layllz wrote:i see, cheers guys. so 10w40 is the official oil for this engine? I've just put in magnatec 10w40 2 weeks ago cuz of everyones previous suggestions but just preparing for next 5k oil change and i want a fully synth...
now i know how bloody complicated reading into oils are...this is one of the sites i've referred to ( http://www.upmpg.com/tech_articles/motoroil_viscosity/ ) and it suggests that the 10w40 and 20w50 viscosities usually have high amounts of VI's in them that shear back under high load so the 10w40 actually becomes like a 30 anyway which is why i wanted to try the castrol edge 5w30...but i may opt for the castrol edge 0w40...any objections? cuz as far as i know the cold visc doesnt really matter as long as you're warming up your engine every time, just really means theres quick oil flow to the engine on cold starts, i've just really paraphrased here so please refer to the site lol if anyone wants to read it
sienosr20 wrote:Hi Guys
I am new on this forum, just joined today.
Here in Cape Town, South Africa we use SHell Ultra 5w40 for the SR20VE....no issues.
Tried Castrol Edge Sport and Magnetic...both needed to be topped up before the next oil change.
Haven t tried Mobil 1 yet but don't think I will spend that much $ on oil ever
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