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oilman 09-11-2012 10:27

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
I would use a 0w-30

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-652-0w-30.aspx

They are all good oils, but the Gulf Competition and Redline are the best ones.

Cheers

Tim

Ant_ZS 03-03-2013 03:47

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Hi, I am picking up my ZS 180 in a few days. I plan on servicing it asap, I have 6 liters of unopened VR1 5w-50, I got for a previous car and never used. How would the KV6 get on with this, I intend to drive it spiritedly and it has done 90k. Shall I use it or sell it and get some Pro-S 5w-40.

oilman 27-05-2013 14:58

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I would sell it and get the Pro S as your car wants a 40 rather than a 50.

Cheers

Tim

Daston 05-06-2013 20:36

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Hey guys

Quick question, looking to give the MG nice health check next month including fluid change etc.

I have in the garage quite a few tubs of Mobil Super 2000 10w-40 semi synthetic left over from my TVR days.

Will the MG run well on this stuff? Only use it for normal road driving with the odd spirited run.

Oh its a Mk1 ZS 180 manual.

oilman 06-06-2013 09:08

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Hi

Yes, that's fine to use.

Cheers

Tim

redrobbo 08-06-2013 09:36

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I've done two oil changes on my facelift MG ZS 180, in the past 16 months using Comma 5w-30 Long Life fully synthetic oil, for no other reason than I was offered it for next to nothing!
Come the end of this year, i'll renew again.
I've covered around 10,000 miles in the 16 months and engine seems fine (68,000 on the clock).
Would I be better off going back to manufacturers recommended 10w-40?
Thanks.

oilman 10-06-2013 08:58

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Hi

It's probably okay for normal road use, but I'd go for a 5w-40 or 10w-40.

Cheers

Tim

redrobbo 10-06-2013 12:00

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman (Post 698264)
Hi

It's probably okay for normal road use, but I'd go for a 5w-40 or 10w-40.

Cheers

Tim

Will do. Cheers.

oilman 06-12-2013 09:26

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oilman 14-01-2014 16:29

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oilman 26-03-2014 10:29

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oilman 25-04-2014 13:16

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oilman 27-06-2014 15:48

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ewsd02 30-10-2014 08:56

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
What do you think of standard castrol gtx semi synth as an oil, and for the KV6?

oilman 30-10-2014 13:31

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The GTX is pretty basic stuff by todays standards, even castrol dont recommend it for anything anymore and I would not be surprised if it gets phased out in the UK.

For a few extra £ the Magnatec is a much better option.

Cheers

Guy

ewsd02 04-11-2014 14:33

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Thanks. What's the standard halfords semi 10/40, is it similar to gtx or would you say gtx is better quality?

oilman 04-11-2014 15:14

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Hi

I can't say too much, but like with anything, the own brand option is a basic choice. If you want the best for your car, go for a proper branded oil.

Cheers

Tim

ewsd02 04-11-2014 20:25

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
Okay, so would you say 6 monthly oil changes with gtx for example would be better than yearly changes of something much better?

oilman 05-11-2014 08:54

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
The best option for the engine is to use a good synthetic oil and change it annually and that usually works out cheaper than a couple of changes with a semi.

Cheers

Tim

shroonie29 25-11-2016 09:30

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Oilman,is Fuchs TITAN GT1 XTL 5W-40 hydrockracked,PAO,ester synthetic please ?

oilman 25-11-2016 09:57

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Hi

It's a hydrocracked oil.

Don't get too caught up with that though, the vast majority of 'synthetic' oils are hydrocracked and over the years the technology has got better, so in some cases the new hydrocracked version of the oil has been shown to be better than the old PAO version.

Also, don't get me wrong, there are still some rubbish hydrocracked oils.

Cheers

Tim

Jerry 19-10-2018 20:06

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What price good quality synthetic oil for a ZT260 5W/30?


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