oh no.. yet another engine oil question
Sorry I tired to resist this all week... please don't chastise me too much!
...I'm about to order engine oil for both 146 (1.6 TS) and spider (2.0 TS) and can't make my mind up - I want to get the same for both.
It's the fact that more often than not they will both be abused by short journeys (Mrs KFP works a mile from home but has too much joint trouble to walk or cycle and the buses are no bloody use!).
In my mind I believe short journeys are hard on engines so going for a 5w40 synthetic seems like a good idea as it promises to flow more easily when cold.
Cost isn't an issue. If it costs and extra 20 quid for an annual oil change then so be it.
What I'm worried about is the mixed reports about synthetics and old engines (the 1.6 being 11 years and 125k miles old) that it may just leak right out again!
And would a synthetic be any more likely to dislodge some old muck that goes on to block up an oil way?