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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-27-02, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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My EA has done 230 thousand + kms, with the hot weather now upon us, i was just wondering what Oil people suggest using.

15w 20w etc


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-27-02, 09:29 PM
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For hot conditions use a oil thats made for it. I'd say the good old 20/50 is the way to go.

Lower Oils like 15/40 are made for cold climates.
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-28-02, 12:32 AM
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I use Penrite HPR 30. Its 20w-60 it goes fine and maintains good oil pressure on even the hottest days.

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Mobil Synth S, been using it for the last 30,000kms with 5000km changes. Pulled the rocker cover off a month or so back and the top end still looked brand new

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I last used Mobil1 5w-50 seems pretty good (but is expensive) im yet to test it out as I havnt driven the car for 3 months.
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I have been using Caltex Havoline Formula 3 for aprox the last 30k, with 5k oil & filter changes. When i did the head gasket the other week i checked the bores, they where perfect, after 145k. The valve train was also near perfect.
Its 20w50.

Before that i used Shell Helix Plus for 20k, this is a 15w50 and is just as good an oil.

They are both Semi-Synthetic.
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