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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:49 pm 
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Jus wundering what would be the best maintenance or swap-outs for a EF falcon 5-speed manual with 220,000kms on the clock.
I drive around a fair bit. I know it can handle much more but I'd like to keep it for a while and do it up a bit more while keepin it runnin smooth without to many drama's

any ideas would be welcome

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:25 pm 
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change the engine oil to a thicker one ie a 30w-50

chaneg the box/diff oil

all the normal things will keep it runnign good

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:48 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
change the engine oil to a thicker one ie a 30w-50

chaneg the box/diff oil

all the normal things will keep it runnign good



sorry frank but i have to disagree on the oil choice.

30w 50 when at operating temp would be no different to 20w 50.

for a thick oil you'd need some thing with a higher second number like 20w55 or 25w60

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:18 am 
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My cvars done 650,000km's on the engine runs perfectly on 15W-40 oil that Ford recomends, doesn't use any oil or anything. Why would you need to change to a thicker oil?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:30 am 
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my EL has only done 135,000km, but it runs sweet on 10w40 synthetic.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:53 am 
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tickford_6 wrote:
sorry frank but i have to disagree on the oil choice.

30w 50 when at operating temp would be no different to 20w 50.

for a thick oil you'd need some thing with a higher second number like 20w55 or 25w60


well i did say ie... :)

but yes since u mention it, your suggestions is alot better

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:28 am 
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I am using 25/70 at the moment, works fine, oil pressure is up, as one would expect
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