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Old 10 January 2012, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by scooby red View Post
Hi, engine oil for an 02 sti with mods gonna be 320ish bhp, fast road but no track days as yet.. Currently using millers cfs 10/60 would i be better with 10/50? cheers, dave
10w 50 would be better. The 60 is a bit thick for road use on a standardish car.
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Old 10 January 2012, 02:39 PM
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Einstein has got it spot on, but if the oil temps aren't getting too high (under 125C), a good 5w-40 is a good choice as well.

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OK cheers guys.
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Old 15 January 2012, 10:09 AM
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Recieved yesterday cheers.


Originally Posted by Einstein RA View Post
10w 50 would be better. The 60 is a bit thick for road use on a standardish car.
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Old 19 January 2012, 09:42 AM
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Hi there

Need engine oil for:

Classic MY99 UK turbo pretty standard apart from a hayward & scott exhaust system...used as a daily driver...would I be right in assuming 10w40 as that's what seems to be the commonly used grade??

The car has done 115k miles so what would you recommend?

Bit confused as I remember putting Motul 300v 15w50 which I bought from you a few years in my P1 which is SORN at the moment ago..is that because its was essentially an STI engine?

Also which grade of oil for our family wagon which is an E39 BMW 530 diesel??

Will be ordering soon as you confirm.

Many thanks!

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Old 19 January 2012, 10:13 AM
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Hi

A 5w-40 is the best option.

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 (or it cold starts are a bit rattly), 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

What year is the BMW?

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Old 19 January 2012, 10:50 AM
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Hi

The BMW is a 2002 last of the E39 shape
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Old 19 January 2012, 11:09 AM
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Hi

You need an oil that meets the BMW LL01 or LL04 specification.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-685-bmw-longlife-01.aspx
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-686-bmw-longlife-04.aspx

The oils are all good oils as they need to be to meet the BMW specification, so take your pick based on any price/brand preference you have. At the moment, the Fuchs GT1 5w-40 is a bargain, but there are some other good deals via those links as well.

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Old 23 January 2012, 01:26 PM
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1998 ej20, forged using wiseco pistons manley rods and acl race bearings.

running 320 320, running simtek fmic, full 3" system etc

using 300v 15w 50 at mo?

that ok?
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Old 23 January 2012, 03:27 PM
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Hi

Yes, that's fine. If getting mainly road use I'd go for a good 10w-50 instead, but the 300V is a very good oil.

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Old 30 January 2012, 10:54 PM
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Hi Oil man

Can you please reccomend me some oils (engine currently on Millers1050):, gearbox, diff also brake fluid and power steering.

MY04 WRX STI TYP UK @ 346bhp and 70k+ miles, I am starting to worry about the box a bit its not as tight as it used to be ;-). It does get occasional heavy thrashing/attempted racing but usualy only 1.5miles or so and with care to ensure its up to temp - looking for some exra protection on the shorter ***** out bits...

many thanks
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Old 08 February 2012, 12:27 PM
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Hi oil man,
Brake fluid info required for 02 sti. Spirited driving only at min. Been looking at your castrol react performance dot 4 ?? Also what qty is reqd for a full brake fluid change?
thanks
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Old 08 February 2012, 01:51 PM
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Hi

Yes, that's fine for hard road use. I don't have the capacity listed, but a litre should be enough.

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Old 08 February 2012, 02:00 PM
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2002 bugeye tuned to 270ish 60k serivce time, whats best?
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Old 08 February 2012, 02:11 PM
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Hi

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, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Fuchs Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

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Old 08 February 2012, 04:54 PM
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Tim/Guy, you've overllooked PeterolHead's Qs...
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Old 08 February 2012, 05:14 PM
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Ooops, sorry

Originally Posted by PeterolHead View Post
Hi Oil man
Originally Posted by PeterolHead View Post

Can you please reccomend me some oils (engine currently on Millers1050):, gearbox, diff also brake fluid and power steering.

