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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:34 pm 
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Just a quick question.
I have some oil sitting here at home which is 10w60.
The recommended AU oil is 5w30.
is that overkill for it, or will it be fine?
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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:41 pm 
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Depending on how many km's ur motor has done and drviving style u have eg, city, highway

With my daily EL on LPG which has a fully reco motor which has done 25,000kms to date i use Valvoline Engine armor 15-50w which is also good for cold start ups & for lpg cars as they do not lubricate the head.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:07 pm 
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it's done 180,000km.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:11 pm 
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10>60 is ridiculously thick!

i wouldn't put it in a briggs 'n stratton

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:18 pm 
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lol thanks for your input i wont use it then.
i just saw it sitting in the shed and was tempted to use it.
i'll probably put some of that magnatec in it, it's 10w40 which is fairly close.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:52 pm 
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Use 10/30 mate ,thats what is recommended by ford.They changed the series 1 which was a 5w/30 to 10w/30 in the series 2.I had an au and used that magnetic s**t in it and she rattled like buggery.Up to you though.
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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:54 pm 
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Dude if u have it you might as well use it, it aint going to hurt your motor, if anything have a better seal. 10-60 i think is perfect for your motor. You rather have it a tad thicker than thinner.

Is it minieral base oil?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:55 pm 
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it is a castrol synthetic oil

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:05 pm 
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Yeh through it in. Its simple more km's on the motor the thicker oil you should use. Keep your engine healthy & change oil every 5,000kms or every 3 months, Which ever comes first and im a valvoline fan, i found that using valvoline & castrol that every time i dropped the castrol it was a tad more black which i would figure it has broken down more & the valvoline wasent as much.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:50 pm 
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That oil would be fine if you were going caravaning, or you live up here, CQ, cause its hot & humid.
What colour is the PCV Valve? ifits black, change it to a grey one. the later AUs had this to stop oil consumption.

 

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