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Mines a '91 or '92 Redtop, been running fine on 5w/40 (Silkolene Pro S) fully synth.

Without sounding too controversial, how are people judging the oil when they say "been every happy with it", "pleased with the results" etc?   Without side-by-side tests on equal engines which are d

For xflow and (presume pinto) like Valvoline 20w50 mineral oil - not sure what they call it now. BRB.   Here you go:   http://www.burtonpower.com/parts-by-brand/brands-u-to-z/valvoline/valvoline-v

Engines:

Zetec

Duratec

XE

X-Flow

CVH

Pinto

Rover V8

Toyota 4-Age

Blade

Busa

Bird

Yamaha R1

Diffs

Sierra open

Sierra LSD

'English' diff

Freelander open

Freelander LSD

Plate LSD

Quaiffe ATB

Gearboxes

Type 9

MT75

R380

That should get you started :t-up:

Andy

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Zetec : SAE 5w/30, 5w/40, 10w/30 or 10w/40 to  minimum spec. API SH or ACEA A1-96 (30 viscosity oil recommended)

MT75 Gearbox : MT75 gearbox oil (special) Ford spec ESD-M2C 186-A. Some say gearchange is improved using ATF.

Sierra diff : SAE 90EP hypoid gear oil

Sierra LSD :  As above. LSD mechanism doesn't run in the lubricating oil so no special requirements.

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Type 9 gearbox = 75w90 GL4

VX 16v - opinion varies- Fully synthetic 10w/60

                  or a good qualtiy mineral   15w/50

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Been using 5w/40 fully syth in my VX following a recomendation from oilmansi; no complaints, in fact very pleased with it.
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I'm not sure that a 16V VX engine should be using 10w-60 or 15w-50.

Is that for a later 16V ecotec or the earlier redtop.

Mines a 1991 redtop.

SBD recommend Fully synthetic 10W/60

Blatters uses 15w/50

Like I stated opinion varies. What do QED say? anyone

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You will find that these engines were specified as requiring sae 40, not sae 50 or 60.

I would guess that an sae 50 won't hurt especially if oil temperatures are excessive but would question the need to go as viscous as an sae 60.

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Simon

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Mines a '91 or '92 Redtop, been running fine on 5w/40 (Silkolene Pro S) fully synth.
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Toyota 4A-GE: very pleased with the results from Motul 300V Chrono 10w-40.

Type 9 box: verbal recommendation from Brian Hill of BGH geartech was Comma SX75-90. Dan Jones of Tran-X says Miller CRX80w-90. I'm know they sell those oils, but they are presumably happy with the performance.

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