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Old 11th June 2009, 00:59   #561
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2001 Citroen Saxo Furio 1.4i 8v
58000 Miles
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whats the best quality oil i can use, i want my engine to love me
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Old 11th June 2009, 10:43   #562
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If you want to do the best then go with a 5w-40 synthetic and change every 10-12,000 miles or once a year, which ever comes first.

Have a browse here http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx
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Old 12th June 2009, 00:06   #563
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So which one is best for my car, lol, i dont want to spend £50 a year on oil which of the 5w-40 is the most recommended, used, trusted etc etc...
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Old 12th June 2009, 11:47   #564
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Look at the Motul 8100 Xcess 5w-40, Gulf, Fuchs titan Supersyn 5w-40 and the Mobil Synt S 5w-40. All good synthetics that wont bust the bank.

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

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Old 19th June 2009, 19:21   #565
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ive got a 1.1i mk1 saxo, its done 115k miles BUT just before i bought it it had a different engine dropped in it with 40-50k miles. since buying ive done around 5k miles so i figure its time for an oil change.

no mods and just street use obviously. what would you recommend, just want something that will make it run a bit smoother and improve a bit of mpg and protect it from high revs every now and again. dont want to spend loads but i want some decent oil preferably and i dont know a lot about all the different brands. what are my options?

I have no idea whats in there at the moment so will i have to somehow flush the old stuff out completely or is that not necessary? also i dont know much about gearbox oil, how will i know if that needs a change as well
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Old 19th June 2009, 22:51   #566
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I would go with a good 10w-40 semi synthetic with regular changes. They will keep it all in good nick and no need for a flush.

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

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Old 21st June 2009, 09:24   #567
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SAXO VTS
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1.6 16V
MODSjust listed ones that i think might make a difference to temp and running)
cams
p & p cylinder head
spitfire plugs
4-2-1 manifold

ROAD AND TRACK

unsure on definate oil make but think it was mobil 1 fully synth 5 40

ENGINE OIL,GEARBOX,POWERSTEERING(car doesnt like "general" shell powersteering fluid as i found out either that or it develped a problem at the same time as ive topped it up steering gos heavy when throwing the car into fast bends)also BRAKE FLUID PLEASE.

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Hi Guy.
I was once told that if your car has had fully synthetic oil (in the engine) that you shouldn't go back to normal. Is this true?

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Make- alfa romeo
Model-159
Year- 2006
Engine size/type- 1.9 JTDm
No modifications
Road use, not driven hard at all

Engine oil please

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Looking to purchase some oil for when the turbo is on the road, whats the best price delivered you could do on 5 litres of:

Valvoline 20w50 fully synthetic

and could you reccomend a cracking quality mk1 vtr oil filter to use?

also what brake fluid to use with brembo 4 pots?

and gear oil to use with a vtr box with quaife lsd?

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We don't sell Valvoline

Castrol
Mobil
Fuchs
Silkolene
Amsoil
Redline
Gulf
Motul

Quaiffe recommend the following oil

Silkolene Silktran SYN 5 75w-90

You'll find it here www.opieoils.co.uk

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Make- alfa romeo
Model-159
Year- 2006
Engine size/type- 1.9 JTDm
No modifications
Road use, not driven hard at all

Engine oil please

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You should find all you need here

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-851-oils-for-my-car.aspx

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Hi Guy.
I was once told that if your car has had fully synthetic oil (in the engine) that you shouldn't go back to normal. Is this true?

Col
It should be no problem

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saxo vts 1.6 16v
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Top choice is for a 5w-40 synthetic, any one of these http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

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2003 VTS
43k
708 Catcam and remap
Ported & Polish throttle body
procomp induction kit
421 Manifold and full straight through exhaust

Daily road use. Engine oil and gearbox please.
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hi there i have a 1999 mk1 vtr with 105,000 miles what is the best brand motor oil for it ?and will i be able to pot a flush in ok
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what is best oil used for high mileage 8v
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2003 VTS
43k
708 Catcam and remap
Ported & Polish throttle body
procomp induction kit
421 Manifold and full straight through exhaust

Daily road use. Engine oil and gearbox please.
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5w-40 synthetic for the engine, have a browse here there is loads http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

For the gearbox I would go with this one http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-981-fuch...ion-fluid.aspx

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hi there i have a 1999 mk1 vtr with 105,000 miles what is the best brand motor oil for it ?and will i be able to pot a flush in ok
If you want the best then go with a 5w-40 synthetic, loads here http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx And the best of those are the ester based synthetics such as the Silkolene Pro S, Motul 300v and the Gulf Competition.

Dont bother with any engine flushes, just drain and replace.

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