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View Poll Results: the oil u use in your OHC 4L is:
pennzoil 46 19.49%
penrite 104 44.07%
shell 55 23.31%
castrol 67 28.39%
mobil 47 19.92%
fuchs 15 6.36%
redline 15 6.36%
BP 11 4.66%
valvoline 18 7.63%
havoline 10 4.24%
other 56 23.73%
SYNTHETIC 61 25.85%
SEMI-SYNTHETIC 60 25.42%
MINERAL 23 9.75%
DONT KNOW 1 0.42%
WHATS OIL 2 0.85%
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:57   #1 (permalink)
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what lubricant gets ur motor goin

i thought it would be interesting to see what oils in ur OHC sixes ur using

please reply if u like and include

- your reason if u have one
- grade of oil
- model and any relevant motor mods
- is there any oils u dislike? with reasons

CHOOSE YOUR OIL AND ALSO IF ITS SYNTHETIC, SEMI-SYN OR MINERAL
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: what lubricant gets ur motor goin

ill start then -

Pennzoil multivis 20w/50
EB2 recon motor

it runs well, no noises, but will be using a semi synthetic or synthetic next

dislike- gtx2/3, magnatec, cheap stuff..........
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Re: what lubricant gets ur motor goin

Im currently using Castrol GTX-2 (20W/50) in my car, previously mechanic used Mobil Super S (20W/50) and I think either are fine. Looked at penrite, but didnt think extra cost was worth it on 185,000 km old engine.
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Re: what lubricant gets ur motor goin

Well i used Shell Blue ( ultra? ) last service and 2,000k's later i have a bit of a rattle at start up. ( engine has 111,000k's on it ) I will be changing from the ryco oil filter to a ford parts item JUST to see if it is the culprit. I it isnt, then penrite here I come


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Re: what lubricant gets ur motor goin

I use Shell Helix 15W/50, why I don't know really. I mean its a crap box EA so I could probably run pov pack oil. I used to use GTX2 once but don't know why I changed. I'm using a Purolator oil filter but used to use Ryco ones.

My next oil will probably be a 20W/50 cos I'm getting a bit of leakage...
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Re: what lubricant gets ur motor goin

Up till recently I was using the Shell Ultra 10W synthetic oil. I have now changed to the Shell Plus 15W semi-synth oil as my engine is now over 110,000kms and I found the ultra was just too thin for it now.
I use Shell because, after all the oils I've tried, it seems to be the one that "feels" th best in the car.
Filter is a ryco however I have now been shown the Purolator filters and they will be the default from now on. Thanks Bluedriver!
Engine is the AU I6 VCT.

Only oil I dont like is Castrol. I tried it once and got rid of it after 2000kms as it was crap IMHO.
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Re: what lubricant gets ur motor goin

Can I ask why people think Castrol is Crap?? I honestly cant see the difference from mobil to Castrol in my engine, it goes in clean, comes out dark. Engine feels exactly the same, what is people's reasoning?
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Penrite HPR15 Semi-Synthetic all the way.
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Re: what lubricant gets ur motor goin

I didnt like Castol as, after 2000kms is was like water, felt "wrong" and the engine sounded "wrong". Was just a gut feel but I feel that Shell oil in 100% better than Castrol.
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Re: what lubricant gets ur motor goin

Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 here.. AUII XR6..
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