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Quick easy question..Oil...

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swannie21

What type of engine oil does the renault 21 take ?

Ive lost my haynes manual & the archived forum has gone & my memory isnt what it used to be ! Would rather be 100% sure im putting in the right stuff rather than winging it. I have owned so many cars over the last 12 months i get confused by what oil goes in what car, i must have can of nearly every type of oil by now :)
 
good quality 10w 40 semi/fully synth, or if you're like me, and like to find the leaky sump gaskets, put 5w40 fully synth in
 
full syntetic aint good for turbo engine's ! Because the density is to low. Thats what Huyser motorsports told me. And somebody who's doing race engine's for almost 30 years...i believe him :grin:
 
my mate suggested vavoline oil which is supposed to be top quality he showed me the paper work and it is garuanteed for 150,000 miles got some in mine seems to be ok
 
This'll be interesting to see peoples opinions... i've got to do a change soon.


I always used to use 15/40 semi synth in my gtt's....
 
I always used to use 15/40 semi synth in my gtt's....

:clap:

i'm using differant oils

Elf competition half synt. for hi spec engine's
valvoline (first 500 km after rebuild) 15/40 than change to half synt.
Castrol GTX goldline for standard engine
 
Thnx for the replies, gives me a good idea on what to put in.. Ive recently had an engine rebuild & its due its first oil change, done about 500 miles scince all the work. I plan to do another change at 1200 miles along with the filter..

Ive got 10ltrs of Uni part 10/40 semi synth kicking about & was planning on using that (saves the expense), would that be ok ? The next oil change @1200miles i was going to get the best i can as it will be staying in there for 12 months / 5k miles.
 
i dont know Uni-oil, so no experiance on that one.

whe can get oil by a dutch RTCmember , all ELF products

10 w 40 semi syn. sti competition 5 euro(3.37?) / liter incl vat
5 w 40 ldx full syn. 6,50 euro(4.38?) / liter incl vat
5 w 50 full syn 8 euro (5.39?) / liter incl vat
75 w 140 gearbox full syn 11 euro (7.41?) / liter incl vat


dont take crapy oil, its one off the importent things in your engine.
 
i dont know Uni-oil, so no experiance on that one.

whe can get oil by a dutch RTCmember , all ELF products

10 w 40 semi syn. sti competition 5 euro(3.37?) / liter incl vat
5 w 40 ldx full syn. 6,50 euro(4.38?) / liter incl vat
5 w 50 full syn 8 euro (5.39?) / liter incl vat
75 w 140 gearbox full syn 11 euro (7.41?) / liter incl vat


dont take crapy oil, its one off the importent things in your engine.

What I have been told ALLWAYS use ELF as gearoil.. And ELF for the engine is preferable.. But besides that.. I would also like to know what to put in my Engine.
 
Castrol Magnatec 10w40 semi, superb stuff for the 21T, or Valvoline race stuff. Thats good too, ill get the specs tomorrow cos I cant remember for sure.
 
I always use Comma XT2000 15/50 Semi Synthetic oil - and when I cant get that I go for the Comma 10/40 Semi Synthetic - I've never had any problems when using these products.

Valvoline oils are also VERY good products - they come in different colours too which is grooooooooovy!!! LOL :banana:
 
I've aways followed the rule we use with our bikes and use the best quality oil that was available when the engine was being sold as this is the sort of oil that the engine (as or very near standard) was designed to run best with.
But that said, If an engine has serious modifications then this may not be the best option!
Some modern fully synthetic's are extremely good oil's but far too thin and can cause low oil pressure and damage to our engines as has been found out before, I was advised by Turbo Dynamics to run no thinner than 10/40 for my turbo's sake! (Interestingly they also strongly advised against using any form of inline turbo oil filters that you can buy!:announce:)
I have personally always used Shell Helix semi synthetic 10/40 oil and it has always done well for me.
I think its personal preference really, just not too thin! (or thick)
 
what about Millers anyone. Not used it but heard some good things about it and its cheaper than most.

I been using magnatec for years and never had any probs. Was using mobil 1 in the early days of ownership, but that werent good for the oil pressure....
 
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