what oil for the 205gti
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    Member casterbased's Avatar
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    Aug 2004

    Default what oil for the 205gti

    hpr5, hpr10 or hpr15? in a fresh motor

    2008 Fiesta XR4 "ST150"
    -Cosworth cams, Cosworth intake manifold, CIA "K&N", Dream science, De-Cat, Eibach, Bilsteins, White Line sway bar "rear", EBC Rotors and pads, Goodridge brake lines, OZ Racing wheels, Toyo R1R

    1964 S2a Land Rover LWB
    -Served with the 1st Australian Task Force, Vietnam, original condition

    1994 S3 205 GTI
    -3L 406 V6 Conversion

    2009 Husqvarna TE510

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    Fellow Frogger! bazgti's Avatar
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    nth balwyn, victoria


    depends what you mean by fresh,the original handbook when the car is new recomends a 10 w 50 type oil but most people with a bit of mileage on the motor[100k +]use a 20 w 50 type oil.
    i personally use a penrite 20 w 50 in my 205 gti it has about 170,000 on it and is a 1987 model.
    if you ask me why i use penrite i would have to say in all honesty that it is what my mechanic stocks.
    i have used it in a few different cars and have had no trouble .
    if your hotting up or racing the car i have no advice.
    maybe someone else can give you advice in that area.
    good luck -BAZZ

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    1000+ Posts PeterT's Avatar
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    Castle Hill, Sydney


    I use Shell Helix Ultra 15W-50. It seems to keep everything apart very well. I buy it in 20L drums ($143 inc. GST) and run it in everything.

    Don't use it with new rings/liners though. They won't bed in.

    '92 205 Mi16
    '90 Mi16x4

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    Hey casterbased,

    Another 205 driver from Adelaide.. That 15w/50 that PeterT is only available in 20litre drums, you can buy it for $153.60 delivered to your door, just look up 'Shell Direct' in the phone book and dial the '13' number listed there, i was using a 5w/40 oil but I think it's a bit thin i am going to order the 15w/50 this week.

    What year/colour is your 205, I might have seen it around..
    05' Megane 225 Cup

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