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Afternoon all,
AS far as i gather, everyone likes to use a fully synth oil such as mob 1, as it is best for G2 MX6's. (correct me if I am wrong).

Real question being, how often should the oil be changed? Some say 10000, some say 5000, some say 3 months. I'd say I do something like 5000 in 6 months.

Also, I would love to hear some exhaust notes... Where can I go to download these?
 

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I personally dont use synth oil, just good mineral oils. But I always flush and drain the oil every 5k km's, errispective of how long the oil has actually been in the engine.

I do this more because,
A) its easy to remember 'service @ 5thou intervals'
B) I dont believe the active agents (detergents etc) could be that effected by the heat and stresses of the motor in 3 months or so, which is about how long it takes me to rack up 5tho kms. Maybe 6 to 12 months, but not in 3!

I personally believe the key to a long turbo life is GOOD OIL AND RESPECT.
 

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About 5,000 - 7,500km is the max. oil change difference for the 2nd gen. Full synthetic is preferred, but the brand is not as important, as long as it's 5w30 or similar. Mobil 1 is ok, but some of the guys here have noticed noisier lifters with Mobil 1 for some reason (even clean Mobil 1).
 

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Mine has only ever had the standard 10w40 stuff I think.

I have been using factory servicing & oil, thus Mazda was putting in castrol magnetic and the HLA's tended to get noisy about the 6500km mark.

They have since changed brands and are now using valvoline and the HLA's are noisy by 2500km.
 

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mxchaos said:
They have since changed brands and are now using valvoline and the HLA's are noisy by 2500km. [/B]
Geez dude, that's crap! 2500km and it's not doing it's job! I sure hope they are not still using this oil on your car - because it clearly does not have tolerance for it.
I find that ppl who are fanatical about a car will do whatever it takes to have the thing runnig the best - which is why I didn't just ask a service centre, as they just don't really care about ur car as much as u do... you know?
 

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I use either Mobil 1 or that Castrol Synthetic stuff. I find the HLAs are maybe SLIGHTLY quieter with the Castrol vs the Mobil. Did a kerosene engine flush last oil change which helped too :) I reckon diesel might do the same job.
 

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i personally use semi-synthetic 10-50 penrite or castrol oil and change it every 3500km ... i find this is better than using fully synthetic oil and changing every 5000km...not to mention it is cheaper
 

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add 1 litre before an oil change (top up your existing oil with it)
is it necessary to top it up with existing oil if is already at the full line???

and u sure diesel would not harm the engine in any way? or is it better to buy an engine flush ???
 

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i did ****en read it...but im after clarification...geez
 

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Well from what bluedracos saying you have to put in some diesel if you want his technique to work( ie 1 litre). Sounds like a home engine flush job :) .

BTW if you want to get an engine flush good luck, I tried to get it done for mine and no one wanted to do it. I'll have to do it myself if I want to do it.

Im thinking of changing to castrol magnetec next time, getting sick of Mobil 1 synthetic, not happy with it.
 

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ODIN said:
Im thinking of changing to castrol magnetec next time, getting sick of Mobil 1 synthetic, not happy with it.
Ugr. Synthetic R, not Magnetec. I've heard too many bad things about Magnetec.
 

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Well I will put this in.
For me It does not matter if I use synthetic or not. For me it's as long as it's changed every 5000k's with filter or every six months which ever comes first.
With turbo and big worked motors I preffer every 3000k's if not driven often or weekend car every 3 months.
But I'm fussy I admit.

I've seen many cars go round with fairly clean internals, only using simple not cheap but good not expensive oils,
Take this 202 frequently changed and with filter. I know because this motor as it came out of my mates car serviced by his father every 3000k's excesive you might say but still had close to factory comp even after 800,000+ k's. No muck on the valve train. No sludge in the sump. Stokc as rock but clean as you could want.

It even got some semi synthetic oil latter on in lafe.
 

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sh*t you have to change the oil ?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I do mine when I can't hear the stereo over the tick,tick,ticking.
probably every 10000ks (~3 months ).


As for exhaust notes........ HP should be your goal, a nice sound will naturally follow.
 

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I do mine when I can't hear the stereo over the tick,tick,ticking.
probably every 10000ks (~3 months ).

As for exhaust notes........ HP should be your goal, a nice sound will naturally follow. [/B]
Actually crusty, HP for me is not that important, you see I don't like it when it just ain't comfortable driving about cos the exhaust is too noisy. A friend of mine had a VN V8 calais. Big-arsed 3 inch mandrel with straight through pipes. Now I know the engine has twice the cc's, but it was just plain annoying driving in the thing for any period because it was soo damn noisy. (Though it was really fun at times). Problem is that If it were too noisy, then the few hp gain is simply not enough for me to put up with it for the times that I;m just crusing. What I like is a nice, tuned sound. I mean, I'm not racing the thing. Disturbing the peace used to amuse me, but not anymore.

I hope you all understand where I am comming from...
 

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bluedraco said:
re-read what i said...if you can't understand it, re-read again and again...
Hey Bluedraco, take it easy. I'm thinking ductape just wanted to be sure, because it sounds really (REALLY) wierd. I see you have a Gallant GSR, interesting (I have '91 Lancer GSR). I'm curious about using a litre of diesel over buying proper flush. If it works then I'll give it a go. Tell me, if you will, how you came over this knowledge of the properties of diesel, and why you are so confident that is does not damage the engine.

Cheers, sam.
 

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I hope you all understand where I am comming from...
:tup:

It's just usually the other way around, some kid wants a big arsed loud exhaust and doesn't care about the fact he's losing performance (I should say torque).

I'll let a 2nd genner answer, as I have a turbo
@- which quietens things down a bit.
 
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