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 Post subject: Re: oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:56 pm 
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Anyone going to comment on using 5-30w in a 130,000 decade old engine?

Is there anything that anyone would like to say?

Anything?

Anybody?


I guess thats not a good thing?

 

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 Post subject: Re: oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:57 pm 
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fiend wrote:
Anyone going to comment on using 5-30w in a 130,000 decade old engine?

Is there anything that anyone would like to say?

Anything?

Anybody?


how do you drive the car?

are you a rough driver, u like racing?

or are you a smooth rider

 

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 Post subject: Re: oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:16 pm 
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personally i would go with a 10w 40 on the next oil change.
i know the series 1 au's were recomended 5w 30 ..
but for some reason ford had changed to 10w40 somewhere between series 1 and series 3..
i heard it was due to an oil consumption issue?
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 Post subject: Re: Coolent/oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:18 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Leaving engine oil go for 10,000km is ridiculous.....no longer 5,000km or 6 months, which ever occurs first.


this is the length i change mine,,, mind you i get oil that is made to be changed at those intervals

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:09 pm 
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fiend wrote:
Anyone going to comment on using 5-30w in a 130,000 decade old engine?

Is there anything that anyone would like to say?

Anything?

Anybody?



yeah i'll comment. there absolutely no reason why you can't.
i use it my AU and i used it in my 225 000km old EF when i had it too.

I really can't believe the misinformation on this website when it comes to oil.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:32 pm 
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if the engine is burning that much oil you'd see it on the spark plugs and in the tail pipe.

pull the plugs out, take a photo and post up.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:33 pm 
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falcon1999 wrote:
check the engine oil in the morning after it's all embedded.


If it's very dark in colour, then u need an oil change.

If it's very light in colour, then u dont need one. simple



it's impossible to tell the condition of the oil just by looking at it.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:22 pm 
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falcon1999 wrote:
check the engine oil in the morning after it's all embedded.


If it's very dark in colour, then u need an oil change.

If it's very light in colour, then u dont need one. simple



it's impossible to tell the condition of the oil just by looking at it.


It is impossible, altho smelling it will tell you heaps!!!! (trying to sell my sisters commodore and had a bloke check the dipstick and the smell it lol bloody holden people.)

My AU is using well dripping f**k all oil on the ground which is what i suspect is a slowly dying front oil seal behind the balancer (can't see anything else anywere) I would suggest change your oil now with a decent branded oil and a consistance rated for AUIII and if it uses oil I suspect that something is ari

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:02 am 
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or you could be driving it hard. from my personal experience, revs seems to draw oil through the pcv and into the intake.

I took the top half of my BBM off, and it was oily all the way through. The only reason I can see is that my use of revs has caused oil to be stripped from the rocker cover into the intake from the pcv, and rocker cover lines.

 

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