Originally Posted by GTP193
Just received my GTP back from the dealers after the motor rebuild by FPV. Has any other GT or GTp owner had there motor rebuilt. I would like to see what they think of there new motors. I have been told they put in a new small block,pistons and rings so it should feel tight. A trip from sydney to melbourne to run it in was done last week. 2000K's over 3 days was good for it. What I also need to know is what oil did they put in it. Went to Herrods and they did not know, but were a great help and supplied what they thought it should be. Spoke to my FPV dealer and they had no idea. The new oil cap says castrol R 0/20w and I know that this is synthetic. I have always beleived that to bed in a new motor that natural oil is better. Anyone have any ideas on this. Or has anyone actually been told what oil is in the motor.
By the way speaking of Herrods, Rob the new adjustable shocks for the GTP are great.
From speaking to my service manager the other day about the stupid prices of the Mobile1 Oil he was telling me that FPV are signing off on using Castrol 0W40 Oil, Unfortunately it is only about $5 cheaper than the Mobil1. I asked him about Shell Helix and he said no word from FPV on being allowed to use it yet, but the Castrol is a sure bet.
To anyone nearing there 15,000K service make sure you get your own Mobil1 SuperSynth 0W40. You should be able to get it from a Mobil/Quix Servo for cheaper than what Ford buy it for. I was stung with a $154 Oil bill for 7l when I had my service done, you should be able to get a 5l for about $65 and 2 1's for about $19 each saving you $50 on the service. I thought they were ripping me off but there records show they are having the same done to them and passing it on