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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:49 pm 
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If you take it to Ford im pretty sure they will put in Castrol 15w40, and i dont think they will want a customers engine blowing up. I reckon it would be fine.


they put what comes out of the gun. they can't afford to have 3 or 4 different weight oils. they put what came standard in that car. not when they have a few hundred thousand kms. stuff wears out. clearances get bigger. i believe 5w both sides each hundred thousand. only if it's normal wear though. if it's been flogged you may need heavier

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:55 pm 
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I prefer Shell helix plus also.
$28 from Big-W

Penrite seems too thick.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:23 pm 
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I prefer Shell helix plus also.
$28 from Big-W

Penrite seems too thick.


How can you say " Penrite is too thick "????????

There are plenty of Viscosity's to pick from, 5W-, 10W-, 20W-, 25W-, 30W-, 40W-, etc, etc. One that I would use in an EF/EL with 150K on it, and in good nick, would be Penrite HPR15 ( 15W60).

Remember, the oil doesn't get thicker when its hot. The 60 means its the same viscosity as a straight SAE 60 weight oil when its at the test temperature, I can't remember whether its 80c or 100c.
20% of the volume of the bottle of oil is additives, the rest is the base stock oil.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:40 pm 
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im using penrite hpr5 (5w 40)?
semi synthetic and ive been using this for the last 3 years..changing oil every 5000kms(fairly hard driving)
good oil pressure hot and cold..
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Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:28 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Krytox wrote:
I prefer Shell helix plus also.
$28 from Big-W

Penrite seems too thick.


How can you say " Penrite is too thick "????????

There are plenty of Viscosity's to pick from, 5W-, 10W-, 20W-, 25W-, 30W-, 40W-, etc, etc. One that I would use in an EF/EL with 150K on it, and in good nick, would be Penrite HPR15 ( 15W60).

Remember, the oil doesn't get thicker when its hot. The 60 means its the same viscosity as a straight SAE 60 weight oil when its at the test temperature, I can't remember whether its 80c or 100c.
20% of the volume of the bottle of oil is additives, the rest is the base stock oil.



Sorry,
I did say seems too thick.

each to their own.

I should have said 'I personally think their most talked about product on this forum, HPR15 with a 15-60 rating is too thick for my application.'

Nothing wrong with the product, In fact I'm sure its great.


I do actualy use HPR Gas in the ute, swear by it.

 

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Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 9:32 am 
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Just remembered the sticky - sorry.

 

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Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:13 am 
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The way I look it at is that when a engine is new all the sizes are correct, as it gets older the original tolerance gets lost (size increase) so a thicker oil is used to stop seeping into everything.

New engine = low weight
Old engine = heavier weight


But at the end of the day each to there own

 

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Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 8:58 pm 
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Nice thread mine....6 years.

If an engine is maintained well, it can be old, and still use the correct spec weight oil.
My car is 21 years old (original un-opened bottom end), and I use 15W50.
Original spec oil was 15W40.

 

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Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 12:52 am 
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cjh wrote:
Nice thread mine....6 years.

If an engine is maintained well, it can be old, and still use the correct spec weight oil.
My car is 21 years old (original un-opened bottom end), and I use 15W50.
Original spec oil was 15W40.



s**t!! I didn't have a permit for it either. Hope the council doesn't get onto it

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:45 pm 
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98 el sapphire duel fuel 438,000klms(original stock motor+head), i have used scince 250,000 penrite 20w60, i service every 10,000ks oil is still "brown", cant complain here !!

 

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