engine oil for my car
Posted 04 May 2003 - 02:47 AM
need advise from all you people.tankiu...
Posted 04 May 2003 - 08:26 AM
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
Posted 04 May 2003 - 02:53 PM
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.
Posted 04 May 2003 - 10:53 PM
Posted 05 May 2003 - 08:01 AM
better use 5-50W oil loh...since yours are turbo car...
Posted 05 May 2003 - 08:39 AM
3S-GE - Basic 2000cc engine
3S-GTE - Turbo
3S-GZE - Supercharger (very rare)
PS 5w-50 is a good choice for high mileage engine.
Posted 05 May 2003 - 09:04 AM
Posted 05 May 2003 - 09:35 AM
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 ?
Posted 05 May 2003 - 09:43 AM
So which is the "coolest" oil ?
Posted 05 May 2003 - 11:21 AM
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!!!!