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[Ecotec] VY Oil suggestion

Discussion in 'V6 Development And Modification' started by exec24, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. exec24

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    Hi, i know its been asked may times before but just want to know which grade of oil people use on there VY V6

    the reason i ask is i purchased a VY 1 tonner about 9 months ago, with 182,000k's, it was due for a service @ 190,000k's which it has just reached. I dont have any service history on it and am looking to do it first oil change since i bought it.

    i use penrite and on my other VY v6 sedan which has 160,000k's i use HPR15, and have done since i purchased it when it was 2 years old with 28,000k's, serviced every 5000k's never had an issue

    i was planning on using HPR15 again on the ute, but thought id check the recommended guide on the penrite website which said to use HPR 5 (5W-40 Fully Synthetic) for the 1 tonner, i thought that was a bit light, so then thought id check what comes up for VY v6 sedan it said HPR 10 (10W-50 Full Synthetic)

    now im a bit lost as there are 3 different options, I only want to use penrite, and car will be serviced every 5000k's
     
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    With those kms, I'd stick with the 10w-50. You could probably drop down to a 5w-40 if it's still fairly cold where you are. If she's a loose old rattler then you could even look at 20w-60, although you'd want to have a fairly worn motor for that.

    Most importantly, use a quality full-synth like the Penrite and change regularly, every 7500kms would be my suggestion.
     
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    Agree. I'd go 10w50 to start with. See how it goes. if it burns a lot of oil go thicker, and if you tow heavy loads long distance in summer then maybe go 20w50.
     
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    No problem I only only ever use The Penrite HPR range anyway and all my cars get served at 5000k intervals

    This one will be a big one for the ute, as I plan on doing the engine oil and filter, transmission oil and filter and diff oil so I know where everything is up to
     
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    Might be worth doing the coolant and brake fluid as well in that case
     
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    Well Supercheap sells the cheapest trans filter kits and most brands sell the same filter in a different box ;)
     
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    Yeah will do them too

    I’ve got the Trans filters kits already, bought some Ryco ones off eBay on sale from sparesbox, bought 2 sets paid about $17 each
     
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