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View Poll Results: What "viscosity" oil do you use in your Skyline
0w-40 40 3.57%
5w-40 156 13.94%
10w-40 186 16.62%
10w-50 175 15.64%
10w-60 212 18.95%
15w-50 259 23.15%
None of the above 91 8.13%
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Old 7th July 2008, 06:54 PM   #261 (permalink)
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Hi i have an r33 gtst with kakimoto turbo back exhaust decat apexi filter,hks dump valve,fmic. i use mobil 1 0w40 and have recently had oil pressure problems any ideas please.
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Old 7th July 2008, 09:20 PM   #262 (permalink)
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Dont run 0 weight oil ?
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Castrol Edge 0W-40 - quality stuff?
Yep, its a good quality true synthetic.

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Dont run 0 weight oil ?
No reason not to, other then it limits you on choice.

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Old 8th July 2008, 09:25 PM   #265 (permalink)
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I wouldnt run a 0 weight oil in my lawn mower yet alone a serious road car.
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Old 9th July 2008, 11:11 AM   #266 (permalink)
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The new GTR is recomend 0w-40.

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Old 19th August 2008, 10:01 AM   #267 (permalink)
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I am running forged pistons with rings that never 100% seated properly on a 500ish atw GTR with an oil cooler, I have been running 15w-60 Pentrite....But it is turning black very quickly, and the factory oil temp gadge takes a decent drive to get it moving.

Looking at this thread I guessing I have been given poor advice on the oil to run in my car.....And have learnt a bit on here, Thanks to all.

Would you recommend the Silkolene 10w-50 or the 15w-50......Or something else?

Thanks for your time.
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Old 19th August 2008, 02:28 PM   #268 (permalink)
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Oil going black is not a bad thing, just means the oil is cleaning up.

I would go for te 10w-50, hopefully this will warm up quicker then the 15w-60 which is a terrible viscosity for these.

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Old 20th August 2008, 05:21 AM   #269 (permalink)
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Silkolene looks to be as hard to find in "All Black Country" as hen's teeth.

Any other brands up to it? Redline?
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Old 20th August 2008, 05:49 AM   #270 (permalink)
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10-50 formula R ...
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I'm running Joe Gibbs Driven XP3 in my car (forged bottom RB25DET, drag application) It's equivalent to an SAE 10W-30. I've been very impressed with their other products and I'm sure this one will be no different.
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Old 20th August 2008, 08:32 AM   #272 (permalink)
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Never heard of it, where do you get it from?

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Old 20th August 2008, 09:05 PM   #274 (permalink)
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It's American I think. GTaRT sell it I believe, not used it personally though.
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Had a hunch it was American.
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I'm using it on the advice of my engine builder. As this is a race engine and will have frequent oil changes, I'm not overly concerned about API standards or any of the cleaning additives found in engine oils that have to stay put for 10,000-15,000kms.

The interesting part was the service the manufacturer provided in terms of recommendations. I emailed them directly with the specifications and application of my engine and they replied within six hours with a tonne of advice that wasn't just copied/pasted from a brochure or tech sheet. It included information for me to use to pick which would suit my needs based on oil operating temperature, main and rod journal bearing clearances and the use of the engine.

They're a small company but they build a hell of a lot of racing engines for big teams all over the world so I'm confident they know their stuff. It's not expensive either.
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Interesting, I will see what I can find out about it.

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Looks like I can get Redline at a good price....And concidering Fuchs Silkoline car oil isn't even bought into NZ.

Doing a bit of reseach, it is a full ester based sythetic.

so it's either 10w-40 or 15w-50
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From the JoeGibbsDriven.com site

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A higher viscosity version of XP1, XP3 provides proven protection for both Gasoline and Alcohol fueled engines. Designed for clearances under .0027, XP3 works well in both wet or dry sump engines and is perfect for Silver Crown engines, 360 sprint engines, USAC Midget engines, wet sump late model engines, INEX Legends engines, and 24 hour races. XP3 performs the best in engines operating with oil temperatures between 200F and 280F.

XP3 Synthetic Racing Oil Product Information:

Typical Physical Characteristics

PARAMETER TEST METHOD VALUE
Pounds per U.S. gallon at 15.6C ---- 7.08
Specific Gravity at 15.6C ASTM D1298 0.850
Viscosity at 40C. cSt ASTM D445 70
Viscosity at 100C, cSt ASTM D445 12.0
Flash Point (PMCC),C ASTM D93 189
Pour Point, C ASTM D97 -54

* XP3 can be blended and is completely compatible with XP0, XP1, XP2, XP5 and XP6.
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Looks like I can get Redline at a good price....And concidering Fuchs Silkoline car oil isn't even bought into NZ.

Doing a bit of reseach, it is a full ester based sythetic.

so it's either 10w-40 or 15w-50
The Redline is ideal, good quality stuff.

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