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    neo suggested I switch oil and run 10w 40 going forward as they do in their race cars.

    I have been using the Dexose2 VX stuff which I believe is 5w30 (thinner I think). Just wondering what other car modders thoughts are. Should I switch to this rating and if so do I get race spec or just synth spec? I am a member of opie so could just source from there. Any recommendations at all.

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    Have you asked spoons? Personally, I'dve thought thinner was better, but Neo's have a rep for knowing what they're doing.

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    Nothing wrong with using thicker oil on motors with plenty of miles on, although my motors are diesels, i have always changed on to 10/40 once they're over 100k with no issues at all, i wouldn't bother with race spec, just ordinary synth will be fine

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    They just said it would be better protection. I don't know hence I'm asking.

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    it won't weep past the seals as easy

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    Ok that's sounds worth while lol. I've not done 64k miles yet but if it's better I will switch.

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    For best protection and easiest starting cold - you want 5W

    For being able to deal with high temperature, hard use, or worn engines better you want 40.

    So 5W40 will give you the best of both. If you change your oil and filter every 6,000 miles, and you buy really good top quality oil, it will cost you about 1p/Mile for your oil

    You'll be paying 10p/mile or more for your diesel. Diesel runs through the car once, oil is in there all the time.

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    Well I've gone through 3 oil changes using dexose 2 in 12k miles lol. I have OCD with my car.

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    Opie Oils suggested I upgrade my engine oil to Gulf Competition Racing 5W40

    Been in the car a short while now while using Nitrous Oxide at 400 BHP / 430 lbft

    Seems to be working fine but I'm no expert, just went on their recommendation

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    Sorry to hijack this thread...But...

    ...I've only got a Z18XE 1.8, It's done 77k now, has been on 10w40 since 66k (due a change on Friday)...I know it's no performance motor, But when I leave work, I'm literally going from our staff car park straight onto the M4 into 70mph traffic, and the car has only been left to idle for a minute or 2 (once the revs settle from 1k+rpm down to 800rpm).

    Would using 5w40 benefit me/the car better in this cold weather + cold weather due to come guys?

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