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Old 17th January 2012, 12:48   #961
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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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Currently use Castrol 10w-40


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I would use a 5w-40 synthetic in both those cars

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

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Old 17th January 2012, 17:42   #962
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Old 27th January 2012, 09:01   #964
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saxo vtr 98
baffeled sump
750 cam
uprated oil pump
remapped evu for racing
the car is used for 750 motor club stock hatch series


also can you advise for a standard vtr 98 witch is use in the 750 motor club saxmax series witch is completely standard but raced

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Hi

I would use a really good 5w-40 synthetic in both.

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.

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It's probably been asked already, and although I've scanned through and searched, I can't fit it.

What oil would you suggest for a VTS turbo conversion that's used as a daily driver with the odd track day?
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Hi there mate, with my engine build finished was wondering on your recommendation..

I've got a JP4 engine with PH3 cams and throttle bodies. Will be used for around 10miles a day, with regular track days..

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It's probably been asked already, and although I've scanned through and searched, I can't fit it.

What oil would you suggest for a VTS turbo conversion that's used as a daily driver with the odd track day?
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I would say a good 5w-40 would probably be the way to go, unless you are getting high (over 125C) oil temps, then a 10w-50 is the best choice.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-659-10w-50.aspx

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. They are all really good oils and up to dealing with the harsh conditions of trackdays.

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Hi there mate, with my engine build finished was wondering on your recommendation..

I've got a JP4 engine with PH3 cams and throttle bodies. Will be used for around 10miles a day, with regular track days..

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Basically the same answer as my post above, but it's unlikely to need a 10w-50, a 5w-40 should be ideal.

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Basically the same answer as my post above, but it's unlikely to need a 10w-50, a 5w-40 should be ideal.

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I would say a good 5w-40 would probably be the way to go, unless you are getting high (over 125C) oil temps, then a 10w-50 is the best choice.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-659-10w-50.aspx

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. They are all really good oils and up to dealing with the harsh conditions of trackdays.

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Brill, thanks a lot Tim! Are all of those recommended oils Esther? After reading your oil guides, you've convinced me I need Ester in my life
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Yep, all the ones I mentioned are ester based.

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Hi there - I'm running a VTS that has a turbo charged engine. Used on the odd track day, and fast road - but also a daily driver. Unsure what grade of oil the previous owner used, so I'm looking at doing an oilchange.

I find the oil takes a long time to come up to temperature (around 10mins driving) which my oil cooler doesn't help. As I'm always careful to keep it below 2.5k revs until my oil is up temp.

Would a 0w-40 oil be good for me, and come up to temperature faster? Or should I go for the 5w-40? People say that 0w isn't really needed in the uk - but surely a better flowing oil from low temp would be better all round?

Either way, would you please offer advise on this - and link me to a ester oil in that grade (or let me know which I can choose between)

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engine oil only
52 plate vtr
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uprated panel filter and induction feed.
used for town driving so lots of short journeys and occasional 60+ mile drives.
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Hi there - I'm running a VTS that has a turbo charged engine. Used on the odd track day, and fast road - but also a daily driver. Unsure what grade of oil the previous owner used, so I'm looking at doing an oilchange.

I find the oil takes a long time to come up to temperature (around 10mins driving) which my oil cooler doesn't help. As I'm always careful to keep it below 2.5k revs until my oil is up temp.

Would a 0w-40 oil be good for me, and come up to temperature faster? Or should I go for the 5w-40? People say that 0w isn't really needed in the uk - but surely a better flowing oil from low temp would be better all round?

Either way, would you please offer advise on this - and link me to a ester oil in that grade (or let me know which I can choose between)

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A 0w would flow faster, but there aren't many ester ones, I think the Redline one is about it in the UK. I'd go for a 5w-40 as it flows well from cold and the ester content also helps cold starts.

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

Out of those, the ester ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS/CFS NT, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition.

Cheers

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used for town driving so lots of short journeys and occasional 60+ mile drives.
thanks in advance
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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, Millers CFS NT/CFS, 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

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Great Oilman, thanks.

I've heard that Ester oils only has a short life span, meaning you'd need to change it every few hundred miles?

Any truth in this?
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No truth at all in that, most of them are suitable for normal service schedules and if used on track or for very hard use, ester oils last longer than normal ones.

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Used mostly for motorway miles about 70 a day and occasional town miles?

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