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Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« on: July 11, 2006, 01:31:31 PM »
Some great information on Engine Oil

http://www.carbibles.com/engineoil_bible.html


PS: NO TCSS HERE! I MEAN IT HOR ... Gam siah, arigato, Thank You, Xie Xie, Merci, Terima Kasih.
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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 01:38:06 PM »
Engine Grade Difference

Fully Synthetic   Characteristics
0W-30  Enhances engine performance and power
0W-40  Fuel economy savings
5W-40  Ensures engine is protected from wear and deposit build-up
           Ensures good cold starting and quick circulation in freezing temperatures
           Gets to moving parts of the engine quickly

It means all the above all have similar characteristics

Semi-synthetic   Characteristics
5W-30   Better Protection
10W-40  Good protection within the first 10 minutes after starting out
15W-40   Roughly three times better at reducing engine wear
             Increased oil change intervals - don't need to change it quite so often

Mineral   Characteristics

10W-40 Basic protection for a variety of engines
15W-40   Oil needs to be changed more often
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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006, 01:40:08 PM »
Oil type     Typically used in....
5W-30   Cooler climates, like Sweden
10W-40   Temperate climates, like England
15W-50   Hot climates, like Italy, Spain, Egypt (Singapore???)
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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006, 02:11:30 PM »
Oil type     Typically used in....
5W-30   Cooler climates, like Sweden
10W-40   Temperate climates, like England
15W-50   Hot climates, like Italy, Spain, Egypt (Singapore???)

IMHO, flash point of the oil is more important when it comes to choosing the oil for your ride, if you take a look at the US site for mobil, the extended life 5w30 has a 230

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006, 02:16:21 PM »
Well ... agreed in some sense.  ;D

Just bascially I found that those sold in Giant aint extended life de. And from knownledge I do know higher performance car always uses 50 min.

For me ... I stick to 40 ... :)
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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006, 01:06:15 AM »
Well ... agreed in some sense.  ;D

Just bascially I found that those sold in Giant aint extended life de. And from knownledge I do know higher performance car always uses 50 min.

For me ... I stick to 40 ... :)

agreed. forced induction cars generated lots of heat and thus needs to have oils that will only break down a extremely high temperatures, even those performance cars that do not have FI, compression will generally be hgiher too. As for the Mobil 1 sold at Giant not being extended life oil, no proble at all, extended life are meant for 15,000 miles (24,000km) we can only use it for 10,000km or else our warranty might be voided by TCM. ;D

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2007, 12:07:21 PM »
Engine Grade Difference

Fully Synthetic   Characteristics
0W-30  Enhances engine performance and power
0W-40  Fuel economy savings
5W-40  Ensures engine is protected from wear and deposit build-up
           Ensures good cold starting and quick circulation in freezing temperatures
           Gets to moving parts of the engine quickly

It means all the above all have similar characteristics

Semi-synthetic   Characteristics
5W-30   Better Protection
10W-40  Good protection within the first 10 minutes after starting out
15W-40   Roughly three times better at reducing engine wear
             Increased oil change intervals - don't need to change it quite so often

Mineral   Characteristics

10W-40 Basic protection for a variety of engines
15W-40   Oil needs to be changed more often


So which oil type recommended for Singapore climate?

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2008, 07:56:18 PM »
Engine Grade Difference

Fully Synthetic   Characteristics
0W-30  Enhances engine performance and power
0W-40  Fuel economy savings
5W-40  Ensures engine is protected from wear and deposit build-up
           Ensures good cold starting and quick circulation in freezing temperatures
           Gets to moving parts of the engine quickly

It means all the above all have similar characteristics

Semi-synthetic   Characteristics
5W-30   Better Protection
10W-40  Good protection within the first 10 minutes after starting out
15W-40   Roughly three times better at reducing engine wear
             Increased oil change intervals - don't need to change it quite so often

Mineral   Characteristics

10W-40 Basic protection for a variety of engines
15W-40   Oil needs to be changed more often

So is Synthetic or Semi is recommended for Latio ?  :smile:

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008, 03:57:21 PM »
So is Synthetic or Semi is recommended for Latio ?  :smile:

Go for Full Syn if possible. Anyway .. I think rarely sells Semi these days.
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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2009, 03:39:51 AM »
Anyone tried OWS NA Racing Oil before? I am going for my 30k km servicing soon and wouldn't want to return to TCM.

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2009, 11:52:03 AM »
Can go for Carlube Triple R 5w40 Fully Synthetic 5L currently having promotion @ NTUC Xtra & Giant Hypermart less than $30 :yehyeh:



Below is the BLACKSTONE LAB UOA report for CARLUBE TRIPLE FULLY SYNTHETIC 5L ON MAZDA 6

http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=uoacl5w405k1te9.jpg

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2009, 11:39:31 AM »
Hi,

I gng for my 10k soon. last free servicing with TC. Does anyone know how much must I pay if I opt for syn oil?
Cos only mineral oil is free....

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2009, 11:59:06 AM »
All I know that if you are charged the "full amount" for Fasflo, it's going to be very expensive - about $79.

You might as well go to MX Tradings @ Ubi (ref. COmmercial Promotion section) or http://www.mxtradings.com/Amsoil%20Pricelist.htm  and buy the ASL 5W30 100% Synthetic Motor Oil...U'll need at least 3 quarts, but just buy 4 quarts to be safe. I'm sure alot of Lations are using it as well from the good feedback.

Personally, this EO still remains as good/smooth as day 1 (currently about 6000km on it already) unlike Fasflo, at which the engine would be starting to sound rough already.

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2009, 12:07:43 PM »
will TC charge us for bringing our own syn oil? cos labour suppose to be free as it my 3rd servicinig

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2009, 02:37:12 PM »
will TC charge us for bringing our own syn oil? cos labour suppose to be free as it my 3rd servicinig

Dun worry, no extra charges for bringing your own EO. i've been doing it.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2009, 10:45:54 AM »
Hi Bro,

I really duno which syn oil to use? anyone can recommend? Does those sold at giant gd?

Tks

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2009, 04:52:18 PM »
as space2638 claimed ..... AMSOIL   :thumbsup: !!!

btw, for 70K servicing, still able to use 5w30 ? or need to use 5w40 ?

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Re: Engine Oil Knowledge Base (NO TCSS)
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2011, 12:37:05 AM »
Hi all, driving a 1 year old latio. going to change engine oil on my own now. check with you guys. is amsoil SSO 0w30 recommended for my latio?  :smile: