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#1 P91MER

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 02:50 PM

there was a thread on here a long time back, with regards to what the best oil was to use in a mini engine??

can anybody remember what it was?

mine is a 1275 Inj

ta
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Also i am after a set of NGK platinum tip spark plugs, as i have been told these will be better for my engine, than the cheap jack ones i have in there at the minute!
anybody know where to get them from?

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 03:10 PM

Mini Engines like in my experience and oil that isn't too thin. Something like a 15/50 of a 10/60. This is because the gaskets are C**p and much thinner it will just leak out. LOL!

I would also not buy synthetic, mini engines are supposed to be run on a mineral oil. I can't quite remember why though.. :P

Also ignore the advice of buying platinum plugs waste of money on a mini, esp one that is of relativly standard tune.. The only reason peeps buy platinum plugs is cause you can run a finer tip on them to get a stronger spark which is unlikly to be blown out buy cylinder pressures and they can stand higher combustion temps.

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#3 dklawson

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 04:03 PM

I don't know if there is a different set of wisdom for late model injected engines. The older A-series stuff runs very well on 20W-50. I use Castrol or Valvoline. As mentioned above, do not use synthetic. You need a little friction for the synchros in your gearbox to work well. Synthetics are a little too slippery.

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 05:19 PM

im fed up of spending out on oil, it only get burnt or leaks, so i now buy wilkinsons 20w/50, 2.99 for 4 1/2 l of the stuff

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 05:24 PM

i always use duckhams 20/50 mineral oil, at only £8 a gallon it aint bad either. If the engine has done less than 60,000 you'll get away with 10/40. Don't use fully synthetic under any circumstances, its not the engine that doesn't like it more the gearbox.

#6 Guess-Works.com

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 06:04 PM

I use Halfords 10/40... never had a problem.... cleans off the drive without staining.. lol :cheese:

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 06:17 PM

im fed up of spending out on oil, it only get burnt or leaks, so i now buy wilkinsons 20w/50, 2.99 for 4 1/2 l of the stuff

Yeah, same as mate.

Well infact, we mostly use cheapo Asda stuff now, just because it is easier then carrying two containers of oil through town!

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:57 PM

cheapo 20W50 stuff from asda lol, its 2.50 for 4.5L ill use some better stuff when i have my new engine in it. till then i dont really care as long as it works :P

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 11:20 PM

Halfords 15w40 - not too expensive and seems to do the job well enough.

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 08:22 AM

For those running in a new engine, make sure you use a pure mineral oil, with no additives, for the first couple hundred miles or so, will allow everything to bed in.

I use Penrite, but costs a pretty penny, think I paid 20 quid for 5 ltrs at a show.

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 03:46 PM

i used 10.40 and my car leaked in loads of places, using 15/40 castrol GTX oil because my dad gets it in 100's of gallons cheap.

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:33 PM

20/50 wil lge tu started mate! make sure your rocker gasket is on perfectly other wise itle come out the back or where ever it aint sitting right.

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Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:21 PM

15/40 is what I use. And my Dad advised me to get Duckhams!! Meant to be the best.




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