Post by alexjohanssonswe on Jun 4, 2016 12:16:41 GMT 1
Hello. thought i'd show my car on this site, might happen i need help with something in The future and this seems to be a great forum. Bought it last year and we loved it, took every momebt we could to go out and live in it.. Right after purshase i put in a twin seat so everyone could go out camping. (me, girlfriend and our 2,5year old girl Elise) Gf fixed The interior and then we where satisfied with it.
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Post by alexjohanssonswe on Jun 8, 2016 1:29:21 GMT 1
Thanks for The kind words and welcoming! Just wondering, what visc. Oil are you guys running your v4 engines with? Extra thick or just standard 10w40? Thinking about a long trip this summer and The van revs kind of high so i want to do an oil change with the best possible oil type before The trip.
Post by bullsintransit on Jun 8, 2016 2:25:17 GMT 1
Run my 1.7 v4 on 10/30 mineral oil.Ford manual says 10/30 or 10/40 mineral oil for general use,20/50 when used in temperatures exceeding 32'c. My Van seems to run better on 10/30 than 10/40.From info read the v4 engines do prefer mineral oils,semi and full synthetic oil apparently decrease bearing life,I haven't tried this to confirm though! I've done quite a few long trips using this grade oil.
Welcome along mate nice van I'm liking the idea of gulf colours ☺ I've got millers classic 20/50 in mine but it sounds like I maybe using the wrong grade false info in the past from somewhere it seems :-(
Post by alexjohanssonswe on Jun 8, 2016 9:30:00 GMT 1
Mineral oil is a no brainer in old cars as far as i know. I was thinking 20/50 because i dont know The wear of The engine but i wold imagine it 's "well used". Maybe ill try a run with 20/50 and se if The oilpressure pops up some:) planing on refurbishing The engine this coming winter, cylinderhead work and change The balance bearing for peace of mind:) kind of makes me thing about one of my other cars, change The ims bearing in my 911(996) this winter just for peace of mind:)
Post by bullsintransit on Jun 8, 2016 12:56:52 GMT 1
Wouldn't recommend trying 20/50 unless your in the correct temperature range,put it in mine for a very short while and I had oil leaks etc pop up,had valve seat problems that go noticeable worse very quickly,that was using 20/50 in summer Spain,pretty sure Ralph on here changed to 20/50 in his 1.7 colonge that was running ok and his balance shaft snapped ( uk temps), obviously the choice is yours,but they do seem run better with the 10/30.20/50 seems to bring potential problems on not hold them off.
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