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PostSubject: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:03 am

RA Jay has invited us to start an "oil recommendations" thread here... so if you would like any oil advice or a recommendation for your car please feel free to ask here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

To help us to give the most accurate advice possible we do need some information about your car. e.g.
Make:
Model:
Year:
Engine type:
Performance modifications:
Driving style: (road / off-road / track etc)
Any other information that may be relevant: e.g. approx BHP if modified, oil temps if known
What recommendation are you looking for? Engine,Gearbox, Diff etc.

Any oil we recommend is available to buy from us (if you would like to) for delivery throughout the UK and many destinations in Europe. We stock oils & lubricants from 9 major oil brands: Amsoil, Castrol, Fuchs, Gulf, Millers, Mobil, Motul, Redline and Silkolene, so we can supply fluids meeting the vast majority of manufacturer and international specifications.

Dorset Subaru Owners Club members get a discount of at least 10% on our usual prices... just choose "Dorset Subaru Owners Club" as your club when registering on the Opie Oils web site and enter your forum username.

Finally, if there are any products we don't stock and you have difficulty getting hold of elsewhere, let us know and we'll see if we can stock them.

We look forward to being of help!

Cheers
Guy, Opie Oils

You can also contact us by phone on +44 1209 215164
(All oils recommended are available to buy online at my [url="http://www.opieoils.co.uk/"]web site[/url])
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:46 am

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:18 am

hi guy, ive got a 98 uk impreza,uprated turbo,fmic,de-cat,running 1 bar boost- 275bhp.usually use mobile1,any recomendations?orb is this ok? only used for daily road use.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:37 am

Hi Shaun

A 10w-50 is ideal for your car and these are the ones that we stock.

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Both are really good oils, absolute top of the range ones, so go with any brand preference you have.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:41 am

thanks for the info..il be in touch.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:42 am

Getting the big names on the site already huh Jay

Good quick service from Opieoils in the past. Good deals aswell
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:48 am

Good to know we're a big name and thanks for your comments
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:02 am

hi there, what gearbox oil do you recomend for a 98 classic running 370bhp/ 360ft/lb tourqe, ppg gearbox ect (non dccd)? cheers, wayne

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:33 pm

75w-90, semi if the box has done some miles

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:32 pm

the gears have only done 3-4000 miles but the diffs ect have done alot more!! which one imperticular do you recommend? have got the redline shockproof stuff in my old box but will any of the others be as good as do a few trackdays in the car!

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:02 pm

I find the shockproof works awesome on my PPG.

Shame is super super expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:25 am

it made my old gearbox last quite well mate, but dont know if i really need it in the ppg box?

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:32 am

I always use Redline Lightweight shockproof 75w90 in the Type R... but thats cuz of the dccd, otherwise i would probably use syntrax or something similar as its about half the price!!!

I have some Redline if you need it waYYYnee!!
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:40 am

Shockproof is not recommended for synchros so it doesn't always work.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:46 am

oilman wrote:
Shockproof is not recommended for synchros so it doesn't always work.

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Guy

ok so which one imperticualar do you recommend? its a 5 speed ppg helical dogbox ?

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:00 am

oilman wrote:
Shockproof is not recommended for synchros so it doesn't always work.

Cheers
Guy

Any chance you could elabrate a bit? I thought all car transmission used synchros these days? Also when I rang up a few months ago, you recommended Lightweight shockproof for a 5 speed DCCD box.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:30 pm

this nothing to do with subaru evilgrin ,

what oil do you recomend use in escort mk1,2 RS 2000- 2-0 aspirated pinto engine with forged rods+piston's,race shell's group 1 spec / head,rally/race cam great


and the gearbox oil ,quaife stratecutt gear's ?
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:07 am

scuuby wrote:
oilman wrote:
Shockproof is not recommended for synchros so it doesn't always work.

Cheers
Guy

ok so which one imperticualar do you recommend? its a 5 speed ppg helical dogbox ?

For a dogbox the Shockproof is fine, for for the lightweight one.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:14 am

Jon wrote:
oilman wrote:
Shockproof is not recommended for synchros so it doesn't always work.

Cheers
Guy

Any chance you could elabrate a bit? I thought all car transmission used synchros these days? Also when I rang up a few months ago, you recommended Lightweight shockproof for a 5 speed DCCD box.

Cheers

Sorry, I should have said a bit more. If you were to speak to redline about oil for your standard box they would recommend the Redline Synthetic 75w-90 GL5 as their primary product, they try to keep shockproof range as a "racing" product, thus it comes with no gaurante and its mainly aimed at the synchroless/straightcut/dogbox application, under race use. When they dont recommend the Shockproof for "most" synchro boxes some reading between the lines need to be done. Firstly as the Shockproof oils are API GL5 they can cause shifting issues in boxes where API GL4 is recommended though this is not an issue for the Impreza as it is recommended GL5 for the box. Secondly, Redline would want you to go for the normal 75w-90 GL5 as in Redlines mind that is a road oil. It may sound odd but thats the way Redline see it.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:15 am

RA_bly_ wrote:
this nothing to do with subaru evilgrin ,

what oil do you recomend use in escort mk1,2 RS 2000- 2-0 aspirated pinto engine with forged rods+piston's,race shell's group 1 spec / head,rally/race cam great


and the gearbox oil ,quaife stratecutt gear's ?

For the guaife gears I would go with the Silkolene Syn5 75w-90, the only quaife approved oil.

What oil are you currently using in the engine?

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:07 am

was castrol gtx but engine has been unused for 10-12 years Smile started up twice a year,but oil's have advanced since then.
is on restoration prodject which is almost complete.
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RA_bly_ wrote:
this nothing to do with subaru evilgrin ,

what oil do you recomend use in escort mk1,2 RS 2000- 2-0 aspirated pinto engine with forged rods+piston's,race shell's group 1 spec / head,rally/race cam great


and the gearbox oil ,quaife stratecutt gear's ?

For the guaife gears I would go with the Silkolene Syn5 75w-90, the only quaife approved oil.

What oil are you currently using in the engine?

Cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:43 pm

If you want to go all out then this one would fit the bill [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:32 am

I've got a 94 classic turbo, about 185k, what should i be running in her?
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:03 am

A 10w-50 is ideal

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Both are really good oils, absolute top of the range ones, so go with any brand preference you have.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Mon May 24, 2010 11:04 am

hi oil man mine is a 96 wrx jap import ,de-cat,dawsdevice,just under 1-bar boost 270bhp road use (dont do track evilgrin dont trust my self)

i want to top my engine oil , i dont want to go and order
some, is there any oil that i can use which will mix with my original
oil which is MILLERS fully synthetic cfs 10w40 or will any oil do
thanks andy
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Mon May 24, 2010 12:34 pm

all oils mix and a 10w-40 is a common grade, so it should be easy enough to get a top up locally
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Tue May 25, 2010 3:36 am

thanks oil man
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:50 pm

hi oilman
my mate can get hold off castrol oil is there any you would
recomend such as (magnatex)(gtx)(edge)or other
and what grade
thanks andy
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:57 pm

The Edge is Castrols top stuff, dont bother with Magnatec or GTX... Its basic stuff.

The 5w-40 should be just fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Advice & Recommendations Here!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:05 am

Any advice needed ?

Ask us here, will be happy to help :-)

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