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Old 16-01-2006, 09:30   #106
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Aiden,

As a quality option you are looking at a 5w-40 full synthetic for all year round use, go for a very good one and you are looking at 8-10,000 mile oil changes.

The cost option is to use a 10w-40 semi synthetic changed every 5,000 miles.

For plenty of choices, have a look on my site http://www.opieoils.co.uk

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just seen HAVOLINE sae 5W -40 fully synthetic oil ,it says made by texaco and certified for acea,it was 11 plus vat for 5 litres .
Now the question ,does anyone know if its any good ? my oil is changed every 6 k but i do a few trackdays a year ,my engine isnt standard but i dont think its tuned enough to need special oil really.



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just seen HAVOLINE sae 5W -40 fully synthetic oil ,it says made by texaco and certified for acea,it was 11 plus vat for 5 litres .
Now the question ,does anyone know if its any good ? my oil is changed every 6 k but i do a few trackdays a year ,my engine isnt standard but i dont think its tuned enough to need special oil really.
My advice would be if you are tracking the car, steer clear of cheap oils and use a proper race oil. These cheap synthetic oils are not synthetic at all but just hydrocracked petroleum oils and really not man enough for tougher applications, they are designed for stock road cars.

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Old 23-01-2006, 16:38   #109
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just seen HAVOLINE sae 5W -40 fully synthetic oil ,it says made by texaco and certified for acea,it was 11 plus vat for 5 litres .
Now the question ,does anyone know if its any good ? my oil is changed every 6 k but i do a few trackdays a year ,my engine isnt standard but i dont think its tuned enough to need special oil really.
Dave i seen this on sunday mate when i went to JTF
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Spend the money dave and get the silkolene pro-s! - i ain't regrettin it one bit!

That comes labled up as race oil iirc!- top stuff!
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Old 23-01-2006, 19:25   #111
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i aint fussy really ,but thing is i can get the millers from very close by and at a good price,i would have stuck the mobil one in again but it seems there is no need to go to that expense.



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Any one have any opinions on Castrol Formula RS 0W-40. Its the same rating as Mobil 1 and my local shop had it on special as they were discontinuing selling it. (20 for a 4 litre container). I figured I'd give it a go since Mobile 1 is about 30ish for the same ammount.
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There is nothing wrong with it and that's a good price. It will eventually be replaced by edge sport 0w-40.

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I use 5-30w Magnitex for my ZR 105, its got BMC CAD Induction kit, Xpower back box and is used everyday. Would you say I am using the correct stuff.
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Magnatec is basic stuff and I do not recommend it for modded or track cars.

It's for stock road cars.

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Yes, or 5w-40.

Magnatec is not very good quality though.

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What is a good 1 to get then and where can I get it from
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Simon,
what would you recommend for:-

MG TF 135 5,000-6,000 miles/year.

MG ZR 105 5,000-6,000 miles/year.

MG B GT 2,000-3,000 miles/year.

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Simon,

This one will test you:

1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 litre, straight 6.

Mods = bigger (and hardened) valves, lightened fly wheel, gas flowed head, uprated cams, stainless steel performance exhaust, all balanced and recently stripped & rebuilt.

Mileage = limited to summer use, 5,000 miles a year, normal/hard road use.

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This one will test you:

1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 litre, straight 6.

Mods = bigger (and hardened) valves, lightened fly wheel, gas flowed head, uprated cams, stainless steel performance exhaust, all balanced and recently stripped & rebuilt.

Mileage = limited to summer use, 5,000 miles a year, normal/hard road use.

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(This info is for me dad - currently uses bog standard Castrol GTX)
You don't say what mileage is already on the engine since rebuild.
Also what service interval are you running with oil changes?
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Old 07-02-2006, 19:54   #122
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Likewise Gaz, same questions regarding your BGT.

For the two moderns MG R recommended Mobil1's 0W40 and if you are sticking to an annual oil change this is fine, but if you don't like the price, and as you are doing 5-6k per year then a lower priced semi or full synthetic will work just as well. How long do you intend to keep these cars - long term? If so go with a better quality oil. If not stick with an average product.
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To say that Magnatec is not good oil is far from the truth. If you change your oil every 6K miles in my opinion it is one of the best choices you could make. My own supercharged Range Rover did 230k miles and the bores still had the honing marks on the bores at 110k miles.The oil did stay on the surfaces when the engine was not used every day, as a TVR dealer we had a lot of worn cams on the old rover V8 which stopped when we went to Magnatec.Our 230hp Kseries race engine did a few races with magnatec in it and showed no signs of distress
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Simon,

This one will test you:

1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 litre, straight 6.

