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    Re: Oil, some basic advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben-B
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    One last question, does it use much oil?

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    It has been doing yes... 3 litres in 700 miles


    Wow, that's a huge amount and it makes me think there is something really wrong that no oil is going to sort out
    It only seems to burn blue smoke when the engine is cold, and then it's often fine once up to temp.

    A couple of people I know had similar problems and the engine stopped using oil when they put in *W-50.


    I think it is a combination of things causing it though... overfuelling and perhaps piston rings. (It's got a refurbished head on though so it's not the valve stem seals)
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    Re: Oil, some basic advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben-B
    It's got a refurbished head on though so it's not the valve stem seals
    You sure they did a good job?

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    Re: Oil, some basic advice.

    Ok, it may be worth trying a 10w-50, but at that rate of oil consumption, I'm not too hopeful it will solve the problem.

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    Re: Oil, some basic advice.

    [quote=Alex_G60_Fanatic]
    Quote Originally Posted by "Ben-B":2ws6k8r3
    It's got a refurbished head on though so it's not the valve stem seals
    You sure they did a good job? [/quote:2ws6k8r3]

    It was bought as a "refurbished" head, but it wasn't refurbished enough, so Billcor got it refurbed again, and I've got the receipt for the work
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    Re: Oil, some basic advice.

    So looking at my previous posts I need some thicker oil to prolong the life of my dying vr, do you do discounts for forum members? VR6 oiling 1 and 6, new plugs only lasting a week with current GSF Semi synth in...

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    Re: Oil, some basic advice.

    Hi

    When you register on the website, there is a dropdown menu of the clubs we support. Select the-corrado from there, put your username or member number in the next box and then complete the registration. When you look at the site then, you should see the members prices above the normal prices. You pay the members prices, which include the 10% discount.

    If you want something thicker than a standard 10w-40, go for a 10w-50

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-659-10w-50.aspx

    Both are really good oils, absolute top of the range ones, so go with any brand preference you have.

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    I've been using fully syn for the last few changes now. I used a Motul 10w 50, Millers 10w 60 and have now purchased Castrol edge 10w 60. Am I using the wrong grade for what I need or is that fine?
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    I've been using 10W/50 and 10W/60 in my VR6 for years mate and it's been fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevhaywire View Post
    I've been using 10W/50 and 10W/60 in my VR6 for years mate and it's been fine.
    Cool.
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    hello, can someone put me straight on what oil i can use in my vr6 corrado ABV year 93, whats the deal with useing synthetic and semi syn? i was told that i shouldnt use synthetic as my engine wasnt designed to use it, the guy wasnt a motor mechanic though,looking through the service history its had an oil change at a bosh service centre with 10/40 semi synthetic oil so that must be ok to use.something like this be ok? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Shell-Helix-HX...item45f481b282

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