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what was engine oil spec?

Post  Miniswift on 28/04/12, 07:16 pm

Hi,

I got service manual but they are Japanese and it tells me I have to use Suzuki Star oil.... Rolling Eyes .
Now, I haven't had a running Gti since 2008. If we use too thin oil, hydro tappets get pumped up too much.
So, what I need to know is what oil do I need to use was it?

I think I have 15/40 cheap oil so that I can run in my engine.

Can any of you look into your service manual/Haynes books to find out what grade I should use?

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Post  dominator on 28/04/12, 07:37 pm

I used to use cheap 10/40 mineral with regular changes but I cant get it anymore so I use semi syn now

Im going to do a bit more to your gbox casing tomorow atchi, I will pm you with pics

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Post  AF34S on 28/04/12, 10:08 pm

The owners manual in the glovebox of mine is really specific. Use 10/30 oil only for GTi.

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Post  Ryan... on 29/04/12, 12:16 am

really? always used 10w40 semi syn, and my mate who runs his....never had a prob

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Post  Miniswift on 29/04/12, 09:46 am

Thanks chaps,

I think I will use 15/40 for a bit and see how it react to it and start to buy good quality oil then.
Just my engine has been not in use for 10 years so I need to start to fill in oil and hand turn it without spark plugs!

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Post  racecams on 29/04/12, 10:12 am

According to my system at work mine can have 5w-40 edge or 10w-40 magnatec (both castrol) that's for STD cars tho.
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Post  STEVEGTI on 29/04/12, 01:47 pm

i always used semi 15-40 on all my engines or if its very racey 15-50

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