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 Post subject: want to change oil brand
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:46 pm 
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i have been using castrol magnatec for the last couple of oil changes in my EL fairmont ghia and im not that impressed. What would be a good alternative for around the same price?
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Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:04 pm 
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Nulon make an awesome alternative.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:09 pm 
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Valvoline, Fuchs, Mobile, Motul, all make a good product.

 

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 Post subject: Re: want to change oil brand
Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:17 pm 
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Shell Helix Plus.
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Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:34 pm 
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louie0408 wrote:
i have been using castrol magnatec for the last couple of oil changes in my EL fairmont ghia and im not that impressed. What would be a good alternative for around the same price?


Nothing wrong with castrol magnatec 10w/40. I use this oil and today its 37C ambient temp with the a/c on at idle my oil pressure is sitting 3/4 on the oil pressure gauge. Engines done 177000km. Oil and filter were changed at 172000km.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:08 pm 
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louie0408 wrote:
i have been using castrol magnatec for the last couple of oil changes in my EL fairmont ghia and im not that impressed. What would be a good alternative for around the same price?



how come you where not impressed with the magnatec ?
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 Post subject: Re: want to change oil brand
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:33 am 
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have just found that the car seems to run nicely after a service but after like 2000ks it feels lumpier and more lethargic. I guess this is to be expected but there is no harm in trying something else.

I am also having engine temp probs but i think they are fan related. Recently i drove from brisbane to hobart and within the first couple of hundred k's going over cunninghams gap i had to pull over to let the engine cool down. I think this is cooling fan related so i will make another topic though.
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 Post subject: Re: want to change oil brand
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:41 am 
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From what I've been told Motul is number one with Penrite as number 2.

All the rest are crap.
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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:54 pm 
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ILLaViTaR wrote:
From what I've been told Motul is number one with Penrite as number 2.

All the rest are crap.


Haha.

 

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 Post subject: Re: want to change oil brand
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:15 pm 
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ILLaViTaR wrote:
From what I've been told Motul is number one with Penrite as number 2.

All the rest are crap.


Penrite is at the very bottom of the crap list. They just have a good marketing department.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:33 pm 
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Nulon is very good. 15w40 will only start to go off just before servise. 5000k intervals.
Penrite is crap. Lasts maybe half aslong in my car. 92 eb 3.9 with 200xxx.
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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:09 pm 
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Valvoline stopped tappet clacking on my LTD DA and did the same on my LTD Silver Monarch.
I like that oil.

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:07 pm 
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We use Valvoline durablend 10w40 in my EF and XH and dads BA and havnt had any problems

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:47 pm 
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been using valvoline engine armour in all my i6 fords and works well, was recommended by my bro inlaw who use to work for ford and used it in all his e series ford aswell

 

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 Post subject: Re: want to change oil brand
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:59 pm 
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ILLaViTaR wrote:
From what I've been told Motul is number one with Penrite as number 2.

All the rest are crap.


Penrite is at the very bottom of the crap list. They just have a good marketing department.

Penritesemi synthetic is what your talking about.. Their full synthetic range however is actually quite good s**t and recommended by many engine builders

 

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