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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:28 am 
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Hi mate the recommend oil for your car is 15w-40 or 15w-50 but since you think the engine is a bit worn I would go the 15w-50.

The brand of oil you use depends on what you like really. Penrite hpr is a great oil I used to use that all the time but I have since switched to Valvoline. I used to use Duratech or Duraguard cant remember what it was called but they have since changed all there line up so now I use engine armor.

The only reason I switch to Valvoline was because of a magazine article I read awhile back that tested how well the oils protected you engine and for price per/L Valvoline killed it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:29 am 
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Its not a Jap engine, its an aussie slap together.

No need to use unrealistic light weight oils.

try semi Shell Helix Plus 15-50

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:44 am 
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For me i changed to penrite hpr 15 15w-60 semi synthetic and wouldnt go back. Its stoped lifter noise i used to have nice and quiet on start up and gives me good oil pressure all year round and you dont have your pants pulled down over the price ether. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:54 am 
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i also use penrite hpr15 and it seems to do the job for me..
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:21 pm 
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nulon 15w50 fully synthetic. Im using that along with a friction additive(safe to use with full synthetic). i noticed smoother reving, and a quieter engine slightly better economy.

my motor seems to be burning a little bit of oil with it though ( 1 l every 7500 or every service) which i would expect from a 210000km original motor.

im not turning back from nulon on this motor, and when the new rebuilt donk goes in, it'll be mobile 1 until it hits 120k then the nulon 15w50.

p.s my motor is not nursed around
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:58 pm 
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I use GTX2 Castrol as thats what the ford dealer uses here... Found it to be great stuff... Reliable and does the job well... I think its a 20W50 from memory...

I too have a slight oil burning problem... It was owned by elderly people before me and they would've nursed it... They put an original 300k on it... I haven't given it the same treatment and as such it uses a little...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:56 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
Its not a Jap engine, its an aussie slap together.

No need to use unrealistic light weight oils.

try semi Shell Helix Plus 15-50


thats a pretty stupid uninformed thing to say.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:34 pm 
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genuine ford engine oil

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:47 pm 
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me and my old man use notheing but penrite hpr 30 both have eb ed falcons

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:04 am 
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Dont want to open another topic, but do you guys reckon I should be using synthetic oil in my EB XR6, has 178 on the clock now. I've been putting Castrol GTX2 20w-50 in it.

Which alternatives would you all recommend?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:13 pm 
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So penrite hpr 15w50? or 15w60?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:18 pm 
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havok wrote:
So penrite hpr 15w50? or 15w60?


I would say Hpr 15w50 since you only have 178000ks on your car

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:48 pm 
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The last 2 oil changes I've done in my ED, I've used Pennzoil 15w/40.....Works really well and would recommend it for sure. They use to make it in 6 litre containers but now it's only available in 5 litres (Shame really because the 4.0 requires 5.5 litres).

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Engine Oil Choice
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:53 pm 
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I will start a poll

Let's see the voting results

 

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