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I have an FG MK2 XR6t Ute. Bought it new in 2013. Took it in for first service and they used the same oil they use in everything. Never went back. Did my Apprenticship at a Ford dearlership 76 to 80. Nothing has changed. Do it myself now. I use Nulon 0/40 oil and ryco filter. Changed the manual gear box auto fluid and illed it wth Penrite 70/75 with Nulon G 70 added and got rid of the stock oil feed line and fitted and Earls also got rid of the stock sh*ter and fitted a billet short shifter. My advice for what it's worth. Do it yourself. You could not do any worse than some wet back apprentice they put on your pride and joy.

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ummmmmmmmm trust me man I could do far worse hahahahahhahahahahaha

 

the classic was on my old commy where I was trying to change the oil and couldn't undo the sump nut and was thinking 'who the F did this nut up so tight?' moments later it occured to me that I was the last person to change the oil on it!

 

I spose you do learn as the first and second oil change on my BF went smoothly....mmmm I freaking love those nitrile gloves by the glove company!

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Always have a workshop manual. Even a Gregorys can help. And keep updating your tools. What worked great on early model cars won't work today. Save yourself some pain.

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Hi guys, I bought my 6t at 80k (she was 2 yr old)-she's now done 375k. She never uses a drop of oil and never has, and I've only ever used Elf excellium 5w30 fully synth in it, and change it every 10-12k. According to the oil it Exceeds all the specs laid down by Ford (I checked). I'm no expert chemist on oil but when I used to build rally car motors I used to pay attention to the oil pressure and the absolute worst oil I used for oil pressure at high temp-shell helix! The best oil I found at high temp (minimal pressure loss) was Mobil 1 5W50 or this Elf oil I have used for the 9 years I've owned the car. This whole oil debate is one that is a never ending one with every man and his dog having an opinion, but there are a number of factors you should think about when choosing your oil as whilst Ford have a "recommendation" in the handbook, you have to remember it's only that-a recommendation, and a lot of other factors need to be considered when choosing an oil, the main one being that it meets or exceeds OEM spec. Some of these factors are things like climate (is it hot or cold generally), the way you drive the car (whether you putt around like miss daisy or take it to every second track day etc), the age of the engine and current (if any) oil consumption-some engines will burn oil if you use the wrong grade-my mrs Corolla uses heaps if we put 5w30 in it but none with 10w40, so that's another thing. I find it quite interesting reading some of these comments-I do agree motul is bloody good. Anyway here's a pic to back up the Kms, and as I said before, opinions on what to use are like assholes-everyone has one lol.

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Hi guys. Looking at doing a complete oil change on my fgx g6e turbo (stock for now with 36,000km) and was wondering what are my best options for engine, auto trans and diff oils. Cheers

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I drive sensibly, and have only done around 6,000kms in the last 10-11 months.

 

I was using Penrite HPR5 (or maybe 10 I forget) oil and a Royal Purple filter.

 

Any suggestions on what to buy this time?

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1 hour ago, Rockatansky said:

So you'd recommend the semi over the full synthetic?

 

No, that's what Ford chose because its cheap. I run a full syn 5W-40 never run better, better temp and viscosity control especially for turbo. Didn't like Nulon though.

 

P.S Sorry Keith I'm not trolling you lol. 

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Im in the full syn camp too, B series cams FTW!

Nulon used to be the go-to around here, what is the new must have full syn?

I notice the oil pressure drops away a lot at idle once its warmed up with Nulon..

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The best full syn's are from Valvoline, Shell, Castrol and Mobil. These companies have always had the best choice for base stock. These companies full syn's are usually better than most of the 'true' syn oils available as well. Do some research on the specs and typical data for a particular oil and you will see that these four companies are continuously at the top. Australia makes some good oil, Penrite, Gulf Western and Nulon but they just don't have the resources of these massive companies.

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So what's your preferred fully synthetic 5W-40? I ran fully synthetic Nulon 10W-40 for years until the last service where they left the car on the hoist with my oil ready to go in the passenger seat then the young trady filled it with something else and only realised when they set the car down.

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Any of those, there all very similar, same price range, research the data for each. I like 5W-40 now. I tried Nulon 10W-40 because a few recommended here and was cheap, it was in for 6000ks and came out with a red tint which means it had oxidised (not good), had a bit of blow by with it as well. Years and years ago I had a Nissan CA18 motor which would rev to 9000rpm, I had an oil change on it (I couldn't be bothered). The mechanic said he was going to put Valvoline it, I laughed thought he was joking, he assured me it was good it was new etc.

 

Anyway, I didn't argue he had just run a Nissan in a Bathurst 12hr category and came 3rd running this oil. So yea, Synpower it was made a massive difference to the car I had and once again has made a big difference to the XR, better fuel economy and no blow by, good temps, doesn't need snake oil additives either like a few other brands out there. Underrated in Australia, but the other 3 oils are pretty good too. 2c

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What you the circuit racers amongst you recommend for a 2013 Mk2 FG NA with a ZF auto suggest.  Car will mainly be doing sprints, 5 x laps of Barbagallo, Collie etc and Targa Rally Sprints.  Eventual plan is Improved Production, but for now just the small stuff.  What Oil for the engine would be best suited.  10W60 ? Perth WA , so it gets hot in summer here for sure.  Winters not too cold.

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