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Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by kave1, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. kave1

    kave1 New Member

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    Gday all, i just wan;t to know what brand & viscosity motor oil you guys are using in your v6s & gen 3s these days. Cheers.:dance:
     
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    mobil 10w-40 in mine...damn expensive stuff ...through dealer that was...not again....
     
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    Have any of you guys used Fuch(TITAN) GTO 10/40 & if so what do you think of it ?
     
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    GOTMYN Stab it and Steer...

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    Oil...

    I'm using Nulon 10/40Full Syn....... Its good I say.....
     
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    The nulon synthetic is available in either 10w40 and 15w50. I'm using the 10w40 in my L67. Good stuff.
     
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    burnz dah dut dut da dah

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    Nulon 10w-40w fully synthetic in my LS1.
    cheers
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    The guys using the fully synthetic nulon, does your gen3s run quietlly on cold start up & at operating temp ? Cheers.
     
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    seems to be as quiet as any i have heard.mines a vy model.if anything i would say it can sometimes be a little noisier after its warmed up,but certainly acceptable.
    cheers
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    Any top brand 10w-60 for me.
     
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    nicko Carbon Positive - DO IT!!

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    I don't have a gen3 but the L67 is dead quiet both hot and cold with Nulon.
     
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    how much is this nulon fully senthetic?, i used the new nulon semi synthetic 10w-30 in my gen3, seemed good to me, a little bit noisy at start up but has been like that since i bought it and have been told by a few ppl its acceptable for a gen3 all have the same noise, once it warms up its fine, gotta change my oil this week, looking at the mobil one super synthetic, but its $90 for 5liters, so bought $110 by the time i get 6 liters of it.
    the nulons is a lot cheaper and comes in a 6liter container.
     
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    its around the $60-$65 mark for the 6litres from memory.very handy coming in the 6lt bottle too.
    cheers
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    Use the 10w 60 for the love of god....
     
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    why the 10w 60 minux....when most ppl are using 10w 30 - 40....
     
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    Holden2gether The short,chunky fella

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    Mobil S for me, like some here.It's what's been put in it since new and I like to keep the same oil in a motor.
     
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    Who is most people?

    As i said, talk to any decent performance workshop they will use 10w 60, talk to any oil specialist who is also an LS1 enthusiast, they will say the same thing.

    People use 10w 30 because holden say so. I used to have oil samples taken every 2000km in my last job(didnt cost a thing) and the 10w 60 always rated better.

    But hey, what do i know, forget i said anything :)
     
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    I agree with minux here- a heavier weight oil vs something as light as w30 the heavier (providing they are both quality oils) will will out.

    Oil engineer I know visited Holden when they first started specifying w30 weight oil. He said to the techs that this is going to kill motors, they agreed but said that's what they are told to specify, so they do.

    Holden when they first started specifying this weight had all sorts of well known problems, from big ends to mains, ring seal and other friction related issues. There were a lot of warranty calls, and rebuilt GEN III's.

    I suggest you reconsider the use of w30 oil
     

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