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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Dla, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Dla

    Dla Karting
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    I know this subject has been worn out, but I am about to change the oil in my 88 328. I have a few 'spot' drips (leaks) now. I am thinking of using Mobile 1 15W50 synthetic. Does anyone have any recent info, stories, or increased leaks due to synthetic oil?
    Thanks,
    Dla
     
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  3. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
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    My old 328 started to leak a little bit after I changed to the Mobil 1 15w50 syn but it was certainly not a worrying amount.
     
  4. RussF

    RussF Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I switched to Mobil 1 15-50 from dino oil. Interestingly with dino oil it leaked a little oil. Now with Mobil 1 it does not leak a drop. This is contrary to what I expected.
     
  5. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    No problem.
     
  6. MARQ

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    Agreed.....definitely not a problem.
     
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  8. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

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    The 328 came from the factory with synthetic oil, specifically Agip SINT2000. In fact, Agip SINT2000 should be specified in the OM as well as on a plate inside the engine compartment. You should note that "sint" is Italian for synthetic.
     
  9. dhs-9

    dhs-9 Formula Junior

    Feb 6, 2004
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    Factory oil is Agip 10W-40 SInt 2000 which is a semi sythetic it is bleneded with mineral based oil
     
  10. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

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    dhs9, how do you know Agip's SINT2000 is semi rather than full synthetic? I have several bottles of Agip SINT2000 10w40 and no where on the bottle does is indicate it is less than full synthetic.
     
  11. AEHaas

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  13. Dla

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  14. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    Please do your homework.
    Search the Fchat & the 'Old FerrariChat Archives' for OIL in the subject. There are a dozen or so threads, each with 50 to 100 posts. Some of them by petrochem engineers.

    I think you'll find more detail than you ever wanted to know about oil & 3x8s.
     

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