Oils, Greases And Fluids For Your VR4

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  1. Macca

    Macca Showing some Leg. Premium Member

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    OILS, GREASES AND FLUIDS FOR YOUR VR4

    Engine oil
    Recommended Viscosity: 0w30 and 5w30 (Others have had success with other viscosities. Check relevant thread.)
    Recommended Specs: Fully synthetic
    How much you need: Mitsubishi specify 3.9L without a filter change and 4.2L with a filter change however I have found 4.5L is what is required when using the Z56B filter
    Brands: Shell, Castrol, Nulon, Amsoil, Royal Purple, Motul, Fuchs, ELF
    Filter Part No: Ryco Z56B or Z142A
    Recommended Service Interval: 5,000 Km is highly recommended. 10,000 Km for those who run high quality fully synthetic oil and don't thrash their car at all. However 5,000 Km is recommended.

    Manual Transmission
    Recommended Viscosity: 75w85
    Recommended Specs: Fully synthetic, GL4 ONLY
    How much you need: 2.7L
    Brands: Redline, Castrol, Motul, Penrite, Amsoil, Fuchs, ELF
    Recommended Service Interval: 50,000Km

    Automatic Transmission
    Recommended Viscosity: Automatic Transmission Fluid
    Recommended Specs: ATF SP III
    How much you need: 9L
    Reccomended Brands: Mitsubishi Diamond, Amsoil
    Brands used by other members: Fuchs, Redline, BP
    Recommended Service Interval: 25,000 Km - 40,000 Km

    Power Steering Fluid
    Recommended Viscosity: Automatic Transmission Fluid
    Recommended Specs: ATF SP III
    How much you need: .9 L
    Reccomended Brands: Mitsubishi Diamond, Amsoil
    Brands used by other members: Fuchs, Redline, BP
    Recommended Service Interval: 50,000Km

    Brake Fluid
    Recommended Viscosity: Brake Fluid
    Recommended Specs: DOT 4, Super DOT 4
    How much you need: ~1L
    Brands: Lucas, Castrol, Motul, ATE, Fuchs, ELF
    Recommended Service Interval: Once every one to two years.

    Clutch Fluid
    Recommended Viscosity: Brake Fluid
    Recommended Specs: DOT 4, Super DOT 4
    How much you need: ~.5L
    Brands: Lucas, Castrol, Motul, ATE, Fuchs, ELF
    Recommended Service Interval: You don't have to worry about this too often, Once every two years when you changing your brake fluid will be fine.

    Transfer Case
    Recommended Viscosity: 75w90, 80w90
    Recommended Specs: Fully synthetic, GL5 ONLY
    How much you need: .62L
    Brands: Redline, Castrol, Motul, Penrite, Amsoil, Fuchs, ELF
    Recommended Service Interval: 50,000Km

    AYC Rear Differential
    Recommended Viscosity: 75w90, 80w90
    Recommended Specs: Fully synthetic, GL5 ONLY
    How much you need: 0.39 ~ 0.43L
    Brands: Redline, Castrol, Motul, Penrite, Amsoil, Fuchs, ELF
    Recommended Service Interval: 50,000Km

    AYC Rear Differential AYC Clutch Packs
    Recommended Viscosity: Automatic Transmission Fluid
    Recommended Specs: ATF SP III
    How much you need: 0.65 ~ 0.70L
    Reccomended Brands: Mitsubishi Diamond, Amsoil
    Brands used by other members: Fuchs, Redline, BP
    Recommended Service Interval: 15,000Km - 20,000Km

    Open Rear Differential

    Recommended Viscosity: 75w90, 80w90
    Recommended Specs: Fully synthetic, GL5 ONLY
    How much you need: .8L
    Brands: Redline, Castrol, Motul, Penrite, Amsoil, Fuchs, ELF
    Recommended Service Interval: 50,000Km

    Active Yaw Control Hydraulic System (Reservoir In Boot).
    Recommended Viscosity: Automatic Transmission Fluid
    Recommended Specs: ATF SP III
    How much you need: 2L (To Flush) and the system holds 1L (fill to MAX on reservoir dipstick when UNPRESSURISED)
    Reccomended Brands: Mitsubishi Diamond, Amsoil
    Brands used by other members: Fuchs, Redline, BP
    Recommended Service Interval: 5,000 Km - 15,000 Km depending on how hard the car is being driven.

    Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything, if I have or there is something you think should be add, let me know and I'll update the list. Also if you have had experience with a particular brand of oil and find it good, let me know and ill add it to the brands list.

    If you found this helpful feel free to give me some rep.

    NOTE:

    I don't own a Mitsubishi service manual nor do I have the service bulletins. This information come directly from this site I have simply compiled the information in a handy easy to find location, to help everyone. If you have any doubts about the information ask someone or search for the relevant topic on this site.

    Thanks
     
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    Macca, you might wanna re-edit and remove the color and style.. lol

    also add Fuchs to the following.. they do have all oils for our cars.. non synth, semi or full synth..

    I use Fuchs most of the time, only time I used Amsoil was when GB was organized for it and when I tried first (2 years ago)

    I think I prefer Fuchs over Amsoil when it comes to engine oil. Sorry guys, but with oil filter, and SPIII stuff.. yeah I'm all in..
     
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    Are those the ones you wanted me to add Fuchs to
     
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    naughtika OzVR4 Stalker Moderator Trader

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    yah.. as well as in AYC and Automatic transmission.. Fuchs now manufacture ATF oil with SPIII

    it is Fuchs Titan ATF 4400
     
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    Done, do the Mods want to make this a sticky?
     
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    Nice work macca.
     
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    Awesome Macca! Very helpful... cheers (y)
     
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    The Fuchs SPIII is Titan ATF 4400 (confirmed with Fuchs technical rep). [and got to talk Top Fuel engines with the Lamatina engine builder]

    Redline also has a suitable ATF - D4 (confirmed with Redline technical department)
     
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    Cheers Macca,
    Is it worth adding the standard engine oil filters you can use? Z56 (i think?) etc. There are 2 or 3 standard ones that work.
     
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    Thanks guys,

    Redline and engine oil filter added to the guide. I only know Z56B if anyone has any others they would like to add let me know. Also added the suggested service interval, I don't know most of them so if someone can tell me that I'll add them in.
     
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    good write up Macca - very helpful thanks!
     
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    You might want to chuck ELF in the engine oil section too. Might be good to list the specific oils too, rather than just the brands? So people don't pick up a semi-synth when they should be getting a full synth?

    Engine filter = Z142A

    Brake fluid also = Super Dot 4
     
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    What brand is ELF? I did put for engine oil recommended specs: fully synthetic. I'm not sure it is necessary to put in specific types of oil, I've got viscosities and fully synthetic, besides I don't think you can get a semi synthetic oil at 0w30 or 5w30. Engine oil and Filter added.
     
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    ^^^ This is exactly what MEEK use when servicing both EVOs & our cars.
     
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    Yeah it's the preferred oil at lots of *good* workshops.
     
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    Not sure I would be a fan of suggesting any other ATF than Mitsi SPIII and Amsoil ATF. Too many people have issues with anything but these two.

    Other than that, I agree with the prawn, the engine oil should be specified fully syn only (IMO)
     
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    Also, I'll make note on here that MEEK use BP Autran SPIII. I've never seen it anywhere else but there. Never had any problems with it. (y)
     
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    I don't know where you people are finding all these oils :). I can only ever find the dirty half dozen*:

    Castrol, Shell, Penrite, Nulon, Motul, Mobil.

    Everything else seems to be special order.

    *Not that these brands are bad or "dirty" they are just found everywhere. ;)
     
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    BP has taken over Castrol. BP oils are no longer available (they were always rebranded Castrol anyway). The Castrol equivalent is TQ M-ST, and is a "part synthetic ATF formulated to satisfy the latest SP3 requirements of Mitsubishi... recommended for use in all Mitsubishi autos particularly those equipped with damper clutches." (quoting the Castrol lubricants manual).

    ELF is a French company, but most of their product comes from Singapore. For the quality of the oil, it is pretty cheap when compared to other brands. As said above, a lot of the "good" workshops use it, particularly those doing high-end Euros (BMW, Mercedes, Audi). You will see the ELF symbol on Renaults - it is the factory spec oil.
     

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