Engine Oil

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Read Only Funster

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    What oil do owners with the Ford 6.8ltr V10 petrol engine use? The handbook says to use SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic. Unable to find any local retailer who sells it. Any sugestions for a suitable alternative most welcome.
    Chris
     
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  2. Tony Santara

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    Hi Chris
    i've got a Ford v8 7.5 my book say's 10/30's but it's uncommon in the UK
    nearest i got was 10/40's have'nt had a problem with that
     
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    Sorry, can't help you with that one Chris, Duncan of Star Spangled Spanner did mine when he serviced Rocky, maybe you could ask him?
    Where is he anyway??? He must have to much work on to be bothered with us here :Confused::Laughing:

    Keith
     
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    Hi ..

    I bought 5 lt of SAE 5W - 30 today at BIG Ms for £15.99 not for the RV I hasten to add, :Laughing: but for a cheap Mondeo I bought as a runaround ..
    It's called Silver Hook Zeta, semi synthetic,high performance

    Jim
     
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    Hi all
    10/40 semi synth is fine given we do not (yet) experiance the extreams of temps as in the US, and well within the manf spec ie oil has a spec number that is far more important than the sw numbers and you should be looking out for an Oil that meets or exceeds SJ specification I think the yanks use it as it come outa the ground:Laughing:
    Geo
     
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