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Old 25th October 2006, 12:46   #121
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Year - V reg?
Engine size/type - 1.6 8v

Any mods - BMC induction, scorpion exhaust system with janspeed 4-2-1 manifold and a de-cat

Type of use (road/track) road

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) oil gauge generally sits at about 1/4 ocasionally reaching 1/2

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc? Engine and gear box please!!!

servicing on friday need your advice oilman, or anyone else.
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Old 25th October 2006, 15:27   #122
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For the engine a good 5w-40 full synthetic, or as a cost option a 10w-40 semi.

For the gearbox a 75w-90 GL4 either semi or full synthetic.

Plenty to have a look at here http://www.opieoils.co.uk

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Old 2nd November 2006, 00:28   #123
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1.6 16v

induction kit, 4-2-1 manifold, jap exhaust,

mainly used on road but do thrash it once its warmed up, occasional track use.

oil temp is normally between 1/4 and 1/2, but never normally goes much over half

What do you want a recommendation for the engine and gearbox?

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Old 2nd November 2006, 09:12   #124
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For the engine 5w-40 full synthetic, if you are doing track days it is worth investing in a good one such as the Motul, Silkolene and Mobil.

For the gearbox a good 75w-90. Have a look at Motul, Silkolene and Castrol.

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is that the same reccomendations for a standard VTS?
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Old 2nd November 2006, 09:20   #126
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Old 2nd November 2006, 10:07   #127
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is that the same reccomendations for a standard VTS?
If you want to the best mate, yes.

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Old 18th November 2006, 17:08   #128
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Oilman,

Read your advice with interest and I'll probably be changing by oil very soon. I'll be going for the Silkolene Fully 5W-40 for my VTS.

Just one quick question, what's the advantage of 5W-40 over 10W-40?

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Old 18th November 2006, 17:17   #129
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Just picked up the answer, 5W is thinner so will circulate better at start up.

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Old 20th November 2006, 09:40   #130
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Yep thats correct.

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Old 22nd November 2006, 13:16   #131
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Saxo
Forte
X reg
1124cc.

No Mods.

Engine Oil - Used just for roads, upto 300miles a week.

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Old 22nd November 2006, 17:19   #132
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10w-40 semi synthetic is ideal, changed every 5k or so.

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Make: Saxo
Model: VTR
Year: 2000
Engine size/type : 1.6L / 90bhp

Any mods: Forced induction, 4-2-1 manifold, de-cat, catback.

Type of use (road/track): Short trips (work & back...) driven steady, hard ocassionally.

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine oil.

Would an oil rated to: ACEA A3 B3 API SL CF (5w-40) suffice? It's a lesser brand thou.
If it helps I tend to change the oil within 6000 miles of use.

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Old 17th January 2007, 22:11   #134
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With forced induction, I would be more comfortable with a true synthetic. What brand is it? if it is of the hydrocracked variety with regular changes at 3-4,000 all will be fine, but to be honest a quality synthetic will look after things that much bettter.

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The oil is branded as Comma Premium Ultra Lite http://www.commaoil.com/MSDS/English...ite%205w40.pdf <pdf

The description of this induction says it forced.. but I think thats more of marketing thing, there's nothing forcing air in (fan etc) its more enclosed than forced, hope that helps.


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I see, I though you meant it had a super charger or turbo, in wich case synthetic is the best route.

For naturally aspirated the 5w-40 from comma will be ok but do bear in mind it is made to a cost, so at the bottom end of the market.

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Make - Citroen
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Year - 2000
Engine size/type - 1.6 16v

Any mods - BMC induction, Magnex exhaust system with Raceland 4-2-1 manifold and a de-cat

Type of use (road/track) road and a little track but not at the moment lol

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) oil gauge generally sits abit below 1/2 once heated up

What do you want a recommendation for my engine currently using 5 - 40 fully sythetic
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I see, I though you meant it had a super charger or turbo, in wich case synthetic is the best route.

For naturally aspirated the 5w-40 from comma will be ok but do bear in mind it is made to a cost, so at the bottom end of the market.

Cheers

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I've managed to lay my hands on some Silkolene ProS but its only 1.5L (10w-50) would it be possible to buy 2.5L?

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I can do you 3ltr?

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I can do you 3ltr?

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Yes please

How much...

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