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Old 11-08-2003, 22:10   #1 (permalink)
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What engine oil in worked XF carby?

Wondering what others use in their xf's?
As i just bought the car i want to do an oil and filter change and get intot he habbit.

What would others suggest?

The car does not use any oil or smoke when reved hard as the rebuild is only two years old/26000km.

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Re: What engine oil in worked XF carby?

I use HPR 30 on my car
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Old 11-08-2003, 23:21   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What engine oil in worked XF carby?

Seeing you live in a warm place, probably a 15w-40. Check out the Penrite website and see what they have to offer. Penrite may be a bit more expensive, but it is one hell of an oil.

That HPR 30 looks OK, it is a bit thicker, but summer is on the way, so a thicker oil won't hurt.


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Re: What engine oil in worked XF carby?

hpr 30 is the one to go with for sure.
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Old 11-13-2003, 00:53   #5 (permalink)
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Re: What engine oil in worked XF carby?

Went on the cheap this time as i only did a topup with shell helix super but will go with the HPR 30 when i do the filter too.

I cant believe how low it was. Took 3 litres to "topup". What was the previous owner thinking?

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Re: What engine oil in worked XF carby?

I used Mobil1 in my XF after motor rebuild, better cam, and rebuilt carby, and had no problems did about 60,000 before i got rid of it.

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Re: What engine oil in worked XF carby?

Pete,

3 litres to top up? That must have been seriously low on oil. Well you wont use any with the HPR 30.

Change the oil and filter every 5,000 k's and you can't go wrong.

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