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It is increasingly difficult to get hold of suitable filters locally. I bought the very last one available one in Brighton (actually just outside Brighton, speedy spares) about 5 years ago.

 

So just use the specialists, or buy at a show or whatever. The problem is the 5/8 thread on the filter. If you can get hold of one of the thread adapters (looks just like the one on all our engines) but has 5/8 for the block and 3/4 at the filter end, you have a massive choice of filters including OE VW and Ford. And a fantastic filter that has a double anti-drain valve that comes from a diesel escort and has a reputation for completely eliminating the oil pressure lag at startup.

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Hello.

 

If you look at Ebay 272193381089 you will see that the seller has a brand new identical unit you are looking for !!

 

Auction ends 18.21hrs on Wednesday 6th April; so less than 24hrs to go.

 

Hope that helps ??

 

Regards.

 

Richard.

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Evening.

 

Have a look at Ebay 171316809653 - excellent company to buy from (I use them all the time) and their prices are probably the best around.

 

I'm a big fan of Millers having used it for numerous years as their oil quality surpasses all around them and the additives are significant  - use their oils in both my classics + modern.

 

Also, Millers do 5Ltr whereas Castrol often only do 4.5Ltr

 

The one I have flagged is mineral, if you want semi-synthetic you will need the Millers Sport version of 20/50.

 

Regards.

 

Richard.

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In the Vit6 I used a £9 economy 20/50 and for low use it seemed fine , on more arduous work when you get enthusiastic it would drop from the normal 60 ish to 30 when hot

(Spec for all is 40 to 60 at 2000rpm) so moved to millers pistoneze all back to normal what ever you did to flog the nuts off it,

I then tried valvoline VR1 something Clive suggested

and this is bullet proof, loads of Zd's and the pressure across the range has upped by 20 psi.

all day long(thats now in the big saloon so less rorty driving )

 

Like lots, you get what you pay for , good offers on euro carpart sales , halfords trade etc

and if you only do 1000mile a year its again down to preference

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I have solved all my oil pressure problems. Remove the gauge! (have kept the light though)

Seriously, I was getting obsessed by it. Now I chuck in decent oil and off I go. 

 

I must say, for most people any of the decent oils will be fine. And I mean that, they are perfectly adequate.

However, if you intend doing a trackday or similar wher the car will be shown a thorough thrashing, they will struggle, and that is where the Millers CSS (and other similar high spec oils) come up trumps, they cope. The others just go thin. Even VR1 thins a lot on track. And another "quality" oil that may or may not have been mentioned cost me  a crank at Goodwood. The oil pressure plumetted to zero at 6000rpm. The following year with Millers CSS that just did not happen. 

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being ex truck  i reckon audible warnings are the best dump  all lights and gauges , how many times do you hear or smell the problem before you look at the gauges 

 

a buzzer or horn gets it right where its needed , in the drivers   ear...wake up call 

 

           Pete

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being ex truck  i reckon audible warnings are the best dump  all lights and gauges , how many times do you hear or smell the problem before you look at the gauges 

 

a buzzer or horn gets it right where its needed , in the drivers   ear...wake up call 

 

           Pete

Ummm, you haven't been in my car at 7000rpm in 4th with a helmet on. Audible would be hopeless! I am seriously thinking of a 20psi oil lamp. but a superbright LED. Maybe a shift light too, I tend to forget until I hit the rev limiter....

Gauges are too distracting when driving. Honest. they just worry you! Even on the modern I find myself constantly glancing at the mpg thingy or whatever it is set on. Better off watching the car ahead.

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I am amazed, the CLUB has these falling out the doors as have 90% of any decent motor factors. Just ring Garth and it will be in the post quicker than quick. Oh yes, 01858 434424 extension no. 2.

 

Ordered on online tonight thanks along with leads and plugs. Many thanks.

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