Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

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Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby MiniMan » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:58 pm

Hi everyone,

Not posted in almost a year but its time to start prepping the car for show season. Before I start her up I need to drain and replace the usual fluids.

Coolant is fine... however its oil Im confused about. I used to always use Millers Classic 20w - 50w Oil. Unfortunately theyve rebranded and changed all there oils!!! I cant figure out which one is the direct replacement.

Can anyone recomend a decent oil for a 1986 1.6 laser, d reg.

Thanks in advance as always and hopefully she starts up no problem.

Sam

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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby andyd » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:30 pm

Put you reg into Opie Oils for a list of their recommendations.

You may find there are cheaper sellers of the same oils elsewhere on ebay or local motor factors.

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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby SmokeEm » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:22 am

20/50W Valvoline VR1 - accept no substitute. 8-)
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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby fordperv » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:57 pm

I have always used good quality 10w40 in pintos as did my dad before i was even born in his cortina and rwd escort days neither of us have ever had a rattly cam

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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby caprikid61 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:16 pm

Stay well clear of Halfords 20w50w classic oil ! My 2.0 laser used to put out blue smoke on start up using that oil . I now use castrol Gtx 10w40 with much better results no blue smoke on start up and I never need to top up the oil between oil changes , so I would go for Gtx every time .

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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby pbar » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:52 am

A third vote for 10/40 here, and Castrol GTX for me too.

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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby Bod9084 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:48 pm

15/40

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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby scottman1962 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:55 pm

How much oil does a 1600 take please,

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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby andyd » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:03 pm

scottman1962 wrote:How much oil does a 1600 take please,

Just under 4 litres (inc filter I presume).

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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:30 pm

SmokeEm wrote:20/50W Valvoline VR1 - accept no substitute. 8-)


:agree:

After Dave's advice I decided to give Valvoline VR1 a go in the Pinto rather than the GTX 10/40 I had been using, and B112 has been running super on it so I am converted to Valvoline 20/50 :)
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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby MiniMan » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:54 pm

Hi thanks for all your advice brilliant as always... Ive always stuck with 20w / 50w... so just to confirm this is what I should be buying... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2217136616

Thanks again... cant wait to get her started... except the weather this weekend is a bit of a contrast to last week... :?

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Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:24 pm

MiniMan wrote:Hi thanks for all your advice brilliant as always... Ive always stuck with 20w / 50w... so just to confirm this is what I should be buying... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2217136616


Hi mate. Great to see you back here fella and all is good with your Capri. Nice one. Mate that looks the right stuff VR1 Racing. The one I got only last year was in a different tub but its the same stuff. Here's one a couple of pounds cheaper and comes with a free oil change kit :)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Engine-O ... Swmo5ZnZpF

All the best

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