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    Penrite 5w-20

    What's the point? We don't suffer extreme cold weather like they do in North America and Europe.
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    10w-30 vs SAE 30

    Interesting. Based on that chart I would happily run that Kia on 10w-40 (or 10w-50) anywhere in this country - all year round. That grade is exactly what I'd expect to use on most cars.
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    Oil rec. for 2001 Passat 1.8T with worn bearings

    Have you thought about stepping up to a 50w?
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    Mixing oils?

    I get 20L drums of Delo 400 from the local Caltex truck depot for about $90 so its pretty good value. My old BMW E30 loves the stuff and I'm sure the Holden will too. Shannow, I think I'll take your recommendation and throw 1L of leftover oil and then top it up with the Delo. Basically I'm...
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    Mixing oils?

    Any suggestions on what I should mix from the list above? cheers
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    Mixing oils?

    VX Calais with 105,000 km - bought it from my old man who has owned it from new. How do you find it with the Delo Gold? This one will be mainly driven by my wife for short trips.
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    Mixing oils?

    I bought a second hand car with a Buick L67 engine that done about 60K miles. At the moment its running Nulon synthetic 10w-40. The guy I bought it from gave me the leftover jug from the last oil change a little under 2qt left. I also have other leftover jugs I'd like to use up: Castrol Edge...
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    thin perhaps not as good as i thought

    My old man commented that the Mobil 1 0w40 that was poured into my BMW feels like water. Not impressed. I'm gonna pour some of this in and see how it runs <a href="http://www.penriteoil.com.au/engineoils-products.php?id_categ=1&id_products=6"...
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    Penrite HPR 5w40 just a good deal, or not?

    I've been running HPR-5 in my Volvo for the last ~10,000klm and it seems to like it. I'm switching to Delo 400 at the next change which I'm hoping will silence the cold start valvetrain tick.
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    American love affair for thin oil

    Only 5 gallons / 20 litres I'm afraid.
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    American love affair for thin oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dave1251</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If you are looking for a one size fits all a 15W-40 PCMO/HDEO should give you the closest HTHS to M-1 0W-40 let me know what is available to you and I will make the...
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    American love affair for thin oil

    Guys, NEWS JUST IN: I went and started my old clunker '86 BMW, the one with the hidiously thick <span style="font-weight: bold">20w50</span> and guess what? It actually started with the flick of the key and settled into a nice smooth idle! The old girl has done almost 200K miles and has been...
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    American love affair for thin oil

    All this talk about CAFE makes me want to go down to one for a coffee ;-)
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    American love affair for thin oil

    I believe 25W-70 is available in the land down under. I can imagine pouring that at 0F. > 0F in Oz? Surely you jest... To Jim Allen: You say that Ford has invested millions of dollars in qualification testing for engine parts with thin oil. I don't doubt this for a minute. Its probably...
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    American love affair for thin oil

    Shannow, that's exactly right, I can justify the cost for the E39, on the basis that BMW explicitely recommend it, but couldn't justify it for all the other cars in the fleet. Also since I'm the only mechanically minded person in the family, I'm starting to get quite a few friends and family...
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