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Old 16 November 2012, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Supacool1 View Post
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.
I would think about moving up to a synthetic, much better then a semi synthetic. 5w-40 or 10w-40 are fine. The most popular are the ester based synthetics from the likes of Motul 300v, Fuchs Titan Race, Gulf Competition and the Millers CFS, you can find them here http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-953-ester-synthetic.aspx

Is your gearbox the DCCD box?

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Originally Posted by Pete4637 View Post
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
I would go with a good 5w-40 synthetic, loads to choose from and the ester based performance ones are the most popular here http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

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Originally Posted by Stevesbluewrx View Post
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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Hi Steve,

The Zenoah not really that fussy, especially if the engine is stock so any good quality well branded two stroke oil will be fine. I run tuned Zen26's and 29's in my boats, I tend to use the Silkolene Pro KR2, but have also used the Castrol A747 in the past, both contain castor oil. I run mine at around 16:1 mix.

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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Hi Steve,

The Zenoah not really that fussy, especially if the engine is stock so any good quality well branded two stroke oil will be fine. I run tuned Zen26's and 29's in my boats, I tend to use the Silkolene Pro KR2, but have also used the Castrol A747 in the past, both contain castor oil. I run mine at around 16:1 mix.

Cheers

Guy.
Cool beans, cheers Guy.

Will order up some silkolene/Fuchs.
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Hi folks,

With winter here and plenty of cold starts, perhaps it's time to consider changing the oil that you use in your car.

Does your antifreeze need changing?
Is your gearshift okay when cold?
Do you need something to protect your car from the weather?

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Hi Oilman

Looking to carry out a pre-winter oil change on my 2005 STI UK. The car only has 17k on the clock, and being new to me, I will be changing the oil very frequently. It is only running a full Miltek exhaust with panel filter, running 325bhp.

What would you recommend me running?

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In your car, I'd use the same all year round, a good 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.

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Hi Tim,

I'm running a 382/340 blob STI with DCCD (full spec is in the garage), and will be looking to do an engine oil change just before or after Christmas.
I used Millers CFS 10w60 for the first change when I bought the car in February, but am considering going for a 10w50 or similar as I'm aware 10w60 is usually recommended for the heavily modified cars.

I'm looking at an SC42 just after Xmas so would be good if I can get something which will be good enough to look after the engine with my current 20g and the 42 if and when it goes on

Thanks!
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Hi

Yes, I think a 10w-50 will be a good choice.

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.

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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Hi

Yes, I think a 10w-50 will be a good choice.

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.

Cheers

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Hi oilman,

What would be the best for my baby, WRX 00' fully stock?
It is for road but is maniac usage.

10W-50 or 5W-40?

Millers CFS??

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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
I would think about moving up to a synthetic, much better then a semi synthetic. 5w-40 or 10w-40 are fine. The most popular are the ester based synthetics from the likes of Motul 300v, Fuchs Titan Race, Gulf Competition and the Millers CFS, you can find them here http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-953-ester-synthetic.aspx

Is your gearbox the DCCD box?

Cheers

Guy
Thanks Guy. Mine does not have the DCCD. It is the boggo one! Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Globy View Post
Hi oilman,

What would be the best for my baby, WRX 00' fully stock?
It is for road but is maniac usage.

10W-50 or 5W-40?

Millers CFS??

best Regards

Hi

Go for the 5w-40 and CFS is as good as it gets.

Cheers

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Originally Posted by Supacool1 View Post
Thanks Guy. Mine does not have the DCCD. It is the boggo one! Thanks.
Hi

You need a 75w-90

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

If you want to go for the best, the Millers CRX 75w-90 NT, Gulf Competition, Motul Gear 300, Redline 75w-90NS and Millers TRX are ideal. The Castrol Universal, Motul Motylgear and Fuchs Gear Syn are all decent alternatives.

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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
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Go for the 5w-40 and CFS is as good as it gets.

Cheers

Tim
Hi oilman,

Would you explain why did you advised me to use 5W-40 instead of 10W-50, besides it is the Subaru books recommendation?

The engine is the 2000 Turbo, not said in the previous post.

David
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Hi David

As the car is standard and getting used on the road, there is no need to go for a thicker oil than a 40. As you were looking at the CFS, it's such a good oil that it will cope with the hard road use without needing to go for a thicker grade. A 5w gives better cold start protection than a 10w, so a 5w-40 makes more sense for your car than a 10w-50.

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Originally Posted by oilman View Post
Hi David

As the car is standard and getting used on the road, there is no need to go for a thicker oil than a 40. As you were looking at the CFS, it's such a good oil that it will cope with the hard road use without needing to go for a thicker grade. A 5w gives better cold start protection than a 10w, so a 5w-40 makes more sense for your car than a 10w-50.

Cheers

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Thanks Tim

I see that choosing an oil is not all about oil quality but also about fulfill your needs.

Cheers
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Hi Oilman,

Looking for a recommendation for engine and diff/gearbox oil for the following:

2004 Forester STi
70k ish miles
EJ255 Engine with Litchfield remap and Prodrive exhaust
Used only on the road
Live in the Highlands so gets pretty chilly.

