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What is your preferred Engine Oil brand?
Penrite 29%  29%  [ 13 ]
Mobil 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Valvoline 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
Castrol 20%  20%  [ 9 ]
Shell 16%  16%  [ 7 ]
Calibre 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Ford genuine 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Other 22%  22%  [ 10 ]
Total votes : 45

 

 

 
 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Oil type Typically used in....
5W-30 Cooler climates, like Sweden or Canada
10W-40 Temperate climates, like England
15W-50 Hot climates, like Italy, Spain, Egypt


Shell Helix Ultra is 5W-40

If Perth is a mostly warm climate, then you might be better off with Shell Helix Plus 10W-40

http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?sit ... _0312.html
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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:29 pm 
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I use fuchs in the el and castrol in the vmax and you don't want to know what my workplace uses in customer cars. :shock: .Cheers Kevman
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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:31 pm 
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I use fuchs in the el and castrol in the vmax and you don't want to know what my workplace uses in customer cars. :shock: .Cheers Kevman


Kmart brand "Just Motor Oil"? :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:37 pm 
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Nulon!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:17 pm 
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shell helix for the win 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:58 am 
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Ive been using Valvoline Engine armor 15-40 in my EF/EL straight 6 falcons with good results and now im testing Valvoline Dura Blend 15-50 and next Valvoline semi synthetic Dura Blen 15-50 and see what happens. I have also read another ford falcon owner changing from Penrite GAS 10 to Nulon 15-40 and gained 40-50 more kms per tank and Nulon states 36% less friction so it worked in his falcon and im also going to test that.

Some interesting engine oil tests for guys to see, note that there is a PDF link in the ford forums link about 4 posts in

http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11255272

http://www.performanceoilnews.com/oils_ ... oils.shtml

 

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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:43 am 
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Ive been using mobil 10-40 semi synth in the au for a while. its not super expensive at 30-35 bucks a bottle, and Ive trusted mobil technology for some time.

It deals with the sh*t I throw at it.

Ive used castrol gtx3 before and it was garbage.

Ive also heard from a shell oil company rep at an industry conference that my father attended, that anything under the ultra is garbage, and to steer clear of it. Especially the s**t off the supermarket shelves.

That and castrol magnatec is an evil oil, clogging galleries and causing starvation.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:12 am 
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The BA gets HPR 5 semi synth and the EB gets shell helix or Havoline 15 or 20w 50
So far no problems.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:48 am 
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Penrite HPR 15 Semi Synthetic, put it in the AU motor, no problems so far.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:00 pm 
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Penrite HPR15, use it in the car and the bike, but also add Nulon E20 to it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:21 pm 
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i used to use MOTUL in all my other cars, havent yet in the xr8.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:46 pm 
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I've always used Mobil Super 2000 10w40, but i have been sold by the Penrite brand and from now on will be using HPR10 10w50.
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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:55 pm 
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fuchs 15/40 semi synth

 

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 Post subject: Re: Your preferred Engine Oil brand
Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:30 pm 
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i used valvoline armor guard synthetic stuff in a gold bottle for my 1st oil change. has been sweet for me, no complaints so far

 

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