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Oil change

Post by Frenchy » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:00 pm

1995 SJ413. 15w40?

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Re: Oil change

Post by donkeychomp » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:14 pm

That'll do.
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Re: Oil change

Post by Frenchy » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:20 pm

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Re: Oil change

Post by Frenchy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:11 pm

Apologies for the daft questions,I've not had my own car since my teens, a life of company cars has left me with a total memory loss of the basics.
I'd read on one forum that older engines can benefit from 20w 50 but somewhere else that using it can drop hp and lose mpg. Then read somewhere else that in warmer countries this wasn't an issue.went with the 15w40 as specified,but might try the 20w50 next Summer...maybe.

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Re: Oil change

Post by donkeychomp » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:21 pm

15w40 is fine, honestly. I use semi synthetic. And don't forget to change the oil filter at the same time!
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Re: Oil change

Post by Frenchy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:00 pm

donkeychomp wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:21 pm
15w40 is fine, honestly. I use semi synthetic. And don't forget to change the oil filter at the same time!
To be honest it only a filter and oil change I ever do, although there was an advisory note on the ITV this year,one of the rear brakes is 15 percent less efficient than the other although I did try an emergency stop on the way home and it stayed in a straight line,so it's a job for next November...ISH.

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