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#61 redhotmini

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 08:57 PM

yeah 20w50 is best for mini engines and boxes. using 10w40 or 10w30 in a mini is criminal lol

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:23 AM

Still don't know weather I should be using 20W/50 or 10W/40 for short winter driving (20W/50 is suppost to be better for the A-series engine but 10W/40 will warm up quicker).

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 11:36 AM

Im annoyed that having changed the oil to the recommended 10w/30 i now have problems with my gearbox and as its automatic its going to be very expensive to have the gearbox fixed.
It could have been a coincidence but i know what i will be using in the future, it,l be the 20w50 everytime

Edited by jayjay66, 11 September 2007 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:48 PM

Mini Magic, read the posts above! Jayjay66, who recommended that oil?

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 06:04 PM

Im annoyed that having changed the oil to the recommended 10w/30 i now have problems with my gearbox and as its automatic its going to be very expensive to have the gearbox fixed.
It could have been a coincidence but i know what i will be using in the future, it,l be the 20w50 everytime


auto boxes are really fussy about what oil is in them, change the oil to a 20w50, and change the filter at the same time. you may find the auto box is fine afterwards, as its surprising how badly 10w30 affects them.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:57 PM

Ive been using 10/40 in my mpi engine for year and a half now? 16-18k miles last year, much the same projected for this year. Hate to throw a spanner in the works of some peoples opinions here. Even Rover manual states 10/30w recomended. Getting changed every 6-7000.

Edited by nev_payne, 11 September 2007 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:41 PM

Mini Magic, read the posts above!


But redhotmini didn't say what is best for short, daily, winter driving. Also not sure why using 10W/40 is "criminal" as mine runs perfectly fine on it, even on cold start.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:40 AM

Mini Magic, read the posts above! Jayjay66, who recommended that oil?


A Rover mini handbook.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 08:54 AM

Pah, what do they know!! :xxx:

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:45 PM

Yup, my Haynes Manual and my local All Parts store recommend 10W/40! :xxx:

I wish people would just make up their minds! :w00t:

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:15 PM

Well all the enthusiasts who actually own Minis on here pretty much agree that you should use Mineral 20/50W. Those who work in auto parts stores that are reading out of catalogues will say 10/40W is fine.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:46 PM

Well all the enthusiasts who actually own Minis on here pretty much agree that you should use Mineral 20/50W. Those who work in auto parts stores that are reading out of catalogues will say 10/40W is fine.


so is using the halfords 20w50 classic oil in a 91 cooper 1275cc with 33,000 on the clock ok?

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:48 PM

Yes.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:13 AM

so should i be using 20-50 oil in my wifes 1275 auto?
What about the gtx magnatec stuff, anyone had dealings with that?

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:17 AM

What about the gtx magnatec stuff, anyone had dealings with that?


I've used that, 15W40 and it was fine.




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