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Old 08 November 2011, 16:51   #1
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Default Best engine oil for tuned Sti?

Hi guys im currently running a modified UK 2004 Sti with around 340 - 350 bhp on standard internals.

Whats is the best oil to use for maximum protection during the winter months? Bearing in mind this car is well over standard power.

I dont drive the car hard, just a bit of spirited driving now and then..

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Old 08 November 2011, 17:01   #2
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I've used Silkolene pro 10/50 for at least the last 4 years in my 2003sti, running fine with 300hp.

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Old 08 November 2011, 17:07   #3
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Personal choice but the nicest oil I have found is the Motul 300 15/50w
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Old 08 November 2011, 17:18   #4
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Either of those are proper top end oils, Millers CFS, Gulf Competition and Redline are worth considering as well.

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I run with 15/50 in the summer and 5/40 in the winter,have been using silkolene but trying gulf at the mo
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I sory for hijacking your thread mate but i have the same dilema, i going to need a service after fully forged my 2.5 (just over a 1000 miles now) but i dont know what oil to use now, i used to use Millers CFS 10/60 before on my 2L but now i have mocal 10 row oil cooler too so im not realy sure if i keep the same or change it.

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It had been serviced with Silkoline ProS 10w/50 high performance Ester Synthetic oil aound 5000 miles ago.

I have read that this grade of oil should only be used if the engine sees very high temperatures and gets driven hard.

Should i stick to this grade of oil or a top of the range 10w-40 for the winter?
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I sory for hijacking your thread mate but i have the same dilema, i going to need a service after fully forged my 2.5 (just over a 1000 miles now) but i dont know what oil to use now, i used to use Millers CFS 10/60 before on my 2L but now i have mocal 10 row oil cooler too so im not realy sure if i keep the same or change it.

I am sorry for hijacking your thread mate
Go for one of the following, a fully synthetic (give the car a few k more miles though to run in, so run a 10w40 semi for a while) a 5w40, 10w40 or 10w50, those will do you quite happily

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I'm using "Gulf Competition" 10W - 40 in 350 BHP 2.1 Stroker as recommended by Tim AKA Oilman.
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Silkoline Pro S 10w/50 from Opie Oils. Steve.
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Go for one of the following, a fully synthetic (give the car a few k more miles though to run in, so run a 10w40 semi for a while) a 5w40, 10w40 or 10w50, those will do you quite happily

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I had the engine fully forged and was told to drain the oil and change the filter after 50miles, then use the same grade oil ( mineral oil 10/40) for a 1200 miles then change to Millers 10/60, i am nearly reaching 1200 miles but now things started to confuse me after reading about the oils , i just want to use good stuff that will not harm the engine. so i think im going to choose 10/50 Millers is that a good oil to have on the new engine?

I am sorry about this silly questions im just confused
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10w60 is too thick, you still need a running in oil so go semi synthetic for another couple of k, then go for the best oil you can put in there, a 5w40 is good

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10w60 is too thick, you still need a running in oil so go semi synthetic for another couple of k, then go for the best oil you can put in there, a 5w40 is good

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Ok mate thanks for all your advise
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