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Post  expatkiwi 17/11/11, 08:48 am

Time is getting near for the first event and as I don't trust those who went before me on the car I need to do an oil and filter change.
What oil peeps. I want to hold this engine together as long as possible before a rebuild( of which I am already making plans)
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Post  dominator 17/11/11, 10:21 am

Personaly I use 10/40 mineral with regular changes, but iv no doubt most people use semi syn
What mods have been done to the engine so far?

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Post  expatkiwi 17/11/11, 11:04 am

Not sure of what's been done inside but its 160bhp bill falconer on twin carbs
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Post  dominator 17/11/11, 12:57 pm

Might be worth phoning bill, im sure andy (swiftmotorsport) has his details, but hes notoriously hard to get hold of

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Post  swiftkid 18/11/11, 07:56 pm

While were at oil choices, the book recommends 5w30 for a standard gti engine but I intend to do a couple of trackdays as well as driving it daily. What would people recommend? step up to 10w40 semi or stay with 5w30.

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Post  Miniswift 18/11/11, 08:44 pm

Hi Brian,

I got Bill's number so I will pm you.

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Post  expatkiwi 21/11/11, 11:13 am

The words from Bill are to use semi synthetic. Not an expensive one but its better to change the oil often rather than use a high price tag oil.
Sunday market here I come,lol
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Post  gtpswift 21/11/11, 01:41 pm

there is not expensive and there is cheap...dont use cheap.
I have to agree less expensive more often and dont let it have a chance to breakdown and soot up with combustion gasses etc and degrade though heat abuse.
I use a higher viscosity hot in a race engine...but I come from minis and old fords.
I use Mobil 1 in the roadies.
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Post  expatkiwi 21/11/11, 01:53 pm

Tbh I would use Mobil anyway. All those years of advertising on peter brocks race cars in oz have paid off
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Post  gtpswift 21/11/11, 11:04 pm

suppose you also have an energy polariser as well, are you a vegan too

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Post  expatkiwi 22/11/11, 06:24 am

Hell no. Steak, rare, the more blood the better. As for the energy polariser, my wife has one. It drains all the energy and life from me.
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