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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday, 07 June 2017, 04:02 am »
50k more miles and mine should look the same then  :boogie: :hat: :boogie2:
only a slightly modified gsx1400
oh and a standard one too

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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday, 07 June 2017, 07:32 pm »
ireckon youre right Seth. know nothing about halfords but seems to work.

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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday, 07 June 2017, 09:22 pm »
Halfords is a national car spares chain, so I've no idea who really makes their oils.

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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday, 07 June 2017, 11:17 pm »
i also have no idea who's oil Halfords actually is but have heard its from a main big oil supplier bottled for them .
I'll try and find out when I'm next in as i know the manager of my local halfords branch.
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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #34 on: Thursday, 08 June 2017, 07:46 am »
Given Halfords is owned (or a big part of) Burmah Oil.....?
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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #35 on: Thursday, 08 June 2017, 06:56 pm »
saw today, gulf western synnex3000 at repco until june 11. 25 bucks for 5 litres. that is a good buy for you aussies.

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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #36 on: Thursday, 08 June 2017, 08:15 pm »
Any opinion on Silkolene Pro 4 10W40 (100% sythethic) ?

In this year I have Silkolene Comp 4 10w40. In my opinion verry good oil. I have comparison with Ipone 10w40 and Motul 5100 Ester 10w40.
Temp of engine in different conditions are verry similar.
On cold, engine sounds best on Silkolene. Also gearbox is working best on Silkolene. Smooth and lightest gear on. In visior of check oil level Silkolene is long time transparent. Longer that Motul And Ipone. This is my personal opinion  ;) Bad things ? Silkolene is little more expensive than others.

Have used Silkolene Comp 4 for years now. Switched between that and Castrol Power 1, but in the end, I firmly believe the Silkolene is better. Just seemed to heat up much quicker with a cold engine and the gear shifts are like silk.

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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #37 on: Friday, 18 August 2017, 09:01 am »
Would climate make any difference to peoples choices of oil?
For Example - The Tropics.
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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #38 on: Friday, 18 August 2017, 07:30 pm »
cairns a bit warmer than here for sure. mate lives at port douglas. just uses recod. oil in his and he flogs them. just choose your preferred and go with whats said to use. oil choice is a huge can of worms, everyone has a fave. not worth talking about. i use ryco rmz102 filter and synnex 3000 gulf western. around $45 for a change. repco have both. works fine for me. 4litre of silkolene will cost 75 plus a top up bottle to fill. gearchange is better with synnex than silko. yes, ive tried both.

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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #39 on: Saturday, 19 August 2017, 06:10 am »
I use Gulf Western Synnex 3000 as recommended by Grog. I change between 4-5 thousand kms. Comes out very clean, good gear changes. Well happy.
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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #40 on: Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:01 pm »
Same Gulf western fantastic and cheap
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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #41 on: Saturday, 19 August 2017, 01:45 pm »
Anyone here with experience/opinions about Mannol 10W-40 semi-synthetic?

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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #42 on: Saturday, 19 August 2017, 06:48 pm »
mannol gets good reviews. german so should be good. in australia prob. not available just same as no gulf western in europe. if its approved, go with it.

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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #43 on: Saturday, 19 August 2017, 08:54 pm »
Not sure what you mean by approved. It is 10W-40, API SL, and JASO MA2. Should be ok then as API SL is a newer standard than SF or SG (as in owners manual) and should include the requirements of the older standards.

Can get it from amazon for 48€/20L. They have a contract for their customers to drop off the old oil at a nation wide car repair chain. That is an issue here as otherwise I have to return the old oil to the place where I got the new from. That costs money for freight and has to be declared as "dangerous substance".  Welcome to the goodness of Germany  :rofl2:

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Re: Suitable Engine Oils
« Reply #44 on: Friday, 09 February 2018, 03:20 pm »
I use Gulf Western Synnex 3000 as recommended by Grog. I change between 4-5 thousand kms. Comes out very clean, good gear changes. Well happy.

My local Supercheap has GW10W40 Syn-X 3000 (semi synthetic) 5L for A$33 or the Syn X 5000 (full synthetic) 5L for A$49.

Both the Syn-X 3000 and 5000 are API SN/CF rated, the Syn-X 5000 is in addition ACEA A3/B4.

I will go the Syn-X 5000 unless there is a valid reason not to.

Fully agree, oils can be a 'slippery subject' (pun intended)   :grin:
I try to take one day at a time, however sometimes several days catch up with me at once.

 

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