model: Silvia S15 Spec R
Year: 2000
Engine type: SR20DET
Modifications: Stock
Driving style: Dynamic
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine,Gearbox and Differential

Basically looking to service the whole car with fresh fluids. smile

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Thursday 16th May
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Hi

A 5w-40 is ideal for the engine.

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.

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.

If I remember correctly, the Spec R has a plated diff, is that correct?

Cheers

Tim

volvos60s60

419 posts

155 months

Yesterday (19:36)
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Hi, can you please advise on engine oil for:

Make: Mini R56
Model: John Cooper Works
Year: 2013
Engine type: 1.6 litre N18
Modifications: None
Driving style: Commuting, occasionally spirited
Any other information that may be relevant: Oil Temperatures?
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine,Gearbox,Differential etc: Engine

Thanks

Edited by volvos60s60 on Wednesday 22 May 20:45


Edited by volvos60s60 on Thursday 23 May 07:27

opieoilman

Original Poster:

4,337 posts

177 months

Hi

You need an oil that meets the BMW LL04 specification.

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