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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:13 pm 
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The below pdf document is an interesting read , Dont believe everything said though.

http://www.animegame.com/cars/Oil%20Tests.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:51 pm 
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PUROLATOR oil filters filter down to 2 microns where normal filters filter down to 8 microns, so buy all accounts they just filter a bit better .But still better filtration cant hurt,and for just a couple of bucks more reasonably good value also.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:38 pm 
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IGNIS SPORT wrote:
PUROLATOR oil filters filter down to 2 microns where normal filters filter down to 8 microns, so buy all accounts they just filter a bit better .But still better filtration cant hurt,and for just a couple of bucks more reasonably good value also.



They may filter down to 2 microns although how efficient are they at 2 microns ie Do they remove 50% or 98% of the particles at 2 Microns ?


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:42 pm 
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The Purolator Pureone filter is claimed to be 99.9% efficient at 20 Microns

http://www.purolatorautofilters.net/pro ... lters.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:53 am 
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Interesting the oil tests,but I must admitt it looks like the same test slick 50 used when it made all its wild claims ,And that was found to be false also.Yes the purolator oil filters do filter a bit better but will it give longer engine life well thats like the oil question,Very difficult to say.My view if you get 250,000 ks or more out of any performance engine your doing ok. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:41 pm 
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pHr34kY wrote:
Yeah, there actually isn't much in that exact viscousity. I ended up with the 5W-40 helix. I'll see how that goes.


OK. After 15,000kms on this stuff, the engine did not feel healthy - especially when cold. It was fine at first though.

I've thrown in some Castrol Edge 10W-60. So far it's awesome. The engine no longer complains after a cold start. It actually runs almost as well cold as it does when warm - something this engine never does.

It was an $80 bottle though, which is the 2nd most expensive bottle yet... Not sure if it beats the Motul Chrono 300V, but it's definitely close.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:36 am 
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This is an interesting addition to this thread - dyno results of different oils on a turbo car!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49kETjPZ ... r_embedded

Note this is about performance only - does not include longevity or engine wear or temperature..

Nulon was rated the best, (but I think the flushing between oils should have included the engine running for a short time too)

More at http://www.rigoli.com.au/ too.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:09 am 
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My Iggy's due for an oil change, what oils are you guys using these days?
Just got some Castrol Edge 5W30 on sale for $40

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:19 am 
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Motul 300V 10w-40. Might try the 5w-30 on the next change. The Motul 300V comes in a 4 litre bottle which is about right for the Ignis, my mechanic adds a touch more ordinary oil just in case.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:22 pm 
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Hello everyone. iam new in this forums. you talk about the.
Engine Oil in my opinion the best engine oil Active 40..ook


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:40 pm 
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What kind of k's are people up to?


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:55 pm 
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according to my odometer (which i believe is still the original,) 154,824.


currently bored, so making a list of all the bolts that were missing/lost from when i stripped down the motor do to the gasket. then i have redo the tappets, timing, put the car back together and hope she starts.. so i can re-register it. once registered im going to keep it off the road so i can make final adjustments and have it running the way i want it to. :D

dont suppose anyone here knows what the tappets in a cino are meant to be at do they?

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:49 pm 
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bzchi i hit 205000km in my iggy the other day! still going strong


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:04 am 
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Using castrol edge 5w30, only up to 66,000kms!


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:22 am 
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All this talk about bloody engine oil and super duper filters in standard engines does my nut in
I used normal good oils available everywhere and a standard filter and from new and after 330,000 kms over 13 years the engine still used no oil, had the same power as factory and was running perfectly. And anyone who knew the car knows it had a hard time. I never saw and still dont see the point in rediculously expensive oils and filters with name brands to do a job in an engine the manufacturer saw fit to use whatever quality they designed to.
Of course I couldnt brag that my filter was worth more than an plane flight or whatever and pehaps Im somewhat less of a man as a result but all I know that for a standard ish road engine I would not waste money or effort.
2 Micron filtration...Mines 9.5 inches long too...in my mind, if its achieveble In a old engine will increase the possibility of oil system failure as the filter gets clogged up with crud that would ordinarily circulate the engien doing no harm to th epoint it reduces pressure and blamo, expensive oil draining out full of bearing filings.
Now a heavily modified performance engine...that may be a different story

GT Im grumpy today P


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:46 am 
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Lol, you must have been a bit grumpy, but I agree, factory filters are the way to go, besides, you should be changing your oil regularly enough so that you arent trying to filter oil sludge. I find with oils it is best to find out what the manufacturer uses as a factory fill and stick with that. Mitsubishi uses castrol oils on its vehicles (often rebranded as diaqeen or mitsubishi oil), so I stuck with them when I owned the colt. Most regular oil brands usually offer a range of engine oils to suit the same vehicle, and which one you use will usually depend on your budget. Personally, I always chose the top of the range synthetic oil like castrol edge, as they tend to break down less than regular mineral oils when worked hard.
I think it's a waste of money though going out and spending mega bucks on expensive specialty oils and filters though.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:20 am 
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This thread wasn't meant to be a debate about which oils are best or who is using the most expensive stuff, or about which filters are best. Just to find out what types of oils are being used & people's opinions about them. I've tried many different brands of oils, but I keep coming back to Castrol Edge 5W30. Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Supacheap has 5W30 Magnatec on sale for $45, usually $55
Gave the car an oil & filter change yesterday, happy with it at the price...

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:40 pm 
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igsport wrote:
Using castrol edge 5w30, only up to 66,000kms!


+1 for the edge sport. I'm on my second bottle. Works quite well. I found it was good for about 12,000kms before it feels like it needs changing.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil
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The Mobil 1 ESP 5w30 is the best I've used...keeps the engine from going tickety on the top end and get good service intervals too.

Wouldn't use anything else!!

http://www.mobil1.co.uk/synthetic-engin ... gpce4ky17a


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