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Old 29 June 2012, 01:22 PM
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Ah, okay, it's just a general 'Miller's thing' - regardless of their brand. I thought it was Nanodrive-specific - hence the Qs. I get it.


So, because I use Fuchs Titan Race Pro S 10W-50 in my car, then if I was to switch to Nanodrive 10W-50, I should benefit from lower friction, lower running temps.... with the corollary being, potentially, a tad more power. But without detriment to protection to the bearings etc.?

So, theoretically at least, it's all win-win...

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Old 29 June 2012, 01:46 PM
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Yes, theoretically it's all good. I really can't see there being any problems, Millers are a reputable company and they aren't going to risk that reputation with one oil. Their plan is eventually to discontinue the normal CFS and replace it with the Nanodrive.

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Impreza WRX STI
2007
2.5 turbo

15k miles on a forged engine, uprated turbo etc producing 464bhp

Fast road use

Max oil temps on a very spirited drive 110 degrees

Current engine oil Millers CFS 10w60

Gearbox oil unknown

would like recommendations for engine oil, gearbox and diff please

Thanks
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Hi

A 10w-50 is ideal for your car and these are the ones that we stock.

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

The Nanodrive CFS is, on paper, the best oil available, but the Pro S and CFS are both really good oils, so all are good choices for your car.

You need a 75w-90 for the gearbox and diff*and here are the ones we have.

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

If you want to go for the best, the Millers CRX 75w-90 NT, Gulf Competition, Motul Gear 300, Redline MT90 and Millers TRX are ideal for the gearbox. The Fuchs Syn 5, Motul Gear 300LS, Millers CRX NT LS, Gulf Competition LS and Redline GL5 are ideal for the diff.

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Old 16 July 2012, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Hi

A 10w-50 is ideal for your car and these are the ones that we stock.

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

The Nanodrive CFS is, on paper, the best oil available, but the Pro S and CFS are both really good oils, so all are good choices for your car.

You need a 75w-90 for the gearbox and diff*and here are the ones we have.

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

If you want to go for the best, the Millers CRX 75w-90 NT, Gulf Competition, Motul Gear 300, Redline MT90 and Millers TRX are ideal for the gearbox. The Fuchs Syn 5, Motul Gear 300LS, Millers CRX NT LS, Gulf Competition LS and Redline GL5 are ideal for the diff.

Cheers

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cheers for the reply tim, what would be the difference between the 10w50 and the 10w60 i currently use ?
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The 10w-60 is thicker and doesn't flow as well.

Cheers

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Old 20 July 2012, 05:20 PM
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Hi Oilman

I'm about to oil change - 1998 Impreza STI Type-R.
Car is standard engine-wise for now. Is going to be purely used for trackdays, then sat for a while in between outings.

Thinking of going for Millers NANODRIVE CFS 10w-50. Thoughts?

Thanks
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Old 20 July 2012, 05:27 PM
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Hi Chris

Yes, the Nanodrive 10w-50 will be ideal.

Cheers

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Thanks for the speedy response! Going in the basket now...

Apologies for another question but -

Which gearbox oil? Car has DCCD. I think I read only Motul 300 works is that right? Is that ok for the diff as well?

Thanks again
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Old 20 July 2012, 07:49 PM
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Tim,

My engine builder said to only use Motul 300V 15w50 for my engine. But as the Millers 10w50 Nanodrive is now on the market, would that be a better choice, or would sticking with the 300v be a better option?


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Hi Tim,
oil recomendations please for my93 wrx running 320bhp on rebuild forged engine for ocaasional hard driving?

Thanks Taff
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Old 22 July 2012, 05:26 PM
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Hi Taff
A 10w-50 is ideal for your car and these are the ones that we stock.

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

They are really good oils, absolute top of the range ones, but the Millers CFS Nanodrive looks like it could be the best one (it's too new to say for sure), so go with any brand preference you have.

Cheers

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Old 22 July 2012, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisdicko View Post
Tim,

My engine builder said to only use Motul 300V 15w50 for my engine. But as the Millers 10w50 Nanodrive is now on the market, would that be a better choice, or would sticking with the 300v be a better option?


