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What oil to use in my zetec zero
April 16, 2014
8:07 pm
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welsh zero
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Need to do a service on my zetec zero, oil change etc just asking what spec oil to use? I was thinking of 5/30 ??? Im sure I've read that theres special Zetec oil is that right?

Jamie

April 17, 2014
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Hi Jamie,

The last oils change I used a race spec 10/60, has cured the problem of oil breathing out, good pressure and lasts longer. You have to remember (most of) these cars are driven pretty hard and the 5/30 recommended is for daily run around use.

This was on the recommendation of a specialist at Northampton Motorsport and others

Cheers

John

GBS Zero, 2.0 Zetec, Plenum chamber, Emerald ECU. Est 170BHP Kawasaki Green

April 17, 2014
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SAE 5w/30 is what the factory use

There is so much hype about oil, all designed to confuse.

Oil is has been graded by the "Society of Automotive Engineers" (SAE) for years, latterly by the "Deutsches Institut für Normung" ("German institute for standardisation") (DIN), which is why you see both on the side of an oil container.

Whilst SAE states what the oil does, usually accompanied by oil base such as "Synthetic", "Semi-synthetic" etc. DIN may also include information about additives and other spec which is why you can have the same SAE on cans but possibly a different DIN.

To add to that vehicle manufacturers like you to buy things from them and often have their own rating. However they are obliged by law to give alternative not just their own number, so a quick reference to the manufacturer is likely to give you SAE (with base type), DIN and manufacturers rating. Except for colour and possibly some other additives and price that is what the oil in the can does.

You pay your money and you take your choice Smile

April 17, 2014
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Thanks for reply boys think i'll stick to 5/30.
John isn't 10/60 a bit too thick?
Do you know what the small oil filter is from????

April 17, 2014
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Hi mate,i use 5w/30 ford oil suitable, green like old duckhams foarm of magntec,
for zetec engines,and the small filter i use is from mk7 fiesta 1600 zetec sigma engine .

John,Laugh

April 19, 2014
6:41 am
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Jamie your not thinking on using it are you.Hope you can find it under that dust from what i seen last time Laugh will take you days to clean it .

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