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    Default What Oil Would You Reccomend

    Hi guys


    what oil would you reccomend for my

    remapped 300bhp 2.8 signum

    72000 miles


    i have in it at the moment

    castrol magnetec 5w -30 full synthetic

    car seems to be a bit noisy ,rattles slightly from top of engine


    would i need a thicker oil ?

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    Definately not Castrol. Normally I'd recomment GM's Dexos2 which is very good quality and cost-effective IF bought at Trade Club prices. However, given the BHP you're running, if it was me I'd shell out for Mobil1 which is the best.

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    would have thought that 5w30 would be perfect as it's what vx recommends- its not exactly a high miler either.

    I'm running 5w40 fully synth in mine at the moment but mine is a diesel on 182k.

    maybe oil isn't the issue- or it needs some more in it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    Definately not Castrol. Normally I'd recomment GM's Dexos2 which is very good quality and cost-effective IF bought at Trade Club prices. However, given the BHP you're running, if it was me I'd shell out for Mobil1 which is the best.
    Whats wrong with Castrol, I've always used it on my Cars.
    Moved to Magnatec when it came out to help with Cold Start damage.
    I put in 5w30 in mine, and yes, it's a 1.8 but seems fine, as have all my cars..

    Matt

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    would i be crazy to put 10w-40 castrol magnatec in
    just to quieten it down a bit

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    Its chain driven the 2.8 isnt it?

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    i think so ,not sure

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    when i put the 5w-30 oil in i was thinking of the turbo .needing the thinner oil
    now i am thinking that the engine itself needs something thicker

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    just went to the mobil web site
    and they reccomend for my car

    Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40 ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVT-i-MATT View Post
    Whats wrong with Castrol, I've always used it on my Cars.
    Moved to Magnatec when it came out to help with Cold Start damage.
    I put in 5w30 in mine, and yes, it's a 1.8 but seems fine, as have all my cars..

    Matt
    Your car isn't turbo charged, isn't chain-driven, probably isn't remapped, and doesn't produce 300 BHP, so, with respect, your preference for Castrol's oil isn't relevant to the question that the OP posed and that I answered.

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