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Servicing and tlc

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Hi all,

got the M5 mot'd today, had a good look underneath while it was on the ramp. It doesn't look too bad.

The only advisory it got was for the rear shocks leaking oil, it's still got SLS as far as i can see so i'm going to have to do something about that in future...

Now i know it's in pretty good shape i'm going to give it a good service.

Can someone tell me what's the best engine oil and viscosity to use, gear and diff oil? I'm going to inspect the valve clearances myself but if any adjustments need to be made i'd rather pay someone else to do them.

Things are looking good :)

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Nice, thanks David.

I've decided to get Tesco value mineral oil it's only £1.99 a litre :)
That will do it :biggrinbounce:

Having worked for Castrol R & D 15 years ago, I could recommend ......... pick your own favorite. High Zink content diesel oil anybody ?

P.S. Alex, your mention of the pick-up made me realize that I know of you through Luke & more recently Shaun.
Do you know a cheese man :)
Ha Ha :biggrin:

I do hope for your sake that your looks are on Shaun's side rather than Luke's :hihi:
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