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oil grade

Postby lakers » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:01 pm

was doing some work on my tezz u now the works oil,filters and plugs..
and came across the recommended oil grade witch is 5w30, but people tell me wen the car is getting
older is best to go wit a thicker oil... my tezz has 92000 on the clock
so the question is would i have to go thicker or keep using the 5w30
thanks in advance
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Re: oil grade

Postby Alex-evita » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:34 pm

5 w 30 the best for tezz
do it once and do it right !!!

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Re: oil grade

Postby twiglett-RS200 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:39 am

92k on a 3sge isnt high mileage
they are such good engines that as long as it has been looked after the tolerances will have barely changed.
the vvti solenoid seems to work better with thinner oils

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Re: oil grade

Postby stacky » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:41 pm

I bring mine on trackdays from time to time and i always use 10/40 Semi synthetic (even in winter).

I HATE thin oil.... and i have used 10/40 in my 3 previous tezza's, my old redtop beams mr2 and my 3 previous 3sge mr2's and my 2 previous 3sge celica's!!! Never had a problem.

I am even considering going 10/50 fully synthetic next summer if i tend to do 1 track day a month....

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Re: oil grade

Postby lakers » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:20 am

thanks for the replies.
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Re: oil grade

Postby E910 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:37 am

You can get thick & thin 5w-30. What brand are you using currently? The notion that as your car gets old it requires a thicker grade is a bit outdated. If it has been well maintained then you can keep using a slightly heavier version of the OE spec (5w-30 for the Altezza) for 200K km easy. Castrol Edge is one of the thicker 5w-30 around, this will be fine to use. I'm at 140K km & run Mobil1 5w-30 & the engine loves it. It's quite a bit thinner than Edge as well.

All stacky is doing with his uneducated use of 10w-40 semi syn is creating extra drag on the engine, reducing power & efficiency. The VVT doesn't work as well either (he'll run into problems with this later).
If you're serious about track days then look at using a synthetic 0w-40 or 5w-40 for real protection or splash out on a 5w-30 or 10w-30 designed for racing like Redline or Motul 300V.

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Re: oil grade

Postby mlcoolj » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:37 pm

there is a real difference in 10w40 and 5w30. After some research and some help of E910 I bought Shell Helix Ultra, one of the thicker 5W30's. The engine loves it.. revs up quicker too... I have 170.xxx now on the clocks!
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Re: oil grade

Postby lakers » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:26 pm

E910 wrote:You can get thick & thin 5w-30. What brand are you using currently? The notion that as your car gets old it requires a thicker grade is a bit outdated. If it has been well maintained then you can keep using a slightly heavier version of the OE spec (5w-30 for the Altezza) for 200K km easy. Castrol Edge is one of the thicker 5w-30 around, this will be fine to use. I'm at 140K km & run Mobil1 5w-30 & the engine loves it. It's quite a bit thinner than Edge as well.

All stacky is doing with his uneducated use of 10w-40 semi syn is creating extra drag on the engine, reducing power & efficiency. The VVT doesn't work as well either (he'll run into problems with this later).
If you're serious about track days then look at using a synthetic 0w-40 or 5w-40 for real protection or splash out on a 5w-30 or 10w-30 designed for racing like Redline or Motul 300V.



i have always used (5w-30) castrol edge on my car but is best to ask people that now then to listen to people that don't.
thanks for finding time to answer my kind of silly question :D :D
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