Are you able to supply the correct filter also??

Cheers, Chris
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Hi Chris

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.

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-...ion-fluid.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 Castrol Universal, Motul Motylgear and Fuchs Gear Syn are all decent alternatives. The Fuchs Syn 5, Millers CRX, Redline 75w-90 GL5, Motul Gear 300 and Gulf Competition are ideal for the diff. The Fuchs Sintopoid, Castrol Syntrax Longlife, Millers TRX, Motul Motylgear, Mobil SHC and Amsoil FGR are also good choices.

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Hi Oilman.

I ordered a service kit from you on Monday so hope it turns up in time for a oil change this weekend.

What I would like to know is my MY99 wagon is now 100k. Fsh and pretty much standard. It very rarely sees boost.

What I want to know is what diff and gear oil do I need, and how much of it. There aren't plans for power hikes.


Ps also, my MY93 Civic ESi vtec will need an oil change. Mileage 102k. Driven almost daily. Totally standard. Oil and filter please.

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Hi

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-...ion-fluid.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 Castrol Universal, Motul Motylgear and Fuchs Gear Syn are all decent alternatives. The Fuchs Syn 5, Millers CRX, Redline 75w-90 GL5, Motul Gear 300 and Gulf Competition are ideal for the diff. The Fuchs Sintopoid, Castrol Syntrax Longlife, Millers TRX, Motul Motylgear, Mobil SHC and Amsoil FGR are also good choices. The gearbox takes 3.5L and the diff 0.8L.

A 5w-40 is ideal for the Civic

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.

Here is the filter.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-69312-ha...il-filter.aspx

Cheers

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Thank you sir.
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Hi,

Can i get a recommendation for my 2003 STI PPP.
No performance mods other than a Ninja II backbox
86k on the clock
It's always had 5W30 from previous owners but this will be my first service, should I stick to 5W30 or change?
It's not a track car but it is a daily driver, it's also garaged every night so doesn't have to deal with ice cold starts.

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Hi

Yes, a 5w-30 is fine to use, although I'd advise going for a good one if you like to put your foot down from time to time.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-653-5w-30.aspx

The ones to consider are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Motul 300V, Mobil ESP, Castrol Edge, Shell Helix Ultra Extra, Millers XF, Fuchs GT1 and Redline.

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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

Many Thanks

Yes, get an oil cooler. Before your next trackday.

Oilman replied to you saying a good oil is fine up to 150C, but that's based purely on the spec for a virgin oil ie. freshly changed before the trackday. The reality is that you get fuel dilution on an Impreza, especially a tuned one, which degrades the viscosity of the oil and impairs its high temperature performance. This is because the fuelling is a little uneven between cylinders, so the mapper makes it safe across the board. The result is that the fuel consumption isn't great and the oil suffers fuel dilution over time. In addition to fuel dilution, oil loses its viscosity with use due to shear forces in the engine.

Ok, here are a couple of real examples from a 360bhp classic with an oil cooler (max temp 100C). I had Millers analyze 2 oil samples. First up, Motul 300V 15W50 which had done 2-3k road miles plus 1 trackday (approx 100 miles on track). This was down to 79% of the viscosity on the spec sheet for virgin oil. Second was Millers CFS 10W60 after 2-3k road miles plus 2 trackdays (approx 200 miles on track). That was down to 75% of spec sheet viscosity. Millers tech guy deemed both viscosities to be "on the very low end of what is acceptable".

In case you're wondering why I did the oil analysis, previously I blew the big-end bearings on a trackday. The damage was almost certainly due to a combination of high temperature and slightly too old oil: 130C peak (this was before I got the oil cooler fitted), on CFS 10W60 which had done 4k road miles plus 1 previous trackday. Previously I had kept to 3k road miles with a max of 2 trackdays, but on that occasion I slipped up and paid the price. After the engine rebuild, and oil cooler install at the same time, I was keen to see how soon the oil degraded with use. The answer is that, in my engine at least, the oil viscosity is almost exhausted after 2-3k road miles and a max of 2 trackdays.

So, T20Driver, how often do you change your oil? And have you got an oil cooler yet?

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Thanks for the advice Tim. I'm going to order some oil for my diesel golf whilst I'm at it too, so could you give me a recommendation for:

Golf Mk4 GTTDi 130PD
90,000 miles
totally standard
daily driver
engine and gearbox oil please

Thanks again, Chris
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Hi Chris

The oil you need depends on the service schedule the car is on. If it is on an annual/10k miles service, you need an oil that meets the 505.01 specification. If it's the variable service schedule (up to 20k/2 years), you need an oil that meets the 507.00 spec.

505.01 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-751-vw-50501-oil.aspx
507.00 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-754-vw-50700-oil.aspx

They are all good oils, so make your decision based on any brand/price preference you have.

You need an MTF for the gearbox and I would go with the Redline MTL, Amsoil MTF or Fuchs Sintofluid.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-670-75w-80-75w-85-mtfs.aspx

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