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    Howdy all..

    im a bit overdue for my oil change, so im gonna do a quickie while i have time this weekend. Problem is i cant find my little book that tells me what grade of oil to use.

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    can anyone help?

    Also, i normally get oil and sump plug washer from paul v, but hes on holidays...

    is it ok to re-use the sump plug washer, surely you dont need to replace it EVERY time??
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    I use 15W-50 Ultra Helix. Anneal the washer on your gas stove (or bbq etc.).

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    they make a 15W-50 Helix Ultra? i use 5W-50 Shell Helix Ultra. its the stuff the ferraris use apparently.

    the Mi16 loves it.
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    For information, enthused, the manual states 10W-40.


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    10W40 is the oil, however, it's near on impossible to get any common brand full synthetic in that range.

    Castrol Magnatec is available in a 10W40 which is a semi-synth. I believe Mobil make an S semi synth in that range too.

    If you want to run full synthetic, you can get Elf Excellium, Amsoil, or Neo in that range. Not sure what else.

    If you do a lot of city driving I'd be considering a 5W-40, which is available from Valvoline and a bunch of others. I don't see a problem going down to 5W in that car when you do a lot of short trips. I tihnk it's best to get the oil every quickly when cold.

    BTW, everyone has a different opinion on oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    BTW, everyone has a different opinion on oil.
    oooh yeah... opinions are like arseholes.... everyones got one!

    so then, to stir the bucket a bit more...

    Can anyone give me the type/size/number of the oil filter i need (need to find my manuals - i hate moving, you loose everything!)

    and is there a major difference between a cheap and expensive filter???
    1992 mi16 1.9 litre - it's a love hate realtionship.

    whatever you do NEVER tell anyone your car is reliable. doesn't matter how much wood you touch!

    previous cars: peugeot 306xt, peugeot 205si, renault 20, renault 12 - sedan and wagon, renault 25, alfa 155 twin spark

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