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 Post subject: WHAT OIL?
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:44 pm 
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i need to know what oil to run in both mine and my gf's car. and also if a CA20 Corsair has adjustable rockers and if so what gap should they be set too.

okay my EB just had a EB XR6 full Tickford engine put in. had 240,000kms on it.
when cold it has 3 bar of oil pressure. once warmed up at idle it drops to 1.5bar but once you rev it, it comes up to 2bar.
the motor is as quiet as a mouse except when warm on start up there's a slight lifter tick but pretty much immediately goes away.
i will be running a Motorcraft filter

also the GF's Corsair has the CA20 twin spark motor and has a constant rocker tick. so thats why i was wondering are they adjustable? and also what oil should i run? it has about 250,000kms on it.

i'm asking your opinion now because beforehand the engine that was in it had a savage bottom end knock so all i ran was 25w60 and a motorcraft filter.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:37 am 
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I'm pretty sure the rockers are adjustable in the Corsair....can't remember the settings.
There should be a sticker on the bonnet or in the engine bay somewhere saying that info.
I use Mitsubishi engine oil in my ED. it is dark green in colour, 15W50, and a Motorcraft oil filter.
I also add Nulon E20 as well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT OIL?
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:13 am 
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cjh wrote:
I'm pretty sure the rockers are adjustable in the Corsair....can't remember the settings.
There should be a sticker on the bonnet or in the engine bay somewhere saying that info.
I use Mitsubishi engine oil in my ED. it is dark green in colour, 15W50, and a Motorcraft oil filter.
I also add Nulon E20 as well.


whats e20? and how to the viscosities work? is 15 thinner when cold so it gets to the top quicker and 50 when it's warm?

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT OIL?
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:10 am 
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Corsair valve clearence,
Yes they are adjustable, Run the engine till the fans cut in and turn it off, remove the rocker cover then adjust,

0.3 mm Hot,

That suits inlet & Exhaust,

Hope this info helps


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT OIL?
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:38 pm 
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thank you. better adjust them this weekend.

what oil do you guys reckon for both?

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT OIL?
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:53 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
cjh wrote:
I'm pretty sure the rockers are adjustable in the Corsair....can't remember the settings.
There should be a sticker on the bonnet or in the engine bay somewhere saying that info.
I use Mitsubishi engine oil in my ED. it is dark green in colour, 15W50, and a Motorcraft oil filter.
I also add Nulon E20 as well.


whats e20? and how to the viscosities work? is 15 thinner when cold so it gets to the top quicker and 50 when it's warm?


Nulon E20 helps protect engines on cold start ups....basically.
Here is a rough idea of how a Multi-grade engine oil works...on a chart.
Usually, 20% of the volume of the bottle of engine oil, is additives.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT OIL?
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:02 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
whats e20? and how to the viscosities work? is 15 thinner when cold so it gets to the top quicker and 50 when it's warm?


I thought you were a mechanic? You should really have this basic knowledge down pat now...

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:25 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
whats e20? and how to the viscosities work? is 15 thinner when cold so it gets to the top quicker and 50 when it's warm?


I thought you were a mechanic? You should really have this basic knowledge down pat now...

i was just thinking that myself but maybe he is looking for advice on what other people run, at least he is asking questions

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT OIL?
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:29 pm 
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alot of mechanics i know don't know what the oil viscosity means. they just put the s**t in and kick it out the door.

now is this Mitsubishi 15w50 gunna give the Tickford engine the protection is so surely needs lol. i do have a heavy right foot to be honest

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: WHAT OIL?
Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:35 pm 
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when it's cold it's fine. so i need something thats a bit thicker when hot. for the first 500kms i currently am running cheap GTX 20w50 and a Ryco filter. i repeat i will be running a Motorcraft filter and decent oil from now on. thats why i'm asking. on my old engine i didn't care. she was rooted anyway

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:18 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
alot of mechanics i know don't know what the oil viscosity means. they just put the s**t in and kick it out the door.

now is this Mitsubishi 15w50 gunna give the Tickford engine the protection is so surely needs lol. i do have a heavy right foot to be honest


So do I.....here's a dyno chart of the ED......4.0 I6...std cam & v/springs, std CR too.
The bottom line is the AFR.

 

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:01 am 
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i ended up getting Penrite HPR15 semi synthetic

 

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