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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 11:35 am 
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Another Quick Q:
my I6 uses a bit more oil than it should (i just thought it would because its worked) and the oil pressure when starts is around 3-4 but when warm its around 7+ im using Shell Helix 20w-50. sould i change?

 

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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:02 pm 
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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:51 am 
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how much oil do you fill it up with?

like when changing oil.. how many litres do i use to refil it? or is that in the handbook thingy?
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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:14 pm 
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fourL6 wrote:
Another Quick Q:
my I6 uses a bit more oil than it should (i just thought it would because its worked) and the oil pressure when starts is around 3-4 but when warm its around 7+ im using Shell Helix 20w-50. sould i change?


i wouldn't use anything thicker then 20w50, ever

 

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:16 pm 
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Another Quick Q:
my I6 uses a bit more oil than it should (i just thought it would because its worked) and the oil pressure when starts is around 3-4 but when warm its around 7+ im using Shell Helix 20w-50. sould i change?


i wouldn't use anything thicker then 20w50, ever


if i go say 40w10 will it warm upfaster and have a lower oil pressure???

 

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 3:57 pm 
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fourL6 wrote:
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fourL6 wrote:
Another Quick Q:
my I6 uses a bit more oil than it should (i just thought it would because its worked) and the oil pressure when starts is around 3-4 but when warm its around 7+ im using Shell Helix 20w-50. sould i change?


i wouldn't use anything thicker then 20w50, ever


if i go say 40w10 will it warm upfaster and have a lower oil pressure???



your oil has no bearing on how fast the engine will warm up.
as far as oil pressure there is only one way to find out.

 

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 10:43 pm 
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I use Shell Helix Ultra (5W40) and its been used on the Ef for aslong as the previous owner has
I think its good.

BTW DONT use any castrol oil what so ever. If any of you know anything about it what happens is it sticks to the motor and blocks of holes where the oil is supposed to flow. Castrol dont put solvents in the oil and this is where you get teh magnatec from. GTX is the worst of the lot.

 

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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 8:33 am 
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don't tell me that.. i just got myself a bottle of that stuff to chuck in my car...

altho i will be changing the oil again once i have the turbo setup running...
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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 8:51 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.


I just bought some Motul 4100 10W40 today for my car, cheap as chips compared to all the other synthetic oils! Also the guy said it is a really great oil, and recommended it for both NA and tubo applications.

Are there any disadvantages (apart from the cost) of using a fully synthetic oil in your engine? As someone said the castrol fully synthetic GTX can actually clog up your oil galleries :?

 

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Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:25 pm 
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well i've just put that magnatec stuff in my car.. so see how it goes....
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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:33 pm 
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ok im confused

i have a stage 5 its performance motor and asked mark what oil to use out of the castrol edge range which he suggested to use and he said the 10w 60 is ok but after reading this im confused

is 10w 60 ok for my motor?? its only done 15000-20000kms and i wanna keep it running smick!!
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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:56 pm 
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ok im confused

i have a stage 5 its performance motor and asked mark what oil to use out of the castrol edge range which he suggested to use and he said the 10w 60 is ok but after reading this im confused

is 10w 60 ok for my motor?? its only done 15000-20000kms and i wanna keep it running smick!!


if thats what marks wants to you use in his engine, use it.
after all he built it and it's his warranty

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:01 pm 
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Hey trying to choose a new oil and this thread has helped. but should i go penrite HPR15 (15w/60) or mobil 1 (0w-40)

thanks for your help guys

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:17 pm 
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my eb has done 315,000km the bottom end is getting a bit noisey when hot so would the 10w-60w be better im using the hpr 15w-50w semi synthetic at the moment.
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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:47 pm 
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Awsome thread!

 

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