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« on: May 02, 2008, 03:12:56 PM »

As the title says, put your oil questions here and we'll be happy to help.

The Year, model, engine and style of driving (road/track) is important so give as much information as possible so that we can give you an accurate answer.

If your vehicle is standard then you will find some guidance and service packs on our website.

Looking forward to being of assistance

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 10:33:16 AM »

Hi guys

Anyone need a recommendation?
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 10:41:02 AM »

Hi Oilman,
Given the short service intervals with most of our busses (Every 3000 Miles), would you say there is any benefit in using part/fully synth?. Also, does a higher mileage engine require better quality oil, or does it not really matter?.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2008, 04:35:17 PM »

Hi Oilman,
Given the short service intervals with most of our busses (Every 3000 Miles), would you say there is any benefit in using part/fully synth?. Also, does a higher mileage engine require better quality oil, or does it not really matter?.
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At least a semi woud be the minimum but why not use sythetic and extend the service periods......save yourself some money!

My database says use 5w-20 for these cars post 2001 all 5w-20's are fully synthetic.

I would guess there is no one here using this grade as it is hard to get hold of, we have one here for road use

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1000-redline-high-performance-synthetic-motor-oil-5w-20.aspx

You could also use a 5w-30 which would be perfectly suited to car and UK climate

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-653-5w-30.aspx

If you have the CVT transmission it requires a special oil, we have a CVT Fluid here that will be ok for your cars as well.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-970-fuchs-titan-atf-cvt-high-performance-automatic-transmission-fluid.aspx

Where does the 3000 mile service period come from as I cannot see any requirements on my database?

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008, 04:53:37 PM »

Hi Guy,
It comes from the sticker next to the oil filler cap. It's on all of the diesel Estimas. The majority of these are all pre 1997/8, there are niot many after that.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 05:29:01 PM »

I would have thought that you could get away with a synthetic 5w-40 for around 9000 miles. At twice the cost this would save a bit of money........most synthetics are good for this or more.

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 05:59:23 PM »

Theses busses seem to suffer with the marmite/treacle thing if you go much more than the recommended service interval. Toyota recommend 5w30 every 3k miles. Have seen some horrific pictures of peoples sumps after ignoring the intervals!.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 06:43:17 PM »

Thats curious as a decent 5w-30 needn't cost the earth and should certainly clean better than 3000 miles.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-991-fuchs-titan-xtr-5w30-high-performance-fuel-economy-synthetic-engine-oil.aspx

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008, 07:08:52 PM »

Thanks Guy, I might give it a shot next oil change. The oil turns black pretty quick in these lumps, either through poor maintenance, or via a poorly maintained crankcase breather set up. These engines are probably getting on for 20 years old now!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008, 07:13:10 PM »

Oil going black isnt a bad thing, it just means its doing its job.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2008, 07:16:39 PM »

Oh, I know, but we're talking in a very clean engine, after perhaps 200-300 miles. I'm always happy with the quality when I change it, and I know a diesel is nothing like a petrol, but the modern lumps seem to stay cleaner for longer!
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2008, 07:48:25 PM »

No probs

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2008, 01:24:38 AM »

I would have thought that you could get away with a synthetic 5w-40 for around 9000 miles. At twice the cost this would save a bit of money........most synthetics are good for this or more.

Cheers
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I'd love to try this but my oil change light makes me nervous everytime I see it, oil changes are are a ritual for me these days.
Even 6000 miles a time would be a bit of a blessing over the winter months Grin

Thanks Guy, I might give it a shot next oil change. The oil turns black pretty quick in these lumps, either through poor maintenance, or via a poorly maintained crankcase breather set up. These engines are probably getting on for 20 years old now!!

Mine has had a change every 3000 since I got it plus there's little to no smoke while running and emissions are very low. Even then my oil is black almost as soon as it starts after a change
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2008, 04:18:16 PM »

Hi Guy, what does your database say about an R reg v8i discovery? I understand there are a lot of oils to change and a shopping list would help me out a lot..

thanks

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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2008, 01:28:13 PM »

We've just gone for some 10w30.   Swanny said Toyota recommend 5w30, shop closes at 1.30 and their system is saying 15w30.... so we've split the difference.   Hopefully, this will get us to Cov with no mishaps
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2008, 12:32:57 AM »

We've just gone for some 10w30.   Swanny said Toyota recommend 5w30, shop closes at 1.30 and their system is saying 15w30.... so we've split the difference.   Hopefully, this will get us to Cov with no mishaps

15w30 they're having a laugh.

5 and 10w30 are both listed on the engine so it'll be fine, 15 is waay too thick.

Running 5w40 fully synth myself just now, seems smoother than before Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2008, 11:39:54 AM »

Indeed there is no need for 15w these days unless you live somewhere very hot, for uk and europe 5w and 10w are ideal for good cold flow/cold start protection.

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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2008, 04:28:11 PM »

mr mince, how is your 5w 40 going?
Just bought 12 litres off ebay for �30
Shell helix ultra
do you get better mpg?
are you seeing any difference?


 
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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2008, 07:09:03 PM »

mr mince, how is your 5w 40 going?
Just bought 12 litres off ebay for �30
Shell helix ultra
do you get better mpg?
are you seeing any difference?


 

Haven't measured mpg accurately recently but using roughly the same (possibly a cupful of 2 less) as usual, engine sounds nicer though Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008, 10:40:25 PM »

must admit i have been using 5w 40 and it seems fine and a little quieter........................
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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2008, 04:17:33 PM »

must admit i have been using 5w 40 and it seems fine and a little quieter........................

So it's not just my imagination Grin
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2009, 11:53:19 PM »

Any advice on oil required, please feel free to ask as I can help you

You will also find some useful info on my website he

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/oil-and-filter-service-pack-toyota.aspx

All the best for 2009

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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2009, 01:33:15 AM »

Thanks Guy, and I hope your year turns out to be a good one. I suppose oil really tends to be ignored for tech questions as the main thing people want to know is what grade to use, and there's little else they think they need.

In your line of work, you must get sales literature and hype for new grades or types of oil, can I suggest any genuine nuggets of information could be posted which may give people more thought to what they could be putting in their engines which give positive benefits?

Another thing is, some tend to ask whether additives are beneficial, things like Slick 50 spring to mind. Any thought on this? Personally, if these additives were so good, I'd think the oil companies would use them and advertise the fact, but I'd think what goes into modern oils is enough and extras could gum up the works, or just waste cash for no benefit.
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2009, 12:05:53 PM »

Dont bother with additives, most will do more harm then good. Just use quality oil, they contain all you need.

If you want some technical info there is loads, have a look here http://www.opieoils.co.uk/technicalinfo.aspx

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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2009, 09:59:18 AM »

Anyone need any oil advice? Feel free to ask.
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2009, 06:57:28 PM »

I'm thinking of an auto gearbox flush, and am looking for a Dexron II fluid which can be used for that, as well as the power steering system on the Emina, and also on my Peugeot 406, so I'll be after 20 litres. Whats your suggestion, Guy?
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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2009, 08:49:47 AM »

Have a look at this one http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-966-fuchs-titan-atf-3000-multipurpose-dexron-ii-atf.aspx

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« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2009, 01:44:09 PM »

Ta, any chance of it in larger containers for a better price?  Wink
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« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2009, 03:07:15 PM »

Sure, we can do multiples of 5ltr with discount or a 20ltr drum.

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« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2011, 02:20:16 PM »

Any advice needed ?

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

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