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well, i went for duckhams 10w40 semi in the end, and car seems to like it. not sure whats been used in it before, but bearing it was owned by a middle aged female teacher it could have been some very cheap stuff. gonna stick to duckhams eveyr 3k now i thinks.

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oh, well, maybe worth a change then.

was recomended by my local parts shop...got some aditives specialy for turbos apparantly ??

cheers

I would have thought that thinner Oil would be better for tubbys because it will flow round the system faster and provide better cooling for the turbo bearing. I'm not sure what the other tubby owners on here use but 0w 40 is probably about the right viscosity.

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I wouldn't use 10w-60, it's simply too thick. (24cst at 100degC)

Your car needs an sae 40 (14cst at 100degC).

The problem with sae 60 is that it causes additional friction which leads to heat and engine wear. Added to this, it wastes power through additional Oil drag.

The best option is 5w-40 fully synthetic although 10w-40 semi is adequate, a cost option for want of a better desciption.

Cheers

Simon

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Hi,

I have a 92GT which seem's to be getting through a lot of fully systhetic Magantex

10w 40w (requires a top up every 4 wks approx).

Mechanic couldn't see any leeks, car runs fine.

Am I using the wrong grade of Oil ?

Cheers,

Gavin

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Cheers

Simon

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Hi,

I have a 92GT which seem's to be getting through a lot of fully systhetic Magantex

10w 40w (requires a top up every 4 wks approx).

Mechanic couldn't see any leeks, car runs fine.

Am I using the wrong grade of oil ?

Cheers,

Gavin

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I think Magnatec is only semi synthetic. Anyway, I've heard stories of engines drinking lots of Magnatec although my car didn't use any when I used it. You're using the right grade of Oil, maybe you'd be better trying a different brand.

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