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Old 07 June 2012, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by crazyspeedfreakz View Post
Will the motul gear 300 hopefully make any diffrence with the crunch between 4th&5th As this was the reason I was recommended the smurfs blood, if u think this is the best product to use I will give it a shout
Hopfully it will make some sort of diffrence if not looking like a new gearbox soon

Thanks again
I reckon it's worth trying the Lightweight Shockproof, it is probably the best oil for sorting out gearbox problems.

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Old 07 June 2012, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by ...seamus... View Post
hi oilman - what's the best alternative price wise for castrol edge that wont **** my engine up

2003 wrx with prodrive remap to 265bhp
90000miles

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

Outof those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, MillersCFS/CFS NT, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100X-Cess, Millers XFS, Fuchs GT1 XTL/Supersyn, Shell Helix and MobilSuper 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

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Originally Posted by hence555 View Post
Hi Oilman.

I have a litre of Du Pont teflon
teflon gear treatment. 80w90.

is it any good your thoughts or review please.

for gearbox / diff....

subaru
impreza
type R 1998

running standard

many thanks
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No idea to be honest, I've not come across it before.

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Old 07 June 2012, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Hi

No idea to be honest, I've not come across it before.

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Come on oilman you should be clued up on these things, you sell oil and have not heard of Slick 50 etc?

Hence555, don't bother wasting your money mate! Oh and don't call it Teflon (which is what is!) as Dupont own this trademark and went to court to prove that it has no benefit in car applications.
http://www.skepdic.com/slick50.html

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=1285738

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Old 07 June 2012, 10:33 AM
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oops

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Old 07 June 2012, 10:34 AM
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Go up to post number 122, I didn't miss your post
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Old 08 June 2012, 02:36 PM
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Nice one thanks Einstein RA i didnt know that..
And thank you Tim .
will look out for whats is recommended by OilMan.

I got a MASSIVE BUILD JOB to do at the moe.
be awhile before i change all oils.

Thanks again Guys.
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Old 08 June 2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Einstein RA View Post
Come on oilman you should be clued up on these things, you sell oil and have not heard of Slick 50 etc?

Hence555, don't bother wasting your money mate! Oh and don't call it Teflon (which is what is!) as Dupont own this trademark and went to court to prove that it has no benefit in car applications.
http://www.skepdic.com/slick50.html

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...Number=1285738

Only just saw your post.

I know plenty of additives and can't recommend any of them, but that is not one that I've come across before and as I'm completely snowed under at the moment, I didn't have time to properly look into it. As it was described as an 80w-90, I guessed it was an actual oil rather than an additive.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/pdfs/tech-...-additives.pdf

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Old 08 June 2012, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Only just saw your post.

I know plenty of additives and can't recommend any of them, but that is not one that I've come across before and as I'm completely snowed under at the moment, I didn't have time to properly look into it. As it was described as an 80w-90, I guessed it was an actual oil rather than an additive.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/pdfs/tech-...-additives.pdf

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Looks like you need some more manpower, I'm at a loose end if you require someone.
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Old 08 June 2012, 07:17 PM
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Hi Oilman,

What oil for:

2005 Blobeye WRX with PPP.
~35,000 on the clock.

Cheers!
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Old 09 June 2012, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by scoober101 View Post
Hi Oilman,

What oil for:

2005 Blobeye WRX with PPP.
~35,000 on the clock.

Cheers!
A good 5W 40 or 10W 40 is what I'd recommend. Fully synthetic if your budget allows. Millers is a popular choice and has proven credentials.

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Old 10 June 2012, 06:35 PM
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I'd go for a 5w-40

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, Shell Helix, Fuchs Supersyn and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

Cheers

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Originally Posted by Einstein RA View Post
Looks like you need some more manpower, I'm at a loose end if you require someone.

Normally we're okay, but 5 days work in 3 days hasn't been easy
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Old 20 June 2012, 06:57 PM
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I contacted Oilman through the forum, he was as helpful as ever with regards to which oil and placing the order. The package didnít take long to arrive either.


Excellent value and service!
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Old 20 June 2012, 07:07 PM
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Thanks for that, glad you like the service.

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Old 20 June 2012, 11:27 PM
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Hello Mr Oilman

I will come fwd and say that there is a 100% change that I cannot buy my oils from you, though I would like to, as I like to rewards good cust service. Im hoping you would be kind enough to lend me some of your experiance anyway.

Im over in Finland and it gets rather -cold- over here in the winter -25'c is common and +25's in the summers.
my question is 5w30 or 5w40
Im currently tunning Mobule 1 5w30 ESP fully synth.

the car is a 2002 WRX @ stock (maybe soon a little more) with 100,038 miles. Last serviced the car in December and in 6500+ miles it has used about 0.7 ltrs.

thanks for your time
Vik

PS. most of my driving is motorway, about 70/30, with each trip about 20 miles.

