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 Post subject: Oil for run down EB?
Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:24 pm 
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I need an oil change, and ive beeen reading soo many threads concerning oils, thick oils are
better, no, thin oils will suit you, synthetic vs mineral. :?:
Frankly, Im lost.
I have an EB that had done 270k, (when the odometer stopped), theres low compression,
so im assuming theres a bit of topend wear. Im leaning towards a thinner oil, cant afford synthetic,
unless it will make a significant improvement to engine life, perfomance etc.
AAnybody got ant advice please?
manual says:
Grade: SAE 15W-40 'SG\CE'
Viscosity: 10W-30 or 10W-40

I dont even get the diff between grade & visc.

Im leaning towards 5W-30, from what I've read, what do you think

Thanx heaps for any input guys

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 Post subject: Re: Oil for run down EB?
Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:40 pm 
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heavier and thicker oil is what you want. too light it will run away from the parts you are trying to lubricate.

Try something like HPR 15 its a 15w - 60, or a HPR 30. its a 20w - 60 if you find its still burning a bit.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:54 pm 
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yeah you want thicker oil mate.. ya know theres s**t loads of i6's at the wreckers, you can get a low K motor for 350 bucks man.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:56 pm 
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Valvoline 20-50. Its thicker then the recommended and dirt cheap.
My old ED used to run 40/70 oil the motor was that rooted.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil for run down EB?
Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:05 pm 
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why not just replace the engine, it will go sooner or later!
270k aint f**k all, but if it hasn't been looked after it's a different story
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:04 am 
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If u can afford to go Penrite HPR15 15w60 go for that or the valvoline 20w50 is good as well

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil for run down EB?
Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:56 am 
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thanx for the tips guys, an engine swap is planned but I don't know how long until I'll have the room, tools, time etc to put it in. so I may even save the money and put it towards the new engine, which will be getting a workover/newfluids etc anyway.
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