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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:16 am 
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andrewts wrote:
Isn't it written on the oil filler cap?


you're thinking of the 710 cap :P

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:07 am 
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andrewts wrote:
Isn't it written on the oil filler cap? Obvious place to look for it I guess.

Regardless what ford writes, I would rather hear it first hand from the owners rather then the manufactures
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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:36 pm 
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the_scotsman wrote:
damn...isnt 10W40 a little thin for an EF? Especially in the summer...

Not really my EF runs on 5W40 full synthetic and has done since 80000kms has now done 250000kms and never a problem with chain rattle or lifter click :shock: :D

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:40 pm 
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I'm using that magnatec stuff...the EL seems to run fine with is though slight ticking noises during start up...once all is warm its smooth.

and about the plugs...not sure what part number is needed I keep forgetting.

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:10 pm 
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as a ford fan and ford mechanic i use the new 15/40 penrite oil only oil i trust as i have used castrol in the past and it sucked after 5000 when i serviced it it was worn out. this is the magnatec s**t thats '' the best your engine can get'' i stick to penrite f**k the rest

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:22 am 
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I found this on my pc's guys

might be good for a read for some of you guys

reviews on brands of oils

http://www.ls1.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=66462
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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:21 pm 
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phongus wrote:
I'm using that magnatec stuff...the EL seems to run fine with is though slight ticking noises during start up...once all is warm its smooth.

and about the plugs...not sure what part number is needed I keep forgetting.

phong =P~


At the wrecker we had many holden and ford motors changed over because an oil hole would block up and cause the motor to not get lubricated propery. This was due to Castrol Magnatec, GTX and GTX II. The other castrol oils wernt as bad but still did it. I researched it and found that Castrol dont use 'solvents' in their oils. This means that they start to stick to the motor parts when the oil gets s**t.

As for me i use Fully synthetic oils like Shell Helix Ultra 5w50 s**t. Its what most of the cabbies use and i know the car has been on it since 150'000km and its now done 290. It reallystop the wear of the engine.

 

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