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Old 6th March 2006, 14:21   #41
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short journeys to college, occasional long journey, driven quite hard now and again

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Old 6th March 2006, 14:23   #42
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Old 6th March 2006, 14:41   #43
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Jonesy,

As a cost option you are looking at a 10w-40 semi synthetic changed every 5k or so.

As a quality option we would suggest a 5w-40/0w-40 full synthetic, changed every 10k or so.

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I have a 1.4 injection furio. I use 10w - 40 semi synthetic at the moment but its not a very good brand. I want to put some really good oil in it as i am servicing my car soon. Recomendations please???
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Phil,

The top option is a 5w-40 full synthetic for all year round use, changed every 10,000 miles or so, if not just make sure you go for a well branded semi synthetic instead and change every 5,000 miles.

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thanks mate, what brand would you recomend???
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Silkolene and Motul are tops, others to look at are Fuchs, Mobil and Amsoil.

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Hey Simon,

I have a:

1.5D 52 reg saxo - bog standard and shall remain so (might be tempted to stick a better filter on it but nothing major)
Currently does 100-150miles per week (running for 35mins at a time) and the occassion motorway voyage.

What would you recommend?

I've got Millers Fully Synthetic XFD 5w-40 in it at the moment.

Like Simo I'm a engineer (tho mechanical - which are better anyway lol) so the detailed explainations are really appreciated.

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5w-40 synthetic is fine for the car. Unless you are modding or using on track, the likes of Silkolene PRO or Motul 300V are a bit overkill. They are better but are they warranted? Not really!

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thanks for your help anyway simon!
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Oil temps are the key here, it is common for people who turbo normally na engines to use a thick oil, thinking that it will require it, this is not always true.

If the oil temps remain below 120degc then you are looking at a 5w-40 full synthetic for all year round and track use, I would have thought this would be the way to go as you have a large oil cooler, using a thick oil thats running too low temps is as bad a running a thin oil at temps too high.

If however the temps rise above this then we would suggest a 10w-50 full synthetic.

Have a look at Motul, Silkolene and Amsoil.

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oilman, whagt do you think of Torco SR-1 oil? ive heard some good reports as its 100% fully synthetic and meant to be v good quality.

heres the spec sheet

Torco SR-1

i have a standard 01 Y reg VTS 1.6 16v

i can get some at cost price and was thinking of buying 5l worth and doing an oil change. also, what oil filter would you recommend for me?

last week i put in about 750ml of some none synthetic 10w40 bog standard oil from asda because my oil level depreciated rapidly due to a leaky oil cap. i plan to get the torco oil and perform an oil change with the next fortnight and be back on track.

since putting the bog standard oil in, my car seems a bit flat as if it has lost power slightly. dont know whether this is just my mind playing games or true? cant wait to get some decent oil in!
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Keydogg,

Not too familiar with this oil, it is performance rated according to the ACEA spec, but will have a good look at it and get back to you.

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oilman, whagt do you think of Torco SR-1 oil? ive heard some good reports as its 100% fully synthetic and meant to be v good quality.

heres the spec sheet

Torco SR-1

i have a standard 01 Y reg VTS 1.6 16v

i can get some at cost price and was thinking of buying 5l worth and doing an oil change. also, what oil filter would you recommend for me?

last week i put in about 750ml of some none synthetic 10w40 bog standard oil from asda because my oil level depreciated rapidly due to a leaky oil cap. i plan to get the torco oil and perform an oil change with the next fortnight and be back on track.

since putting the bog standard oil in, my car seems a bit flat as if it has lost power slightly. dont know whether this is just my mind playing games or true? cant wait to get some decent oil in!
You can't beat a decent oil so if your car is driven hard, use a good one not any old cheap rubbish.

Torco, sounds good doesn't it? Well it's probably better than some of the average oils out there but based on the shear numbers, not a patch on the likes of Silkolene Pro or Motul 300V and that's what counts, how shear stable is the oil and the Torco not the best by far.

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whats the best 5w-40 full synthetic on a budget?
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Old 20th March 2006, 01:18   #57
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On a budget, Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-40.

Not for track though, street only!

Check the prices in the Members Section of our website.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk

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cant get there registered but waiting for reply
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Old 20th March 2006, 01:40   #59
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ahhhh you had it in september 4l Titan Supersyn SL 5w-40 £23.99 + free p&p
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