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Old 08-09-2018, 02:51 PM
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Each mark is 100mL, not to difficult to work out what you need to top up. Just think of it as top mark, full bottom mark fill NOW. Keep it at the top mark to keep safe, What are there six marks (too dark to pop out and look) but if I had any car with 600mL too little oil I would be concerned.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:22 AM
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This might be helpful
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:47 AM
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You can do it off a jack, with 2 axle stands as a safety measure so you have room to crack the plug with a breaker bar*.

Jack slightly, remove stands and lower.

Rest can be done by the groping method and with practice, no oil will go up your sleeve.

Other than the re-torquing bit, that is.

*this bit is important on the Leg End, where the plug is at the rear of the sump. Great for draining (I can skip the lowering bit) but inadvertent movement could create a major asthma attack.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:23 AM
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I use a trolley jack with an axle stand as safety catcher, dropping and raising is then quick, as someone said up there, undo the bolt then lower it and bugger off for 10

regular oil changes are a no brainer on these given the prices of engines now
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:29 PM
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Question regarding oil have been using ultra 5w40 and just got some HX8ECT reduced at ECP 1999p 5L at time of writing <see spec sheets below>
shell web site does not specify the Helix HX ECT 5w40 for the s2000,but does for Helix Ultra synthetic 5w/40.
Thoughts on this ECP says its fine and oppie says stick to shell spec for s2000
I do not track the car,its a weekend drive car if weather fine ect..longevity & engine protection, as above=costs of replacement..
http://triumf.md/js/tiny_mce/plugins...ECT%205w40.pdf
http://tdc.ge/wp-content/uploads/201...LTRA_5W-40.pdf
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Old 08-11-2018, 02:37 AM
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I would not use that ECT oil.
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Agree ^^
Returned today and got the Helix Ultra 5/40 again
assistant was a bit snotty though and said its much better oil.
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Originally Posted by noodels View Post
Agree ^^
Returned today and got the Helix Ultra 5/40 again
assistant was a bit snotty though and said its much better oil.
Everyone has an opinion . What constitutes 'better' oil? Slower to degrade? More sticky?

Opie posted some guidance on here ages ago. I'll try to find it

here ya go

https://www.s2ki.com/forums/uk-ireland-s2000-community-25/oil-advice-recommendations-opie-oils-668111/
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Better for a diesel engine, most probably
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Hi what i do is put a spirit level on top of the roof and mark the level
Jack car up on four stands and find the level
Drain the hot oil out
Remove the filter
Leave over night to completely drain
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