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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 21st August 2008, 08:06 PM   #281 (permalink)
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Old 23rd August 2008, 09:37 PM   #282 (permalink)
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OK, Forgetting that the source of my Red Line oil was a race team....They have given me this:

Red Line Oil: Motor Oil

It says it is not recomended for street use....? Is it because of the lack of detergents in it? What side effects am I going to encounter with running race oil?
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Old 28th August 2008, 02:14 AM   #283 (permalink)
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It's probably to do with the fact that street engines are usually low rpm, idling for long periods of time, stop/start type driving and serviced infrequently whereas a racing engine is highly maintained and usually run flat out more often than not.

I'm a big fan of using racing engine oil in racing engines or high performance street engines that are serviced regularly as the detergents added to oil blends don't lubricate the engine and let's face it, that's what the oil is for.
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OK, Forgetting that the source of my Red Line oil was a race team....They have given me this:

Red Line Oil: Motor Oil

It says it is not recomended for street use....? Is it because of the lack of detergents in it? What side effects am I going to encounter with running race oil?
Its fine for street use, nothing to do with detergents really, mosre because it does not carry any ACEA or API specs.

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Old 28th August 2008, 08:35 PM   #285 (permalink)
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Cheers Oilman and 2rismo.

....Handy as I can get this cheaper than Repco Oil! (Crappy no name oil)
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Old 28th August 2008, 09:30 PM   #286 (permalink)
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Its fine for street use, nothing to do with detergents really, mosre because it does not carry any ACEA or API specs.

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/slaps_head

I only scanned the page that was linked to and read SAE as API.

(I'm off to take my smart pills now)
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Old 22nd September 2008, 08:09 PM   #287 (permalink)
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Hello Oilman,

I'm planning on using Kendall oil for my engine. It's a pretty much stock R32 GTS-t, RB20DET. I've been thinking of 5W-30 or 10W-40.

I live in Finland but won't be driving the car during the winter.

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Old 23rd September 2008, 09:27 AM   #288 (permalink)
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Either is fine, defo 5w-30 for the winter months if you go for a drive.

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Old 26th September 2008, 11:29 AM   #289 (permalink)
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Dear Guy..

Please could you recommend me some engine oil for my R34 GTR.

It is a standard car bar an exhaust system. The last oil change was carried out in May with Silkolene Pro R being the oil of choice, although I am not too sure what grade of oil was used by the garage.

I also need to know how much oil is needed for an oil change.

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Old 26th September 2008, 03:16 PM   #290 (permalink)
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If it was the Pro R it will be 15w-50.

As the car is stock there is no need to go this thick, a good 5w-40 is ideal.

I would go for the Silkolene Pro S 5w-40 Silkolene PRO S 5W-40 Ester Synthetic Oil For High Performance Engines

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Simon, how do you rate Royal Purple?

Am using their oil for transmission and differential and am satisfied with it, but would like to know your Pro-thoughts on this! Thanks.
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Average to be honest.

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Average to be honest.

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I always thought Royal Purple was top stuff...

You learn something new every day.

What does it not have to be on one level with the higher rated ones if you donīt me askin? Would like to understand on what to look. Thanks!
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We had some tested and it just didnt come out as good as some of the other leading brands of ester based oils.

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We had some tested and it just didnt come out as good as some of the other leading brands of ester based oils.

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Ok, so what would you recommend then for tranny and differential?

I have sent you PM, if you could reply to this I would very much appreciate it!

Thanks mate!
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You have pm.

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I am curious about for a street and drag competition for a 700whp engine , which is the best oil for you experience in a hot climate (30 celcius) all year long.
5w50 Mobil 1 or 10w40 Red Line Oil...it's synthetical better than mineral for race application ?
and also which oils for front differential, transfer case, and rear differential ?
thanks in advance for your advise.
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I would go with the Redline over the Mobil as it is ester based. The 5w-50 from Mobil is not one of their best.

Do you have any idea on your engine oil temps?

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220-240 temp
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Whats that in centigrade? Any ideas? THe Redline 10w-40 should be fine.

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