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Old 18th January 2007, 11:54   #141
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Old 18th January 2007, 12:31   #142
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does anyone rate castrol gtx magnetec? iv just changed the oil in my vts and looking in the user guide it shows the correct oil to use for the different climates i.e you would want different oil if you lived in greece than you would if you lived in scotland!

the gtx magnetec is 10w-40
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Old 18th January 2007, 12:56   #143
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does anyone rate castrol gtx magnetec?
No, an over priced 10w-40 semi, with some very good maketing behing it.

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iv just changed the oil in my vts and looking in the user guide it shows the correct oil to use for the different climates i.e you would want different oil if you lived in greece than you would if you lived in scotland!

the gtx magnetec is 10w-40
Yes, if you live in geece the ambient temps are higher so the cold crank visocsity can be higher (eg 15w), if you live in the chilly highlands the you will need a good cold crank viscosity that flows at very low temps (eg 0w and 5w), its similar for the hot end as well.

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Old 2nd February 2007, 22:01   #144
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just done about 12K, using Mobil1 0w-40, time for a change? do about 200 miles a week, same oil again? loved the way it warmed up, so fast!


engine (vtr ,standard) done 78K
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Old 4th February 2007, 21:59   #145
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Looking to do a service soon,
VTS
2000 - x-reg
running a green cotton filter, gmc 4-1mani, sport cat, cat back exhaust system

mainly used for short journeys with the occasional track day

What do you recommend in the way of both engine and gearbox oils?
also should i be looking for any specific brands/types of filter or will any do?

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Old 5th February 2007, 08:41   #146
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just done about 12K, using Mobil1 0w-40, time for a change? do about 200 miles a week, same oil again? loved the way it warmed up, so fast!


engine (vtr ,standard) done 78K
Hi,

Yes the Mobil 1 is ideal. A good quality pao synthetic.

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Old 5th February 2007, 15:06   #147
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92000 miles
using casrol?? - expensive ( used halfords guide )
whats best, 15 miles a day more top end speed then off the lights
how regluar
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Old 5th February 2007, 16:45   #148
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Hi,

5w-40 or 0w-40 synthetic as the top option.

Brand wise, Silkolene, Motul, Fuchs, Mobil and Castrol are all worth a look.

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Old 5th February 2007, 21:09   #149
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hi. im using duckhams xqr 10w-40 in my w 2000 vtr with 51k on the clock. only mods are filter and exhaust. only do 30 miles a week in it doing normal driving with the occasional sprint up the local bypass to around 70mph. is this a good quality oil. thanks.
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Old 5th February 2007, 22:09   #150
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Being a semi synthetic, it will be fine with changes of around 5k.

The quality choice is for a 5w-40 synthetic.

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how often do you recommend oil changes?
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Old 6th February 2007, 15:10   #152
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Depends what oil you are using.

A semi cahnge every 5k or so. Fully every 8-10k.

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Old 14th February 2007, 11:08   #153
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I have 2 airfilters Piperx and K&N 5.7 but don't have either of them on the car at present. So I don't know if i need different oils when I use them.

General road use.

I'm looking for a recommendation on what oil to use for both my gearbox and engine.
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Old 14th February 2007, 12:26   #154
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Air filter wont make any difference to oil choice.

For the engine either a 10w-40 semi or a 5w-40 fully.

For the gearbox a 75w-90, again semi or fully.

Have a look at Fuchs, Motul and Silkolene here http://www.opieoils.co.uk

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Old 21st February 2007, 07:43   #155
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hi there
i am about to service my saxo 1.6 8v vtr xreg i am an engineer by trade and have access to fully synthetic 0/40 texaco i use the car mostly for fast road use with a track day/autotest once a month
will this oil be ok also which gear box oil for the same application
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Old 21st February 2007, 11:56   #156
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Hi,

The 0w-40 will be fine.

For the gearbox we recomend a good 75w-90, if hard used synthetic is the way to go.

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Old 28th February 2007, 21:27   #157
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saxo VTS
x reg 2000
55000 miles
lots of short jorneys
boot it every now and again

i would like to change engine and also gear box oil what type should i get?
also i have a full stainless steel system de cated and a viper air filter. many thanks in advance..

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5w-40 synthetic for the engine, for the gearbox a 75w-90, again synthetic being the best choice.

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5w-40 synthetic for the engine, for the gearbox a 75w-90, again synthetic being the best choice.

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thanks should i fit new filters too?
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For what they cost they are always worth changing.

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