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Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:40 am 
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I have a brand new bottle of semi-synthetic castrol 10w60 oil, just wondering is it too much for my car. It only has 130k's on it.
What do you's reckon?

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:56 am 
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i wouldn't
as far as im concerend.. if an engine requires sae60.. it needs a doctor

ie: to thick when hot.... i'd use 50 at a maximum

 

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 Post subject: Re: OIL - What Viscosity to use?
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:19 am 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
I have a brand new bottle of semi-synthetic castrol 10w60 oil, just wondering is it too much for my car. It only has 130k's on it.
What do you's reckon?


i think its to thick

why don't people read their oil caps??? Its says: "only use a 40 or 50 multigrade oil"

i run 15w50 and my lifters have never tapped since owning the car...

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:35 am 
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You might want to read this, it pretty much explains it all.
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27324
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Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:01 pm 
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i have it still sitting on a shelf here, it was for my old xr6 which burnt a little oil up in the rpm range, i just never got round to putting it in.
i did think it was too thick myself so i put in normal 20w50.
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