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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:15 pm 
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hey boys

2000 au fairlane 5.0ltr on 450,000 ....

whats the best oil and how many ltr?
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:19 pm 
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any top brand will do eg shell, castrol all the same really, id be using proberly a 15 40 grade maybe 20 40
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:26 pm 
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I'm happy with the Penrite 15W I use.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:29 pm 
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i dont get all this W thing..

keep in mind my engine has done a fair bit, so i might need thicker oil..
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:33 pm 
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hi

i always have used and recommended penrite oil.
especially on large engines with alot of kms..
my xr8 has 275000 kms and i use penrite hpr30 (20w/60)
but there are other oils out there that may be better .

i thrash my cars on a regular basis
and i have never had a engine fail due to oil related problems.
maybe im just lucky !!
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:35 pm 
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dj`emz wrote:
i dont get all this W thing..

keep in mind my engine has done a fair bit, so i might need thicker oil..


just to do with the thickness of the oil.. when cold/hot i believe

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:02 pm 
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looks like ill get penrite hpr30 (20w/60)

but i still dont get the 20w/60 :S i wont need any special oil coz i got lpg right?
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:50 pm 
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what are you using now and why do you want to change?

for lpg just some decent oil as lpg burns hotter and crap oil will degrade rather quick.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:40 pm 
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For your k's, HPR30 is the best bet.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:33 am 
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"or lpg just some decent oil as lpg burns hotter and crap oil will degrade rather quick."

will penrite hpr30 do the trick?
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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:36 am 
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ok mad tnx
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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:49 am 
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HPR 30 will do the job fine.

Regardless of how much you spend on oil, what brand you use etc etc, just be sure to change it regularly... IMHO that'll give you better longevity as opposed to a $70 bottle of mobil1.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:11 pm 
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ok mad hpr30 it is..
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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:52 pm 
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dj`emz wrote:
looks like ill get penrite hpr30 (20w/60)

but i still dont get the 20w/60 :S i wont need any special oil coz i got lpg right?


its the viscosity (sp?) of the oil.. to do with temperature is it not? its just a rating. 20 when cold 60 when hot?

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:39 am 
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dj`emz wrote:
i dont get all this W thing..

keep in mind my engine has done a fair bit, so i might need thicker oil..


The W stands for winter grade basically when the oil is cold the viscosity is lower to make up for the fact that the oil is thicker, as the oil heats up the viscosity gets higher as the oil gets thinner.
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