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Postby oilman on Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:52 pm

I get asked many questions about oil so I thought a thread here for all oil related questions would be a good idea and build into a FAQ or reference point for others.

So, put your oil questions here but please give the following information if you would like a recommendation:

Make
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Year
Engine size/type

Any mods

Type of use (road/track)

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc?

I hope this will help and become a useful thread

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Postby Rhinopower on Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:21 pm

2.0 zetec, recent top end overhaul, occasional use and maybe the odd track session
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Postby oilman on Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:39 pm

Ok,

For the Zetec you will need a 5w-30 grade ideally. If you intend to track the car I would look at a good quality synthetic.

have a look at something like Motul or Amsoil.

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Postby Badgerboy on Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:58 pm

1.6 CVH, Stage 2 Head, on 40's.

Road use, and daily drive.

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Postby Captain Tightpants on Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:02 am

I have a couple of questions! :D

What sort of running in oil do you recommend for a newly built turbocharged zetec?

What sort of oil would you recommend for a Duratec 2.5 V6, Twin turbo, freshly built, so running in oil. Then the oil to run it on thereafter. It will not be used everyday by a long shot, but when it come out, it will be getting used hard.

Thanks in advance,

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Postby ianFRST on Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:24 am

Scort wrote:I have a couple of questions! :D

What sort of running in oil do you recommend for a newly built turbocharged zetec?


5w30 mineral / semi synthetic oil :D i got some off him a few weeks back :Q
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Postby mintwhiters on Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:57 am

What oil for a standard 1991 RS Turbo with low mileage?

Previous owner was reccomended Mobil 1 but the garage I went to said you need something thicker???? :-?

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Postby oilman on Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:58 pm

Badgerboy wrote:1.6 CVH, Stage 2 Head, on 40's.

Road use, and daily drive.

Thanks!


Use a 5w-40 synthetic

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Postby oilman on Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:02 am

Scort wrote:I have a couple of questions! :D

What sort of running in oil do you recommend for a newly built turbocharged zetec?

What sort of oil would you recommend for a Duratec 2.5 V6, Twin turbo, freshly built, so running in oil. Then the oil to run it on thereafter. It will not be used everyday by a long shot, but when it come out, it will be getting used hard.

Thanks in advance,

Steve


For the Zetec run in on a basic ACEA A1/A2 5w-30. Once run in switch to a decent 5w-30 ACEA A3/A5 synthetic.

For the Duratec, run in on a 10w-40 semi-synthetic and then switch to a 5w-40 synthetic.

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Postby oilman on Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:03 am

mintwhiters wrote:What oil for a standard 1991 RS Turbo with low mileage?

Previous owner was reccomended Mobil 1 but the garage I went to said you need something thicker???? :-?

HELP!


You could use M1 but I would recommend a 5w-40 or 10w-40

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Postby Badgerboy on Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:48 am

oilman wrote:
Badgerboy wrote:1.6 CVH, Stage 2 Head, on 40's.

Road use, and daily drive.

Thanks!


Use a 5w-40 synthetic

Cheers
Guy


Thanks!
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Postby filtra on Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:57 pm

Standard FRST on 76k, weekend driver. Brands and grades please :D

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Postby deej on Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:38 pm

Brought back from the dead.

Make: ford
Model:fiesta mk 4
Year: 1996
Engine size/type: 1.3 EFI

Any mods: nope

Type of use (road/track) : general road.

Engine oil recomendation please, brands and grades. :)
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Postby madsekci on Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:49 pm

ford fiesta mk3 1.1
road use.

I'm 1000 km over the recommended change and now I hear a strange "knocking" sound coming from the engine bay. (especially when accelerating)

What oil do you recommend and could the sound come from the oil slug build up or should I really get it checked by a garage?

thanks in advance.
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Postby jonosi on Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:46 pm

Make: ford
Model:fiesta mk 3
Year: 1995
Engine size/type: 1.6 zetec turbo( lots of mods )

have been using a semi based from Morris for the engine but wana check if i could be using something better. dont do a lot of mileage at mo but will be soon as summer comes around

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Postby jayrs on Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:26 am

Make FORD
Model FIESTA RS TURBO
Year 1991
Engine size/type CVH EFI 1.6 TURBO

Any mods FULLY REBUILT ENGINE (NOT EVEN FINISHED IT YET) KENT CVH35 CAM, PHASE 1 SET UP
Type of use (road/track) ROAD ONLY, DAILY CAR

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used) OIL TEMP DUNNO, USING COMMA FULLY SYNTHETIC, 10W-40 if i remember right, can check
What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc? ENGINE OIL ONLY
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Postby j7aoc on Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:50 am

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Postby Gazeddy on Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:18 am

1.3 x-flow mk2 escort twin 45's ,4 branch exhaust

both engine and gearbox uses pinto type9 5 speed rear drive
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Postby dj22y on Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:56 pm

H reg Frst ,T3conv everythin else standard what should i use!! ta!!!
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Re: Oil advice and recommendations here

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Re: Oil advice and recommendations here

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Re: Oil advice and recommendations here

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Re: Oil advice and recommendations here

Postby georgiocat on Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:20 pm

Hello... I have a Fiesta rs turbo engine in my Escort mk5 and I live in Greece. It has a Garrett T25 and runs on 165 hp with the help of a superchip. Done about 30000 km's after a full rebuild with pistons,shells etc etc and new liners in the engine block. Car is for daily use,rarely abused and most of the times driven in lght traffic... what would you suggest for engine oil?Any opinion for Eneos engine oil?They have good reputation here in Greece.I must tell you also that the ambient temperature during summer can climb up to 38-39 degrees. Thank you very much!
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Re: Oil advice and recommendations here

Postby oilman on Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:01 am

Hi

Any idea how hot the engine oil gets?

We don't deal with Eneos, so I can't comment.

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Re: Oil advice and recommendations here

Postby georgiocat on Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:37 am

Hi Tim

I am afraid I don't have info on oil temps... Judging from water temps, although I know that the dashboards temp gauge is not the most accurate instrument, it never goes above middle, unless I stuck in heavy traffic with the a/c on. When the car is moving again, the temp falls again. Thanx for your interest, I think I must install an oil temp gauge in the future and then ask your advice again...
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Re: Oil advice and recommendations here

Postby oilman on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:13 pm

Hi

Getting an oil temp gauge fitted is a sensible option, as then I can give you a definite answer, but for now, going for a good synthetic 10w-50 is a good choice, due to the modifications and high air temps.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-659-10w-50.aspx

The Nanodrive CFS is, on paper, the best oil available, but the Pro S and CFS are both really good oils, so all are good choices for your car.

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Postby georgiocat on Sat May 03, 2014 9:06 am

Thank you very much, I will inform you on the next oil change. Can you ship to Greece?
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Postby AR-FRST on Sun May 04, 2014 4:02 pm

Hi,

I've a stage 1 FRST.
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Re: Oil advice and recommendations here

Postby elPaulio on Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:43 pm

Hi there,

Looking for some advice for my Fiesta.

2.0 Zetec-E.
No real engine mods other than a K&N filter. Planned for GSXr ITB's in the near future.
Do have a quaife straight cut box so runs high revs
Track use mainly plus driving to and from track and the odd spirited run - so all types.
On a dual carriageway run i saw oil temps of 120 degrees the other day.

Currently have fully synthetic 5W-30 (can't remember the brand but think its millers)

Worried about temps on track, what advice do you have?

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