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Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:48 pm 
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i use shell helix older engines 25-60 in my eb. its done 293k so i think using a -40 or -50 oil might be a bit too thin. is this correct? or am i totally off the track?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:20 pm 
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cool 15w40 full synthetic it is then.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:12 pm 
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i tried some GTX 3? 15w-40 in my car recently, now on start up i get the ticking noise momentarily. safe to keep using it? or try something thicker?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:15 am 
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i wont run my motor in with fully synthetic, ill run it in with s**t stuff or woteva, then ill run it with penrite sin 15 w 40, shood be fine

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:45 am 
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Good idea adding the links and putting FAQ's.

Happy wrote:
good work!
Greg, you should copy and paste the first post and make a doco out of it as originally intended.

Speaking of FAQ's:
As far as NA LPG/petrol cars go, it's been advised to me that using the manufacturer spec petrol oil is fine for long term use on LPG engines. Although there is oil designed for use on LPG cars, I can't see why you can't use the regular spec oil either. The ford owners manuals don't seem include the Tickford LPG oil specs - I suppose that means it uses the same oil specs. Do you have any advice regarding oils for LPG ??

 

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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:57 am 
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excellent info
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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:26 pm 
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Let me know if you guys use shell LPG formulated oil 15w40, i use that in the ef falcon 6, it has, however, got 326,000 kays on it (not taxi) just recently blown a seal somewhere on it, using a bit o oil and i got some timing chain rattle, MEH, she still goes well. :? i need a slap, but yea anyone use that? Its fairly expensive at27.95 for 5 litres for mineral oils

 

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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 11:40 pm 
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I'm going to be swapping over to MOTUL 10w40 next change for the AU motor. Currently using HPR10 but I think it's too thick.

I used to use HPR30 in my EB motor, started using that at about 180,000km and I think that's what stuffed it. When I pulled it apart the bores were badly glazed which is why it was using a lot fo oil and blowing smoke.

So take this guys advice people, and don't use oil that is too thick.

 

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Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 7:59 am 
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ten four voxace, Its unusual for those engines to start blowing smoke at such low mileage, musta got damn hot in the bores with no oil or something ya think? I cant remember which mechanic told me that changing to some oils with different types of detergents in them can stuff the seals in cars too. but i think the front seal on mine is rooted from lots of heavy right foot application, towing etc.

 

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 2:04 pm 
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OK, put some Motul 8100 5w40 in. Started her up, no noises, and actually got better oil pressure than I did with the Penrite 10w50 oddly enough.

 

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 5:55 pm 
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voxace wrote:
OK, put some Motul 8100 5w40 in. Started her up, no noises, and actually got better oil pressure than I did with the Penrite 10w50 oddly enough.


would it be safe to run the 5w40 in the 3.9 with 154,000 kms??

Lifters in mine have NEVER ticked ever. Even after leaving it for a week. It has always run 15w50

 

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 6:23 pm 
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fordzatmyplace wrote:
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OK, put some Motul 8100 5w40 in. Started her up, no noises, and actually got better oil pressure than I did with the Penrite 10w50 oddly enough.


would it be safe to run the 5w40 in the 3.9 with 154,000 kms??

Lifters in mine have NEVER ticked ever. Even after leaving it for a week. It has always run 15w50


you'll never know if you dont try. so few km is a bonus, is there any reason you didn't use the 15w40 the ford recomend?

 

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 7:18 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
fordzatmyplace wrote:
voxace wrote:
OK, put some Motul 8100 5w40 in. Started her up, no noises, and actually got better oil pressure than I did with the Penrite 10w50 oddly enough.


would it be safe to run the 5w40 in the 3.9 with 154,000 kms??

Lifters in mine have NEVER ticked ever. Even after leaving it for a week. It has always run 15w50


you'll never know if you dont try. so few km is a bonus, is there any reason you didn't use the 15w40 the ford recomend?


thats just what the previous owners used. Plus, on the oil filler cap thingy on the rocker cover it says "only use 40/50 multigrade oil" so i thought the 15w50 would be okay

 

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 12:18 pm 
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fordzatmyplace wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
fordzatmyplace wrote:
voxace wrote:
OK, put some Motul 8100 5w40 in. Started her up, no noises, and actually got better oil pressure than I did with the Penrite 10w50 oddly enough.


would it be safe to run the 5w40 in the 3.9 with 154,000 kms??

Lifters in mine have NEVER ticked ever. Even after leaving it for a week. It has always run 15w50


you'll never know if you dont try. so few km is a bonus, is there any reason you didn't use the 15w40 the ford recomend?


thats just what the previous owners used. Plus, on the oil filler cap thingy on the rocker cover it says "only use 40/50 multigrade oil" so i thought the 15w50 would be okay



if thats what it had in it for its whole life then dont change.

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:17 am 
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Quick Q:

When cold my oil pressure varies between 4.3-4.7 bar, but when hot the oil pressure can drop as low as 1.9-2.1 bar on idle, and 2.3-2.5 bar WHILE moving/reving! I'm fairly certain the current oil is 15/40 valvoline durablend (in it when I bough the car). Would you agree that going up to penrite HPR 15 (15/60) would help improve the hot running pressure, while maintaining the same cold engine performance?

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