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Old 30 August 2012, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Leebo310 View Post
Cheers Tim. Do I want a semi-synthetic or fully synthetic?
Full synthetic ideally
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Old 31 August 2012, 02:14 PM
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Nice one, thanks Tim!
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Old 31 August 2012, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
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Is it burning much oil or any idea of the oil temps?

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not burning much probably a little bit more than when it was on standard internals. I have no easy way to chekc oil temps unless i get a oil temp gauge setup. What would be the difference in the chrono 10w40 vs the competition 15w50 with my setup? Im just looking for the best oil/ grade to use for it, more upgrades over the next few months will see power up to about 420 hopefully, about 340 now.
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Old 31 August 2012, 04:09 PM
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At the moment a 10w-40 is the best option as it's not burning much, so you'll keep a good flow rate with the oil. When you up the power, the oil temp will go up, making the 15w-50 more likely to be the best option.

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ok thanks for the info, whats the max temps that the 10w40 can deal with before you need to jump to the 15w50? i might get a temp gauge installed for the oil and see what its peaking at.

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Old 31 August 2012, 05:27 PM
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The top end for the 10w-40 is about 130C.

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Old 31 August 2012, 07:28 PM
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Hi Tim,

Just got my first Impreza a 98 WRX Import wagon with 97k on it. Standard apart from dump valve. I reckon it might be using a bit and had a recent change with 10w40 but from receipts and history that came with the vehicle it has previously also run on 10w60 and 5w30.
I want to do an oil and filter change, what would you recommend please?
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Old 02 September 2012, 07:35 PM
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Hi

A 10w-40 would be my choice.

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

The best ones are the Gulf Competition, Motul 300V, Redline and Millers CFS. As a cheaper alternative the Fuchs XTR, Motul 6100 and Millers XSS are good choices.

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Old 05 September 2012, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
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A 10w-40 would be my choice.

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

The best ones are the Gulf Competition, Motul 300V, Redline and Millers CFS. As a cheaper alternative the Fuchs XTR, Motul 6100 and Millers XSS are good choices.

Cheers

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Great, thanks very much Tim.
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Old 05 September 2012, 02:40 PM
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Hi need to change my oil soon so looking for some advice not burning oil so all is well

Make wrx
Model impreza
Year 2002
Engine size/type 2.0ltr turbo

Any mods full de cat remaped by dunk

Type of use road

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) Millers Oils CFS 10w-40

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine please
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Old 05 September 2012, 02:52 PM
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Hi

The CFS is a very good oil, but I'd go for a 5w-40 rather than 10w-40 to get better cold start protection.

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.

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ah ok ty for that info
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Old 01 October 2012, 09:31 PM
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2005 WRX PPP
259bhp (Standard TD04, HRC fuel pump, STI I/C)
Daily driver, road use only.

Could you advise what oil to use? Will probably be looking at changing it soon and then again in 6 months or so, with a full service.
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Old 02 October 2012, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by wilbo View Post
2005 WRX PPP
259bhp (Standard TD04, HRC fuel pump, STI I/C)
Daily driver, road use only.

Could you advise what oil to use? Will probably be looking at changing it soon and then again in 6 months or so, with a full service.
If it is just for road use and a daily drive etc then I would go with a 5w-40 synthetic, especially as it will soon be winter!

What one you go for depends on how good you want to go and how much you wish to spend. The best are the ester based performance synthetics such as the Fuchs Titan Race, Gulf Competition, Millers CFS and the Motul 300v, we find these are the most popular http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

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Old 06 October 2012, 11:24 PM
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Hi, which oil for a v7 wrx mapped to 280bhp (also lpg) with K&N panel filter, fully de-catted, TD05 turbo rebuilt engine with ACL race bearings, V9 sti conrods and supertech pistons? I was running Fuchs pro R 15w50 before with no problems but piston rings weren't at their best. With everything back to how it should be, was wondering what would be best. Just point out that the car hasn't been through it's running in period yet.
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Old 07 October 2012, 09:25 AM
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2003 jdm sti spec-c with 70tkm car only has catback exhaust and will only be use on weekends and sometimes fun runs. Would it be better to run 5w40 or 10w40?
Philippines weathers avg 21-35c . Would motul 300v 15w50 competition be advisable for my use or just use redline?
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Old 07 October 2012, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by steeveebee View Post
Hi, which oil for a v7 wrx mapped to 280bhp (also lpg) with K&N panel filter, fully de-catted, TD05 turbo rebuilt engine with ACL race bearings, V9 sti conrods and supertech pistons? I was running Fuchs pro R 15w50 before with no problems but piston rings weren't at their best. With everything back to how it should be, was wondering what would be best. Just point out that the car hasn't been through it's running in period yet.
I would be tempted to go with a good 5w-40 synthetic once run in. Is it going to be used on track at all?

