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Old 24th September 2007, 17:10   #221
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Great stuff. Thanks for your time.
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Old 24th September 2007, 17:26   #222
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Old 18th October 2007, 20:33   #223
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Hi oilman, im currently using silkolene pro s 5w-40. How often should i change it?
It gets driven quite hard regularly.
It's for a 106 gti on 85k by the way.

Also is 5w-40 the best choice for my car? only reason im asking is some guys on the rallye register are using the silkolene pro s 10w-40 and are saying it is more suited to the engine over 5w-40

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Old 19th October 2007, 01:17   #224
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I've only got a 1124cc mark 1 but its got 131k on the clock. I'm currently using a cheap 10w40 oil. Is this suitable or would a slightly thicker oil be better? many thanks
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Old 19th October 2007, 09:19   #225
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10w-40 semi is ideal, always try to go for a good one though.

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Old 19th October 2007, 09:29   #226
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Gary, here's a quote from Oilman where I asked a similar question, but this was reference to 0w40 and 5w40, but the same principle applies I would have thought...

"A 0w will flow better at cold temps then a 5w, however with the UK ambient temps there difference is marginal.

As in, the 5w will pour down to -30degc, the 0w will pour down to -35degc, you really have to be in the arctic (wich is what 0w was invented for) for it to make a difference over a 5w.

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Just posting to say that i ordered some oil and a oil filter from Oilman (opie oils) and recieved it quickly etc and at a very good price, i recommend them to anyone!

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Old 29th October 2007, 19:39   #228
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saxo westcoast
1400cc 8v
1999 V reg
covered 75000 miles
induction kit fitted

used everyday for work 22 miles each way never used for track use,

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A good 10w-40 semi synthetic with regular changes, or as tops a 5w-40 synthetic changed every 8-10,000 miles.

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when you say a good 10w-40 semi synthetic what should i look out for too be good and bad? thanks
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what's a decent oil for a saxo vtr just so i know when i need to get some to put in when low.
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when you say a good 10w-40 semi synthetic what should i look out for too be good and bad? thanks
Stick to a well known and premium brand (except magnatec) so avoid shops own brand oil as this will be made to a real cost.

We have plenty to choose from, Fuchs, Motul, Silkolene and Mobil are all ideal.

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Make : Citreon
Model : Saxo VTR
Year : 1998
Engine size/type : 1.6 8v

Any mods : Turbo conversion

Type of use (road/track) : used for both road and track days

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) : Mobil 1 (not sure what grade tho), Oil does run a lot hotter due the conversion or so i've been told

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc? : Engine

As far i know its running 10w50 Mobil 1 oil (thats what last owner told me) but i cant find it anywhere dont even know if they even make that grade ?
And she is in diea need of an Oil & Filter change ..... Help !
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Old 19th November 2007, 22:54   #235
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hi oilman i need to get some oil and a new filter soon, where is the best place to buy oil from? dont mind if its online if it makes it cheaper or going shop and paying a bit more? did u say u work for a company selling oil? if so where??
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Old 19th November 2007, 22:59   #236
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Make: Citroen
Model: Saxo VTR
Year: 2001
Engine size/type: 1.6i 8v

Any mods: Full stainless steel exhaust system, Raceland 4-2-1 manifold, Raceland/Green enclosed induction kit.

Type of use (road/track): Road only.

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used): Not sure on what oil is in there at the moment. That's the main reason I want to change, I want to be running something good.

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc? Just the engine please.

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Edit: Just looked through the thread and it looks like 5w-40 fully synthetic is the way to go!

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Old 20th November 2007, 12:04   #237
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It is mate, 5w-40 is ideal.

Have a look at something like the Motul 8100 5w-40 http://www.opieoils.co.uk

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Old 25th November 2007, 14:46   #238
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hi oilman, i have just brought a saxo vts with 85k on the clock. i work at a garage and we put 10w-40 in most cars, but jst wondering if you would reccomend anyother oil? thanks, Justin
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10w-40 with regular changes is fine, next step up is to a 5w-40 or a 0w-40 full synthetic.

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Old 25th November 2007, 21:11   #240
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mate you still got it on offer i just got paid!
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