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Best engine oil for 612

Discussion in '612/599' started by 599_GTO, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. 599_GTO

    599_GTO Karting

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    Hi All,

    This may sound like a ridiculously simple question but I was wondering which engine oil you would all recommend for the 612? Is it the Shell Helix HX7 5W-40?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 Veteran
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    motul, mobile 1, doesnt really matter... 5w 40 or 0w 40
     
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  3. tazandjan

    tazandjan Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Affirmative, any good synthetic in 5W-40 or 0W-40 will work. I use Valvoline 5W-40 full synthetic in mine.
     
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  4. 599_GTO

    599_GTO Karting

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    Gents, my sincere thanks. Would 15 liters be sufficient for an oil change?
     
  5. tazandjan

    tazandjan Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Way more than enough. Total capacity is 12 liters, and you likely cannot get that much out. Do not overfill or it will make a real mess.
     
  6. 599_GTO

    599_GTO Karting

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    Terry, thank you so much!
    I recall reading about overfilling now that you mention it.
    I will be careful!
    Much appreciated again.
     
  7. TrojanFan

    TrojanFan F1 Rookie
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    I use Mobil 1 0w-40 European. For some reason Walmart.com has the 5 liter for the low price of $22.88. Buy 2 and they ship for free. Can't beat it for under $46. For a good price on filters, I usually find that Ferrari of San Francisco sells 2 UFI OEM for around $55 on ebay though I just looked and they are up to $72 with free shipping. T Rutlands has the for $68 with the shipping. Don't know the Ricambi price at the moment.
     
  8. 599_GTO

    599_GTO Karting

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    Peter, thank you so much! I managed to get 15 litres of the Shell Helix 0W-40 for 85 Euros delivered. The two filters were brought through an independent dealer for 52 Euros delivered so considering these are European i.e. more expensive prices, I think I did fairly well. Thanks to you, Terry and ttforcefed for the advice.
     
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  9. TrojanFan

    TrojanFan F1 Rookie
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    Sounds reasonable. Did not know you were not in the US.
     
  10. 599_GTO

    599_GTO Karting

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    Thanks Peter... things tend to be more expensive here in Europe so I agree I got a good deal. Take care
     

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