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Any advice on plugs and oil for a red 202? Super cheap have a big sale on so was going to stock up on the weekend. Any specific oil, plugs and filters anyone reccomends?
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I have been feeding my red motors with u-beaut cheapo 20-W50 oil for many years, they are still going strong. A good quality filter is more important. (Ryco are pretty good).

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"If your car has quarter vents, a diff at the back, and was available with wind-down windows, you may talk to me.
Otherwise I am not interested. Amen."

The cheap oils of today are better quality than the top line oils 30 or more years ago. We rallied and raced back then and only used everyday off the shelf oils and never had an issue . Some of those engines were put under stress shall we say. When were the red engines built? Yep , 30 or 40 years ago.

regards,Rod.

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I use Gulf Western XP 20W50 oil and Bosch ignition parts with Ryco filters but all in all it doesn't really matter what brands you use, I'd just try and stick to a 20W50 oil. People rave on about Ryco filters both ways, positive and negative, but it's all most auto parts stores sell so you don't have much choice without going to a specialist supplier.

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i prefer bosch points and condensers and ngk plugs. pretty much any brand of oil provided its suited to older engines, viscosity of 15/40 or 20/50 is fine. i believe ryco's are overpriced for what they are, no longer australian made - i have been using a brand called phoenix filters for a few years now, when i change brands i cut them open to see the quality of the filter.

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oil is the go mate, Aussie made and not recycled like some cheaper oils.

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I've given the 202 a basic service and radiator flush. I now have radiator fluid all through my engine bay as it is coming out the overflow cap and onto the fan as its heats up.
Anyone fitted an overflow tank for this purpose or best to run the radiator a little empty to allow for expansion etc?

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I have a 600 ml Pepsi bottle behind the drivers headlight for this purpast, it's sought of hidden, it's hold in place by a large cable tie going though a washer on the radiator support.

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commodores have surge tanks you could fit one if you wanted to I don't really see why you would need to thou. When refilling the radiator I like to let the thermostat open top it b4 I put the cap on it'll find its own level.

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Hiding rust under body filler isn't actually repairing the car. Even harder to catch out bogmen these days as filler has metal fibres in it.

So it will only overflow until it finds its own level? I just don't like the feeling of radiator fluid all over the place!

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with a standard non-return cap you should only fill the top tank an inch below full - the water expands as it heats and will be pushed out the vent. the discharged water will not be replaced once gone.

if you dont mind the non standard look in your engine bay, grab any overflow tank or bottle, get enough hose to reach the bottom of the bottle and a recovery type cap. they allow you to fill the radiator to the brim, the water when heated will expand into the overflow but once it cools the cap will allow it to be drawn back into the radiator.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

Ive used this in ALL my cars and in the wife's 2014 Toyota Camry as well. WHY ? because the ADF use it in there car's as well.
Plugs iv used Denso plugs, for a while now. Our car club did a spark test on a range of plugs at the mechanical shop when we do our yearly roadworthy check (its free so why not hey) and Denso plugs have a longer life and a brighter spark.
This was used with all new plugs.
I run Denso in the Chev now for the past 4 years and have not had an issue to date.
Hope this helps,
Happy driving

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