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    FAQ: Oil, Fluid, Interval, Capacity, Steering, Brake, Coolant, Diff, Engine.

    2JZ-GTE Engine Oil (TT Engine on a MKIV (UK or JDM))
    Stock = 10w30 Semi Synthetic
    I recommend Fully Synthetic 10w40/50
    Dry Capacity 6.5L's
    Change capacity 5-6L's (Have 6L's ready)
    Regular Driving - BPU or Less
    5w40 - Silkolene Pro S (Now Fuchs Titan Pro S), Castrol RS, Motul 300V Power
    5w50 - Valvoline VR1 SynPower, AGIP PC5w-50
    Regular Driving - BPU to Big Power
    10w40 - Motul 300V Chrono, Royal Purple Racing 41
    10w50 - Silkolene Pro S (Now Fuchs Titan Pro S)
    10w60 - Castrol RS (NB Untested)
    Track Oil
    15w50 - Silkolene Pro R, Motul 300V

    I'd recommend the 10w50 Silkolene/Fuchs Titan as it's Ester based.
    NB: Mobil1 0wxx has been known to get passed the piston rings and cause excessive oil consumption. I would recommened ALL 0wXX oils are avoided. 5W is the lowest I would use.
    See here for details on how to change your oil.
    Interval = 3-9,000miles depending on use/power levels

    2JZ-GE Engine Oil (NA (Non Turbo) Engine on a MKIV (JDM only))
    Stock = 5w30 Semi Synthetic
    I recommend Fully Synthetic 5w30-10w40
    Dry Capacity 6.2L's
    5w30 - Motul 300V
    5w40 - Motul 300V, Silkolene Pro S (Now Fuchs Titan Pro S)
    Change capacity 4.8-5.8L's
    I'd recommened Silkolene Pro S 5w40.
    Being less stressed that the GTE version any Fully Synthetic oil between a 5w30 and 10w40 should suffice.
    Interval = 9-12,000miles depending on use

    LSD Diff Oil
    Stock = Unknown 75w90 Gear Oil
    Capacity ~1.5L's (have 2L's Ready)
    75w90 - Motul Gear 300 or Silkolene Syn5 (Now Fuchs Titan)
    I recommened either of the two listed - both have been used without issue.
    Interval = 2 Years / 30,000miles depending on use/power levels
    See here for details on changing diff oil.

    Manual 6-speed V160/161 Gearbox
    Stock = Toyota V160 oil (PART No. 08885-01306)
    Capacity 1.8l's when dry
    Toyota V160 Oil (comes in 1L cans - require 2 cans)
    Alternative:
    Esso Dextron D21065
    Royal Purple SynchroMax
    BMW oil called MTF-LT-1 or LT-2
    Castrol Transmax Z - Feedback required from testers
    Mobil ATF 220 - Feedback required from testers
    I recommend you stick with stock but in recent times this has been hard to get hold of, so it's the Esso now...
    Interval = 2 Years / 30,000miles depending on use/power levels

    Automatic 4-speed A340E
    Capacity = 8.2L's (But you can only really change what's in the sump of it and that is ~2L's)
    Stock = Toyota Type-IV - 2L's for a quick change. Have 10L's ready for a full flush.
    Recommended Oil = Toyota Type-IV / Fuchs Titan 4400 / Motul ATF 1A
    Interval = 1 years / 15,000 miles per 2L quick change with heavy use. 2 years and 30,000miles if you're a light user.
    NB: You only need to do a full flush if something is wrong....it could actually be harmful to do too many full flushes due to the additives in the oil.

    5-Speed Manual W58 (NA only)
    Capacity = 2.6L
    Recommended Oil = Any 75w/90 Gear oil should be ok. Motul Gear300 is a good option.
    Stock Oil = SAE 75W-90/API GL-5 Gear Oil
    Interval = Check transmission fluid level every 15,000 miles or 24 months. Service interval is not available for vehicles operated under normal conditions. Replace transmission fluid every 15,000 miles or 24 months if used under severe / heavy conditions

    Brake Fluid
    Stock = Dot 4
    I recommend DOT 5.1
    Capacity ~1.5L's (Have 2L's ready)
    DOT 5.1 = Motul RBF600, Castrol SRF
    Interval = Every 12months (also after any track day!)

    Power Steering Fluid
    Stock Dexron III ATF
    I recommend you stick with Dexron III oil but all makes should be suitable
    Capacity <4L's
    Interval = ???
    To fully Flush it see here

    Clutch Fluid
    Stock = DOT3 Brake Fluid
    Capacity = Under 1L??
    Interval = ???
    I recommend you stick with stock or use a DOT4/5.1 Brake Fluid.

    Coolant
    Stock = Toyota 4Life Red
    Capacity ~9L
    I recommend you stick with Toyota Coolant.
    Interval = 30,000miles
    This should help you with a coolant change.
    NB: 4Life changes colour as it get older, when it starts to turn a more browny red compared to it's vibrant red when new then it needs to be changed. Also 4Life comes premixed and needs no other liquids mixed with it.

