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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: any oil for 3.0 gtv
Aye! Change the oil and fill it to the MAX mark with you favourite brand.
I've used all sorts of stuff in my old beast (availability and wherever I happened to be when I needed some oil decided it) and I haven't noticed any real difference between any of the semi-synthetic 10W40 oils.
Interestingly, the Halfords 10W40 has as good a spec' as Castrol Magnaetec and is significantly cheaper...
Selenia is a bit thinner than Shell Helix, so tends to burn/leak more..
Otherwise, keeping the level topped up to MAX and changing it at 12,000 miles has given my beast negligible camshaft/bore wear in 190,000 miles.
I shouldn't worry about whether you have to check the oil hot or cold. The difference will be about 1 or 2mm on the dipstick .. hardly any difference.
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