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Old 24th October 2011, 17:08   #941
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Hi

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 Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Shell Helix, Fuchs Supersyn and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

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

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

You need an MTF for the gearbox and I would go with the Redline MTL, Amsoil MTF or Fuchs Sintofluid. The Millers EP 75w-80 is a good cheaper alternative

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-670-75w-80-75w-85-mtfs.aspx

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Old 30th October 2011, 13:03   #942
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Make: Citreon
Model: Saxo
Year: 2001 (Mk2)
Engine size/type: 1.6 8v (Silver top, 100Bhp)

Any mods: Manifold, Air Filter (Possibility of cams + remap in the future)

Type of use: Fast Road (With a very rare track day)

Additional info: Used mainly down country roads to and from work. I don't really cover 'Long distances' (only on rare instances). I want something that will protect the engine and give good results.

What do you want a recommendation for?: Engine

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Old 31st October 2011, 08:52   #943
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Hi

I would use a 5w-40 synthetic, that will give the best cold start protection.

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

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Fuchs Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

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Old 2nd November 2011, 12:37   #944
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Default Recommendation for 205 gti 1.6

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205 GTI 1.6
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XU5JA ( 115BHP not 105BHP ) 93,000 miles

No modifications

Road use, a lot of short journeys

Currently using Magnatec 10 40 semi synthetic

I would like a recommendation for engine oil please
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The same as what I said in my last post will apply to your car as well.

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Old 9th November 2011, 14:22   #946
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65K No mods
Normal driving style but sometime accelerate to about 6,000rpm joining motorway
Citroen dealer tells me 5w30 fully synthetic is what they put in all cars now, is this ok?

Also I have a Xsara Picasso 2006 2.0HDI 90, remaped to 130hp with 73K. Currently using Total Quartz Future 5w30. Am I ok to continue using this or would you recommend an alternative.

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Hi Dale

A 5w-30 is okay for the Saxo, but it is quite thin for one of those so you may find it burns oil quite quickly if you like to put your foot down.

The Picasso isn't quite as simple. The oil needs to meet the ACEA C2 spec, and I don't know if the Total does.

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Old 11th November 2011, 01:40   #948
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is the oil brand a big issue?not sure if i should go for total quartz or castrol edge
looking to get 5w40 for my saxo vtr,driven a little hard at times
also is this the right grade?reading the previous posts i think i am right in this selection

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Yes, oil brand can make a massive difference. You may have two oils that are both sold as a 5w-40 synthetic oil, but one may be a top end race spec oil and the other is a budget recycled oil, so completely opposite ends of the scale. We don't sell Total, so I'd recommend Castrol out of those.
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Make: Citreon
Model: Saxo
Year: 2000 (mk2 but crossover..so engine is mk1)
Engine size/type: 1.4 8v

Any mods: Manifold, under floot de-cat straight through system, green panel filter in standard housing.

Type of use: Fast Road (With a very rare track day)

Additional info: mainly use the car for driving about 5 miles to the other side of town to work, engine is usually fully warmed up before turning off again, accelerate quite harshly.

Which oil qoiuld you reccommend?
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Old 11th November 2011, 11:52   #951
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Make: Citreon
Model: Saxo
Year: 2000 (Mk2)
Engine size/type: 1.6 16v 110k miles

Any mods: de-cat exhaust, enclosed inductioin kit

Type of use: Fast Road (With a very rare track day)

Additional info: Used as evryday shootabout and some long journeys.

What do you want a recommendation for?: a good perfomance oil for a engine with high milage 110k
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Old 11th November 2011, 13:29   #952
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Originally Posted by Karlb1 View Post
Make: Citreon
Model: Saxo
Year: 2000 (mk2 but crossover..so engine is mk1)
Engine size/type: 1.4 8v

Any mods: Manifold, under floot de-cat straight through system, green panel filter in standard housing.

Type of use: Fast Road (With a very rare track day)

Additional info: mainly use the car for driving about 5 miles to the other side of town to work, engine is usually fully warmed up before turning off again, accelerate quite harshly.

Which oil qoiuld you reccommend?


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Make: Citreon
Model: Saxo
Year: 2000 (Mk2)
Engine size/type: 1.6 16v 110k miles

Any mods: de-cat exhaust, enclosed inductioin kit

Type of use: Fast Road (With a very rare track day)

Additional info: Used as evryday shootabout and some long journeys.

What do you want a recommendation for?: a good perfomance oil for a engine with high milage 110k
Same for both of you, a 5w-40 is ideal

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

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Fuchs Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

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Old 16th November 2011, 12:28   #953
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Saxo First 1.0L
V reg with original engine/gearbox
K&N Induction kit

I have bought some castrol GTX 10W40 for the engine oil, will this be a suitable oil?

Cheers, Jack.
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Old 16th November 2011, 13:24   #954
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Hi Jack

It's okay, not the best choice, but better than a budget oil.

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Old 14th December 2011, 19:56   #955
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Hey oilman,

Cou you recommend the best oil filter please, by that I mean the one that will remove the most rubbish out of the oil as that'll decrease the friction/engine wear significantly right?!?
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Being honest, filters don't make a huge difference, as long as they meet the OEM specs. All filters do is remove the big bits, like worn metallic bits. The small stuff is held in suspension by the detergents of the oil, so the oil is a lot more important than the filter.

The Mahle and UFI ones we stock are OEM approved so they meet or exceed the Citroen requirements, making them at least as good as the Citroen ones.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-1311-by-brand.aspx

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Old 14th December 2011, 20:29   #957
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Hello tim/oilman

What would you recommend for my turbo 106

Its running in the region of 250-300 and soon to be 300-350hp. It's only used hard..

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Old 15th December 2011, 10:40   #958
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Any idea how hot the oil is getting?

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Make: Citroen
Model: Saxo VTS
Year: 1998
Engine size/type: 1.6 16v
Mileage: 94k

Any mods: Straight through exhaust with decat, air filter, 4 2 1 manifold going on soon

Type of use: Fast Road/round town stop start journeys

What oil do i need, ive always used carlube 10-40 in my other VTS but thats standard.
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Could I get a recommendation please
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Enclosed induction kit
Road Use
Currently use Castrol 10w-40


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