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Nashy48
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Engine oil

Post by Nashy48 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:12 am

Hi all has anyone used gulf tec plus oil it got a filter and 5 litres of oil £18

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Re: Engine oil

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:14 am

If it is 10W40 semi-synthetic it will be fine.

Does the filter have a non-return valve?
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Engine oil

Post by Nashy48 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:17 am

Don’t know about filter ordered it from eurparts in 10w 40 how do I tell the difference about the filter

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Re: Engine oil

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:04 am

I think if you put your finger inside the hole on the bottom you should be able to feel a little spring loaded flap or something. Basically it stops the filter draining it's oil out when the engine isn't running. Cheap filters don't have this‎; the Volvo ones did so it's generally accepted that it's a good idea to fit an aftermarket one with this feature. 
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Engine oil

Post by dcwalker » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:29 am

I believe either Mann or Mahle filters have this feature and are/were suppliers to Volvo. However, genuine oil filters are still available from Volvo - one of the few things you can still get!

Not unduly expensive and well worth it in my view to ensure you have that non-return valve - it means the engine gets its oil faster on start up and gets up to pressure more quickly, which is all good for reducing engine wear.

I always use genuine oil filters on the 480s.

David
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Previous: Celebration 346 (sold to Alan480), Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Engine oil

Post by Nashy48 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:38 am

What are crossland filters like as that’s what I’ve ordered

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Re: Engine oil

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:00 am

I don't really know mate, sorry. A quick Google shows them as very cheap filters which Euro Car Parts slap a once-good name on to (Euro bought the name)
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Engine oil

Post by dcwalker » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:18 am

jamescarruthers wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:00 am
I don't really know mate, sorry. A quick Google shows them as very cheap filters which Euro Car Parts slap a once-good name on to (Euro bought the name)
Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but it is as James says - Crossland was once a good name, but the quality of their parts now is poor. I would be pretty certain that their oil filter will be the simplest and cheapest possible, and it won't have the non-return valve. :(

Obviously it is entirely a matter for you, - doubtless the Crossland filter will do the job, but how well and for how long I wouldn't like to say. I don't know your circumstances and don't want to make any assumptions about them, but personally I don't think the oil filter is something you want to scrimp on if you don't have to...

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 480 Celebration 467/480 (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration 346 (sold to Alan480), Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Engine oil

Post by Nashy48 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:24 pm

Ok thanks for all your replies I will order a Volvo make I see they are on eBay

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Re: Engine oil

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:34 pm

for tuppence i use MAHLE, have done for years, but I got caught with another make that didn't have the valve, red light always took a second to go out at start-up, so binned the filter
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Re: Engine oil

Post by Nashy48 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:32 pm

Went down to europarts picked my oil up the guy behind the counter new nothing about non return valve in the filter I had a look at the filter just looked the same as any other

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