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View Poll Results: What "viscosity" oil do you use in your Skyline
0w-40 41 3.66%
5w-40 156 13.92%
10w-40 187 16.68%
10w-50 175 15.61%
10w-60 212 18.91%
15w-50 259 23.10%
None of the above 91 8.12%
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Old 22nd July 2010, 04:33 PM   #441 (permalink)
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hey oilman , r32gtr, big exhaust+ air filters, 660cc injectors, cams, boost controller about 450bhp nothing serious.
while your showing interest, i dont know what g box oil to use + what goes in the transfer box and quantities , if you let me know what i need you may get an order for the lot.
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Old 23rd July 2010, 09:36 AM   #442 (permalink)
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Hi Sid

Here are some good choices for your car.

Engine 5L
Millers Oil CFS 10w-50 Competition Fully Synthetic Engine Oil.
Silkolene Pro S 10W-50 Ester Synthetic Oil

Gearbox 4.1L
REDLINE Synthetic Manual Transmission 90 MT90 75W-90 GL4
Motul GEAR 300 75W-90 Racing gearbox and differential lubricant 100% Synthetic ? Ester based
Millers Oils CRX Synth 75w-90

Rear Diff 1.6L, Front 1L
Silkolene SILKTRAN SYN 5 75W-90 Fully Synthetic Gear Oil
Silkolene BOA 90 LS High Performance Gear And Limited Slip Differential Oil
Millers Oils CRX Synth 75w-90

Transfer box 1.8L
Amsoil Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF
Fuchs ATF 4400, Fuchs 4400 automatic transmission fluid
Motul MULTI ATF Fluid for automatic transmissions


We've got 15% off all engine oils for the next few days, just use the code ENGINEOIL.

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Old 20th August 2010, 08:54 AM   #443 (permalink)
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Motul Competition oil 15W50
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Old 8th September 2010, 03:44 PM   #444 (permalink)
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Oilman, do you happen to know what percentage of ester is in Silkolene oil?

I have been reading that the RB needs an oil with a high percentage of Zinc and Phosphorous to protect against premature valve train wear especially when using uprated springs on modified engines.

Your thoughts and opinions appreciated.
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Old 8th September 2010, 04:33 PM   #445 (permalink)
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None of the manufacturers release the ester content figures, I believe it's in the region of 15% though.

The ZDDP levels in the top end ester oils are higher than in pretty much all other oils, so combined with the ester content, they will give the best protection available.

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Old 14th September 2010, 04:52 PM   #446 (permalink)
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Lovin this thread - can't believe you've kept it going 5 years oilman!!!
I have R32 GTR - Forged internals - ~650hp - what would you recommend...
I have no idea what is in it as the previous owner had it serviced at RB and didn't state it on invoices.....
from the looks of things (read about half the thread) it would be a Silkolene 15w50 or Nismo Veruspeed 10W60 GT-R Racing oil?????
Bear in mind i only track it once in a blue moon - like the odd battle obviously
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Old 14th September 2010, 05:32 PM   #447 (permalink)
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Hi

A 10w-50 is ideal for your car and these are the ones that we stock.

10w-50 oil

Both are really good oils, absolute top of the range ones, so go with any brand preference you have.

The 10w-50 will give better cold start protection than the 15w-50, the 10w-60 is a bit too thick for Skylines, especially ones that aren't getting used on track a lot.

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Old 15th September 2010, 09:01 AM   #448 (permalink)
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and what is the oil capacity of the RB26 - how much should I buy?
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Old 15th September 2010, 09:59 AM   #449 (permalink)
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Capacities are listed in post #443, 5 litres will fill her up to the max mark with a bit left over
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Old 15th September 2010, 10:41 AM   #450 (permalink)
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Yep, that's it
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Old 15th September 2010, 10:51 AM   #451 (permalink)
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Yep, that's it
Last question... I promise

As this is the first time I'll be changing the oil - I want to 'flush' the engine if possible.
Ideally by, draining the oil - replacing a new magnetic sump plug - filling with oil again - then running the engine a bit (bit of a drive). then draining again (while a little warm and then replacing with New oil.....

Now, I know this would be a little pricey to use £50 of oil just to drain again, but could you use some cheaper stuff just to do this?
is there any point to doing this?

and what's the best oil filter too??
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Old 15th September 2010, 11:38 AM   #452 (permalink)
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That is the best way of flushing the engine, products sold as engine flushes are often too harsh.

Some basic 10w-40 or 15w-40 will be absolutely fine for flushing.

The filter I'd use is this one.

OIL FILTER: UFI spin-on oil filter 23.266.00

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Special on Motul 300V 15w-50 at camskill...

MOTUL - 300V 15W50 Competition Fully Synthetic Engine Oil - 4 Litre :: £40.35 :: Oil, Lubrication, Fluids & Liquid Additives :: MOTUL - Oil, Fluids & Lubrication ::

Cheapest I've found it.
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Old 23rd September 2010, 11:29 AM   #454 (permalink)
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£48.34 delivered from them, we can beat that no problem Can give you free delivery to bring it down to £46.79 delivered.

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Old 26th October 2010, 01:28 PM   #457 (permalink)
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Old 26th October 2010, 10:59 PM   #458 (permalink)
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hi oil man , i'am coming up for my first oil change on my r33gtr vspec .
i'am around 400 hp (stage 1 mods )

should i go for 15/50 or just stay with a 5/40 ?

i'am not a tracking this car , just road use .

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I'd stick with a agood 5w-40
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Old 1st November 2010, 11:44 PM   #460 (permalink)
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Hi,

Firstly I would like to say this is a great thread.
I have been using 10W60 redline after run in oil on a totally new rb28 with 20k on it changing every 5k . Filter every 2.5k.
Going by the Oilman's advice I will change to 10w50.
Car has around 650 bhp . I do not get much chance to track it due to a 4 hour drive to Suzuka, local tracks too short but nice country roads so engine fully loaded for short periods only.
I notice there is not much mention of Redline oil. This is an ester oil and is touted as high quality.
Why cannot a 5w50 oil be used instead of 10w50 as the operating viscosity is the same and would be better for cold starts.
I would like to try Fuchs 10w50 but over here I can only get Fuchs Titan Super Syn 5w50 at around the equivalent of 120 pounds for 5 liters ...ouch
The redline is around 70 pounds for the same quantity.

Any advice would be great.

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