Correct oil for a revision 3 turbo?

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Re: Correct oil for a revision 3 turbo?

Post by abovetherim » 09/08/18 23:15

FYI Millers do oil testing, check out their website


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Re: Correct oil for a revision 3 turbo?

Post by BALDYMONSTER » 09/08/18 23:17

Many thanks.
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Re: Correct oil for a revision 3 turbo?

Post by MR2DI4 » 10/08/18 0:10

Every car I have purchased pretty much received an immediate oil change.

Even the Subaru from the dealer that had already had a change got driven for about 500km and the oil in it was used for a "Flush" and then it was changed to Castrol Edge.

Believe it or not the old oil gets reused in the really old Subaru that leaks oil anyway and its just used to continually top it up.

A full synthetic thats been run for 10,000km is perfectly good to put into something thats pretty much stuffed anyway.

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Re: Correct oil for a revision 3 turbo?

Post by TonyleFrog » 10/08/18 5:00

BALDYMONSTER wrote:
09/08/18 20:12
I’m not interested in what brand it is, just what type of oil it is that’s been put in.
Define 'type'.

What exactly are you trying to discover? You refer in an earlier post to 'some cheap crap'. Before spending your hard earned, you should talk to the testing company/lab. Because you need to find out whether their report will provide the specific answer/s you are looking for.

Btw, which Millers 5W-40 were you charged for?
Like ice cream there is more than one flavour...
https://www.opieoils.co.uk/search/go?w= ... %205w%2040
Check the Tech Spec links.

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Re: Correct oil for a revision 3 turbo?

Post by notroubleclubber » 10/08/18 7:57

3 pages of “what type of oil”?!?!

Christ its an mr2 not a ferrari!!!

10w 40 fully or part... job done. 5w 40 if you cant get hold of it. Been using this in all my cars since i passed my test in 1997. Never had a problem

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Re: Correct oil for a revision 3 turbo?

Post by rainen » 10/08/18 9:14

Yes but he is trying to prove that Peter Giddens put the wrong oil in and charged him for the expensive one................all part of the fun and games running on IMOC now between the two.

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Re: Correct oil for a revision 3 turbo?

Post by BALDYMONSTER » 10/08/18 9:49

rainen wrote:
10/08/18 9:14
Yes but he is trying to prove that Peter Giddens put the wrong oil in and charged him for the expensive one................all part of the fun and games running on IMOC now between the two.
Let’s be fair here, I don’t know if Peter put the oil he claims to have put in in my car. He May well have put in the exact oil that’s on the invoice.

But I have good reason to be more than a little suspicious and I’d like to know that’s all.

So let’s not try to make this look like I am saying for sure that Peter knowingly put in different oil than what’s been claimed.
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Re: Correct oil for a revision 3 turbo?

Post by MR2DI4 » 10/08/18 10:06

There is a reason my MR2 Turbo has never been in a garage for someone else to work on for 20 years.

Pretty simple really, change your own oil. That way you KNOW whats going into it.

You cannot trust your typical mechanic as far as you can kick one.

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Re: Correct oil for a revision 3 turbo?

Post by Gazza_DJ » 10/08/18 10:24

BALDYMONSTER wrote:
10/08/18 9:49
rainen wrote:
10/08/18 9:14
Yes but he is trying to prove that Peter Giddens put the wrong oil in and charged him for the expensive one................all part of the fun and games running on IMOC now between the two.
Let’s be fair here, I don’t know if Peter put the oil he claims to have put in in my car. He May well have put in the exact oil that’s on the invoice.

But I have good reason to be more than a little suspicious and I’d like to know that’s all.

So let’s not try to make this look like I am saying for sure that Peter knowingly put in different oil than what’s been claimed.
I thought you were just chalking it up to experience and 'moving on'?

If that's the case why waste money on oil analysis? It'll cost about what 5L of decent oil + filter will cost you anyway.

Just change it if you're unsure and crack on.
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