Oil engine *Poll

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by Legend@wheels, Apr 6, 2016.

Which engine oil you like the most!

  1. Elf's stuff

    41.3%
  2. Castrol edge

    13.3%
  3. Fuchs(any type)

    10.7%
  4. mobil1

    5.3%
  5. motul 8100

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. millers

    8.0%
  7. castrol magnatec

    2.7%
  8. red line

    1.3%
  9. shell helix ultra

    5.3%
  10. mutol 300v

    4.0%
  11. fuchs race pro s

    14.7%
  12. Mobil Super 3000 X1 5W-40

    1.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Legend@wheels

    Legend@wheels Gold Member

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    lets share our experience with everyone and see what other people like to use
    thats good option for everyone here and the new commers (instaed of making new threads all the time)


    if you are using anything else, you can mention it in comments


    *make it stick if you want (admins) .
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016

  2. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

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    Can I ask how often people top up, and is the dash message reliable when it says that oil level is correct? I haven't actually got round to buying anything yet - I assume it's 5/40 fully synthetic?
     
  3. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    shell helix ultra for me...i dont top up mate..but you had better check your level once or twice a month,,thats what i do...
     
  4. Legend@wheels

    Legend@wheels Gold Member

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    the dash method is not 100% but pretty much close (right now i got 80% oil and it show like i got 100% in the dash indicator...)
     
  5. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

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    +1 for Shell Helix Ultra
     
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  6. Mattb_197

    Mattb_197

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    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    Clio Sport 197
    I always stick with the manufactures recommended oil, in this case ELF SXR 5w-40. I also always use genuine manufacture filters. Don't see the point in paying for expensive 'race' oils unless your running a highly tuned engine or the car is seeing a lot of track action. The standard stuff is more than up to the job providing you change it every 12 months or more often if you do a lot of miles.

    Regarding top ups, I've only had the car 6-7 months and I did an oil service in January. I check mine say once a month on the dipstick, but it's not even moved so I know it's not burning/loosing any oil. Each car will be different though.
     
  7. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Car:
    197
    Shell Helix Ultra as well
     
  8. montana

    montana

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    Location:
    North West, UK
    Car:
    Deep Black 197
    I assume nothing, i check mine on a regular basis despite what the dash says. Yeah 5/40 Fully Synth.
     
  9. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Location:
    Leeds, W Yorks
    Car:
    R27 #243
    Elf OEM stuff in mine. I have a 1L bottle of Millers in the boot for any top-ups needed, but always Elf at oil change time.

    I check my level regularly - 2-3 times a month. The dash display is a fairly good indicator and seems accurate enough from experience, but I will always do a proper dipstick check.
     
  10. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

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    Location:
    Mikkeli, Finland
    Car:
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Elf sxr900 5w-40
     
  11. chris mcm

    chris mcm

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    Location:
    Belfast
    Car:
    RB 197 Cup
    Changed my oil to Fuchs Titan race pro oil and noticed an instant improvement to performance from whatever was in there when I bought the car. Car felt noticibly more urgent and just drives way better.
     
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  12. Legend@wheels

    Legend@wheels Gold Member

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    Clio 200
    vote vote :smiley: *CLAPS
     
  13. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Location:
    Needham Market
    Car:
    LY 200t
    The 200t is running standard oil but I had Fuchs Titan pro race s in the 197 and that was good stuff, really felt smooth.
     
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  14. Kazumz

    Kazumz

    Messages:
    1,500
    Location:
    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Car:
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    Millers Nanodrive 5w-40.

    Never had to top up my car since I've had it. (2 and a half years). Checked Weekly and oil replaced every 6k miles.
     
  15. Raptor6767

    Raptor6767 Gold Member

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    Location:
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Car:
    Renault Sport Clio 197T
    Motul 300V 5W40.
     
  16. The ANT

    The ANT

    Messages:
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    Location:
    gainsborough
    Car:
    mk6 Golf GTI
    Mine when driven harsh needed topping up every 1-2 weeks but I know that to be quite common with people I've spoke to. My golf has only needed topping up once in the last 6 months. It's driving the same miles on the same roads in the same way. Engines which spend a lot of time revving high tend to use more oil, generally.
     
  17. Mattb_197

    Mattb_197

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    335
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    Clio Sport 197
    I've read how an engine was run in from new can effect how much oil it consumes, how true that is I don't know! Mileage can also have an impact, generally the higher milers you would expect to use more oil due to wear but again this isn't always true.

    My Clio hasn't needed a top up since I did the oil service back in January, I've done about 2000 or so miles since then and I don't hang about!- It gets driven as intended lol.
     
  18. Callum German

    Callum German Gold Member

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    Location:
    Bognor Regis
    Car:
    2006 Renault Clio 197
    I don't have a clue what the last person that owned my car put in there but since I serviced it with Fuchs Titan ProRace S its been so much smoother and warms up nice a quick too! Done about 2000 miles since the service and its practically at the same level
     
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  19. Legend@wheels

    Legend@wheels Gold Member

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    Well ,suprising
    i did not know most of the people were using the ELF and realy liked it .
    Good to know
     
  20. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Racing Blue RS-200 / Citroen C2 GT

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