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DeMoNPauL 02-11-2006 00:29

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I think when it comes to oil change time i will just stick with what :MG: say to use unless someone comes up with some concrete evidence that other oil types are better :)

Gaz 10-11-2006 01:50

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fully synthetic is better. period. IMHO. just make sure its the same viscosity as your dino verson, should be fine. i'd of thought.

DeMoNPauL 10-11-2006 01:56

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Like i said earlier until anyone can come up with any concrete evidence i will stick with what :MG: recommended :)

Gaz 10-11-2006 02:04

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fight! fight! fight!.. jk.

anyway.. never gave this a thought b4, but what transmision fluid would u recomend for my Audi mr oilman. Audi manual said the gear box is 'zero matinance'.. but lets face it, even audi wouldn't have been thinking about there cars 20 years down the road.

+ other people have recomended i change the tranny oil anyhoo.

its a 1987 5 Cylinder Coupe GT 2226 kv. 5 speed manual box. 120,000miles. (in case u forgot)

cheers!

Showy 11-12-2006 16:52

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Too many posts to read thru them all
is valvoline fully synth any good or should i get something else

oilman 11-12-2006 17:03

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That will be fine mate.

Cheers

Guy

Showy 11-12-2006 19:04

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thanks dude

Zemi 03-08-2009 09:32

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Hi guys,

just bought 5W50 Mobil1 for my MG ZS 180... I compared it to 5W40 and 5W50 is definetely better if you´re going hard as I do.

:racer:

Windy 04-08-2009 01:11

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Zemi (Post 595960)
Hi guys,

just bought 5W50 Mobil1 for my MG ZS 180... I compared it to 5W40 and 5W50 is definetely better if you´re going hard as I do.

:racer:

For the hot summers of the Czech Republic yes, but in your cold winters you could do with something thinner...

DEViANCE 09-08-2009 19:05

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Just put my 2000 Audi A4 2.5TDI 110kw (I actually had to put in the VW Passat 2.5TDI as it didnt list my car for some reason) into the oil finder and it has come up with:
  • Fuchs TITAN SUPERSYN 5W-40 High Performance, Fully Synthetic, Engine Oil
  • Mobil Synt S 5W-40 Superior performance synthetic engine oil
  • Gulf Formula G 5w-40 fully synthetic engine oil (5w40)
  • Motul 8100 X-cess 5W-40 Gasoline and Diesel engine oil 100% Synthetic

What is the best out of that?

I've been using Millers XF Long Life 0w-30 untill now.

oilman 09-08-2009 21:16

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Do you have the pd engine fitted?

Cheers

Guy

DEViANCE 09-08-2009 21:38

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman (Post 597196)
Do you have the pd engine fitted?

Cheers

Guy

I don't think the 2.5TDI engine in my car is PD.

oilman 10-08-2009 12:30

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In that case any of the above are ideal, personally I am a fan of the Motul 8100 Xcess out of that lot.

Cheers

Guy

DEViANCE 10-08-2009 20:40

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Thanks for your help. I've made an order. (Order Number is:125187)

Would be great if I could get it before the weekend if possible. Getting married on Sat and going touring around europe on Monday and need to change the oil.

Thanks

oilman 11-08-2009 11:06

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Hi

the order is packed and will be sent today, to arrive tomorrow.

Cheers

Tim

oilman 15-09-2009 15:26

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Come on, don't be shy.......we don't bite. Well not hard at least ;)

Cheers
Guy

gaam 25-09-2009 11:16

MG ZR 160 oil filter
 
Does Rover 25 oil filter (1.8 - 143 LE) match MG ZR 160 oil filter?
Thanks!

oilman 25-09-2009 17:25

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Not sure, you will be ablle to look them up here http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-840-car-filters.aspx

Cheers

Guy.

Daz-a-d 06-10-2009 23:06

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Hi there,

I'm looking to top up my engine oil, as its running a little low (due for a service right now, but the credit crunch is going to put that back a month, so wanted to top it up as an interim :( )... I

My car is a 54reg ZS 1.8 120+... I do a lot of motorway driving to and from work, so not sure if that counts for anything? :S

Reason i'm checking with you guys, is because i checked the manual and its says 10w40 A2, but then when i checked Castrol’s website, they recommended 05w30 for my car... I also saw on here that maybe i need 05w40, so as you can imagine, i'm confused as hell and dont want to mess up and pop the wrong stuff in! :S

Can i just go out and buy 10w40 and have done or should i buy something else?

