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Old 01-13-2004, 15:25   #1 (permalink)
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XR8 Engine Oil

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I've nearly hit the 5000km mark in my BA XR8 & just wondering if i should look at changing the engine oil to another type/brand. I'm not to sure what the Ford supply, but i guess there would be better around? Any recommendations for what type put in next?

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About now you can use a synthetic oil if they ahn't already..
My last oil change I used Fuchs 5/50.But any oil synth or blend thats sold in repco/ Auto one would be o/k...The main thing is to change oil and filter OFTEN !!!With out going into brands etc....
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G'day,

I've nearly hit the 5000km mark in my BA XR8 & just wondering if i should look at changing the engine oil to another type/brand. I'm not to sure what the Ford supply, but i guess there would be better around? Any recommendations for what type put in next?

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done mine at 2000klm dealer used mobil s, had it done again at 7500klm Herrod used Helix semi synthetic and when i hit 15000klm i do it again.....
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I would look at the Synths and as ebxr8240 said...do it often
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i believe ford use a full synthetic oil for the BA V8's... I've got 29000kms and its serviced every 7500kms... oil and filter and the little things...
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7500ks oil & filter, shell helix 10W30 Syn, do it yourself & save on the cost of Clearasill, dont forget to check the air filter.
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Yep, Shell Helix Ultra 5W/40 synthetic, and the mandatory filter. I done this when just on 8k after a change at 1k and 3k by the dealer.
6.2 litres, so it becomes a reasonably expensive change. 2x 5L containers@$48 each and $30 for motorcraft filter from Ford. At least the next change will only cost $78.
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Just a question

if I change the oil myself will it affect warrenty?!
for example if I stick with the Ford book every 15,000 and Do it myself for the middle one, will my warrenty still hold?!
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I guess it shouldn't effect warenty Kypez. If you use oil that's up to spec, and the right filter,(I always use the Motorcraft ones), I can't see the problem. Gotta be better than not doing it at all surely. At least I only put in what was required, 6.2L which got me a millimetre over the full line, Vs what was in it from the last Ford service...about 1/2 way from empty to full OVER the full line! 'Spose that was better than not enough like Jason_m9's drama in the oil level thread.
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Interesting really as far oil is concerned, When I had the 3K service they looked at me oddly and said you dont need to, I said change it anyway. I notice that GT's are using 0-40w now castrol, and the manaul for my XR (BA) is 10-30..I pressume it is ok to use the 0-40 in the 260kw beast. I get my oil, filter changed ever 10K, rather than push it.
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