Fordmods Logo

ba oil - egas vs petrol 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: ba oil - egas vs petrol
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:04 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 988

Joined: 4th Dec 2004

Ride: el faimont, dual fuel

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

ba petrol 10/30
ba egas 15/40

is the thicker oil for gas recomended beacsuse the egas runs looser tolerances or just to handle extra heat of gas engine?

asking as our ba cab, factroy petrol converted to dual fuel, has eaten abt 1 litre of pennzoil 10/30 in 7-8 thousand k's. not happy jan!

cheers

 

_________________

why do u write in here.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:47 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 40

Posts: 2015

Joined: 9th Mar 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Territory TX AWD & AUII XLS EGAS

Location: East Kurrajong
NSW, Australia

LPG engines run a little hotter.
They have been using the 15W40 spec oil for ages now on the EGAS engines.

There are other factors in oil for the LPG engine that you need to adhere to as well ... can't remember the exact specs though.

the Barra 182 engines need a GF3 oil ... and teh BARRA 190 engine need a GF4 oil as well (5W30 for these as well. These are the petrol models though.

 

_________________

04 Territory TX AWD - Winter White - optioned up
06 Falcon BFII XLS ute EGAS - Winter White - EGA-54D Version 2

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:04 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 988

Joined: 4th Dec 2004

Ride: el faimont, dual fuel

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

cheers, the other gas oil specs shouldn't be a drama as most gas specific oil is 15/40, pennzoil gas/castrl gas etc is all 15/40.

i was just curious if the egas motors run the thicker stuff just because of the extra heat. which i guess they do.

thanks for reply mechan1k

 

_________________

why do u write in here.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: egas
Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:49 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 104

Joined: 13th Feb 2005

Location: wodonga
VIC, Australia

egas is great drive, i've 2 of them
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:27 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 2517

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: LS3 VF

Location: Bunbury
WA, Australia

also the top ends are different so its possible they run thicker oil because of the differences there...

most BA's ive seen converted to dual fuel run like dogs too... so if its not running right that might not help its case
also, check the pcv valve, its common for them to stuff up
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:32 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 9453

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Fordrunner 5.0 Turbo

Location: Wollongong
NSW, Australia

The old dual fuel falcons used to run 10/30 out of the factory and one of the first things to do was switch over to 15/40 after 200,000kms once all the clearances open up otherwise you begin to go through oil and trick yourself into thinking its rebuild time. With the thicker oil there is no oil consumption or bottom end noise dramas at all, even after 500,000kms.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:14 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 988

Joined: 4th Dec 2004

Ride: el faimont, dual fuel

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

no dramas with gas conversion, runs smooth as.
wil check pcv valve, didn't even think of that.

we know youd have to switch over to thicker stuff after a bit but this thing only has 50,000k's on it now, only had 40,000 on it when i started this thread.

weve now opted to use mobil s semi synthetic 10/40, its good so far now been in for about 6-7,000.

any body know whether pennzoil have stoped making gas 15/40 no ones got any around here. i don't really like the shell offering it deteriotes too quickly, and the less said about the castrol one the better. don't know about any other company that makes gas specific oils.

 

_________________

why do u write in here.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Rigby97 and 25 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:35 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names