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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny
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    Makes a change!

    Book says 10w-40 semi syn.

    I've loads to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratdat
    Okay, time to wade in with my questions I'm currently rebuilding an S13 engine (CA18DET) which will be eventually putting out around 240hp. It'll all be new... rings' bearing seals etc etc. What oil would you recomend for running it in with and what running in procedure aacn you recomend if any?. And what oil should I use thereafter. I like the sound of the Silkolene Pro-S and I want to use the best I can get with this engine.
    Running in on a mineral 15w-40 or 15w-50 (but not any old )

    Running in for 500-1000 miles.

    After use 5w-40, 10w-40 or 10w-50 depending on how you intend to use the car.

    Quote Originally Posted by ratdat
    Secondy, any recomendation for an oil to use in a FWD transaxle (Nissan Sunny ZX) that has a viscous limited slip diff??
    No problems but I need more info as I'm going to check on this one.

    Make, Model, Year, engine type and Size etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilMorrison
    Engine: 2.0 SR20DET Turbocharged 310bhp

    I have a Mocal oil cooler, and use Mobil 1 MS 15w50 and swap every 1500 miles, the car is a daily driver, making frequent short journeys, I'll quite often just reach a safe high load driving temerature as I pull into the carpark at work . The car is always warmed up and cooled down properly. here's the problem though, weekends are often spent drifting, that basically is high load, high rpm, relativly low speed driving, and due to the angle of the car, the radiator intercooler and oil cooler don't really see enough airflow. I quite often find that I have to end a run short (after 4-5minutes of driving) due to disturbing oil temperatures. What do you recommend?
    As it happens, MOBIL1 Motorsport is a good oil, I recommend and sell it but it doesn't quite seem up to the job here! Regular changes as well so it should be ok.

    Personally, before you spend mega-money solving the cooling problem, I would try Silkolene PRO R 15w-50 ester and see if it makes a difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilMorrison
    I also run a clutch pack racing LSdifferential, I'm supposed to only use Nismo LSD oil in it, but it's hard to get hold of, can you help?
    Hmm, I don't know anything about this oil but could probably find a direct equivalent. If you have a bottle then I'll need all the data off it like specs grade etc...........anything you can get and I'll ask for some advice.

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    I think I'm gonna give the Silkolene Pro-S a go and extend the change intervals (Like SmZzoom)

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    I run a Citroen Xsara VTS around. Problem is in the evening the oil is only at running temperature about 2 mins before I get home. Before I leave in the morning, I leave the car idling for ages untill the water's fully up to temperature. The oil then usually gets about 7 mins at running temp (I dont know what temp it is but its the first notch after 50 degs - there is a notch for 50, then 3 notches, then a whole bunch of them near 150 )
    What oil would you recommend.
    Car is not used on track days but I would be interested in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin T
    I run a Citroen Xsara VTS around. Problem is in the evening the oil is only at running temperature about 2 mins before I get home. Before I leave in the morning, I leave the car idling for ages untill the water's fully up to temperature. The oil then usually gets about 7 mins at running temp (I dont know what temp it is but its the first notch after 50 degs - there is a notch for 50, then 3 notches, then a whole bunch of them near 150 )
    What oil would you recommend.
    Car is not used on track days but I would be interested in the future.
    The recommended is 10w-40 semi-syn, what are you using currently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilman
    The recommended is 10w-40 semi-syn, what are you using currently?

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    What the dealer put in it. Only had the car a week so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_S
    I think I'm gonna give the Silkolene Pro-S a go and extend the change intervals (Like SmZzoom)

    Dave

    same here, i have to drive 60 miles work milage a day but also just do short journeys at the w/ends so this sounds like the best one for me
    Its gone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilman
    Running in on a mineral 15w-40 or 15w-50 (but not any old )

    Running in for 500-1000 miles.

    After use 5w-40, 10w-40 or 10w-50 depending on how you intend to use the car.
    Cool, I'll be giving you a call shortly to order up some lube The car is likely to get used for some drag racing and fast road use... no day-to-day going to work type stuff though at all.

    Edit: I forgot to add..about that transaxle... The car is a 1990 Nissan Sunny ZX, model N13. It has a 1.8 DOHC 16V (129bhp) and the viscous limited slip diff is standard on this model so all the N13 ZX's have it.
    Last edited by ratdat; 09-07-2004 at 22:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_S
    I think I'm gonna give the Silkolene Pro-S a go and extend the change intervals (Like SmZzoom)

    Dave
    It also works out at the same price per litre as the oil I am using now. Will be cheaper when Me, Petrol & hopefully a couple of other Mascrat regulars sort an ickle get together and buy 4 .. or 8 or whatever. So with the same 4K or 5/6K intervals its may work out cheaper too.

