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Service & a respray

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Service & a respray

Postby E910 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:45 am

Time for my annual service, thinking about going to the Altezza Club track day in September so I thought I'd try some 0w40 with the Cusco filter I scored from Nick. Should help keep the pressure up at high rpm compared to 5w30. Has stopped the tappet noise on start up if nothing else.
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I also had my car in at Wakefield Panel last month to have the dent removed from my bonnet. They also resprayed the front cover & lip as it had quite a few scratches. Pretty happy with the end result.
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Mods, should I put this in the Member's Cars / Projects section? I couldn't decide

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Re: Service & a respray

Postby Damok » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:29 pm

Looks well 8) More Pics :D , , Interesting about the 0w40, What temp is it rated to work in?


As for what section to use it it, If you had a members project section in progress I'd stick it into that. :wink:
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Re: Service & a respray

Postby banan1984 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:47 pm

This may be a stupid question but why 0W40? Will that not damage the engine ?? :?: I thought that after odo 100k 10W40 should be only one to use (density)
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Re: Service & a respray

Postby E910 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:33 pm

How would fully synthetic 0w40 damage the engine? It offers ever more protection than the 5w30 that I was previously using. A lot of people here run 10w40 semi synthetic with no issues. I sort of see what you're saying but it's not like I'm running mineral 20w50
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Damok, the battery was flat in my camera so I had to use my cel ph. I got a couple with the Mrs camera (thats her standing behind the car taking pics of the sun set) but I haven't got them onto the computer yet.
Here's the view without the car in the way
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Re: Service & a respray

Postby Damok » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:30 pm

Thats some view awesome 8) 8)
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Re: Service & a respray

Postby banan1984 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:36 am

Well what I meant was, if You run Your car on 5W40 and now pour 0W40 You can find some leaks or louder sound coming from engine, because that oil is more thin..

Or am I wrong? :?:
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Re: Service & a respray

Postby P.D.87RWD » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:32 am

Car looks welll...and the view is class..

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Re: Service & a respray

Postby poTTa » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:37 pm

0w 40 - yuh say E910.......interesting

Will try it next time...
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Re: Service & a respray

Postby E910 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:11 am

I'll keep you guys posted on the 0w40. Seems to be better/quieter on start up on cold mornings (it's winter here). Only draw back I can see is it may slightly increase fuel consumption

banan1984 Oil viscosity is one of those not so easy subjects to explain. All I can suggest is you do some reading for yourself. This is a very good website http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/

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Re: Service & a respray

Postby banan1984 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:08 am

Thank You E910 :) I didn't want to undermine Your knowledge or decision that You have made.. I just heard that from many guys that everyday work is with cars.

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Re: Service & a respray

Postby Altezzahead » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:47 pm

I was only at a garage last week and the mechanic who I was talking to recommended using 0W40 as well for the beams engine , he did explain why but he got far to technical for me and my knowledge on engines .
but I did bottle it yesterday and got myself 10w40 again :lol:

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Re: Service & a respray

Postby E910 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:34 pm

After reading all of bob the oil guy's, oil uni blog it would seem 0w30 is the best all round oil on the market no matter the engine. Pity it's not that common over here in NZ. Had a quick look on Opie Oils & they have a good selection. I might track some down come next service. Hopefully Castrol will have it by then so I can get it cheap through work.

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Re: Service & a respray

Postby banan1984 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:51 pm

I did some research over the internet about car oils in general and... :

The numbers preceding the "W" (W = Winter), mean low temperature fluidity. The lower the number, the lower the environment temperature may be, in which the oil can be used. Oils symbols 0W, 5W 10W guarantee easy starting and fast flow of lubricant to all points of the engine, even at very low temperatures.

The numbers that are after "-" means the viscosity at high temperatures. The higher the number, the higher may be environment temperature, at which the oil does not lose its lubricating properties. Oils of symbols 40, 50 and 60 ensure proper lubrication of the engine at higher temperatures.

Manufacturer require to determine the correct type of car oil. Much also depends on the condition of the engine. The new cars are usually applied synthetic oils (eg 5W-30) or semisynthetic (ie 10W-40). When buying a semi-synthetic oil, we offer quality similar to that of synthetic oils but at a lower price. In older vehicles, especially if the odometer shows more than about 100,000 kilometers, it is recommended to use mineral oil (eg 15W-50).

Engine oils contain special additive packages of cleaning the engine inside. Most supplements contain synthetic oils, which due to their viscosity grade form a thin lubricant film. The semi-synthetic oils additives is less, but they form a thicker film. Mineral oils, although it contains the least additives, form the thickest protective layer on the surface of lubricated components. Thus, if we replace the mineral oil synthetic oil, eg SAE 5W, can cause leaching of pollutants deposited in the engine, causing a leak. Pollution washed begin to circulate in the engine oil, causing clogging tubules, and decreased oil pressure. This could result in unnecessary oil spills and, consequently, the total corruption of the engine. Replacing or complementing the engine oil must therefore remember one very important principle: if we're not sure what drove our car before, you should never replace the mineral oil to synthetic. Synthetic oil can be replaced by a semi-synthetic or mineral, and semi-synthetic - a mineral.

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Re: Service & a respray

Postby E910 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:01 pm

Where ever you found that it's pretty old & out of date. You can swap & even mix synthetic & mineral oils these days. The reason old cars used to leak if you went from synthetic to mineral is because of the way the rubber seal reacted. They don't have this problem any more & haven't for the past 15-20 or so years.
Did you read all of bob the oil mans oil uni? It's a pretty complex subject like I said before. What oil do you run in your engine out of interest?

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Re: Service & a respray

Postby banan1984 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:37 am

Well IMO this is not old, but even if we do have 10-12 years old cars, they are not new so I think it fits ;) I did not read the whole lot yet, but I will and not only once. As I bought my car 2.5 months ago I have no idea what oil was there.. Car will have next service in around 3k km, I thinking of pouring 5W30 or 10W40 Motul
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