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Old 07 October 2012, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Sc0oby View Post
2003 jdm sti spec-c with 70tkm car only has catback exhaust and will only be use on weekends and sometimes fun runs. Would it be better to run 5w40 or 10w40?
Philippines weathers avg 21-35c . Would motul 300v 15w50 competition be advisable for my use or just use redline?
Yep, you can use the Motul. 10w-40 should be fine for normall road use.

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Old 07 October 2012, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
I would be tempted to go with a good 5w-40 synthetic once run in. Is it going to be used on track at all?

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No track days but in the same breath, not 'grandma' like either. Would 5w-40 be what you would recommend to keep it on too?

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Old 08 October 2012, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by komatsu View Post
hi oilman is motul 300v 10w40 ok for a bugeye sti,remapped just used at weekends with some fast road use no track use etc?
If you don't do trackdays Motul 300V 5W30 - Even subaru recommends it

If you do track days 300V competition 15W50 - works perfect in high engine temp
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Originally Posted by steeveebee View Post
No track days but in the same breath, not 'grandma' like either. Would 5w-40 be what you would recommend to keep it on too?

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The 5w-40 would be for when it's run in, before that use the Millers CRO

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-60229-mi...ng-in-oil.aspx

When it's run in, go for a good 5w-40, like the Fuchs Pro S, Millers CFS, Redline, Gulf Competition or Motul 300V.

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

Cheers

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Hi oilman. Can u recommend oil for my 99 uk turbo. I'm running PPP with 120k on clock. I would like to try millers nanodrive, is this suitable? If so which grade?
Cheers Chris
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Old 12 October 2012, 02:38 PM
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Hi Chris

If it's just getting road use, the 5w-40 will be fine, but if tracked, go for the 10w-50.

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Anyone in the need for any oil advice or recommendations?

We've now got our End Of Season Sale running, so it's a good time to pay us a visit!

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Old 21 October 2012, 09:22 PM
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Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza WRX STI (JDM Import)
Year: 2005
Engine size/type 2.0 Turbo

Any mods: Decat exhaust, Dumpvalve, Remap. Running 350bhp

Type of use (road/track): Road

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

DCCD model

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

Thought about using Motul Gear 300 75W-90 for gearbox/front/centre diffs and Motul 90Pa for the rear diff. Does this sound ok or is there a better option?

Also please reccommend me an engine oil.

Many thanks.
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Old 21 October 2012, 09:28 PM
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Could you please tell me What oil for 53 sti running 360bhp normal driving i get oil temps of 90c sprinted 100c-110c thanks
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Originally Posted by Wazz777 View Post
Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza WRX STI (JDM Import)
Year: 2005
Engine size/type 2.0 Turbo

Any mods: Decat exhaust, Dumpvalve, Remap. Running 350bhp

Type of use (road/track): Road

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

DCCD model

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

Thought about using Motul Gear 300 75W-90 for gearbox/front/centre diffs and Motul 90Pa for the rear diff. Does this sound ok or is there a better option?

Also please reccommend me an engine oil.

Many thanks.
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Yes, the Gear 300 and 90PA are ideal for your gearbox and diff.

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/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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Originally Posted by howellsy42 View Post
Could you please tell me What oil for 53 sti running 360bhp normal driving i get oil temps of 90c sprinted 100c-110c thanks
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As my post above, go for a good 5w-40.

Cheers

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Im currently using Motul chrono 10w40 is there an oil thats a bit cheaper thats just as good as this?
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Old 26 October 2012, 05:21 PM
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You could go for the Gulf Competition, Millers CFS or Redline. Top end ester oils, but a bit/lot cheaper.

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

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