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Given the word "oil" is 3 characters long, I can't search for it :rolleyes:

Anywho, the owners manual says the car uses this engine oil:

API SG 7.5W-30

I've never heard of API

What's the equivalent here ?
 

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MOTUL in everything that needs it!Look for "liquid gold" thread,if its gone PM me for the info you need or contact GT-ART;)

Henry
 

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I have tried a number of oils in my car, and can only reccomend what I have used.

The best stuff I have noticed is Redline 10w 40 which I use in the winter, will go to gloopier redline variant in Summer. It warms up quicker than anything else I have used and gets no hotter than 80c. It holds Oil pressure better than anything else as well at 6 tweakers.

I had the opportunity to speak to there head UK biochemist who explained about the base stocks etc, and how they and Motul only use the best quality base stocks.

I would also highly reccomend putting their heavy duty shockproof opil in your gearbox, it is incredible the differnce it makes.

SJD
 

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To answer my own question, in case anyone is interested..

I called Middlehurst Motorsport and they put Texaco Havoline 5W40 when servicing Skylines.

So that's what I went out and bought from a Texaco station.
 

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Engine oil

My R34 had Halvoline in it from MM but in now having Motul engine oil instead.

I'll let you know of difference, if indeed any, when I get my car back!I know in my R33 once I put Motul in the oil pressure did go up and the engine did sound slightly quiter!What was in there before I know not !
I did once put Mobil 1 in but that was too thin and was taken out very quickly.

I don't think one can go far wrong with an engine oil as long as it is from a reputable manufacturer and the right viscocity.
The other factor is oil changes which I do personally every 2 to 3 thousand miles.This I think is of paramount importance especially if you track/drive the car hard!

SJD. heavy duty shock proof gearbox oil?I thought it was very important to put the right type of oil in a gearbox. Thanx.
 
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