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    Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    Well, what seems to be the consensus? Surprisingly enough, could not find a thread on this. Search button has failed me!

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    Re: Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    I run RedLine full synthetic. 20W-50 for my 1600, but I think you'd want 10W-40 for a 1300 on standard compression.
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    Re: Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    i run valvoline VR-1 20-50 in my 1,3. used to run castrol, (also a great choice)
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    Re: Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    I have been using Shell Rotella T 15W/40 in my Fulvia 1.3 and my Alfa's. This oil is available almost everywhere and has a high zinc content that these older engines require and all the cars perform well and have good oil pressure.
    Hemmings also has some oils with a high zinc content but it is much more expensive.

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    Re: Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    In my modified 1200 with 11.5:1 CR I use 15W50 Motul 300V competition fully synthetic. I would not recommend this oil in any other than fully rebuild and cleaned engines.
    I rate this oil as fantactic. No wear to be spotted and my engine does not consume it.
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    Re: Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    Hi

    A bit of topic perhaps.
    DCAlbarran forgive me hijacking this thread, but William:

    Do you run Your 1200 HF on pumpfuel? In that case What octane rating and brand? Shell V-Power 98 octane?
    Or do you run it on race fuel/mix of pumpfuel/racefuel?

    You run the highest CR Ive seen on this forum (at least for a car registered for the road)

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    Re: Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    It runs OK on 98 octane but way better on 102. I was in the Uk the other week and I do not know what the octane number is of regular fuel in the UK, I presume 95, but it was pinking even with a whole bottle of octane booster added to a tank fill. It pinked especially pulling uphill with RPM below 4K. The way to avoid pinking is feathering the throttle and keeping the revs up when you aren't.
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    Re: Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    Thanks William

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    Re: Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmarler View Post
    i run valvoline VR-1 20-50 in my 1,3. used to run castrol, (also a great choice)
    Just regular Castrol GTX 20w-50?

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    Re: Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    yep, gtx 20w-50. i switched to the vr1 for better zinc additive.
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