Engine oil cant decide

Discussion in 'All Things Technical' started by marc, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. marc

    marc New Member

    Have read the various debates on here of which none are conclusive i cant decide what grade oil to use .Some use 10\40 which thet swear by but other say its to thin and other use 10\60 which some say is to thick.
    I wondered without getting into the same old arguments what you use and why.


  2. whitep1

    whitep1 Active Member

    Silkoline pro-S 10w50
  3. Neil

    Neil Active Member

    Millers 10/60.

    No problems here...
  4. Widdowmaker

    Widdowmaker Well-Known Member

    Always used Millers 10/60
  5. Steve T

    Steve T Member

    I use this as well. Steve.
  6. whizzkid

    whizzkid New Member

    millers 10/60 for me all day long.
  7. markscooby

    markscooby Active Member

    used oil from my local curry shop think its a special blend of onion bargee chicken parcora and sweeping of the floor and out the rat droping tray........ think this post been batterd to death over the years use what ever oil u like.... :roll: :roll: :roll:
  8. Neil

    Neil Active Member

    Yeah but Marc hasn't owned Subaru's for very long. :wink: :lol: :lol:
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I thought Millers Oil (From Brighouse West Yorkshire) :lol:

    Was race usually race oil?

    Hmmmm If it isn't I still have an account with them........ :idea:

    Michael (From Brighouse West Yorkshire)
  10. scoobyphil2000

    scoobyphil2000 No there not new wheels

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: at Neil
  11. Tony Burns

    Tony Burns New Member

    Something in the 5w40 fully synthetic range, think millers do one, shell do their helix ultra, motul do a 5w40 fully synth, probably one of the best oils for your car, not tar like a 60 :lol:

    Tony :)
  12. Obey 1

    Obey 1 Well-Known Member


    hey michael any chance of getting a group buy here going for the oil if you have contacts :wink:
  13. TunnelMeister

    TunnelMeister Lifetime & Founder Member

    Millers cfs 10w60 here too, Cotcomp use this in my mota every time. :D

    Have also used Motul 300v Competition.
  14. JET

    JET New Member

    My Drivers Manual says 40W in my STI so I use 40W Castrol Edge 5W-40 at the moment which is also one of the few Porsche Approved Oil's.
  15. thatscoobyrocks

    thatscoobyrocks Well-Known Member

    Millers 10/60 :wink:
  16. ScoobyDan

    ScoobyDan New Member

    I am surprised how many people are using Millers 10w60. I tried it for a while and although it lowered oil temps and improved oil pressure due to its treacle like consistency my car developed quite an apetite for the stuff.
    I have gone back to Silkolene Pro R 15w50(now called Fuchs Titan) and now the car uses very little.
    My car has had a forged rebuild so has bigger tolerences in the bores , I wouldn't dream of using such a thick oil in a standard engine. Both Millers and Silkolene now do a 10w50 which might be better suited to standard engines than 10w60.
  17. adam

    adam New Member

    Silkoline pro-S 10w50 cause its red and its like blood. :lol:
    changed every 3k

    used to use millers then heard a lot of bad stories so it put me off.
    Only the best will do 8)
  18. TunnelMeister

    TunnelMeister Lifetime & Founder Member

    At the end of the day I believe it all comes down to type of car, clearances, mileage, engine wear, running temps, boost pressures etc.. etc.. it goes on.

    Manufacturers make oils to cover a spread of variables much in the same way cars are set up for 'average' conditions in the first place.

    If it's spit standard, stick with manufacturers specifications, if it's modified, take advice from specialists or make your own call.

    Simples... :wink:
  19. steve@cotcomp

    steve@cotcomp LADS Sponsor & Techno Bod

    well said tunnel!

    we use millers cfs10/40 in standard cars and cfs10/60 in moded ones.

    as for the other comments, i think the words "treacle like consistency" are very misleading. i would say 10/60, when hot, is about the consistency of milk! :wink:
  20. Big E

    Big E New Member

    I've been using Castrol Edge 10/60 for over 40000 miles now which is BMW approved for their M3, everything sweet here :wink: :D

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