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RichieBUK
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Recommended Engine Oil

Post by RichieBUK » 12/11/17 13:56

Afternoon all,

Going to perform an oil change on wednesday and just ordering bits in this afternoon. Has anyone used this oil before?

Petronas Syntium 3000 FR Engine Oil - 5W-30

Euro Car Parts Number: 521772511

Also just as an additional question, the car stalls when releasing the clutch without a bit of gas and makes a rubbing noise if not enough revs are put down (almost like metal rubbing against metal). Drives fine after that and is only heard when pulling away from standing/very low speed. New gearbox oil maybe or new clutch?

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Re: Recommended Engine Oil

Post by jimi » 12/11/17 15:01

Never used it before myself, personally I'd say that a 5w/30 is a bit thin for the UK, 10w/40 or 15w/40 is recommended. I also think using a fully synthetic in a 30 year old engine that was designed for mineral oil is a waste of money.
I've been using Castrol Magnatec 10w40 (which is a part synthetic) for years and never had any problems, oil pressure is just under a half at idle and around 2/3 - 3/4 on the move.
Also just as an additional question, the car stalls when releasing the clutch without a bit of gas and makes a rubbing noise if not enough revs are put down (almost like metal rubbing against metal). Drives fine after that and is only heard when pulling away from standing/very low speed. New gearbox oil maybe or new clutch?
Hardly surprising, the MK1 needs some revs from a standstill, although if the clutch is grabbing and combined with the noise then it could be the clutch /thrust bearing (or both) is on it's way out.
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