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Best oil for your beams

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Best oil for your beams

Postby marso » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:18 pm

Im just wondering who uses what oil for their altezza and what is the best ?
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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby jarocki » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:42 pm

castrol edge fully syn 5w30

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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby roundymoony » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:53 pm

as above.thats what I use 8)

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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby mkano22 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:49 pm

does it make any diiference wat oil ya use?

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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby jarocki » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:45 pm

it depends on the weather too what kind of oil to use but the 5w30 is a safe bet all round

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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby lanigan » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:29 pm

5w30 is too light imho, 10w40 is what i use

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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby E910 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:30 pm

Castrol Edge 5w30 here as well.

You can also use 10w30, 10w40, 5w40 etc. You can't run anything to thick (i.e. 20w50) as the VVT solenoids don't seem to like it.
Go for a fully synthetic if you can afford it. They protect your engine better & you can stretch your service intervals out to 15K if you like.
An acquaintance of mine had his oil tested (Mobil1 10w30) & it was still just within acceptable tolerances after 20K km. He had previously been servicing it every 5K & throwing out perfectly good oil.

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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby Evelyn » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:17 pm

lanigan wrote:5w30 is too light imho, 10w40 is what i use


Yep 10w40 is what I use aswell :D
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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby Damok » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:32 pm

Evelyn wrote:
lanigan wrote:5w30 is too light imho, 10w40 is what i use


Yep 10w40 is what I use aswell :D


I started using 10w40 and the engine seems to run smoother on it.
Was using castrol edge fully syn 5w30 found that good to.
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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby Altezzahead » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:22 pm

I switched from 10w 40 to 5w 30 about a year and a half ago but im considering going back to 10w 40 , espaecially after the weather we have had over the last few months .

I have 2 questions though using 10W 40 v's 5W 30 , could there be any major difference on your emissions ? and secondly could your fuel consumption be more on the lighter oil because i seem to be only getting 600-650 km per tank on regular Maxol unleaded.
Damok wrote:
Damok wrote:I started using 10w40 and the engine seems to run smoother on it.
Im beginning to think the same.

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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby Damok » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:31 pm

Altezzahead wrote:I switched from 10w 40 to 5w 30 about a year and a half ago but im considering going back to 10w 40 , espaecially after the weather we have had over the last few months .

I have 2 questions though using 10W 40 v's 5W 30 , could there be any major difference on your emissions ? and secondly could your fuel consumption be more on the lighter oil because i seem to be only getting 600-650 km per tank on regular Maxol unleaded.
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Damok wrote:I started using 10w40 and the engine seems to run smoother on it.
Im beginning to think the same.


Your getting good milage from a full tank, What kind of driving are you doing..
I dont think theres a major difference on emmissions so long as you service and look after the car when you should..
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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby Altezzahead » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:44 pm

Damok wrote:
Your getting good milage from a full tank, What kind of driving are you doing..
I dont think theres a major difference on emmissions so long as you service and look after the car when you should..


I thought i should be getting up around the 700km mark from reading on others , but happy to hear mine isnt as bad as i 1st thought. Well the longer journeys i seem to do well , last wknd me and the girlfriend headed to sneem (kerry) from east cork and it only took a half a tank up and down going the scenic route through Mols gap etc . But to answer your question half my driving would around the city and other country main roads.
I mostly drive around the 100-120 km mark on main roads. i dont drive her on that much , thats when u see the needle on the fuel drop :lol:

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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby Damok » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:59 pm

Altezzahead wrote:
Damok wrote:
Your getting good milage from a full tank, What kind of driving are you doing..
I dont think theres a major difference on emmissions so long as you service and look after the car when you should..


I thought i should be getting up around the 700km mark from reading on others , but happy to hear mine isnt as bad as i 1st thought. Well the longer journeys i seem to do well , last wknd me and the girlfriend headed to sneem (kerry) from east cork and it only took a half a tank up and down going the scenic route through Mols gap etc . But to answer your question half my driving would around the city and other country main roads.
I mostly drive around the 100-120 km mark on main roads. i dont drive her on that much , thats when u see the needle on the fuel drop :lol:


I'm lucky if i see 480-500KMs to a full tank but i'm stuck in traffic alot of the time as our town is a pure bottle neck..
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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby moomoo » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:54 pm

Altezzahead, do you switch the car off going down hills? :lol: :lol:

460km is the general run but trips to dublin go well into the 500's

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Re: Best oil for your beams

Postby Damok » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:59 pm

moomoo wrote:Altezzahead, do you switch the car off going down hills? :lol: :lol:



:lol: :lol: :lol:
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