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MG MGF Technical - engine oil
Can you tell me what type of engine oil is recomended for the vvc engine please, semi or fully synthetic?
Cheers. Also are the tappets adjustable?
|From the Owners Handbook|
Use any brand of 10W/40 engine oil meeting the minimum specification: ACEA A2.
Oils manufactured to these specifications are suitable for use in the temperature range -20C to +30C
The VVC tappets are hydraulic.
|According to the stickers on my windscreen MGR recommended Mobil 1 - which, as you know, is fully synthetic.|
I notice that Castrol on their web site recommend Magnetec for the VVC, which is semi synthetic.
|I have a 98 1.8i and I just changed my engine oil and I used the Castrol Magnetec. 10W40. (Cost $30Aus for 5ltrs)|
The engine runs smoooooooth and during runnign temp, the oil temp gauge is sitting a little lower than before I did the change.
Less friction, less heat, I suppose.
Also with the purchase came a mini size cricket bat with lots of oil type stickers on it.
Aghh marketing,, Don't you love it!!
|Magnatec is termed a part synthetic and probably contains 5% ester synthetic the rest is basic mineral and additives. Most semis will be 10-30% Synthetic. These oils are fine for normal road use but I would be cautious about long oil change intervals. Synthetics are more performance orientated, use few viscosity improvers and are more shear stable.|
Yes I do agree, If you do oil changes every 20,000km then a good quality synthetic is recommended to be used. Mobil 1?
In my case, the oil looked a little on the black side and so I decided to change it. I am more comfortable doing a 10,000km change anyway.
Must be my "old school of thinking" habits. Somehow it doesn't "feel" right to me to run it for 20,000km without a oil change. I suppose it's just me.
And the bat was good fun!!
|I have been using a Penrite Synthetic but change at 5000km as engine gets pushed to 7000rpm a lot and has travelled 130,000km. Yep Branko it must be an "old school thing".|
Is that the Penrite HPR5? SAE 5W40?
Sorry but a little off topic:
I also found that for the gearbox I can use Penrite Extra Light Gearbox Oil. 75-W80 GL-4 SAE.
Will soon change the gearbox oil.
I have a contact if you want.
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