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 Post subject: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:24 am 
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I have been using the search tool but can't find an answer...
I need to change my engine oil, I have always used the 15w40 suggested by Ford. Just curious, with a modified engine is it still suitable to use this grade of oil or better to use something else??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:07 pm 
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what car did the engine come from?
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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:17 pm 
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It's my EL XR engine but will be getting a fully worked head and big cam etc etc

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Six wrote:
It's my EL XR engine but will be getting a fully worked head and big cam etc etc

I would stick to.the oil it likes. I dont think you would need to change grades just for headwork and cam. All your clearances would still be the same

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:22 pm 
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What is a top of the line 15w40 oil that works well for the EL?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:30 pm 
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I just run 15W40...used to run Magnatec which I didn't have issues with, but now use Nulon because it is cheaper and no issues with that one either.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:32 pm 
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I used to use penrite but had oil pressure problems so i switched to phoenix 15w40 semi syn and havent had any problems. Costs about 120 for a 20litre drum

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:54 pm 
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Iv been using Nulon 10w40 Full Syn and it seems to work well. its about $60 for 5L

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:12 pm 
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Iv been using Nulon 10w40 Full Syn and it seems to work well. its about $60 for 5L


How would the 10w go in an EL? I thought it had to be 15w?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:20 pm 
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Does anyone know the part number for the K & N oil filter for an EL?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Six wrote:
Does anyone know the part number for the K & N oil filter for an EL?

Hp-3001 as per their site

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Actually there is 3 of them on there. Hp-3001 http://www.knfilters.com/search/product ... od=HP-3001
Ps-3001 http://www.knfilters.com/search/product ... od=PS-3001
Ss-3001 http://www.knfilters.com/search/product ... od=SS-3001
the ss one is a washable one

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Six wrote:
GeZza200 wrote:
Iv been using Nulon 10w40 Full Syn and it seems to work well. its about $60 for 5L


How would the 10w go in an EL? I thought it had to be 15w?


Its just thinner oil when its cold, easier to make it's way up to the top of the head with less noise. I have used 5w20 before and works fine. 15w40 was recommended for these engines 20+ years ago. Oil has advanced heaps since then, but that doesn't mean you have to change but there are more options now.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:12 pm 
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Would an oil change be better now or wait for the new head??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil Question
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:19 pm 
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Six wrote:
Would an oil change be better now or wait for the new head??


Depends how long it will take for the new head. If you won't be putting the new head in for the next 6 months, I say change it.

 

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