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Had a few questions about bits as preparing a shopping basket for service items.. seemed to find the info all over the shop, so have started this list...

 

Let me know of amends/additions and suggestions and i'll update the list.

The format i've followed is:

ITEM NAME

ITEM INFO/SPEC/GUIDANCE (*UK SPEC*)

SUGGESTED BRANDS/TYPE OF PRODUCT

 

and perhaps if no sticky already exists mods....? :)

 

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ENGINE OIL

4.7-4.9 litres inc filter, dry overhaul 5.5 litres, change 10k or under depending on use, 5w30 assuming standard engine spec

For higher mileage engines or motors that are munching some oil it is suggested to opt for a 10w40 semi-synthetic

- Fuchs Titan proS 5w30, Ester based API cert

- Standard option Motul 8100 Eco-nergy

- Fuchs Titan SYN MC 10w-40

 

ENGINE OIL FILTER

rule of thumb 3/4 turn by hand from point of gasket seating, 11-15 ft/lbs, with oil change

- Nissan 15208-9F60A

- K&N Gold HP-1008

 

SUMP PLUG & WASHER

22-29 ft/lbs torque, sump plug thread diameter 12mm, pitch 1.25, replace washer with oil change (crush washer)

- nissan washer 102601M02

- nissan drain plug 11128

- magnetic type plugs, gold plug Opie Oils (AP03) & other brands (Blox, Mishimoto, Greddy etc)

 

AIR FILTER

replace/inspect each service

- Apexi / Cosworth / HKS drop in panel filter

- Nissan OEM 16546-3J400

 

BRAKE FLUID

0.7-0.8 litres (buy 1 litre), change every 3yrs or 36k

- Motul RBF600 or RBF660 (min 3 dot)

- Nissan super heavy duty brake fluid

 

BRAKE LINES

- HoseTechnik

 

CLUTCH FLUID

0.7-0.8 litres (buy 1 litre), change every 3 yrs or 36k

- Motul RBF600 or RBF6600 (min 3 dot)

- Nissan super heavy duty brake fluid

 

MANUAL TRANSMISSION GEARBOX OIL

manual 2.93 litres, fill plug/drain plug 23-28 ft/lbs, change 3yrs or 36k, 75w85 or 75w90 API GL-4

- RED LINE High Performance Synthetic MT-85 75W85 GL-4 Gear Oil

- Nissan MT-XZ Gear oil KE916-99931 or equivalent

 

DIFF OIL

1.4 litres, change every 3yrs or 36k, SAE 80w90 API GL-5

- RED LINE Synthetic Gear Oil 75W-90 GL5

- Nissan differntial Fluid KE907-99832 or equivalent

 

GEARBOX & DIFF PLUG/WASHER

do not need replacing unless lost, not crush washers

- nissan 110264N200

- aftermarket magnetic plugs?

 

POWER STEERING FLUID

1 litre

- Motul MULTI ATF Fluid

- Nissan PSF or equivalent

 

COOLANT SYSTEM

9.0 litres with resevoir, change every 3yrs or 36k, don't mix different coolant types..

- Nissan long life Antifreeze/coolant L248 Premix KE902-99945

 

ALTERNATOR/AC BELTS

change every 3yrs or when wear is detected

- Gates 4PK948 + 6PK1173 (don't bother with OEM belts, more expensive & slightly lower in quality)

 

SPARK PLUGS

gap (normal) in(mm) 0.043(1.1), change every 5 years

- Denso Iridium IKH16 x 6

 

WIPERS

change when you can't see anymore, 20" + 18" fronts, 18" rear

- PIAA if you're feeling flush

 

KEY FOB BATTERY

- CR2025

 

BULBS

- yes there are many refer to manual and/or source LED equivalents

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Hi

 

There are a fair few I can add to that list.

 

Engine

 

http://www.opieoils....-653-5w-30.aspx

 

Fuchs Pro S, Motul 300V and Red Line are the best options, followed by the Castrol Edge, Mobil ESP, Millers EE and XF, Fuchs GT1 and Shell Helix Ultra Extra. The Motul Eco-Energy, Mobil Super 3000, Shell Helix HX7 AF/AG and Fuchs XTR are good cheaper alternatives.

 

If modified, you might need a 5w-40, but let me know the details.

 

 

Oil Filters

 

http://www.opieoils....er-2348400.aspx

http://www.opieoils....lternative.aspx

http://www.opieoils....oil-filter.aspx

 

 

Gearbox

 

Really, just this

 

http://www.opieoils....4-gear-oil.aspx

 

But, a lot of people have used 75w-80 and 75w-90 oils without issues, it depends on the driving style and climate.

