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Old 26 October 2012, 10:01 PM
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in relation to using these "racing oils" in a daily driver that might not got any hard racing is there any negatives in using the likes of motul or Gulf oils? Or is it just a simple case the oil is being optomized and probably overkill? I have an oil temp/pressure gauges going in soon so ill be able to keep an eye on things a bit better
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Old 28 October 2012, 07:30 PM
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There are only two negatives I can think of

1. Price - ester oils aren't cheap, but then again, a lot of non-ester oils cost more.
2. There are very few manufacturer approvals for them, so often not suitable for cars under warranty. A lot of people we deal with will often change to an ester oil, if suitable for their car, when it's out of warranty.

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Old 28 October 2012, 09:53 PM
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Looking to buy oil for my 2005 wrx, standard apart from exhaust.

Road use only

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Old 29 October 2012, 12:37 AM
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Oilman

Who do you guy's use for used oil analysis in the UK. Decided to do one on my Impreza this next oil change just for info.

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Old 29 October 2012, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Martyn19 View Post
Looking to buy oil for my 2005 wrx, standard apart from exhaust.

Road use only

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A 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. 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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Old 29 October 2012, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by drummog View Post
Oilman

Who do you guy's use for used oil analysis in the UK. Decided to do one on my Impreza this next oil change just for info.

eddie
Hi Eddie

We generally use one of the companies whose oils we sell, depending on what we are getting tested. They don't really offer a public testing service though.

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Old 29 October 2012, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Hi

A 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. 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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Thanks the reply. Semi Synth or fully?

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Old 30 October 2012, 10:47 AM
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All the ones I listed are synthetic.

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Old 30 October 2012, 10:37 PM
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Ha yeah it finally clicked after looking at the page for 5 mins.

Ordered some last night anyway
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Old 31 October 2012, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for the order
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Old 04 November 2012, 06:03 PM
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Oilman,

Got a 54 blob wrx with PPP circa 260bhp. Daily driving with bursts of hard driving. Car's currently been run on 10w-40 Castrol magnatec semi synth all its life before I picked it up recently. Is it worth me going to fully synthetic now, and what should I get, I'm thinking 5w-40 fully synth? Is the Shell Helix worth getting?
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Old 04 November 2012, 06:28 PM
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Skellz

Different type of reply but it may make you smile.

There are reasons for using a synthetic oil but very little actual hard proof it is 100% needed.

I just do not know the answer.

You have a 260 bhp motor that has been using a 25 semi synthetic oil for a good while.

Why not spend say 40 on a used oil analysis that will advise of the wear rate of your engine and give an opinion on if it is causing problems with your engine.

If it is good report, keep on using the Magnatec, if not go for a synthetic.

Easy job to take a sample and send it away.

How many miles has it done

I will be doing that this month just to see what the oil is up too.

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Old 04 November 2012, 07:28 PM
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Hey drumdog, thanks for the reply. It's done 35k miles, so not many
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Old 05 November 2012, 10:56 AM
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Drummog is right about using a synthetic, it's not needed, but synthetics will give the best protection. As the car is low mileage, there should not be much wear, so it would be a good time to change to synthetic and keep the engine in good condition.

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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Old 08 November 2012, 02:36 PM
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Hi

What engine oil would you recommend for?

WRX 2.5 2007
Road Use
Modded to 340bhp (Decat, sti turbo)
23,600 miles - Modded since 23,000 (approx) in August

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Old 08 November 2012, 04:00 PM
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Hi Richard

I'd go for the same as my above post, a decent 5w-40 will be fine for your car.

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Old 11 November 2012, 11:52 PM
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Hello chaps,

Can you give advise on what oil is best for a 2 Stroke RC engine?

Engine is a 23cc bad boy. lol


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Old 12 November 2012, 11:45 AM
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Hi Steve

Guy is normally the best for RC engines as he's into his RC boats, but he's in a meeting. What engine is it? What's it in? What sort of use is it getting?

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Old 12 November 2012, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
The top end for the 10w-40 is about 130C.

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I've done several track days where my temps get to about 125 ish on my gauge after about 15 mins when I then feel I'd better let the car cool down before continuing.

I'm now considering whether to get an oil cooler .. or upgrading to a 5w-50 oil.

You say that the top end of a 40 oil is approx 130 .. but what is it for a 50 ? and would there be any concerns in using the 50 ? and if it was your car - which route would you go?

My car is MY05 2.0 STI JDM with uprated turbo and FMIC 426bhp/393lbs

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Old 12 November 2012, 05:58 PM
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Hi

A good 10w-50 is fine up to about 150C, so that would be my choice for your car, then there's no need to back off when it gets hot.

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.

If the car gets a lot of road use and only a little track use, I'd go for the oil cooler and stick with a quality 5w-40 as that will give better cold start protection.

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Old 13 November 2012, 05:08 PM
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Hi oilman, can you recommend for the following mods,

04 WRX running 346 bhp on a vf34 and usual STI mods.

I don't have the opportunity to flush the system till the weekend but noticed today the levels are low so how much would you recommend to use to get me by till the weekend?
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Old 13 November 2012, 06:32 PM
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I have no idea how much it would need, I guess a litre to top it up should be plenty.
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Old 13 November 2012, 06:53 PM
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What weight type would you suggest?
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Old 14 November 2012, 10:19 AM
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Go for a 5w-40 ideally, but a 10w-40 is also fine for a top up.
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Old 14 November 2012, 04:20 PM
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Afternoon,

About to do full service on the missus car. It's a '99 Impreza STI (import), 83k on the clock and currently mapped to 320bhp. But will be going front mount when I do the service and a remap so may come to bit higher.
Mainly used as the daily workhorse but some fast road when I'm borrowing it Lol

The gearbox occasionally crunches into 4th at higher revs. From reading some of this thread the Red Line Shockproof 75w/90 is the stuff to go for when replacing the gearbox oil... And is it also OK for the diffs??

Engine oil wise what would you recommend? 10w50?


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Hi Pez

A 10w-50 is ideal for your car if it's getting hard use 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.

Yes, the Lightweight Shockproof is ideal for a crunchy box and also fine for the diff if you want to use it.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1022-red...il-75w-90.aspx

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Old 15 November 2012, 01:16 PM
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2000 Impreza Turbo 2000
Full decat prodrive exhaust
Cosworth drop in filter
Newage tmic
110,000+ miles
All road driving-I think it has 10W40 semi synth in it. GTX magnatex I believe....

Can I also get a recommendation on gearbox and rear diff oil please? Thanks.
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Old 15 November 2012, 11:14 PM
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Hey oilman
I have an 03 wrx with 114K on the clock
no mods yet
Like to put my foot down a bit

All help greatly appreciated
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Old 16 November 2012, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Hi Steve

Guy is normally the best for RC engines as he's into his RC boats, but he's in a meeting. What engine is it? What's it in? What sort of use is it getting?

Cheers

Tim

Hi Tim,

Sorry for the late reply. It's for a Zenoah 2 stroke for my FG Modellsport cars. I was using a oil call Venom or something like that?

In terms of use.....they have been sat around for almost 10 years yet added the last bit of oil I had and some Tesco Momentum and on the 4th pull it fired straight up.

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