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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
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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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