MY04 WRX STI TYP UK @ 346bhp and 70k+ miles, I am starting to worry about the box a bit its not as tight as it used to be ;-). It does get occasional heavy thrashing/attempted racing but usualy only 1.5miles or so and with care to ensure its up to temp - looking for some exra protection on the shorter ***** out bits...

many thanks



If you want the best protection and you reckon it's getting a bit loose, I'd go for the Redline Lightweight Shockproof or Millers CRX NT in the gearbox and diff.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-673-75w-90-gear-oil-diff-oil.aspx


If you want the best for the brakes, the ones to go for are either of the Motul RBFs, Fuchs/Silkolene Pro Race, Millers 300 Plus or either of the Gulf RFs. The Motul and Gulf DOT 5.1s, Gulf Super DOT4, Shell Donax UB, and the Castrol React Performance DOT4 are upgrades over the standard fluids.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-450-brak...tch-fluid.aspx

A Dexron II or III ATF is ideal for the PAS

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-768-dexron-ii.aspx
http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-771-dexron-iii.aspx

Any of those are fine, but the Amsoil, Redline D4 and Fuchs ATF 6000 are the best ones.

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Old 23 March 2012, 08:57 PM
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Oil arrived today Tim. Thanks for your prompt delivery,
cheers, hammer man (Cliff)
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Old 24 March 2012, 06:41 PM
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How much oil does a 94 classic wrx take exactly when putting new oil in?
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Old 24 March 2012, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by scooby_greg24 View Post
How much oil does a 94 classic wrx take exactly when putting new oil in?
Four and a half litres.
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Old 24 March 2012, 07:33 PM
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...And that includes the displacement of the oil filter? Or not? I've forgotten lol
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Old 24 March 2012, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by joz8968 View Post
...And that includes the displacement of the oil filter? Or not? I've forgotten lol
Yep including that.
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Old 24 March 2012, 09:13 PM
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Cheers for crank-handling my rubbish memory back to life!
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Old 15 May 2012, 10:48 AM
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Hi Oilman,

Could you please give me an advice about the best engine's oil for my car?
car infos: IMPREZA STI V3 V-LIMITED, RCM forged engine, exedy stage2 clutch, ligthened flywheel, RCM headers, kakimoto full mega n1 exhaust, tracktive hydra ecu, sumo power filter.
pwer 325bhp/torque 328lbf
Car is driven 99% fast or very fast road.
I actually use CASTROL EDGE 10w60...but i'd like to try MOTUL 300V, wich grade do you recommend me?
thanks
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Old 15 May 2012, 11:16 AM
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Just replied to your pm.

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Old 15 May 2012, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Just replied to your pm.

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thanks very much for your usefull advice Tim!
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I'd like to know which oil you would recommend for the following:

2004 Impreza Spec C
Forged Engine (with a Setrab competition oil cooler)
A Few Modifications Running around 420bhp

At the moment oil temps never go beyond 90c and I'm using Gulf Competition Engine Oil 5W50 which I got from yourselves, I will be changing the oil soon but I would like a recommendation on an oil to help reduce engine noise (if such an oil exists) plus an oil which will also will run slightly higher temps as it takes giving the car a right hammering to reach 90c.

I know some may say remove the oil cooler but I don't want to do that.
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Old 21 May 2012, 05:27 PM
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Is it burning much oil? If not, try a good 10w-40 like the Gulf Competition. If it is burning oil, I'd stick with what you're using.

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Old 21 May 2012, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Is it burning much oil? If not, try a good 10w-40 like the Gulf Competition. If it is burning oil, I'd stick with what you're using.

Cheers

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Hi Tim

No it doesn't use a drop between oil changes, obviously having an oil cooler means that temps aren't a problem except for the fact that if anything they are lower than I would like for 'normal' driving.

Thanks for the quick answer.
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Old 31 May 2012, 05:06 PM
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Is Castrol Magnatec a bad oil to use? I see in 4 years although you sell it you dont recommend it? & its half price this weekend dont wanna damage my engine for 15 saving

oops sorry I have a std 2000 bugeye & see you recommend 5-40w just want to know why not magnatec really

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