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TimmR_ZS180 23-06-2010 19:37

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Quote:

Originally Posted by RaptorUK (Post 639652)
Including delivery or ex ? where from ?

I work for a motorcycle dealers and I asked our Parts dept to get me some :-)

I believe it's coming from John Milverton Ltd in Sparkbrook.

RaptorUK 23-06-2010 20:04

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TimmR_ZS180 (Post 639655)
I work for a motorcycle dealers and I asked our Parts dept to get me some :-)

I believe it's coming from John Milverton Ltd in Sparkbrook.

Ah I see . . . thanks.

logik 04-07-2010 18:46

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Hi there, i would like a recommendation on what the best engine oil and gearbox oil to use in my 2002 MG ZR 160 with 53K?

Cheers,
Troy

oilman 05-07-2010 14:05

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Hi Troy

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, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Gulf Formula G, Fuchs Supersyn and Mobil Synt S are good, cheaper alternatives.

As a budget choice, a 10w-40 will be fine and I would either go for the Fuchs XTR or Motul 6100

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-657-10w-40.aspx

Cheers

Tim

evilmonkey 14-07-2010 11:13

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What can you recommend for a 2002 120 1.8 ZS with 44k?

Slightly modded with induction and exhaust.

Do a mix of steady driving to work and then give it some welly once its warm!

Been using general 10w-40 semi, Granville stuff i think, but would like to know what would be best.

oilman 14-07-2010 13:42

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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, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Gulf Formula G, Fuchs Supersyn and Mobil Synt S are good, cheaper alternatives.

As a budget choice, a 10w-40 will be fine and I would either go for the Fuchs XTR or Motul 6100

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-657-10w-40.aspx

Cheers

MGeorge 26-07-2010 16:48

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Hello, i would like a recommendation on what is the best engine oil to use for my '98 MGF 1.8. The engine,which has aprox. 100,000 miles, was a standard 1.8mpi, recently converted to vvc (about 3,000 miles ago). I live in Greece, and it's extremely hot here during summer (35-38C in shade...). Should i use different oil during summer/winter?

Cheers,
George

oilman 26-07-2010 20:33

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Hi George

Go for a really good 5w-40, it will be fine in the summer and winter

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.

Cheers

Tim

MGeorge 09-08-2010 14:30

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Many thanks Tim.
could you also please make a recommendation, on what s the best oil to use on a 2007 Hyundai i30 1.4 premium, with aprox. 44,000 miles and for a Piaggio Beverly Tourer 300 scooter 2009 model with aprox 4,400 miles. both in Greece with extremely high temperatures during summer (40C in shade today), still bellow zero in winter...and finally, can you ship oils to Greece?,
many thanks again,
cheers, George.

oilman 09-08-2010 16:35

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Hi George

I would use a good 5w-30, something like the Motul X-Max or Castrol Edge will be fine with those higher temps. The i30 is a fairly new car so should have sufficient cooling to prevent the oil being too badly affected by the exterior temperature.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-653-5w-30.aspx?pagenum=1

A 5w-40 synthetic is the recommended oil for the Piaggio and the ones we have are really good quality, take your pick from any of them.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-781-5w-40.aspx

We can ship to mainland Greece, not the islands, it's a bit expensive though. Hopefully that will change with a new courier.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-carriage.aspx

Cheers

Tim

James Raby 26-08-2010 21:49

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Hi matey, you may remember the name ;)

I've been using the oil you bulk sold me for the RS Turbo lol

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/08.../Bluey/sig.jpg

Mobil Motorsport 15/50 all used up
Got a Silkolene in the shed, sure it said 10/40 - this ok?

I travel 20 mile to and from work with some 'spirited' driving in there ;)

engine done 115k now, 35k in 2 years!!!!!


btw, zs 180 2.5 v6, std engine, but ONLY use super unleaded fuel of course

oilman 27-08-2010 09:51

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I do recognise the name, but that's about it. Actually, just recognising a name is pretty good for me.

You need to check which Silkolene it is. If it's the Pro S 5w-40 it will be ok, but may use a drop of it, the Pro S 10w-50 is a better choice, if it's the XTR, it's a bit basic and the RS will probably drink it.

James Raby 31-08-2010 18:11

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman (Post 644819)
I do recognise the name, but that's about it. Actually, just recognising a name is pretty good for me.

You need to check which Silkolene it is. If it's the Pro S 5w-40 it will be ok, but may use a drop of it, the Pro S 10w-50 is a better choice, if it's the XTR, it's a bit basic and the RS will probably drink it.

i have the pro-s 10/50

its for the zs 180 though
this ok to use?

oilman 31-08-2010 19:46

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It is a little thick, I'd save that for the cossie and get a 5w or 10w-40 for the MG. You could use it, but it's not ideal.

wootty 24-09-2010 06:07

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just done a change on the 180 and put in my usual silkolene pro-s 5w/40.
its an ester based oil ive used for many years.40 for 5 ltrs but its worth it.
only prob i had is the last service on car(before i bought it).i had to remove close on to 6 ltrs from the engine.dickheads.:shake:

tcb180 24-09-2010 08:26

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the 180 takes more than 5litres though, that's the problem.

oilman 24-09-2010 13:30

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Good oil the Silkolene Pro S :)

wootty 24-09-2010 19:48

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tcb180 (Post 647451)
the 180 takes more than 5litres though, that's the problem.

as a guess id say about 5.2-5.5 litres from empty with new filter.i removed more than that.

