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Old 10th March 2010, 23:52   #701
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iv got a 70k 01 vtr full exhaulst and filter i curently use mobile1 10w40 semi i change it every 5-6k car gets used every day and gets a regular thrash would a 5w40 b better?
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Old 11th March 2010, 11:20   #702
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Yes, the 5w-40 would be better as it will give better cold start protection and 5w-40s are generally better quality oils than 10w-40s.

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ive got a v reg vts with a 4-1 mani std cat then a magnex cat back its done 50,000 i use it daily for work and do roughly 130 miles a week what oil would you recomend and how much would i need to do a full oil change
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Old 26th March 2010, 09:00   #704
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Hi Mick

I would use a 5w-40 synthetic and you will find those through the link below.
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

Out of those, the best ones are the Silkolene Pro S, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Gulf Formula G, Fuchs Supersyn and Mobil Synt S are good, cheaper alternatives.

As a budget choice, a 10w-40 will be fine and I would either go for the Fuchs XTR or Motul 6100

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-657-10w-40.aspx

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Old 3rd April 2010, 23:03   #705
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which grade oil should i use for my VTS box? I sometimes give it the odd booting. I need the best available protection and performance for my gearbox at an affordable price (if that makes sense?)

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You cannot go wrong with this one http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-981-fuch...ion-fluid.aspx

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OilMan, On your website under car servicing packs, it only sells packs for a VTS, is it okay to use one on a vtr?
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If it's a 2000 or earlier car then yes, it's fine. For 2000 onwards add a note to the order to ask us to swap the filter for a 25.032.00 (paper cartridge type one rather than a metal canister)
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I have a mk2 2001 vtr 50,000 i only drive it on the weekends very hard......what would you recommend for a engine oil and gear box oil.


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Old 5th May 2010, 20:26   #710
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Go for a good 5w-40 for the engine and a MTF for the gearbox.

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

Out of those, the best ones are the Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Gulf Formula G, Fuchs Supersyn and Mobil Synt S are good, cheaper alternatives.

I would go with the Redline MTL, Amsoil MTF or Fuchs Sintofluid.
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Need some serious help from you, My 106 was put to a garage local for check on poor running, And i made a thread on here complaining as i had bought 5w40 silkolene S and the guy on the phone ( Guy working on car/owner of garage ) Really wouldn't take no for an answer when i said i didn't want his oil i had my own he replied that he needed to put it in now and he went ahead and put Trident 15/40 engine oil, 2k miles later and my engine has PACKED IN! Completely fucked internals screwed, Where do i stand? I'm pretty sure its the wrong oil for my car, Plus the engine was cammed so i'm pretty sure 15/40 is the wrong grade ?
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That's not a good situation at all, really crap service and typical cheap, basic garage oil that they probably over charge for. Actually trident isn't the worst around, but I consider it an oil for older stuff, driven by grandparents, rather than something you want to look after and have a fun drive in. If you've been thrashing/tracking the car since the service, then in 2k the oil could have lost a lot of it's properties as it's only a basic mineral oil. I would hope that it would last more than 2k though. I don't know where you would stand with trading standards, but I'm pretty sure you'd have to get the oil tested to prove that there was oil failure.
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Maybe it was 3k, And to be fair the car was driven fairly hard but not hammered from cold or anything like that, I will phone them up shortly and say i'm not happy about it ( Obviously ) But the fact i had told him on the phone i wanted to use my oil and he tried saying that it was basically crap ( Silkolene Pro S ) Which was the part that annoyed me, I have the choice to decide which oil i use in my car but he forced his oil on me and now my cars fucked? Doesnt sound fair.
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Make: Citroen
Model: Saxo
Year: 2002
Engine size/type: 1.4i

Any mods:
Full exhaust system
4-2-1 manifold (no cat)

Type of use (road/track)
Road.

Engine.
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Maybe it was 3k, And to be fair the car was driven fairly hard but not hammered from cold or anything like that, I will phone them up shortly and say i'm not happy about it ( Obviously ) But the fact i had told him on the phone i wanted to use my oil and he tried saying that it was basically crap ( Silkolene Pro S ) Which was the part that annoyed me, I have the choice to decide which oil i use in my car but he forced his oil on me and now my cars fucked? Doesnt sound fair.
It's absolutely awful service from someone who has no idea what he is doing (I can't see how someone could think that the £1 a litre service stuff they sell is better than top end £10 a litre race oil, unless they are just out to rip you off). All I can suggest is the oil testing, then off to trading standards like I mentioned before or once you have the oil test results and it shows that the oil has failed, contact the garage and tell them that the oil has failed and that was his fault and he can get it fixed or you'll be going via the small claims court/trading standards.

Was it an actual Peugeot garage? I used to have a 106 and I got the worst service I have ever had from them, I'll never get a Peugeot again after that.
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Make: Citroen
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Year: 2002
Engine size/type: 1.4i

Any mods:
Full exhaust system
4-2-1 manifold (no cat)

Type of use (road/track)
Road.

Engine.
I would use a 5w-40 synthetic and you will find those through the link below.

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

Out of those, the best ones are the Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Gulf Formula G, Fuchs Supersyn and Mobil Synt S are good, cheaper alternatives.
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Thanks oilman! : )
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hi i got a saxo vtr t reg 99 and i have fitted a turbo on but the oil is not reaching to the turbo. i took the oil feed pipe from the oil idle sensor that is where my mechanic told me to take it from but still the oil is not getting to the turbo. any suggestions. thanks
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Thanks mate, ill order some from your site within the next week or so
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hi i got a saxo vtr t reg 99 and i have fitted a turbo on but the oil is not reaching to the turbo. i took the oil feed pipe from the oil idle sensor that is where my mechanic told me to take it from but still the oil is not getting to the turbo. any suggestions. thanks
The only things I can think of right now is that the oil is too thick (no idea what you are using) or the oil plumbing is wrong.
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