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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-02, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question servicing

i have just purchased a xr8sprint just a few questions!

best oil
plugs leads etc
fuel optimax??
would it be worth adding ef/el twin thermos

The car has genie headers through 2.5 inch system k+n air filter.

what mods have u guys done??
would uni-chip be wothwhile investment(have got future plans)
which cam???

just a few opinions would be great thanks!!!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-02, 04:40 AM
Two SC 61's = trouble
 
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Oil any good oil with 20/50 visc on V8s,changing often is more benificial..
Your motor is different to others I reckon the iduction is o/k maybe with some porting and 2031 cam with its split timming still gives you good drivability, remember you have 1:7 lifters std in that car..The Sprint cam is more dosile than the std 165 Kw.V8 due to the rocker ratio[1:7 as with 165Kw 1:6] Ford wanted more bottom end torque so you can imagine a reasonable cam will wake it up no end.With suitable valve springs..
Don't worry about chips etc.Unless modded to the max it isn't any advantage.Price for unishit may as well go full aftermarket ecu they are NOT that much dearer.. imo..

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has said this before.......always buy fuel that is refined in your state.....up here either BP or Ampol/caltex.....and ya can't beat Penrite for your lube,,,(well mine and few others opinion)
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I'll second that Penrite oil. I run a duel fuel V8 and used Castrol Gas 15w-40 which is good in winter, but I am now using Penrite Gas 20w-60 (for the hot weather) and the motor is as smooth as.

Penrite is a good Aussie company, not like the other multi-nationals.

Don't use thin synthetics in a V8, it likes a thicker oil 15w-40 at least.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-02, 09:25 PM
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i run GTX3 (15w-40 i think) in my car and it only every runs on Ultimate 98 (as we cant get optimax here :(

2031 will be the next (and only) mod that i'll get for my motor.

I didn't know a set of lifters cost so much!



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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-02, 03:54 AM
Two SC 61's = trouble
 
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2031 will be the next (and only) mod that i'll get for my motor.

I didn't know a set of lifters cost so much! [/B]
Pays to replace lifters,BUT remember they are "roller" and DON"T need to be replaced with cam as they don't have to wear in as in flat tappet...
Iff in good nick they can be re-used, but check them first..

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