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Old 07-16-2003, 21:31   #1 (permalink)
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oil change herrods

went to herrods today changed oil and filter at 2500km
got rid of that 10w40 stuff now trying 5w40
seems to get a crisper run, will change oil and filter every 5000km
so far very happy with the engine, very responsive.
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So did you leave the standard oil that comes in the GT standard from the factory until 2500km then went to Herrods/ or otherwise.

The standard oil in GT what is it? mineral or syn :s6:
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changed to shell at 2500km its a syn but not as thin as the factory fill mobil
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greetings all
from what i can remember the "factory fill" as you call it from FPV is mobil 0W-40

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I thought the general comments out there was to dump the Mobile 1 oil and replace it with a mineral oil till it is run in at 10,000k's, and then put back in the factory oil which is Mobile 1
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How times change....
A few months ago we all slagged off Holden and their Gen III. Now we all look forward to 'normal oil usage of 1 litre per 1000km' (quote Ford service bulletin). Ford will pay for all oil used, like Holden pay for all oil used. Good stuff. Now we are all on equal terms anyway....
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If you dont mind me asking mygt, what did they charge to change the oil and filter,cheer's.
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How times change....
A few months ago we all slagged off Holden and their Gen III. Now we all look forward to 'normal oil usage of 1 litre per 1000km' (quote Ford service bulletin). Ford will pay for all oil used, like Holden pay for all oil used. Good stuff. Now we are all on equal terms anyway....
Can hardly say the BOSS engine is on equal terms with the Gen 3 in terms of oil issues. 1 litre per 1000km isn't great, but it hasn't yet lead to piston slapping, bore wearing engine rebuilds before even 10,000ks has past that I'm aware of.
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Plus this oil issue that the Boss may or may not have, isn't it only in the run in period, if so it may be normal for a handbuilt engine to use oil in the run in period I thought.
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rod, as we know its states on the oil cap 0w40 mobile, but in the mobile range the 0w40 is 10w40
there no bottle marked 0w40 its a bit misleeding.
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