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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:22 am 
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What is the best oil I should be using on my EL XR6 ute (XHII)
Can anyone tell me what the difference is between synthetic and semi synthetic and should I be using any of them

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:47 am 
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I would recommend Penrite HPR 15.
Best thing to do is go to the Penrite website and contact them tell them what car you got and how many Ks it has. I've done this for every car I got and always got a response.
Most people here use Penrite.

A fully synthetic oil like Mobil 1 is a man made oil that is cleaner than a mineral based oil and will protect better. It is best used in a car from new. Not to be used in a high mileage car because it is not as viscous (thick).

A semi-synthetic oil is a mineral oil with added man made elements for better protection.

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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:50 am 
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Timmeh wrote:
I would recommend Penrite HPR 15.
Cheers

i would second that! I run it in my EL and i am very happy. :D

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:52 am 
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Here is an excellent FAQ on oils.

http://www.mg-sportcars.co.uk/Motor_Oil ... ral%20oils

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:06 am 
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I use Penrite 10 and all is well with my motor.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:41 pm 
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Oil, No one told me I had to use oil in the engine.
s**t thats probably why its so rattly now, hmmmmmmmm :cry:

How many threads is that on Oil, lets see the search crashed as there were too many to compute!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:26 am 
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Timmeh wrote:
A fully synthetic oil like Mobil 1 is a man made oil that is cleaner than a mineral based oil and will protect better. It is best used in a car from new. Not to be used in a high mileage car because it is not as viscous (thick).
so true timmeh!!! mobile 1 good for NEW engines only
ie any with less than 40,000kms

scotty got a customer with ls1 crappadore and it had moby 1 and done over 400000kms and it DOES NOT BURN OIL!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:32 am 
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My old man has always used penrite its a top quality oil :)

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:17 am 
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Disco Frank wrote:
Timmeh wrote:
A fully synthetic oil like Mobil 1 is a man made oil that is cleaner than a mineral based oil and will protect better. It is best used in a car from new. Not to be used in a high mileage car because it is not as viscous (thick).
so true timmeh!!! mobile 1 good for NEW engines only
ie any with less than 40,000kms



Nah... i did the switch from dinosaur-food-juice to mobil 1 at 160,000km. Engine running smoother than ever (minus a few tuning issues) and she doesnt burn a drop. Never looking back.

70 bucks an oil change blows goats tho.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:36 am 
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Disco Frank wrote:
scotty got a customer with ls1 crappadore and it had moby 1 and done over 400000kms and it DOES NOT BURN OIL!!!


Is that cause he used it from new?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:39 am 
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Timmeh wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
scotty got a customer with ls1 crappadore and it had moby 1 and done over 400000kms and it DOES NOT BURN OIL!!!


Is that cause he used it from new?


Nah just got lucky. Their oil consumption usually a result of worn bores caused by all the slappin' from piston design. Awesome motors if you get a good one.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:31 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
scotty got a customer with ls1 crappadore and it had moby 1 and done over 400000kms and it DOES NOT BURN OIL!!!


Is that cause he used it from new?
yup from new!
always used mobile 1 every oil change but like martin said $70 a change !!! actually the gen 3 takes a tad over 5 litres from memory

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:01 pm 
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I use GTX3 in my 96 xh and it works fine (to the best of my knowledge).
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