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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:26 pm 
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F**k that, now I know why I pay the mechanic so much!

But thanks for the tip!
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:26 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
Fakertaker wrote:
I use castrol formula R 5w-30, which is just the recommended viscosity. I change it every 5000km which i guess you more or less have to do with oil that thin, can't say i've had any problems yet, car has 110,000km

you don't change the oil because it's thin. AU and BA engine are built with tighter clearences so need thiner oil to get the right lubrication.
you change the oil every 5000 because of all the crap that gets in it. from the blow by gases and metal on metal contact between parts.

i change mine every 5000 with a new filter every time aswell

Yeah i know that, i just figured that the thinner oils would probably get dirty quicker as the engine wears, due to the fact that the oil is so thin. Is this true?? I had someone recommend to me that i grade my oil up as the car puts on a few K's



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