 

 

Diff

 

The best option is a synthetic 75w-90, like the Silkolene Syn 5, Millers CRX NT LS, Motul Gear 300LS, Red Line 75w-90 GL5 or Gulf Competition LS. A SAE90 or 80w-90 mineral oil such as Motul 90PA, Fuchs Race Gear 90LS or Gulf Gear LS 80w-90 is a good, cheaper alternative.

 

http://www.opieoils....-slip-diff.aspx

 

 

Coolant

 

Motul Inugel Optimal, Fuchs Fricofin Long Life and Millers Alpine Red are good options.

 

http://www.opieoils....antifreeze.aspx

 

Brakes/Clutch

 

 

The best fluids for the brakes and clutch are the Castrol SRF, Motul RBF660 and Gulf RF1000. The Motul RBF600, Gulf RF800, Millers 300 Plus and Fuchs Pro Race are close to those, but don't have quite as high boiling points. Realistically, they are overkill for road use.The next step down (in performance terms), but still an upgrade over standard are the Gulf Racing 5.1, Motul DOT 5.1 and Castrol React Performance. Any of the other DOT4 fluids we have are fine to use as a standard choice.

 

http://www.opieoils....utch-fluid.aspx

 

Power Steering

 

 

You need an ATF and due to the required specs I would go for either the Motul Multi ATF, Fuchs ATF4400, Gulf Multi Vehicle ATF, Castrol ATF Multi Vehicle or Millers Millermatic ATF SPIII.

 

http://www.opieoils....c-442-atfs.aspx

 

Cheers

 

Tim

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Hi can someone report their experience with the Red Line MT gear oil.

Iv'e heard many mixed reviews, and many people saying sticking with the OEM oil to be best option.

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Hi can someone report their experience with the Red Line MT gear oil.

Iv'e heard many mixed reviews, and many people saying sticking with the OEM oil to be best option.

Zmanalex and others have always recommended original gear oil with the addition of Molyslip. Had it in my gearbox and diff for the last 3 years and all good.

 

 

Sent from my Zed using Nangkang tyres front, RE040's rear

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yes iv'e heard this from others too, based on all the forum threads iv'e read, going with Redline seems to be a risk (mixed opinions), where as the OEM with or without Molyslip a much safer route.

Heard many greats things about the 'With Molyslip' option.

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Just as a quick feedback yesterday I did engine gearbox, diff and PAS fluid change.

 

Engine: 5w/30 Motul 8100

Gearbox: Motul Gear 300

Diff: Fuchs Silk Tran Syn5

PAS: Comma AQ3 ( can't find any PSF2 locally but recommended by comma own site)

 

The gear shift is noticeably smoother, less effort needed. Engine running smoothly and pullling stronger. Maybe that's down to new fluid effect but result are positive.

 

Thanks you to this list and Opie oil also, as it helped a lot during the research phrase as it is a mine field for selecting the fluid!

 

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Just as a quick feedback yesterday I did engine gearbox, diff and PAS fluid change.

 

Engine: 5w/30 Motul 8100

Gearbox: Motul Gear 300

Diff: Fuchs Silk Tran Syn5

PAS: Comma AQ3 ( can't find any PSF2 locally but recommended by comma own site)

 

The gear shift is noticeably smoother, less effort needed. Engine running smoothly and pullling stronger. Maybe that's down to new fluid effect but result are positive.

 

Thanks you to this list and Opie oil also, as it helped a lot during the research phrase as it is a mine field for selecting the fluid!

 

我從使用 Tapatalk çš„ Nexus 6 發é€

 

Everything still running fine and smooth?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Just as a quick feedback yesterday I did engine gearbox, diff and PAS fluid change.

 

Engine: 5w/30 Motul 8100

Gearbox: Motul Gear 300

Diff: Fuchs Silk Tran Syn5

PAS: Comma AQ3 ( can't find any PSF2 locally but recommended by comma own site)

 

The gear shift is noticeably smoother, less effort needed. Engine running smoothly and pullling stronger. Maybe that's down to new fluid effect but result are positive.

 

Thanks you to this list and Opie oil also, as it helped a lot during the research phrase as it is a mine field for selecting the fluid!

 

我從使用 Tapatalk çš„ Nexus 6 發é€

 

Everything still running fine and smooth?

 

 

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Yea it is running good. Although I think I need to bleed the clutch again. As the there are some evil bubble still in the line but got rid of most since last flush.

 

我從使用 Tapatalk çš„ Nexus 6 發é€

 

 

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