Spunagain's MG ZT260 Pages
Spunagain's ZT260 pages are under construction.
This page is made up of my own experiences and cullings from the Xpower forums
The car's filler caps (marked 5w20) is at odds with the manual
which recommends 5w30 Mobil 1,
many the local outlets cannot get, or don't think
that 5w30 Mobil 1 exists although I have found it al Halfords in
It has been suggested that using different oil to the manual could
invalidate the warranty, so if you have a 3rd party warranty I would go
with what ever you dealer suggests - but check thy are not putting any
old rubbish in!
For out of warranty cars one owner suggests, use any 5W/30 oil meeting
specification ACEA A3 (noted on the container).
Dreadnought (I would trust these guys from feed back I have read) say
that the engine oil specified by Sean Hyland and MG is
Castrol Formula SLX
Longtec this is a fully synthetic 0-30 oil, they used it in their race
ZT520 for the Britacar 24hr to great effect a nd also use it in their
workshop for all 260, supercharged ZT400 and Mustangs.
Dreadnought suggests you use Dextron 111 or Mercon 111.
Dreadnought suggest the diff oil
should be castrol 75-140 SAF XF. They have stopped using Mobil as
we had a few problems with noisey diff when we used it. They can supply
diff oil in 1 Litre bottles through our on line shop at www.dreadnought-mg.co.uk.
Other suggestions are that you should use any a 80W/140 oil meeting
specification API GL5 and use Mobil SHC or Castrol SAF - XJ for refill
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