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oilman 07-03-2011 10:48

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Thanks for the order :) We will go fish it out the warehouse for you.

Cheers

Tim.

zsrob 12-03-2011 19:54

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I have just purchased the mobil 2000 semi synth 10w40 for my zs from halfords at 20 for 5 litre

oilman 13-03-2011 16:22

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That will be ideal.

Cheers

Guy

DonGiovanni 21-03-2011 20:23

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Hello Oilman!

Can you please tell me what you recommend for a
MG ZR 2.0 TD, September 2003, 150 000Km (93 000 miles).

I live in Portugal, a warmer climate than UK.

Many of my friends, ZR owners, like the Castrol Magnatec Diesel 10W-40 B3.
What's your opinion?

Thanks, this topic is great!
Nuno

oilman 21-03-2011 21:13

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Hi Nuno

Magnatec is a pretty basic oil, a full synthetic would be a better choice, especially with the higher operating temperatures. Something like the Fuchs Supersyn, Motul X-Cess, Millers XFS, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 would be a better choice without costing too much.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40-engine-oil.aspx

Cheers

Tim

DonGiovanni 22-03-2011 18:11

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Awsome answer.
Thanks, Tim!

oilman 22-03-2011 18:27

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Glad to help :)

law000 18-04-2011 17:25

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Hi Oilman,

I just picked up a couple of 4l 5w30 fully synth GTX Magnatec.

Would this be reasonable to use in my ZS180?

Also, any ideas on a gear box oil to use. I heard something about MTF94, but its hard to get. Are there many alternatives?

oilman 18-04-2011 17:34

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It might burn it at a fairly high rate, but it will be okay to use.

I would go with the Redline MTL, Amsoil MTF, Fuchs Sintofluid or Millers EP 75w-80 as alternatives to the MTF94

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-670-75w-80-75w-85-mtfs.aspx

Cheers

Tim

Zemi 18-04-2011 17:39

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Ive been using 5W50 from Mobil1 and engine used it a bit... Now Im running on Castrol 10W60 and it seems better... 92k on the clock. Cheers

MG ZS 180

oilman 18-04-2011 19:03

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While it may not be getting used at a high rate, it's too thick for the engine and won't lubricate properly

law000 18-04-2011 19:05

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman (Post 665727)
It might burn it at a fairly high rate, but it will be okay to use.

I would go with the Redline MTL, Amsoil MTF, Fuchs Sintofluid or Millers EP 75w-80 as alternatives to the MTF94

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-670-75w-80-75w-85-mtfs.aspx

Cheers

Tim

Thanks for the help Tim.

I was looking for 5w40 but couldn't find it. I have heard quite good things about the magnatec from friends that have used it, and it was 20% in halfords, so I ended up getting 8 litres. as long as it lasts me a year i'm not too bothered. I only do about 8000 miles a year.

nimrod. 04-05-2011 08:29

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Gearbox and engine oil recommendations?

MG ZS180 2005 model, no mods, mostly around town running but occasional track use. Located in Australia.

oilman 04-05-2011 12:03

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Hi

I would use a 5w-40 synthetic and you will find those through the link below.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Fuchs Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

You need an MTF for the gearbox and I would go with the Redline MTL, Amsoil MTF or Fuchs Sintofluid. The Millers EP 75w-80 is a good cheaper alternative

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-670-75w-80-75w-85-mtfs.aspx

Cheers

Tim

zsrob 26-05-2011 15:01

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Hi tim just ordered 10litres of fuchs titan for the zt and the family diesel people carrier i believe this will be a good choice for a 1.8 k series zt non turbo and also ok for a citreon picasso diesel?

oilman 26-05-2011 15:18

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Hi

Yes, it's fine for both of the cars.

Cheers

Tim

zsrob 29-05-2011 09:28

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they arrived yesterday morning thanks for the quick delivery

cutlerl12 29-05-2011 15:02

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hi i have just bought a zs 180 on a 54 plate its got a induction kit and cat back exhaust system what is the best oil for the engine ?

oilman 30-05-2011 17:02

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5w-40 synthetic is ideal http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40-engine-oil.aspx

Cheers

Guy.

Jaseone 14-07-2011 11:47

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MG ZS 180 2.5L V6. Completely standard. Road use only.

I'm pretty sure the owners manual says Mineral 10w/40.

I've heard it's ok to upgrade your oil but you can never downgrade it after an upgrade, if that makes sense. What do you think?

oilman 14-07-2011 12:47

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A mineral 10w-40 is the basic option, a semi synthetic or full synthetic 5w-40 is a better choice. You can go back to using a basic oil after using a better one.

