Which engine oil are you using and why?

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Which engine oil are you using and why?

Postby 4potDOHC » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:26 pm

Hi guys. I'd like to change the engine oil on my recently purchased Mk2.5 1.8 SVT with 60k miles on the clock.
I use the car 4 days a week for work and will continue to do so all year round. My journey to work takes 40 minutes and is 30 miles. I might have a little oil leak as I've seen a few odd drops on the driveway.
What engine oil do you use and is there a reason for your choice.
Incidentally, I've used expensive fully synth ester-based oils on another car and it may just have been coincidence, but, the engine, transmission and diff leaked afterwards. I'm also not a flush as I once was, so it's unlikely I'll be spending £50 or more for a gallon.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Which engine oil are you using and why?

Postby drumtochty » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:42 pm

The VVT emgine takes a 5w/30 A1/A5 oil. Just less than 4 litres

It does not need any expensive oil as it is a soft engine on engine oil.

For the last few years Halfords have done 4 litres for £12 during July but as yet the offer is not up usually about the 17th to 20th of the July.
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Re: Which engine oil are you using and why?

Postby 4potDOHC » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:42 am

Thanks for the advice there Drumtochty. I'll get some ordered.
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