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Old 08-12-2002, 22:31   #1 (permalink)
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Oil for AU XR8 ?

Calling up my local ford dealer to find what oil they recommend to use, as i am not waiting every 15'000kms for the scheduled service. They said from now on they only use 10-30 oil (which in the book is for the I6) and dont use the 15-40 (which is said to be used in the book) for the scheduled service. And that was there recommendation.
I have been recommended Valvoline 15-50 semi synth to use by a mechanic here.
But this cant be so difficult, would someone who is please with their oil in their 5 litre please tell me what it is !!!!!

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Old 08-12-2002, 23:05   #2 (permalink)
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the common consensus around here for AU series V8's seems to be for Mobil 1 or Shell Helix Ultra. According to Tickfords website they use Mobil 1 in the XR8 and T-Series. Herrod (if i remember correctly) recommended Helix Ultra. I think from previous dicsussions on this topic, the recommended Mobil 1 oil was in 1l or 20l (not 5l). Aussie Pete and RussellW have lead some previously good topics on this subject.

http://discussions.fordforums.com/sh...threadid=21025

http://discussions.fordforums.com/sh...threadid=20853
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have my au xr8 serviced regularly at fte use shell helix ultra in mine seems pretty good oil..good enough for dick good enough for me...
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mate, cant beat pennzoil 10w-30 pure base. best 28 bucks youll spend. cant say id use synthetic oil though. personnel choice, but the pennzoil keeps my AU 5 litre running tops!
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The main thing is that you "change the oil / filter" on regular intervils!!!
On the eight I prefere a higher number as in 15/50 or there abouts.For me shell/ Mobil ...I see the latter has increased it's viscosity #'s...But synth is different, it still flows when cold and doesn't break down as bad with heat still holds oil pressure..
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