Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 12:37:41 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: I'm amazed at the difference, different oil makes.

In article <>, spouted forth into > If theres a bit of wear on the engine a slightly thicker oil will cause no > problems and often stop any leaks or losses that were apparant. I use Mobil > 1 0w40 in mine, but as that comes apart for a rebuild every 10K it doesn't > get much chance to develop leaks ;), it burns a tiny amount, probably around > 50ml in 1000 miles, due to oil being pulled past the stem seals at high > revs, catch tank collects around 75ml between changes. > Engine has arround 132k (I believe genuine miles) on it, not bad for 20 years this year. It was probably using/losing 250ml for every 1000 miles. Can't get Mobil 1 10w40 round here, Mobil 1 only appears to be availble in 0w40 in the local Halfords, or at Costco. Halfords own was only available 5w40 fully synth, and the local Autofactors had Carlube triple R in either 0w40 or 5w40 (labelled fully synth) or 10w40 (labelled synth which I understood to mean semi). As I've said engine warms up faster now, and runs slightly warmer, but doesn't overheat, and isn't losing any. -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot)

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