James Raby 24-09-2010 19:52

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just did mine today, put in 6b litres of oil just to register half way up dipstick

wootty 25-09-2010 08:47

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i put in 5 ltrs and it went to top line on dipstick,started it up and oil filter filled up etc.stopped engine,let it rest for 5 mins and oil level was on bottom line.needed another 300 mills to centre part on dipstick.its a bit difficult to see clearly on min and max as oils clear(obviously).
checked again this morn and it aint moved.so 5.3 litres did it.

mikeZS 28-01-2011 10:10

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what oil is good for zs 180 ,, found total quartz 9000 5w40 5L synthetic for 30e/24pounds ?
or elf excelium 5w40 for 35e/28pounds
or what is proowed with zs?

oilman 28-01-2011 12:16

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Not sure exactly as I don't sell those, but I think the Elf is a slightly better oil.

Cheers

Tim

Jerry ZS180* 28-01-2011 12:37

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I always used Millers fully synthetic 5w 40 oil in mine and it seemed to work just fine.

Many people commented at various meets/rolling road days at how smooth and quiet my engine sounded, and it certainly didn't disappoint on the rollers themselves.

5 litres of the stuff used to cost around 30.

J:)

oilman 28-01-2011 14:06

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The Millers XFS is just over 30 and that is a good choice.

lowey260 03-02-2011 15:22

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Hi,

Im looking for recommendation for oil for my Kenne Bell twin screw supercharger. My car is an MG ZT V8 and the conversion was completed by Dreadnought Racing who state Redline 50WT should be used. I have rang today to purchase a U.S Quart size 50WT of oil but unfortunately Liam was unable to help as you dont stock the smaller sizes.

Anyway the oil change intervals for the supercharger are every 10k so is there a different oil I should/could be using? what do you recommend only I dont want a Gallon size amount as the supercharger requires very little and it would be a waste.

oilman 04-02-2011 15:02

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Hi

We don't have any in stock as there is very little demand for it, but we can get some in if you would like the Redline 50wt. Let me know if you are still interested and we'll get some.

Regards

Tim

lowey260 04-02-2011 15:48

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman (Post 657348)
Hi

We don't have any in stock as there is very little demand for it, but we can get some in if you would like the Redline 50wt. Let me know if you are still interested and we'll get some.

Regards

Tim

Yes please Tim, but I only need the small U.S Quart size bottle of the Redline 50WT if you dont mind?

oilman 04-02-2011 17:14

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Hi

I'll get some of that ordered, it should be on the site by the end of next week.

Cheers

Tim

Scarab 01-03-2011 21:43

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Oilman,

What are your recommendations for a MG SV-R, 5.0 litre? for use both on track and road. Engine and Gearbox and Diff please.


Thanks in advance,

Alex

oilman 02-03-2011 11:08

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Hi Alex

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.

We don't have a lot of info on that car, it has the manual box from a Mustang doesn't it? If so, use one of these (yes, it uses an ATF in the manual)

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-1050-mercon-v.aspx

Go for a 75w-90 in the diff, Fuchs Syn 5, Motul Gear 300, Redline GL5 and Millers CRX are top choices for it.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-673-75w-90.aspx

Cheers

Tim

Scarab 02-03-2011 11:19

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Thanks Tim, Would the gearbox oil be any different if its the 6 speed Mustang box, over the standard 5 speed?

Regards,

Alex

lowey260 02-03-2011 12:54

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman (Post 657382)
Hi

I'll get some of that ordered, it should be on the site by the end of next week.

Cheers

Tim

Tim,

I have been checking your website for the past few weeks but cant seem to find the 50WT quart size?? did you manage to order any in?

oilman 02-03-2011 16:56

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Scarab (Post 661832)
Thanks Tim, Would the gearbox oil be any different if its the 6 speed Mustang box, over the standard 5 speed?

Regards,

Alex

Hi Alex

According to my info, it's the same oil for both gearboxes.

Cheers

Tim

oilman 02-03-2011 17:18

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lowey260 (Post 661834)
Tim,

I have been checking your website for the past few weeks but cant seem to find the 50WT quart size?? did you manage to order any in?

Sorry about that. I tried to get it in, but as it's such a slow moving item, my bosses don't want us to carry it in stock. If we could sell more of it, then no problem, but you are the first person to ask for it and we can't justify buying a whole case to sell one bottle and leave the rest sitting there. We ordered some accidentally in the past and didn't even sell a bottle, so we sent the stock back to Redline. We have the US gallon containers in stock (slow movers again, but we occassionally sell some), so I can supply those, but unfortunately I can't help with the quarts.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1012-red...50-15w-50.aspx

I would have let you know sooner, but I forgot which forum I was asked on.

Cheers

Tim

lowey260 06-03-2011 20:40

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oilman (Post 661848)
Sorry about that. I tried to get it in, but as it's such a slow moving item, my bosses don't want us to carry it in stock. If we could sell more of it, then no problem, but you are the first person to ask for it and we can't justify buying a whole case to sell one bottle and leave the rest sitting there. We ordered some accidentally in the past and didn't even sell a bottle, so we sent the stock back to Redline. We have the US gallon containers in stock (slow movers again, but we occassionally sell some), so I can supply those, but unfortunately I can't help with the quarts.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1012-red...50-15w-50.aspx

I would have let you know sooner, but I forgot which forum I was asked on.

Cheers

Tim

Ok placed my order, You will just have to wipe the dust off the container now once you find it at the very back of the warehouse:lol:


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