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The reason is the tensioner... (archive)

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Posted by Jeff J. on January 22, 2002 at 16:13:47:

In Reply to: Mobil1 oil? (more) posted by DarranP on January 22, 2002 at 13:44:42:

The stock chain tensioner is very sensitive to thin oils as it operates on oil pressure. That is probably why the article said that. If you switch over to the E36 M3 3.2l tensioner you will not have this problem, even with 0W-30 synthetic (which is what I run). Synthetic oils will offer superior protection over petrol oils...

Anybody have any views on using Mobil 1 Motorsport in the S14?
I've seen quite a lot of stuff about not using regular Mobil 1 (as it's too thin) but I recently read an article that said S14's don't like synthetic oil of any description.
Anyone like to clarify this for me so I can sell the Mobil 1 Motorsport to my mate with the Cossie if need be.


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