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    thanks brother!

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    [QUOTE=torana355;2136560]Hence why i said it "can" indicate the oil is not doing its job.[/QUOT

    yeah but my engine atm has done 7k on 5w 40 magnatec (over it- changing brands next week) and the oil is suprisingly still pretty clean and all i put it down to is being well maintained, way i see it with any oil you use, changed regularly your engne will stay spotless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Edd View Post
    An amatuer question here, if I have 143,000kms on my alloytec 190 (2005) what oil should I use as I just bought the car and want to service it myself. The manual says 10w-30, but does that still count considering the kms?
    yes and no depending on its previous service history, how much the engines worn during those km's, what engine noises there are at cold start ups and how much oil it burns during general driving. if all is good go for it. personally my cars done nearly 170k and iv used 5w 40 magnatec since i bought it at 50k coz the oil was free but in the past 30k its had noisy cold starts (from the valve train- cam followers most likely) so this time i deciding between fuchs penrite or gulf western preferably in a 5/10 to 40/50w. choices choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cod View Post
    I'd avoid Magnatech, an oil that "sticks" to parts? No thanks, no wonder the oil sensor got fubar. It's also a no-no for turbo's, i'd imagine an oil with some gummy sticky crap put through it.

    Just go a good quality organic 15-40 or something around there, no need to go full synthetic unless you have spare $$ to throw around. Doing an oil change regularly (every 7500kms) is better for the engine that any expensive oil. I changed my oil and filter on my turbo lancer every 5000kms because it was an easy DIY.


    Oh yeah always let your engine warm up and take it easy before bringing it above 3000rpm. 90% of engine wear is done within the first 10 mins of driving. If you really love your car you should let it idle after a cold start for a minute.
    Best advice is that you DON'T start the engine and sit and let it idle to warm up. Start engine and drive staright off making sure that you DON'T over-rev or over-load the engine for the first 5 - 10 km

    In regard to oil, make sure that it is within the Specifications as listed in the Owners Handbook, that you change it in accordance with recommendations (more frequently if driving under harsh conditions e.g. towing, racing, thrashing etc) along with the oil filter. Why some people insist on NOT changing the Oil Filter at the same time as the oil defies logic. Remember, Aloytecs LOVE clean oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benboy View Post
    Best advice is that you DON'T start the engine and sit and let it idle to warm up. Start engine and drive staright off making sure that you DON'T over-rev or over-load the engine for the first 5 - 10 km

    In regard to oil, make sure that it is within the Specifications as listed in the Owners Handbook, that you change it in accordance with recommendations (more frequently if driving under harsh conditions e.g. towing, racing, thrashing etc) along with the oil filter. Why some people insist on NOT changing the Oil Filter at the same time as the oil defies logic. Remember, Aloytecs LOVE clean oil.
    Why wouldn't you wanna let the car warm up for a minute before driving? How can that be anything but good for your car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter03 View Post
    Why wouldn't you wanna let the car warm up for a minute before driving? How can that be anything but good for your car?
    Idling is one of the worst things you can do. Driving it normally gets it up to temperature faster.

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    I start mine and it may idle for 1min or so while i ready myself then i drive off, never had any problems although with the cam it does warm up alot quicker

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    Quote Originally Posted by WogBoyz View Post
    I start mine and it may idle for 1min or so while i ready myself then i drive off, never had any problems although with the cam it does warm up alot quicker
    Ready yourself? As in, get out your safety checklist and check your makeup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronevolution View Post
    Idling is one of the worst things you can do. Driving it normally gets it up to temperature faster.
    What happens if you pull out of your driveway into traffic and sit idling for a couple of mins?

    What is so bad about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronevolution View Post
    Ready yourself? As in, get out your safety checklist and check your makeup?
    Correct, i though that was normal? haters gonnna hate i suspose

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