which/what oil?

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  1. LucyCaitlynW

    LucyCaitlynW Read Only Funster

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    A friend has offered to change the oil on my mh for me but I've no idea
    which one :Blush:
    Mh is a Fiat based Golden Eagle (no handbook) 21' long though don't know if that makes a difference :RollEyes:
    21 years old this year.
    Also I know lots of posts regarding weight/tyre pressure on this forum but as I am numerically dyslexic it's an alien language :Sad:
    Would be very grateful for advice on oil and idiot guide to tyre pressure :Doh:
    Many thanks :Smile:
     
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    Go to eurocarparts website enter your registration number then select engine oil. It will come up with what is suitable. You only need to know the viscosity etc then buy what make you like from where ever
    http://www.eurocarparts.com/
     
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    choose the brand name oil though as not all oils are the same quality. was talking to somebody recently who does their own servicing and has been using cheap oils. loads of issues with engine noise and the end result was a worn engine needing expensive and time consuming repairs. he had been using some chinese brand of probably recycled oil at half the price to purchase but at a high cost
     
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    Many thanks for this, appreciate the help.
    Simple when you know what to do :Smile:
     
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    LucyCaitlynW Read Only Funster

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    Thanks for the advice.
    I'll get a decent brand name, no point putting crud in the old girl.
    I'm lucky, second owner and first took really good care of her.
     
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    you quote fiat in text. but your lovely eagle looks like a ford transit base .

    be carefull when buying parts the 2 makes are very different
     
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    :Doh: oops, don't know where "fiat" came from ~ senior moment?
    Your absolutely right Toluny is a Ford base :Smile:
    Thanks for pointing out error :Blush:
     
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    I tried that.. just to check as I already know ..

    for my Honda it suggested all of these.. :Doh:

    0-30
    0-40
    10-40
    10-60
    15-40
    15-50
    20-50
    5-20
    5-30
    5-40
    5-50

    so what use is that to a novice... ? :Doh:

    best place to get the correct oil type and viscosity is from the car manufacturer which you can find it in the owners manual..

    failing that auto shops have books that you can look up..
     
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    Most but not all vans have a sticker somewhere under the bonnet with the recommended oil even down to make
     
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    Hi Lucy. Not sure where you are in wonderful Kent, but if there is a Ford dealer nearby, you could pop in and ask what they recommend. They will probably tell you to use their own oil ( motor craft) but once you know the correct viscosity, you can use any good make.
    I found THIS, it might tell you what you need for all servicing info if you click the vehicle tab and enter your reg number.
    Allan
     
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    If it's the old banana tranny engine you can put pretty much anything in it, it will never go wrong:thumb::thumb:
     
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    What's the registration?
     
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    Thanks for suggestion, there is no owners manual and having made enquiries about my Golden Eagle it seems that there never was one :RollEyes:
     
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    Tried that one first :Smile: no sticker (will put one in when I track down which oil). Thanks though
     
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    Thanks Allan. tried site but sadly didn't recognise number plate.
    Can't get vin number at the mo.
    Rainham and widow of Customs Officer
     
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    No idea what above is :Smile:
    She's been well taken care off by previous owner and
    I want to keep up the job :Smile:
     
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    Forget about it being a Golden Eagle - it is a Ford Transit.

    I change the oil in mine (well, my man does) every 3000 miles, and with nearly 150000 miles on, it still hums along with no funny noises, never uses any between changes.
     
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    K859 ACK :Smile:
     
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    Thanks :Smile:
    Only funny noise is when steering wheel in full lock :Smile:
    Will check if I can find out when last oil change was and
    then get oil for Ford Transit :thumb:
     
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