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Oil Advice and Recommendations

Discussion in 'Opie Oils' started by oilman, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. denMla

    denMla Full Member

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    Thank you Tim!
    Apreciate your answer and time!
     
  2. dangerdave

    dangerdave Leon Mk 3 Cupra 290

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    Hello. I have a 2016 Leon Cupra 290 which is about to be remapped stage 1 to about 350 bhp. Going to be used for fast road driving. No track days etc. I just ordered from you 5w30 Miller's Long life EE. Is this a good order or should I go for a higher spec? If so can you help to change the order? If this oil is ok though I'll keep the order the same.
    Cheers. David
     
  3. oilman

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    Hi David

    Is it still under warranty? If so, you basically have to stick with something like the Millers EE, so it's a good choice. If out of warranty, I would go for a quality 5w-40, like the the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS/CFS NT+, Motul Sport/300V, Red Line and Gulf Competition.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  4. dangerdave

    dangerdave Leon Mk 3 Cupra 290

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    Thanks Tim I have 3 months warranty left. I reckon I'll keep the order of the EE then after I'll go for one of the others you mention. However I did send an email to the customer service address so I don't know if it's still possible to change. If so the CFS NT+ would do me as I could keep it till later. I'll pay extra of course. David
     
  5. oilman

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    Hi David

    I've spoken to the customer service guys and it seems that the oil has already been sent, so it's too late to change it.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  6. kanyewest

    kanyewest Full Member

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    i have a mk4 6L seat ibiza and just wondering what oil would be best for the 1.4 engine? i am thinking of doing a full oil change
     
  7. kanyewest

    kanyewest Full Member

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    im going to a garage to have some work done soon and they said they'd throw in an oil change and a follow up oil change. the only thing is, they dont change the filter for the follow up change, only on the first one. should i buy my own filter for the follow up or is it not required?
     
  8. Legojon

    Legojon [Zero] days since last car mod.
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    That doesn't fill me with confidence. Is the follow up oil change because they are using cheap oil to flush? I'd always change the filter when changing the oil. It costs less than a tenner and your working in that area anyway.
     
  9. kanyewest

    kanyewest Full Member

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    hmmm.. now that you mention it...

    ill ask him about it. if it is cheap oil then ill get it done at national tyres instead
     
  10. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    I am no expert but I would never consider oil change without filter change, its all part of the same process in my eye's
     
  11. kanyewest

    kanyewest Full Member

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    didnt like how they spoke on the phone. gonna go with a national tyres oil change next month and hAve the current work done by a garage ive used before. love you guys xx
     
  12. ChrisJKM

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    can you not get a sample sent away at the next oil change? if its fuel dilution the viscosity will be affected. You should be able to smell fuel dilution quite easily as well.

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     

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