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Old 07-06-2004, 08:07 PM   #1
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long week -end ACT

ok my black betty is ready put in the 5w/30 synthetic oil today ready for the cold starts an days ahead look out canberra [think there may be a bit off excitement there] :lol:
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:43 PM   #2
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now that is dedication!

i'm gonna be filling up with petrol... thats my get ready for the cruise....

i'm using 10/40 anyway... cold starts are fairly well covered there
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:07 PM   #3
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hey i just topped up with 5w30 on sunday!

waitin for 2morrow to top up with BP!
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Old 08-06-2004, 09:14 AM   #4
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cmon we all know u'll be pouring as much octane booster into your tank as u can too :wink:
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Old 08-06-2004, 10:04 AM   #5
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i always use castrol 5w 30. it's all good

ps - octance doenst = power all the time. more octane can reduce power if the timing isnt advanced.
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Old 08-06-2004, 10:58 AM   #6
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grrr just realised i need to make an oil change today... bummer eh?

might just try a different oil... but i like my shell helix... it has a handy dandy pourer thingy
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:03 AM   #7
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Cmon
try some Castrol Formula R 5w30
indulge urself :lol:
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:04 AM   #8
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after this trip my car will have over 60000k's on the clock. pretty average for just over 3 years old. damn will have to service it.
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:13 AM   #9
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yeah come on james - go for the power!!! remember ... thinner oil = less windage from the crank = more power
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Old 08-06-2004, 01:24 PM   #10
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hehe, righto its motul then!!!! bah hahaha!!!!!

but my poor old girl needs protection!!! 165,000 on the clock and still counting... come the end of this trip it will be more....

not only a post whore a mile whore too!!
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Old 08-06-2004, 01:34 PM   #11
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nate will come dang close to 200 000klms :shock:
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Old 08-06-2004, 06:41 PM   #12
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Old one only had 210,000 which is still realy low :roll:
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Old 08-06-2004, 07:58 PM   #13
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i use pennzoil every 10,000 comes out almost as clean as it went in so im happy but then again it is only the 3rd oil service
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Old 08-06-2004, 08:00 PM   #14
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I'll be trying Castrol Formula R 10W-60 next time i change oil. Been hearing great things about this oil

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Old 08-06-2004, 08:15 PM   #15
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i wouldn't be going as high as 60w on a daily driver see 5w means its like water so there for as soon as you start ur car it up the top the oil pump can pump it easyier now on the other side of things going on our air temp around the coast line 60w is far to thick an unless ur in extream heat no benifit actually i think it would be the opppisite the oiul is too thick an u mite end up with 2/3's the engine life you should have got
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Old 08-06-2004, 08:19 PM   #16
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The supplier to the oil i usually use cant get it any more so im about to try the new mobil 1 stuff thats 5-50w,any1 else used this and had any drama's :?:
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Can be a little difficult, the thinner oil can cause a thick mist in the crank case which has a detrimental effect on top end power (unless you take appropriate steps) while an older engine with worn bits and pieces can benefit from a thicker oil.
I guess you need to do your own research and make your own decision.
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Old 08-06-2004, 08:37 PM   #18
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grant you that rod but im talking good conditioned motors here an also what ur quoting in reguards to the crank case these are not race cars developing that sort off heat to create mist if u get mist in ur crank with oil in there ur got real problems
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:12 PM   #19
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they all do it mate... oil gets dirty through the cruddy mists... its life.....

and your meant to change oil every 6 mths/10,000km arn't ya?
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Im running 20W-50 Penzoil MultiVis and only getting slight tappet chatter when cold.
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