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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil & Fuel Filter Recommendations
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:16 pm 
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For my 2.2CDi 2006 manual, should I use the fully or semi synthetic Millers 5w30 or 5w40 whats the general on this one?
I can go by the book, or (which I prefer) real peoples experiences!


5w40 synthetic :thumbs:


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil & Fuel Filter Recommendations
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Thanks Milton I shall get some.
As I do not know what the previous owner used, would you suggest a flush oil then refill with the Millers? Of course I woul also be fitting a new filter at the same time.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil & Fuel Filter Recommendations
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:55 pm 
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XTnet wrote:
Thanks Milton I shall get some.
As I do not know what the previous owner used, would you suggest a flush oil then refill with the Millers? Of course I woul also be fitting a new filter at the same time.


Personally I would just make sure the engine is well warmed up and then drain the oil out. Let it drain for around 15 mins and you will get nearly all of the old oil out. Then just fill up with new. Flushing oil can cause problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil & Fuel Filter Recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:21 am 
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Asked a local factor about the sump washer, they said they do not sell them. I dont want to remove the plug and drain the old oil to find out I need something at 10pm one evening. Looking online it is not clear if I need to buy a copper washer, rubber seal or nothing... Probably worth doing a step by step as I complete the job me thinks.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil & Fuel Filter Recommendations
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You need a copper crush washer for the sump plug :thumbs:


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Mahle filter and new sump plug and washer from local factor £8.00 happy chappy me!

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil & Fuel Filter Recommendations
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I have 2 new untouched 10/40 halfords oils that I had for the last car could I use that or would you recommend getting some 5/40 from milners as its only 5 mins from where I live ? As I'm planning on a service today time permitting any advice welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil & Fuel Filter Recommendations
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Hi there - personally, I'd stick with what I know and 10/40 isn't the same as 5/40 (obviously! :lol: ).

Whilst some of the more cleverer members of our forum will be able to tell you what each number represents (something about viscosity at a given temperature, I think!) and be able to give you a more definitive answer dependent on your exy's usage, I don't know enough to risk anything but the exact specs of oil, fuel, coolant or whatever!

Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil & Fuel Filter Recommendations
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:47 am 
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Cheers bloggsy as for use age all I will say is it takes me to work 30 mile each way between 5-7 days a week then does some running around when I'm home so miles tend to clock up on my cars, so is it rather than give them away if I won't be using them and bite the bullit and get some 5/40 as I have read somewhere on here that that was the preferred oil for the T30 I drive rather than the 5/30 if someone can confirm this before I go buy it thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Oil & Fuel Filter Recommendations
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the 5 or 10 applies to the viscosity when cold, the 5 is thinner and will get around the engine a bit quicker especially in the winter. Given your mileage I would put the 10 40 in for summer and change to 5 40 for winter then stick to that. Are you a fellow horse sufferer (looking at your name!!!)


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