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    Oil analysis ,and a couple of other questions

    I was wondering what you thought about getting oil analysed every other change?I have heard its pretty succesful at uncovering immenant big end and main failures due to the metals found in the sample.This seems ideal for S13 owners such as me who would rather replace shells than have a crank reground,an early warning would be nice.Would you reccomend it,or indeed know of anywhere that youve had experience with?
    Also,im currently rebuilding my 1991 200sx engine,should be producing between 350-400hp and gets used for occasional trackdays as well as some day to day pootling about,could you recommend an oill for when its run in,also a gearbox oil for the same car,as im sure it'l need something a bit cleverer than the standard reccomended oil from Nissan
    Thanks


    -edited to add this link so folk can check out what im blathering on about-
    http://www.theoillab.co.uk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin T
    What the dealer put in it. Only had the car a week so far
    I have quite a few 10w-40's please email me for a price list.

    Would look at:

    Castrol Performance 10w-40
    Silkolene XTR 10w-40

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLAC
    I was wondering what you thought about getting oil analysed every other change?I have heard its pretty succesful at uncovering immenant big end and main failures due to the metals found in the sample.This seems ideal for S13 owners such as me who would rather replace shells than have a crank reground,an early warning would be nice.Would you reccomend it,or indeed know of anywhere that youve had experience with?
    Also,im currently rebuilding my 1991 200sx engine,should be producing between 350-400hp and gets used for occasional trackdays as well as some day to day pootling about,could you recommend an oill for when its run in,also a gearbox oil for the same car,as im sure it'l need something a bit cleverer than the standard reccomended oil from Nissan
    Thanks
    Firstly analysis.

    Sounds good in practice but do you really want to be shelling out over 100 quid each time you change the oil?

    With regards to your car, you'll see my recommendations here but with the quoted BHP, I would suggest you use something good. Silkolene?

    Gearbox I would use Silkolene SYN 5 Fully Syn 75w-90.

    For price list, email me: sales@opieoils.co.uk

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    Hi Oilman,

    I don't know if anyone has told you yet but the Big end bearings have a tendency to fail, on the S13 200sx, does this affect your choice of oil?

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    No Mark, it actually reinforces my recommendation.

    I recommended Silkolene Pro-S 5W/40 as this will circulate rapidly on start-up if the damage is due to starvation during those vital first ten seconds. Also, the superior load-carrying and film strength will give more protection at high speed, if the problem is down to poor oil pressure or overloading. (See the rally Peugeot report posted, reposted here for those who missed it!)

    From: xxxxxx
    Sent: 07 May 2004 16:16
    To: Rowland, John
    Subject: Peugeot Cosworth - result!

    John

    Just a note to let you know I've heard from xxxxxx - the rally driver with the 300+bhp Peugeot-ice-racer-bodied hybrid with the normally asthmatic Cosworth in the back.
    Prior to you taking over, he used to have to strip the engine after every event
    (normally 45 miles, he couldn't get it to last for a National event of 70-80
    miles) and change the big end bearings every time. He'd been everywhere and
    tried everything (including Halfords!), and couldn't solve his problem.
    First off, he was really surprised when you asked to look at the bearings, as
    no-one had ever asked! He was equally surprised by your recommendation to go
    thinner, and also, I have to say, worried. He equated 'thickness' with 'better
    protection'. I eventually persuaded him to try Pro S 5w/40, as you suggested.

    He called me to say he'd stripped the engine this week, after it's FOURTH event
    (approx 200 competitive miles!), and there isn't a mark on it. He is utterly
    delighted, and asked me to pass on his thanks for all your help and expertise.
    I'd also like to add my thanks to you. He is extremely influential in competition circles, and is now going to tell the world and his wife what, and who, sorted this problem.

    Once again, many thanks
    Regards
    xxxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratdat
    Secondy, any recomendation for an oil to use in a FWD transaxle (Nissan Sunny ZX) that has a viscous limited slip diff??
    -Eddie
    Nissan Sunny ZX N13 1.8 16v (1990)

    Gearbox - 80w-90 or 75w-90 (GL4)
    LSD Transaxle - Limited Slip SAE 90LS

    These are on my price list if you have a copy.

    If not email me and I'll send you one: sales@opieoils.co.uk

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    The car you refer to is Andy Burton's Peugeot Cosworth, everyone in rallying knows Andy and his cars.

    The engine you refer to is a Cosworth DFV V6 2.5 built for Opel for the german touring car championship, which Andy now runs in his rally car.

    He wasnt having big end bearing problems, he was wearing the camshafts and followers out prematurely due to their high lift/rpm usage.

    I wouldnt use a full race NA engine as reference when choosing oil for a turbocharged engine, the requirements are quite diferent, especially in terms of coping with the heat generated in the turbo, which if driven hard needs a better oil than a 40 grade, especially if running without an oil cooler that can keep the oil temperature below 100 degrees C.

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    I am still thinking about this 1...Can't help thinking this guy seems to recommend the same oil for most peeps...Sorry....

    Pete R
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    bigger profit margin ?? hard to get in the shops so more chance of buying from him ??

    just a thought

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