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 Post subject: au xr8 oil
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:49 pm 
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What oil is suitable for an au xr8 5l engine , thanks

 

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 Post subject: Re: au xr8 oil
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:11 am 
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The recomended viscosity is anything in the range of 10W-30 to 20W-40. Brand and composition comes down to individual choice, although synthetics are generally more prone to leakage between gasket surfaces

 

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 Post subject: Re: au xr8 oil
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:14 am 
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Ford lists 10w30 for all except the AUII XR8 which it lists 15w40.
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 Post subject: Re: au xr8 oil
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:58 pm 
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Thanks, wasn't after a brand Just the recomended viscosity,

 

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 Post subject: Re: au xr8 oil
Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:39 pm 
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What mineral oil do people on here recommend? I know im opening a can of worms here but just looking for a general consensus. I have heard some people on here highly recommend penrite, but others say they would rather pi$$ is thier sumps than use Penrite.

I'm currently using Semi-Synth Penrite but it does make some noise on startup. Open to other options.

 

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 Post subject: Re: au xr8 oil
Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 6:20 pm 
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KMX(Kmart) 20W50 works well in the EB XR8 and only $19 for six litres. Drained it this afternoon and came out like honey and a new Z9 filter. The AU I think you could stick to the 15W40 no problems. EDIT***the KMX is a SG/CD and is good for all E series according to the users manuals. It is also compatible with LPG systems. Even during the minus 6 degsdown here there is no tappet noise at all and warms up quickly with consistent 60 percent pressure***

Don't be sucked in with all the hype on the $50++ mineral oils as the cheaper ones will out-perform them in most cases.

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