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    Hey guys,

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    the Ti has done 10,000k since I've had it and I want to do the oil and filter, book says GTX2, great old oil, haven't quite caught up with the new oils business.

    Any recommendations as to what would be most appropriate for the old girl now at 204,000 kilometres. Is not using oil.

    thanks

    ed ge

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    My old DS's and CX's have been run on GTX2 for the last 10+ years... I doubt the new oils are any better given the same grade (why would you want to put a thin oil in a motor designed for thicker oil ???).

    The only cars I haven't run on GTX2 and the modern overhead cam Poogeo/Citroen 1.9litre engines, and the old CX turbo'd tractor motor. They get 15/50 Shell Helix semi-synthetic. ($25bux everyday at big W).

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    Ed ge my friend,

    I've been using Valvoline XLD Premium for years. The Haynes manual states 10W/40 grade. The sump holds 4.0l and the filter 0.5l so you should have 0.5l left for top ups. My old 504GL and my present 505GR and the wife's 505GTi all use it without problem. The best way to get it is to wait until Repco/Supercheap/etc have it on special and buy a couple of tubs of it. Get a good oil filter like a Fram PH2846B or a Purflux LS152B, both Ryco Z69 equivalents. I try to change my oil and filter between 6000 - 7000km.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller
    Hey guys,

    the Ti has done 10,000k since I've had it and I want to do the oil and filter, book says GTX2, great old oil, haven't quite caught up with the new oils business.

    Any recommendations as to what would be most appropriate for the old girl now at 204,000 kilometres. Is not using oil.

    thanks

    ed ge
    Ed,
    Go for the Valvoline XLD. It is stocked almost anywhere. Big W have it in 10 litre containers for just under $30. 5 litres costs around $17 now.
    Someone at "Su#%*ap" had the 5 litre priced at $12. The next day their sale price was $14 !!

    By the way I used Valvoline XLD in my 504 diesel years ago. It reduced oil consumption and breathing, this would oil up the air filter quick time.

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    Anything but Castrol. Every car I have ever put Castrol oil in has quickly started to blow smoke and use oil.

    Valvoline XLD is also a favourite of mine, because it is so cheap. But generally I run whatever the cheapest brand name oil is. If you change it often enough (I change mine at 5000 kms including filter), it really isn't that critical. I've even run Kmart or BigW "no frills" brands for many kms without any trouble at all. I wouldn't run it in the Mi16, but in a 504 I'd have no hesitation. So long as you know that it isn't made by Castrol!! 99% of the time it's rebadged XLD anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu
    Anything but Castrol. Every car I have ever put Castrol oil in has quickly started to blow smoke and use oil.

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    Quite strange, we have run nothing but GTX2 in CX's and DS's, most likely Renaults we had too for years.... None ... I repeat *none* of them ever burnt oil, they *never* needed to be topped up between oil changes either

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    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Quite strange, we have run nothing but GTX2 in CX's and DS's, most likely Renaults we had too for years.... None ... I repeat *none* of them ever burnt oil, they *never* needed to be topped up between oil changes either

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    Same here, no probs in the 504?

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