    The authour and site take no responsibility for your action/inaction following your reading of this FAQ...it's here as a guide.

    Keywords: Oil, Fluid, Interval, Capacity, Steering, Brake, Clutch, Coolant, Diff, Engine.
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    Please all check and help out with the ???'s or correct what's wrong.

    Thanks
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    Silkolene PRO S comes in two viscosities:

    Pro S 5w-40 - Stock road cars
    Pro S 10w-50 - Modded/track cars

    There is also Silkolene Pro R 15w-50 for dedicated tarck addicts!

    Silkolene Pro S 5w-40 is available in 5L cans
    Silkolene Pro S 10w-50 is available in 5L and 25L cans
    Silkolene Pro R 15w-50 is available in 5L and 25L cans

    Silkolene SYN 5 is available in 1L
    Silkolene Boa 90LS (Diff only) in 1L

    Motul 300V 5w-30, 5w-40 and 10w-40 in 2L or 25L
    Motul 300V 15w-50 is available in 2L, 4L or 25L
    Motul RBF 600 DOT 4 racing brake fluid in 500ml
    Motul Gear 300 75w-90 available in 1L

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilman
    Silkolene PRO S comes in two viscosities:

    Pro S 5w-40 - Stock road cars
    Pro S 10w-50 - Modded/track cars

    There is also Silkolene Pro R 15w-50 for dedicated tarck addicts!

    Silkolene Pro S 5w-40 is available in 5L cans
    Silkolene Pro S 10w-50 is available in 5L and 25L cans
    Silkolene Pro R 15w-50 is available in 5L and 25L cans

    Silkolene SYN 5 is available in 1L
    Silkolene Boa 90LS (Diff only) in 1L

    Motul 300V 5w-30, 5w-40 and 10w-40 in 2L or 25L
    Motul 300V 15w-50 is available in 2L, 4L or 25L
    Motul RBF 600 DOT 4 racing brake fluid in 500ml
    Motul Gear 300 75w-90 available in 1L

    All products can be seen here: http://www.opieoils.co.uk Club Prices (discounted) are in the Members Section to buy on line.

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    Ahh I though there was a 10w40 Pro S oops...editing.

    Thanks for the input.
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    Could i ask why Red Line oil isn't listed on here ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonc
    Could i ask why Red Line oil isn't listed on here ??
    For what? If you say the 6-speed gearbox you will be fired out of the nearest available cannon
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    Alex: Yes for the 6-Speed joke..joke. For Engine Oil on the TT's

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    Nice post Alex. Lots of useful info especially for the 'posess no car knowlegde' people like myself

    I had been looking into oils recently and having always used Castrols, i checked out there site:-

    http://www.ew2.lubesinfo.com/framese...=1156&langid=1

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    Castrol is supposed to be less advanced than Silkolene...according to Simon (OILMAN) of Opie Oils.

    But I used the 10w60 RS and found no issues in the short term with it.
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    Depends what castrol you are talking about.... some are very good such as the 0w-30's longlife oils, and gear oils.

    However the likes of the RS 10w-60 and the Magtnatec are very overated in terms of quaulity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonc
    Could i ask why Red Line oil isn't listed on here ??
    Or Amsoil..?.....

    http://planetsoarer.com/OilAnalysis/Amsoil.htm
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    Warning Help - urgent oil crisis

    Please can someone give me some urgent advice. Right now I am near Carlisle and I have over 300 miles to drive back to Hertfordshire. My dilemma is that I have a bit of oil left but not enough. The current oil is Valvolene VR1 Racing 5w50 but as I originally got this when i was at JPS, I know that Halfords dont have it as i had a quick look yesterday. Carlisle is barren of anything except Halfords on a Sunday i think ! SO please please can someone urgent suggest what oil can be safely mixed eg Mobil 5w40 etc??? I have to set off this afternoon!
    my car is Supra Jap import JZ-GTE. Twin Turbo with lots of mods and just under 400bhp.
    look forward to replies from any early risers on a Sunday!

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    When you say a bit of oil left, I take it you mean you're on min on the dip stick?
    Get in. Sit down. Shut up and hang on!

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    oil crisis

    hi - yes its pretty much minimum. The warning light came on randomly when i drove up on Friday then hasnt come on but the oil really is almost minimum. what do you reckon about mixing oil if i have to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batgirl
    hi - yes its pretty much minimum. The warning light came on randomly when i drove up on Friday then hasnt come on but the oil really is almost minimum. what do you reckon about mixing oil if i have to?
    can't see a problem with oil mixing if you have the correct type - i once used gtx magnetec (sp) was running low - had no problems with it (did over 400 miles before had the chance to change it for the good stuff )- no issues -BUT do change it when you have the chance!
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