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Technical => 160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) => Topic started by: fazz164 on September 07, 2020, 08:58:53 AM

Title: 164 oil change
Post by: fazz164 on September 07, 2020, 08:58:53 AM
Greetings All. Can some one please advise the correct engine oil for my 1992 164 Q, mineral or synthetic. How much did you use? I read oil capacity is 7.5 litres. Also, is the correct oil filter, Ryco Z723?
  I'd like to use a trolley jack & 2 jack stands so I get a good, safe look underneath. Can I also have advice as to where I should safely position jack & stands?
Cheers, Rob
Title: Re: 164 oil change
Post by: V AR 164 on September 08, 2020, 10:55:47 AM
Around 6.5 litres I find. I use 10w-40 full synthetic. I find it works well in my engine but some with higher kms might run better with a 15w-50.

Z723 is for the standard 164's from 89' to 91'. The Q's have an oil cooler and take a Z89A which is a smaller filter in length.

Use a trolley jack underneath the front tow hook. Jack stands go underneath the side skirts where the factory lift points are (under the flap).

Andrew.
Title: Re: 164 oil change
Post by: fazz164 on September 08, 2020, 04:06:37 PM
Thanks Andrew, I was hoping you'd reply. Will get started tomorrow,
 Cheers, Rob
Title: Re: 164 oil change
Post by: fazz164 on September 12, 2020, 10:09:56 AM
Oil change done, replaced the std oil filter with the smaller filter as recommended (Thanks Andrew) which made replacement easier. Car now booked in for a timing belt, water pump and tensioner replacement.

  Thanks again.