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What oil do you recommend to top up my 172 Joe? Should I wait until I have my car serviced (probably take me nearly three years to do twelve thousand miles) or should I change my oil soon? Speedo now reads 1919 miles. Thanks Joe.
my car needs a oil top up, just went to the dealer to get some but was told that they dont carry any in the parts department. then they told me to top it up with mobil 1, im no expert (which is obvious) but im sure they dont put that in wen new. can u just recommend an oil to top it up with. and should u have an oil change around the 6000 mile mark cos my dealer says that it doesnt need one and that the first service is at 18000 miles not 12000.
If I use ACEA A1 which the drivers handbook says you can use what is the difference between that and ACEA A3 ?
Full ACEA specs are:
A1 Fuel Economy Petrol
A2 Standard performance level
A3 High performance and / or extended drain
B1 Fuel Economy diesel
B2 Standard performance level
B3 High performance and / or extended drain
B4 For direct injection passenger car diesel engines
E1 Non-turbo charged light duty diesel
E2 Standard performance level
E3 High performance extended drain
E4 Higher performance and longer extended drain
E5 (1999) High performance / long drain plus American/API performances. - This is ACEAs first attempt at a global spec.
The handbook is fairly generic.. best to go off what the specific advice is.
the difference between the standards are fairly self explanatory I think ?.. ie, the A3 is a higher specification than the A1.
The standards dont necessarily dictate longevity of the oil in your engine, more the protection offered. You do not need to change the oil at more frequent intercals than recommended by reno.. however, I intend to... choice is a great thing. lol.. and oil is not expensive in the great scheme...
i seriously cant believe your using castrol gtx in your 172......im hopin its the magnatec version
give a mineral oil some heat and grief and it will start to break down and give you no protection, which is why there is synthetics on the market today
another advantage, which a mineral oil does not give, is that they have a content of synthetic ester, which sticks to metal surfaces....i.e. the internals of your engine, meanin that come start up in the mornin, your internals already have a nice coating of oil so there protected straight away
castrol gtx might be ok for a top up, but dont use that as your main oil, you need a semi at least, and then id advise drainin every 6k
youve just upset BRUN!
i dont really think you can correct Capt....its virtually impossible. Virtually only because he probably doesnt know anything about surfing ...unless he can corect me on that.
I wouldnt worry about oil as ive always said......in my last post a few days ago.
"oil is oil"....ditto
p.s. your a marketing managers dream!!!
Me neither.. I checked then double checked. BTW if is really tricky to get to the filter.
What I ended up doing was dropping the plastic sh1t guard of the bottom of the car - 2 bolts, then warmed the car up so the oil thinned out, then after it was warmed up undid the filler cap and dropped the sump bolt out, then when complete drop the filter off etc.