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What Engine Oil?

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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby bigjohnthomas » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:43 pm

well my dear allcock its all to do with the dpf
you need a low sulphur ash,phosphorus sulphur oil
or you may furkre it up
there's some on egay 55 quid and you get a free lewis Hamilton hat
just buy that
and stop f*** winging

20 L Genuine Mercedes Benz 5W30 Low Ash SAPS Engine Oil MB229.51 Fully Syn

ok thanks

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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby chris72a » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:43 pm

I am running 10w 40 at the moment cause it was free next oil change however I am going to use the recommended 5w 30, no adverse effects that I can notice with the 10w 40

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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby trannyfreak » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:25 am

Hi what is the correct oil for my 2.5di 1999 non turbo and how many litres do I need many thanks
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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby gotgcoalman » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:31 pm

[quote="trannyfreak"]Hi what is the correct oil for my 2.5di 1999 non turbo and how many litres do I need many thanks[/quote]

Ford now say 5w30 synth for all. I found it wept past seals so went back to 10w40.
Regardless it's 6.15l including a new filter.
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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby Adi_k » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:17 am

What do you guys think of Smith and Allan lubricants or Westway? Both brands can be found very cheap on eBay and both claim to meet the relevant Ford specs.

Also what is the difference between a premium brand oil and a budget brand oil if they both meet the same spec?

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