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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:57 pm 
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I changed the oil in my 1.1 at the weekend put in 10w40 shell helix fully synthetic but I have noticed that the oil light stay on for about 3 seconds when I start up now rather than a split second like before, is it anything to worry about? Car has done 67k and has been run of 10w40 for a few years now

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 Post subject: Re: Oil pressure
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:35 pm 
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I always use 15w 40 in ohv lumps.

I put 5w30 in once as it was empty.. Was a get me going option..
Smoked really badly and oil light stayed on longer as you've said.
Topped up with 15w40 and it was fine after that.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil pressure
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:32 pm 
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Mine doesn't smoke at all so i guess thats a good sign! have always used 10w 40 only difference this time is fully synthetic rather than semi so maybe it's slightly thicker.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil pressure
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:40 pm 
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Haven't the foggiest.

I just know that too thin an oil in a tired ohv will leak past the oil seals and rings and smoke!
5w30 ( what i put in the zetec ) is too thin for an ohv.
Or my ohv anyway!

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 Post subject: Re: Oil pressure
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:20 pm 
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shouldnt really use fully synth in old cars they wernt designed for it really and 5w30 is really thin too

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 Post subject: Re: Oil pressure
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:21 pm 
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It seems to have stopped now anyway!

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