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Old 01-28-2013, 08:10 AM
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Can I have advice please ?

As soon as the filter and filter wrench arrive, I will be carrying out an oil and filter change on my 2006 Gallardo.

Agip , as recommended by Lamborghini is almost unobtainable here in the UK.

The nearest oil specialist outlet is 60 miles away . Contacted them this morning. Their recommendations for oil are as follows.

FOR STANDARD EVERYDAY USE.

1. MOTUL 8100 X-CESS 5W-40 SYNTHETIC.

2. FUCHS TITAN SUPERSYN 5W-40.

3. MILLERS XFS FULL SYNTHETIC 5-40.

4. MOBIL SUPER 3000 X1 5W-40

5. AMSOIL SYNTHETIC (AFL) 5W-40.

FOR HEAVY OR COMPETITION USE.

1. MILLERS CFS 5W-40.

2. GULF COMPETITION RACING 5W-40.

3. SILKOLENE PRO S 5W-40 ESTER SYNTHETIC.

4. RED LINE HIGH PERFORMANCE SYNTHETIC 5W-40.

5. MOTUL 300 V POWER RACING 5W-40.

Anyone used any of these ? If so , any comments ?

What do you gents tend to use in the USA ?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:29 AM
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Castrol Synth is most oftenly used and approved by Lambo in the US.
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Is this Castrol Edge Fully Stnthetic 5W-40 to which you refer please ?

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Lamborghini of Houston uses Castrol Edge with SPT SAE 5W-40 and that is what I have in my car.
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i use catrol edge 5w40, previously syntec. works really well for me. $5/qt when it's on sale.

motul works well too. but it is almost 3x more and harder to get.
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Make sure to use only the Euro castrol made in Germany. Real synthetic, unlike the USA stuff. ( Google the contraversy, that synth USA Castol really isn't fully synthetic)

The correct Euro stuff is also available in North America from VW dealers. It is apecified for the newer Gallardos.

Better to use full synthetic instead of the semi synthetic spec'd for older Gallardos, which was the Agip version you refer to.
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Does anyone know the HTHS rating on Castrol Edge 5w40?

It seems to be unknown even among the oil snob community: Motul xcess 5w-40 vs Castrol edge 0w-40 - Bob Is The Oil Guy

I used Motul 8100 xcess for its relatively high HTHS and ZDDP content, but always on the look out for an alternative.
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This is what I am running right now.

Pennzoil 550022576-6PK Ultra 5W-40 European Full Synthetic Motor Oil - 1 Quart (Pack of 6) : Amazon.com : Automotive Pennzoil 550022576-6PK Ultra 5W-40 European Full Synthetic Motor Oil - 1 Quart (Pack of 6) : Amazon.com : Automotive


Ferrari approved on the box so I'm confident it will be ok.
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In the States you can call something "Full/Fully Synthetic" if it is a grade III mineral oil with the sulphur cracked out of it during a chemical process. In Europe you can only call it "Synthetic" if it is a grade IV oil with a PAO (polyalphaolefin) base... which scientists make in labs from captured UFO technology mixed with Unicorn's blood (probably).

What the manufacturers like doing now is branding things with the word "European" somewhere in the title to make you think that it is the bonafide European Synthetic formula... which neither the Castrol Edge nor Mobil 1 is. (**actually, Mobil 1 Extended Performance is their only PAO oil).

So, the bottom line is that your Lambo dealer is selling you a mineral oil that has been hydro-cracked so it can be called "synthetic" on the US market.

Rule of thumb... If it costs about $5 a quart at Amazon/Costco, it is USA "synthetic". If it is about $10-15 a quart it is actual PAO synthetic grade IV oil.

Either way, how *most* of us drive our cars, given the mileage we cover and the RPM range we can realistically hold without ending up in jail, then the USA "Synthetic" is a perfectly good engine oil; that's why Lambo sell it to you ... for $15 a quart :/ !!!
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Default why not Mobil 1 New Life 0w-40

hi
whats with the Mobil 1 New Life 0w-40 can i use this also (on the mobil homepage its listet an then the 3000 x1)?
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where you get your oil filter in europe?
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