Cheers

It's difficult to say. 300V is one of the best oils on the market, but the Nanodrive is looking to be just as good. Unfortunately it's too new to have had enough feedback on it.

Cheers

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Im currently using 10/40 millers cfs, is this the correct oil for my car?

2.5l fully forged 5k miles
TD 05 20g
366bhp
No tracks
Just few 1/4 mile runs
10 row oil cooler fitted as well.

What would you recommend?

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Old 23 July 2012, 01:40 AM
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Hey Tim/Guy,

Can you advise me on oil for my cousins VW Crew cab that runs a Legacy EJ22 engine please?

Engine has done 67k I understand. Think he's put a 10w/40 in there at moment to running it in.

Cheers

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Old 23 July 2012, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Shaks-STI View Post
Im currently using 10/40 millers cfs, is this the correct oil for my car?

2.5l fully forged 5k miles
TD 05 20g
366bhp
No tracks
Just few 1/4 mile runs
10 row oil cooler fitted as well.

What would you recommend?
Hi

The CFS 10w-40 is ideal, unless it's burning a lot.

Cheers

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Old 23 July 2012, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Stevesbluewrx View Post
Hey Tim/Guy,

Can you advise me on oil for my cousins VW Crew cab that runs a Legacy EJ22 engine please?

Engine has done 67k I understand. Think he's put a 10w/40 in there at moment to running it in.

Cheers

Steve
Hi Steve

I'd probably go for a 5w-40

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

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

Asa budget choice, a 10w-40 will be fine and I would either go for theFuchs XTR, Shell Helix, Millers XSS or Motul 6100

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

Cheers

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Cheers Tim. I personally use Pro s in 10w/50.

Great advice chap thank you.

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Old 23 August 2012, 09:51 PM
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Hi what oil for my 05sti 400bhp fast road car cheers
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Hi

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/CFS Nanodrive, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition.

Cheers

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Make - Subaru
Model - STI UK
Year - 2004
Engine size/type - 2.0

Any mods - Running 347bhp, fast road car

Type of use (road/track) - both

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc? both
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Hi

A good 5w-40 is ideal

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

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

Has it got a DCCD gearbox?

Cheers

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Running Impreza WRX 2005 2.0 litre Turbo with Prodrive performance pack. Everyday use & weekend B roads.

What engine oil do you recommend please?
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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/CFS NT, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Fuchs GT1 XTL/Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

Cheers

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Hi Oilman

Just bought my hawkeye 2 days ago so was wondering what engine oil was best?

Make Subaru
Model WRX
Year 2006
Engine size/type 2.5ltr turbo

Any mods non-stock backbox

Type of use (road/track) every day use to work, b roads, city and occasional motorway

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) oil was changed 1500 miles ago, but not sure what was used

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc? Engine only


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Hi Lee

Just like in my post above, go for a 5w-40.

Cheers

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Make Subaru
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Year 2005
Engine size/type 2.0ltr turbo, forged internals

Any mods: recent engine rebuild, with forged rods and pistons, upgraded turbo, turbo back exhaust, uprated TMIC

Type of use: daily driver which consists of mostly motorway and city stop go traffic, put the foot down whenever possible!

Additional info: not sure on oil temps, currently using motul chrono 300v 10w40 since rebuild and just wondering is that still the best oil to use for my type of driving?
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Hi Lee

Just like in my post above, go for a 5w-40.

Cheers

Tim
Cheers Tim. Do I want a semi-synthetic or fully synthetic?
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Originally Posted by Legacyb4-Dan View Post
Make Subaru
Model legacy
Year 2005
Engine size/type 2.0ltr turbo, forged internals

Any mods: recent engine rebuild, with forged rods and pistons, upgraded turbo, turbo back exhaust, uprated TMIC

Type of use: daily driver which consists of mostly motorway and city stop go traffic, put the foot down whenever possible!

Additional info: not sure on oil temps, currently using motul chrono 300v 10w40 since rebuild and just wondering is that still the best oil to use for my type of driving?
Hi

Is it burning much oil or any idea of the oil temps?

Cheers

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