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 Post subject: Optiumum oil type for MY03 N/A (+200,000km) ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:43 am 
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Vehicle: MY03 X

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Location: North Coast, NSW
Hi there,
Just wondering what grade/type oils people are using in their SG N/A Foresters? My manual lists 5w-30 as the preferred grade, but also notes 10w-30 and 10w-40 as options.

5w-30, 10w-40, other?
Fully synthetic, semi synthetic?

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 Post subject: Re: Optiumum oil type for MY03 N/A (+200,000km) ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:11 am 
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I use 15/40 Delvac but 10/40 magna tech is another popular choice .
Wouldn't use anything thin on an old ej motor personally .


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 Post subject: Re: Optiumum oil type for MY03 N/A (+200,000km) ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:18 am 
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I go overkill I'm using Penrite 10Tenths Racing 5, although I suspect HPR5 would be just as good :P

I found both Castrol Edge 5w30 and Magnatec 10w40 would burn too much oil, about 1L over 10000km for Magnatec and about 500ml with Edge, I don't have to top up the Racing 5 at all between changes. Magnatec also felt very sluggish and the engine didn't sound very healthy with it.

SH N/A 2.5 here with over 200000km


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 Post subject: Re: Optiumum oil type for MY03 N/A (+200,000km) ?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:46 am 
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terrastrife wrote:
I go overkill I'm using Penrite 10Tenths Racing 5, although I suspect HPR5 would be just as good :P

I found both Castrol Edge 5w30 and Magnatec 10w40 would burn too much oil, about 1L over 10000km for Magnatec and about 500ml with Edge, I don't have to top up the Racing 5 at all between changes. Magnatec also felt very sluggish and the engine didn't sound very healthy with it.

SH N/A 2.5 here with over 200000km

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 Post subject: Re: Optiumum oil type for MY03 N/A (+200,000km) ?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:42 pm 
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Thanks for the comments there.


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 Post subject: Re: Optiumum oil type for MY03 N/A (+200,000km) ?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:00 pm 
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I use Redline full synthetic 10W40. Has effectively eliminated piston slap on a cold start and even my wife has noticed smoother running.


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