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kicap

Posted 04 May 2003 - 02:47 AM

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hello everybody...im new here and i donno much about car. im driving 1996 3SGE celica and i wonder what kind brand and type of engine oil is good for my engine(not the expensive wan lar.yg biasa2 pon okClown).another question is, what kind of transmission oil(gear oil) is good for my car.
need advise from all you people.tankiu...

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EZuser

Posted 04 May 2003 - 08:26 AM

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As long as you DO NOT use reconditioned oil your 3SGE engine shud be OK.
A 15W-40 or 50 grade shud do the work well. If autobox use standard ATF,
if manual box use SAE80-90. The 3S-GE is one of the better engines in the
world.

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flee

Posted 04 May 2003 - 02:53 PM

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kicap,

Really depends on what kind of driving you do and what kind of mileage you
do. I use Mobil 1 5W-50 on my 4A-FE engine and it has never missed a
beat... I change the engine oil at 10,000 kms intervals.


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kicap

Posted 04 May 2003 - 10:53 PM

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thank you for the reply, it is really help me out.but the damn good thing is to hear that 3SGE is a good engine in the world.Big Smilewaahh...i even donno that.gonna take good care of my car right now. btw,my car mileage now is about 80,000km and it is manual trans.and it is SS3 grade.

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anek1

Posted 05 May 2003 - 08:01 AM

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kicap,

better use 5-50W oil loh...since yours are turbo car...

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Posted 05 May 2003 - 08:39 AM

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anek1,
3S-GE - Basic 2000cc engine
3S-GTE - Turbo
3S-GZE - Supercharger (very rare)

PS 5w-50 is a good choice for high mileage engine.

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Posted 05 May 2003 - 09:04 AM

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its oso can cool off your engine faster mah...that's why good for Turbo...

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ST Tee

Posted 05 May 2003 - 09:35 AM

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Anek1, why u never read other's posting properly one ? Already said it's
not a TUBO-lah !!

But, engine oil to cool off the engine is something new to me.

By the way, can use kicap or not ? Big Smile




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ps8301

Posted 05 May 2003 - 09:43 AM

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yah yayh .. first time heard about that oso ..

So which is the "coolest" oil ?Question

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da_krow

Posted 05 May 2003 - 11:21 AM

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0w or 5w oil for cars with mileage more than 80km. these oil are
superthin. u'll notice a faster response from the engine after changing to
these oils. ur rpm needle will be so light that'll the rev limits that'll
take forever to reach will suddenly become child's play.

these fully synthetic oils are expensive. i dont doubt that they are good.
but its always my personal experience and opinions that opt me out of
buying these fully synths.

my car has around 135k on the clock. and ever since i bought it at 80k,
i've always service the engine at 5000km intervals. this includes an oil
change. if i buy fully synths that are suppose to go 10k or even 30k
without oil change, it'll be costly for me as i still service the engine
at the 5000km mark.

then, i run a TC. fully synths are quite thin, and TCs have to be
lubricated by the same oils that go thru the engine. the thinner the oil,
the more goes thru my TC seals and into the IC and into my intake
manifold. my experience was that when i used fully synths i notice that i
have to top up after around 3000km, but when i use mineral oils i dont
have to top up until the next service date. so i lose more oil thru my TC
if i use fully synths.

an engine that has gone thru 80km would be subject to normal wear and
tear. this includes piston rings, con rod bearings etc etc. these are the
few contact points where engine oil presence is highly critical. using
thinner oil reduces the load on the engine but also reduces the
lubrication of these critical parts. u know those tv commercials where
they show u those jagged edges of two sliding metal parts. its TRUE. the
thinner the oil, the less edges gets lubricated effectively.

assuming that u just recently bought the car its good if u know the
history of the engine. maybe the previous owner has always used fully
synths and never missed a service. then u shud be lucky.
if the oil used is thick, such as 20w then u shud be wary. thicker oils
masks friction and metallic sounds very well. 20w with engine treatments
is another good trick to hide problem engines.

b4 using fully synths make sure u know that the engine is in good
condition to accept these oils. dont be a guy who changed to mobil one,
enjoyed the car for two weeks before noticing rattling sounds coming from
loose conrod bearings and ended up with a costly overhaul.

personally, i use magnatec. 135k oredi maaa!!!!

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