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Old 06-16-2003, 17:18   #1 (permalink)
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Synthetic Oil

When is it a good time to start using synthetic oil in the XR8 and GT's? what KM's
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Personally i would wait till at least 5000kms-10000kms.
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Old 06-16-2003, 22:25   #3 (permalink)
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Why then do FPV use Synthetic from the factory?
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and does it affect the warranty??
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I believe they come with a special 'bed-in' oil as standard that would usually be changed at the 15000 service to whatever you prefer.

I plan on changing the 'bed-in' oil at 3000 to a non-synthetic and changing that again at 15000 to a synthetic. Exactly what brand/type I don't know yet...
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Re: Synthetic Oil

My GT went in for it's 3,000 klms check and they topped it up with moble1 synthetic.
I was told that the synthetic had been put in there since new.
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My GT went in for it's 3,000 klms check and they topped it up with moble1 synthetic.
I was told that the synthetic had been put in there since new.
I would recomend that you change the oil and filter.
I changed my oil and cut the filter and found some small metal particles and other contamination.
You can buy Mobil 1 0W-40W in 20Ltr drums for $236 at your Mobil dealer. This is cheap insurance considering what is invested in the car.
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what oil should i be using in my EF2 ghia? (I6) 150,000k's
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Re: Synthetic Oil

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what oil should i be using in my EF2 ghia? (I6) 150,000k's
Mate in my experience, and from my mechanics experience, Mobil 1 is the top dog. Well there are some expensive better oils, but not priced near Mobil 1.

I run mobil 1 in my ED with 140,000kms and its fine, it runs smoother, uses less fuel and is a lot quieter at idle. To add to that it has waaaay better lubrication properties compared to mineral.

The flip side is it is a little thinner, but not my much! my oil is 5W-50 which is only thinner when cold, and the same as mineral when hot. This can only be a good thing. Also it won't break down like mineral can at high temps.

My brother has a 1984 hilux with 340,000kms on the clock and its had Mobil 1 put in it since the day it became available, before that he ran synthetic from as early as I can remember.

She runs beutifully and still leaves a grey lining in the exhaust after highway cruising (leaded petrol).

In short, mobil 1 is great, but some people don't like the thinner oil, or the cost. I for one do!
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There's no lead in LRP fuel
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