Mods = bigger (and hardened) valves, lightened fly wheel, gas flowed head, uprated cams, stainless steel performance exhaust, all balanced and recently stripped & rebuilt.

Mileage = limited to summer use, 5,000 miles a year, normal/hard road use.

Cheers Mark.


(This info is for me dad - currently uses bog standard Castrol GTX)




The engine had done about 100,000 (can't say whether it was round the clock or not) Probably not. Engine has been stripped and flushed and has currently zero miles on the clock........

.....hence the oil question.

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Hi

whats best for my ZR 120
Ive got some mobil 1 0 40w will this be ok ? the car is standard with 42,000 miles on the clock gets used reguarly (SP) i want the best oil for the car money not really a problem as long as the mgs ok!



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Take a look at the Motul and Silkolene ones here

http://www.opieoils.co.uk

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Simon,
what would you recommend for:-

MG TF 135 5,000-6,000 miles/year.

MG ZR 105 5,000-6,000 miles/year.

MG B GT 2,000-3,000 miles/year.

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Gaz,

For the TF and ZR 5w-40 and for the BGT 10w-50 or 15w-50

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To say that Magnatec is not good oil is far from the truth. If you change your oil every 6K miles in my opinion it is one of the best choices you could make. My own supercharged Range Rover did 230k miles and the bores still had the honing marks on the bores at 110k miles.The oil did stay on the surfaces when the engine was not used every day, as a TVR dealer we had a lot of worn cams on the old rover V8 which stopped when we went to Magnatec.Our 230hp Kseries race engine did a few races with magnatec in it and showed no signs of distress
I've always said that Magnatec is fine for stock road cars but I would always use a true synthetic in a modded or track car. Magnatec is simply not designed for this use.

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Simon,

This one will test you:

1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 litre, straight 6.

Mods = bigger (and hardened) valves, lightened fly wheel, gas flowed head, uprated cams, stainless steel performance exhaust, all balanced and recently stripped & rebuilt.

Mileage = limited to summer use, 5,000 miles a year, normal/hard road use.

Cheers Mark.


(This info is for me dad - currently uses bog standard Castrol GTX)




The engine had done about 100,000 (can't say whether it was round the clock or not) Probably not. Engine has been stripped and flushed and has currently zero miles on the clock........

.....hence the oil question.

Cheers for any advise.

-Mark.
The original hanbook recommendation for this car would have been 20w-50 and back then oils were basic without the range available today. What we do know is that these older engines prefer thicker sae rated oils like sae 50 at higher temps. What has changed is that you can still use these viscosity oils but benefit from better cold start performance and lower wear. Looking at the specification I would suggest that a 10w-50 or 15w-50 will give the right level of protection and better cold start than a 20w-50.

If the car is a long term asset than go for a synthetic oil preferably a proper pao/ester based one as this will protect the engine the best.

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Ive got some mobil 1 0 40w will this be ok ? the car is standard with 42,000 miles on the clock gets used reguarly (SP) i want the best oil for the car money not really a problem as long as the mgs ok!



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Mobil1 0w-40 is fine, it's a good quality oil.

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Cheers Simon,

Will take a look at the 10-50 and 15-50 options. Your right in what your say, the E-Type engine does run a lot hotter when compared to modern engines of today. (So much so, a Kenlow fan had to be fitted to stop it over heating in summer in traffic. -So the oil does take a pounding)

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As a good top option I would look at Silkolene Pro R 15w-50 as the esters are a good option for older engines.

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0w-40 or 5w-40. API SL / ACEA A2 or A3

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Hi Simon,

Do you rate "Car lube" as a good sythetic brand. I heard that they were up and coming. Also they are used as O.E. for TVR and Lotus.

What do you think ? (My local shop sells ltrs for 25)

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Most of the car lube oils we have come accross are cheap and chearfull using hydrocracked mineral base stocks, not true synthetic.

For a daily hack it is fine.

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Old 25-02-2006, 11:34   #139
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MGF MPi 1998 48k miles - heavily modified (head-work, uprated cams, exhaust, air filter etc etc) Currently used for long motorway trips 3-4 hours @4,000 rpm + half a dozen track days a year.

At the moment I use Mobil 1 either 0w-40 or 10w-40 depending on what I can get.
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With track days etc, there is a strong case for a proper race oil.

Would suggest a look at either Silkolene Pro S 5w-40 or Motul 300V 5w-40

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