Let us know your final choice and how the engine feels after you change the oil. Not many people come back to bitog to share the final choice with us
Sure, I am back just minutes after I got the oil changed
Finally, I have decided on the Total Quartz 9000 Energy 0W30, which was my original first choice, but I wanted to thank you all for other recommendations. The online shop selling this oil had some price drop on the Black Oil Friday of whatever you call it, so I went for it.
The old oil was black as black oil can be, but looked fine to me and I can't say the oil change was overdue (about 15k km / 9k miles since changed last if the last owner was honest).
Changed the oil this morning, but I only started the engine to hear how it runs and then my other half took the car, as she is the main driver of that car. The first impression I had is that the engine runs fine on idle, is quiet, and all seems fine, but I will report back after I take the car for a longer spin, start it from cold, etc. This may not happen for another couple of weeks, but I will be back when it happens.
The filter in that engine sits horizontally, so I could only prime it with a few drops of oil. When starting the engine after the oil change, would say 20 sec. be enough before you apply a load to the engine? The oil pressure light was off 2-3 sec. after I started the engine, but I am not sure how soon the full pressure builds up on the bearings after the start post oil change...
Thanks again and I will update on the subject when I get to drive the car.