Any help would be great!

Thanks,

Daz

oilman 07-10-2009 10:35

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If you dont know what is currently being run in the car to top up with a 10w-40 semi synthetic is fine, all oils mix.

10w-40 semi is the basic/stock recommendation, 5w-40 and 5w-30 synthetics are an upgrade.

Cheers

Guy

gazdai 14-10-2009 10:37

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I have a 2001 ZS 180, has breathing mods and janspeed exhaust. I drive it pretty hard, but not from cold. Done 48k miles, and if I'm honest - I can't really afford expensive oil :(
What should I go for mate?

oilman 14-10-2009 13:00

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If you are on a budget a good 10w-40 semi synthetic with regular changes, if you want to go better then 5w-40 synthetic.

If you look up your car here you should be able to find what you are looking for http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-861-car-engine-oils.aspx

Cheers

Guy

Xpowerzs225 20-10-2009 10:53

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fireengineer (Post 293015)
Ok then.

ZS180 2003 2.5L V6 iTg induction, always runs super 97 RON with Booster 1.6 RON, road driving. Current oil Fully Synthetic Shell Helix unknown spec.

I run the same 180, but at 225 BHP.
I only use Shell Vpower Racing 100oct, the car is on Mobil1.
I have now covered over 5000Km's in Poland and through Europe (lots of K's on German Autobahn's ;-). ) The oil is still golden, I have also a fully Syn gearoil, which has made the gear changes much smoother as well.
I would without doubt recommend 0w-40 fully synth, but also use fully synth gearoil, to get the best performance.
On the fuel use side, I am getting an average of 8l/100km consumption on the highways, very very good, around town it is around 10l/100Km.
Just to prove, I drove from Rotterdam to Dresden (German/Polish Border nearly) on 1.5 tanks.
Tyres, I would recommend Marangoni 225/45/17, great at high speed, cornering, wet and dry.

mgtf160 16-11-2009 23:22

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hi, on post 13 you talk about 30 grade engine oil.
I was told 30 grade was used so that smaller holes in the hydraulic tappets could be used eg ford and audi's newer engines although you can use 40 in an emergency and vice-versa.
I have an mg tf 160, 2004 yr and use 0-40 or 10-40 full synthetic, what would you recommend. 7k mls a yr mostly m-ways

oilman 17-11-2009 09:36

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5w-30 was originally used by Ford because of tappet issues in the early zetecs, its now used as a fuel economy oil. I believe VAG only use it for longlife and fuel economy, I have not been aware of them using to solve any mechanical issues.

For the MG my choice would be 5w-40 synthetic for all year round use http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

Cheers

Guy

RaptorUK 27-01-2010 20:44

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Hi,

a quick and simple question. I see that you price match, would that include delivery ?

I can get 6L (5L + 1L) of Silkolene PRO S 5W-40 delivered for £53.31 you want to charge me £66.01 most of the difference is the £8 postage.

oilman 27-01-2010 22:16

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Yes of course, can you call us to order?

Cheers

Guy

RaptorUK 27-01-2010 22:24

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman (Post 619703)
Yes of course, can you call us to order?

Cheers

Guy

Yes of course I can . . . thanks for the prompt reply, good service is a rarity these days. :)

oilman 28-01-2010 11:19

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Thanks for that, we do our best. By the way, have you got a link to the other place that's selling Silkolene? We've got to keep an eye on the competition :)

RaptorUK 28-01-2010 11:21

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman (Post 619772)
Thanks for that, we do our best. By the way, have you got a link to the other place that's selling Silkolene? We've got to keep an eye on the competition :)

Sure, no problem.

http://www.motorsportsupplies.com/sh...iewCat&catId=2

oilman 28-01-2010 13:57

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Thanks. Just checked it again (remembered my login:) ). They look good when you first start looking, but then you need to add vat to all the prices. And you need to add a very high delivery price on smaller orders

RaptorUK 28-01-2010 14:20

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Thanks for the help and excellent service :)

oilman 28-01-2010 16:16

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Glad to have helped

TimmR_ZS180 23-06-2010 18:24

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I've just paid 42gbp for 6l of Silkolene PRO S 5W-40 ....

:sofa:

RaptorUK 23-06-2010 19:09

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TimmR_ZS180 (Post 639651)
I've just paid 42gbp for 6l of Silkolene PRO S 5W-40 ....

:sofa:

Including delivery or ex ? where from ?


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