Oil advice and recommendations

oilman

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I get asked many questions about oil so I thought a thread here for all oil related questions would be a good idea and build into a FAQ or reference point for others.

So, put your oil questions here but please give the following information if you would like a recommendation:

Make
Model
Year
Engine size/type

Any mods

Type of use (road/track)

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc?

I hope this will help and become a useful thread

Regards
Simon
 

mikegsi

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fantastic idea

honda integra type r dc5 (2002)
32000 miles
mods include hks cat back, toda mani, k-pro ecu, injen cai
mainly used for day to day road use with 2/3 trackdays adn 1/4 mile sessions per year.........

currently usinf 3ester millers stuff but finding it tricky to source without travelling for more, due an oil/filter change very soon
 

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Ok,

I hope its the 5w-40 you are using as this is the correct grade.

You are using the right sort of quality, others to look at would be Silkolene and Motul.

Cheers

Simon.
 

mikegsi

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yes, its the 5-40 fully synth, many thanks for your input!
i can get the silkolene locally for around £38 per 5l, is that a good price or can you beat that?
 

oilman

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mikegsi said:
yes, its the 5-40 fully synth, many thanks for your input!
i can get the silkolene locally for around £38 per 5l, is that a good price or can you beat that?
Thats a good price, we are £39.99 including delivery and VAT, and £72.99 for 10ltr delivered :wink:

Cheers

Guy.
 

andyd

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mines pretty much the same as mikes.

However, i am using 0-40w.

ill be changing this soon to 10-40 or 5-40 due to the events of last weekend.

What one would be better?

Cheers

Andy
 

oilman

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I would go 5w-40 mate, 10w-40 tends to be semi synthetic, the 5w-40 will be full synthetic and mroe shear stable.

Cheers

Guy.
 

andyd

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oilman said:
I would go 5w-40 mate, 10w-40 tends to be semi synthetic, the 5w-40 will be full synthetic and mroe shear stable.

Cheers

Guy.
Nice one mate.

Whats Brands do u recomend ?

Whats the prices on 6Lts as well?

is it worth flushing the oil out on a oil change? if so whats best to use?

Cheers

Andy
 

oilman

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Don't flush, just use a decent one it will clean the engine for you.

You will find our prices in the Members Section of our website, discounted for Clubs as I have already posted here.

Depending on quality sought

Motul 8100 5w-40
Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-40

Ultimate quality would be:

Silkolene Pro S 5w-40
Motul 300V 5w-40

Cheers
Simon
 

oilman

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Any chance of sticking this?

It may help to keep the oil questions in one place.

Cheers
Simon
 

The Meist_R

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Hi Simon,

I'm using Motul 5W30, I've heard various recommendations that this needs to be changed every 6000 miles. What do you recommend?

John.
 

TypeRKid

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WHY SHOULDNT YOU FLUSH YOUR ENGINE??? BECAUSE IVE ONLY JUST DONE MINE ONE WEEK BEFORE :!: DOH :!: :shock: :shock:
 

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If you are using an additive flush then they can do more harm then good, as they are generally some form of kerosene/Paraffin mix and can literally strip the engine of its important depsits from the bedding in process.

On a car as new as the DC5 etc then a flush just wont be needed as long as t has been run on quality oil and if you feel one is really needed then just use regular engine oil to do it with.

Cheers

Guy.
 

David Fox

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Oilman,

Just to get a piece of expert advice from yourself! I got a 2001 DC5, 39000 miles, no mods, and i do roughly 200 miles a week (motorway miles). What's the best to use?

Cheers mate,

Dave :shock:
 

oilman

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The very best would be an ester/pao blend synthetic 5w-40 for all year round use.

Have a look at Silkolene and Motul.

Cheers

Simon.
 
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