Re: Oil and HiCilone and K%Ne air filter
I can also attest on the positive results using Slick 50 gives both on
petrol and diesel engines.
Some people may call it "snake oil" but what I know is that on every of my
previously or currently owned vehicles it has made the engine run more
sweetly and has also reduced fuel consumption. It has also assisted on
giving exceptionaly high mileage figures without engine wear. How about a
1.300 cc turbocharged FIAT with increased wastegate pressure to 1.3 bars
running for 120.000 km and still retaining the factory cylinder compression
on all four cylinders?
As for using 20/50 instead of 10/40 oil I think the later may offer a bit
more protection to your engine when cold but burn a bit more oil when hot.
I would keep the 10/40.
"Andrew Renshaw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi all,
> Was getting some oil in my local Motor Factors the other day and they
> expressed surprise that I was using 10/40W in a Land Rover that is nearly
> years old. he suggested I should be using 20/50W as otherwise I coudl be
> burning oil.
> Now the Motor has done 175000 miles 1991,. 2.5TDI, 110CSW. However, it
> little if any oil between services, which I do at 4000 miles.
> Is he talking sense or rubbbish?
> The Defender returns on average 35 to the gallon and is fairly nippy.
> I have fitted a K&N air filter and a Hi Cicllone (there was some
> a while ago) before fitting I was getting 32 to the gallon on average so
> they have improved things by 3 m.p.g.
> I also ought to mentiomn that I have slick 50'ed the engine. Which I am
> has helped.
> I also use Forte Advanced Engine Flush before every service. What
> me is that after doing 500 miles since the last service the oil is still
> fairly clear.
> So over to you.