Cheers

Tim

dlonamw 16-07-2011 14:12

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could you advise on engine oil for my ZTT 2005 180 autobox 2.5 v6 lpg mod 76000 mls also oil for gearbox i know there is a mad process for gear oil change do you know of an easy way

thanks Chris

oilman 18-07-2011 09:07

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Hi Chris

This is the one that I have listed for it.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-60163-fu...nese-cars.aspx

Cheers

Tim

Sambo1981 11-01-2012 10:37

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Out of these 3 at 5w40 for a road going slightly modded (induction/exhaust). I do a lot of pootling to work with the odd spirited evening drive.

silkolene pro s - I assume this is the best being the priciest, is it worth the premium?
motul 8100
fuchs titan

Can I buy 10L and store the leftovers for the next service in probably 12 months time? Cheers. Also looking at goign back to 10w40. 56K just gone.

oilman 11-01-2012 12:20

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The Pro S is the best as it's an ester based oil. The other 2 are good oils and save a fair bit of money. Ideally you don't want to leave the oil open for that sort of time as when it comes into contact with air, the additives in the oil start to break down.

I'd stick with a 5w-40 rather than 10w-40 as the 5w will give better cold start protection.

Cheers

Tim

dippybanana 11-01-2012 16:41

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Hi oil man. Do u have any opinions on the lucas brand additive that is added to normal oil. I tried it for the first time in my zr 160. It does have a thick consistency to it. Wondered whether it is worth using or not cheers

oilman 11-01-2012 17:08

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Is it the oil stabiliser/anti-smoke thing? It works by making the oil really thick so it doesn't burn off. The problem is that the car doesn't want a really thick oil as it won't lubricate properly. I had a look at one product a while ago and it was so thick that when mixed with a 5w-30 oil, the 5w-30 would in effect become roughly a 15w-60 or 20w-60.

Cheers

Tim

James Raby 11-01-2012 19:00

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Hi mate, as you know I have been known to be fusy in the past but given up lol

I am using Castrol GTX semi-synthetic 10w40 at the moment because of cost and I do it every 6000 miles anyway...

Is this ok on my 136k ZS 2.5 v6 ??

I still have my Silkolene Pro-s 10w50 (I think) this is only a 5 litre tub if I remember, WTF do I do with it :hammerhea

Don't want to send me some gearbox oil and do a swapsies on it? Want to do a complete change as sure it's got the wrong gearbox oil in, notchy and nosiey (but wasn't before change)

Sambo1981 11-01-2012 23:32

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman (Post 678982)
The Pro S is the best as it's an ester based oil. The other 2 are good oils and save a fair bit of money. Ideally you don't want to leave the oil open for that sort of time as when it comes into contact with air, the additives in the oil start to break down.

I'd stick with a 5w-40 rather than 10w-40 as the 5w will give better cold start protection.

Cheers

Tim

Ordered this as part of the kit, thanks. I hope your oil filters are good!

oilman 12-01-2012 09:31

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Quote:

Originally Posted by James Raby (Post 678995)
Hi mate, as you know I have been known to be fusy in the past but given up lol

I am using Castrol GTX semi-synthetic 10w40 at the moment because of cost and I do it every 6000 miles anyway...

Is this ok on my 136k ZS 2.5 v6 ??

I still have my Silkolene Pro-s 10w50 (I think) this is only a 5 litre tub if I remember, WTF do I do with it :hammerhea

Don't want to send me some gearbox oil and do a swapsies on it? Want to do a complete change as sure it's got the wrong gearbox oil in, notchy and nosiey (but wasn't before change)

Hi

The GTX is a basic option, but it is okay to use.

If it's the Silkolene Pro S (rather than the re-named Fuchs), I can't do anything as it's an old product that we no longer sell. The best thing you can do is put it on Ebay. From time to time we sell off old/damaged oils on there are surprised that they often go for more than the new oil off our site.

What gear oil did you use for the change?

Cheers

Tim

James Raby 12-01-2012 21:21

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Tim, I don't know as my garage did it when they had to take driveshatfs out for my joints

Am sure they didn't put the right stuff in, but can't say for sure

Will see what it says, sure its Silkolene

cutlerl12 29-01-2012 13:24

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hi ive been down to my local car place and they recommended 5w 30 fully synthetic and ive just been looking and i beleive its meant to be 5 w 40 for the mg zs v6...will this cause me any problems with the engine ?hope you can help.

oilman 30-01-2012 10:15

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Hi

Yes, it should be a 5w-40 or 10w-40. The 5w-30 is probably okay, but it's likely to burn it off quite quickly.

Cheers

Tim

xsteven07 17-02-2012 13:06

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for a rover zr turbo t16 engine with no oil cooler , is the recommended 10/40 semi ? , just want to know the best oil to use has i drive it hard most of the time on the weekends , and i noticed after a hard run the tappets are tapping so the oil dont seem to be doing its job ? maybe so i gonna do a flush and use better brand oil , what u think to use ? cheers

oilman 17-02-2012 14:48

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10w-40 is fine, however semi synthetics (all 100% mineral base) were not designed for hard use. The tappet noice you hear when hot could be due to the oil thinning down under heat and stress.

Something like this is ideal and not too expensive http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-60120-gu...oil-10w40.aspx

Cheers

Guy


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