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Old 24-12-2009   #1
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Oil advice needed

My 1.2 Grande needs 5w40 motor oil. I can get a 2 LTR pack from Halfrauds for 15 (their own make) or 4 LTRs of Castol or Mobil 0w40 for about 20.

I've read a few Wikipedia articles and understand that the first number is the cold start viscosity and the second number is the normal (driving) viscosity.

Can I use 0w40 or will it damage the engine?
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Re: Oil advice needed

the 1st number is the thickness and the second is the heat it performs at. i wouldnt use 0w40, far to thin, get the proper oil and dont go halfords, get urself to a decent independant motor factors.
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Mmmmm, another what oil. As said stick to what the manufacturers state. As for hellfrauds, prior to what some think, their oil is good stuff, don't quote me but I think its made by Esso, well I think they used to be. If you get the numbers correct you will be quite safe.

The wee punto I had, I used hellfruads 10/40 semi for years. I did change every 5000mls though. Engine was sweet as a nut when I sold it, in fact the chap that bought it did more of a thorough inspection [engineer] & he said for an old car the engine was tip top. He purchased it for his daughter, but that's another story.........
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Re: Oil advice needed

get your self to a motor factors (trade type place) i pay 15 for 5 ltrs of 5-40 fully sinthetic to the correct spec
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And if your after a good cheappy, look for a Millers XFS!!
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And if your after a good cheappy, look for a Millers XFS!!
Its around 35 for 5lts I wouldnt call that cheap unless you have accesss to some a lot cheaper.
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Re: Oil advice needed

Go for a fully synthetic oil. 0W/40 will run with no problem, but if u need a thinner oil try 5W/30 imo
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Its around 35 for 5lts I wouldnt call that cheap unless you have accesss to some a lot cheaper.
Yeah, 14.00 when I had the Bravo for 5/40 fully synth Millers XFS.
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Re: Oil advice needed

Wiki is OK but anyone can post info, correct or not.

Oil from car bibles

http://www.carbibles.com/engineoil_bible.html
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Re: Oil advice needed

In GP manual it says only use 5W-40 oil...
They recommend Selenia K , but this is not a good choice.
I personally go with my oil at service (the car has warranty , otherwise I would changed the oil myself) and I use Mobil Super 3000 5W-40 , and i`m verry happy with it..
I must say that a noise dissapeared...First time in the morning when I started the car a short noise (1-2 sec ) like tzac tzac tzac was coming from the engine , since I got mobil , no more noise , engine is more silent
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