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Old 21 June 2012, 11:44 AM
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Hi Vik

I'd go for an ester based 5w-40 for all year round use, especially if you like to use it hard. A 5w-30 will also be fine. The ester content will help with the cold start protection as well as all round lubrication.

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Old 23 June 2012, 07:30 PM
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Hi what oil for 55sti going to be running 390ish road car cheers
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thank Mr Oilman,

I will maybe have a look for the Redline 5w40 around somewhere local..

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Hi oilman what oil for a classic with a vf35 hopefully at about 250 bhp with 110k

Also is valvoline turbo 10w40 any good.

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hi oilman got my coolant quick as always but didnt buy enough of the motul inugel 5l,what can i put with it to keep the quality.
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you are the man! spoke to you last month and advice was spot on. Oil arrived quickly
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Hi oilman what oil for a classic with a vf35 hopefully at about 250 bhp with 110k

Also is valvoline turbo 10w40 any good.

Thanks
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10w-40 is fine, but I don't know that Valvoline, so can't recommend it.

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Originally Posted by bugblue1 View Post
hi oilman got my coolant quick as always but didnt buy enough of the motul inugel 5l,what can i put with it to keep the quality.
If you want to keep the quality, more Inugel is the answer. Another good coolant with a G12/G12+ spec will be fine.

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Guy/Tim

You kept this quiet!...

Millers NANODRIVE CFS Triple Ester Full Synthetic Engine Oils

Talk't'me....


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Old 29 June 2012, 09:51 AM
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We haven't shouted about it too much as we want more results from users. It's a very good Millers ester oil, but also has the advantage of the Nanodrive particles they use in the gear oils. That reduces the friction, so makes the engine run more efficiently and with more power. Millers had it tested in a 3.0 Porsche RSR engine starting off using the normal CFS 10w-60. With that, the car made 200kw, then they changed to the Nanodrive 10w-60 and got 211kw, so a 5.5% increase in power just from changing the oil. There are plenty of videos on Youtube of other companies doing that, but what they don't tell you is exactly what the oils are ie are they testing a £5 20w-50 mineral oil against a £70-100 0w-20 synthetic. Lowering the viscosity by that much will give a power increase. The thing with the Nanodrive is that Millers did the control test with a very good oil (normal CFS) of the same viscosity as the Nanodrive.

Like I said, there haven't been enough results back for me to say that this is the best thing ever as it's too new, but everything we have had back from customers has been positive. They have all said the car runs smoother and most have also said it feels more responsive. None have reported any dyno figures to me though. It's looking good for the Nanodrive, but we would like some more feedback before we push it ahead of the rest of the ester oils.

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Sure, fair enough.

What I did seem to glean form the PDF data sheet was that (presumably, due to its lesser friction?) then the hot weight recommendation is 'one bracket higher' than for other synths e.g. if you normally use a 40, then the Nanodrive equivalent would be a 50?! With me?

But if that is the case, then that sort of undoes the whole reason for its lower friction capabilities - as the thicker Nanodrive recommendation would get you 'back to square one', IYSWIM?

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You've got it the wrong way round. As it flows quicker and offers more protection, you can go a grade thinner in a lot of cases, in theory generating more power. That's in theory though, so I'd suggest sticking to the same grade, until we know a bit more about the oil. There are some people that have gone from a 10w-60 to 10w-50, but they should have done that anyway, no matter what oil they use.

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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
You've got it the wrong way round...
I'm now confused, as the data sheet blurb defo states:-

"CFS 10w50 NT Racing Engine Oil

DESCRIPTION:
Fully Synthetic Triple Ester Nano Technology formulation. For race and rally engines, and especially suited to
modified, high performance vehicles with or without turbochargers, for fast road/street modified engines and
track day use. A performance alternative where the manufacturer specifies a 10w40.
"


So that reads to me, "use a Nanodrive 50 if you normally use a 40 of a different brand" -- a 50 being thicker than a 40 (albeit the Nano 50 is prob equivalent, or close to, a different brand's 40's friction)...???


(But I do understand the nano technology mean that, for like-for-like spec, it offers less friction than non-Nanodrive oils. )

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Yeah, not the clearest thing. Millers tend to recommend a grade thicker than the standard choice for performance use. So if a 40 is the grade recommended by the manufacturer for normal road use, they will say 50 for track use, but that often doesn't make sense to me when you consider oil temps. A good 40 is fine at 130C, so unless the oil is getting hotter than that, there is no need to go for a thicker oil. In a lot of cases, we recommend a grade thicker than normal anyway - like Subaru spec a 5w-30 for post-2000 cars, we usually suggest a 5w-40. But if it's something like a Focus which uses a 5w-30 as standard, there is no need to go for anything thicker unless the power is significantly increased. Basically Millers have said to go a grade thicker for performance use as a blanket recommendation, we tend to do it on a more individual basis.

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