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#3342075 - 04/14/14 01:52 AM Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ?
HTSS_TR Offline


Registered: 04/17/06
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My brother in Phoenix called this Sunday morning to inform me that his son bought him 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo at a cost of $200k.

I wonder what oil brand and grade is recommended for this beat, M1 0W40 or PU 5W30 or Amsoil 5W40 ? Cost is probably not a real concern since he is driving less than 4-5k miles a year in this beat, so he can get away with 1 year oil change.

No, I will not change oil in this car. I can't afford to pay for repair if anything goes wrong after oil change.
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#3342080 - 04/14/14 02:03 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: HTSS_TR]
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He must have been a great father, I'm glad for your brother b/c that sounds fun.

M1 0W40 if it is as good as they say.
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#3342081 - 04/14/14 02:04 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: HTSS_TR]
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If you cannot afford to pay for the repair if anything goes wrong after an oil change, then you certainly cannot afford the liability if there's a warranty denial as a result of your oil recommendation.

And in that case, why are we even talking about this?
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#3342082 - 04/14/14 02:06 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: The Critic]
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LMAO, Very Very good point
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#3342084 - 04/14/14 02:22 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: HTSS_TR]
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IIRC the block & heads use the same architecture as that found in the R8..maybe different in NA but over here in Europe they spec 5w30 for the 5.2 V10, makes no odds which chassis it's in, its the same engine.

Stick with the manufactureres reccomended grade, but buy it from a boutique place like Redline or somewhere else, if I had a $200k car it'd get the most expensive fluids available, changed every week!

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#3342117 - 04/14/14 05:47 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: HTSS_TR]
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What's wrong with what Lamborghini recommends?
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#3342139 - 04/14/14 07:01 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: Olas]
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Originally Posted By: Olas
IIRC the block & heads use the same architecture as that found in the R8..maybe different in NA but over here in Europe they spec 5w30 for the 5.2 V10, makes no odds which chassis it's in, its the same engine.

Stick with the manufactureres reccomended grade, but buy it from a boutique place like Redline or somewhere else, if I had a $200k car it'd get the most expensive fluids available, changed every week!

'flame hat on, chin strap tight'

Are you sure about that? U.S. R8's get 10W-60.

http://microsites.audiusa.com/ngw/09/med...n_1997-2012.pdf

Hard to believe Europe would get a lighter oil.

-Dennis


Edited by bluesubie (04/14/14 07:02 AM)
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#3342163 - 04/14/14 07:45 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: HTSS_TR]
mattwithcats Offline


Registered: 06/13/13
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AGIP SINT 2000 motor oil.

10W-40 is spec, if it's cold outside, I would use a 5W-40 (below freezing)
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#3342169 - 04/14/14 07:58 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: bluesubie]
Trav Offline


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2012 and later the recommendation changed to "see operating manual".
2009-2011 was 5w30 ESP, probably because of the TSB you linked to.

My friends V12 Diablo takes 0w40 but originally the dealer used Castrol RS 10w60 in it.
I suggest going by the manual/dealer recommendation only on something like this, the engine cost a fortune.
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#3342181 - 04/14/14 08:14 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: HTSS_TR]
Bamaro Offline


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If it meets Lambo's specs, Super Tech would be OK.
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#3342188 - 04/14/14 08:26 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: HTSS_TR]
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I believe Pennzoil Ultra 5w40 is the factory fill. You need to be using that.
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#3342323 - 04/14/14 10:54 AM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: The Critic]
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Registered: 04/17/06
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Loc: Lake Forest, CA
Originally Posted By: The Critic
If you cannot afford to pay for the repair if anything goes wrong after an oil change, then you certainly cannot afford the liability if there's a warranty denial as a result of your oil recommendation.

And in that case, why are we even talking about this?

It isn't my car. I'm not going to change oil or anything else to it. Just like to know which oil is recommended for it.
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#3342444 - 04/14/14 12:40 PM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: HTSS_TR]
neilLB7 Offline


Registered: 02/14/13
Posts: 70
Loc: Indiana
This one's easy. I'd ask his son which Lamborghini dealer he'd like his father to visit for oil changes.

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#3342467 - 04/14/14 01:05 PM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: HTSS_TR]
tommygunn Offline


Registered: 01/27/11
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Loc: usa
Congrats on his new car!

Any VW 502 00 (or whatever will end up superseding it) should work for you.

I saw this nice flyer on Audi's website (Remember that the Gallardo is an Audi R8)
check it out

M1 0w40 is probably the cheapest and easiest to obtain 502 oil.
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#3342487 - 04/14/14 01:23 PM Re: Oil Recommended for 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo ? [Re: HTSS_TR]
A_Harman Offline


Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 6038
Loc: Michigan
Oil requirement for Lamborghini Gallardo?

I don't know right off the top of my head, but I'd really like to help you out on this. So you should send it to me for at a while so I can subject it to different duty cycles, and do some UOA's on different oils. I'll let you know what I find out, and I won't charge too much for my consulting fee.


Edited by A_Harman (04/14/14 01:25 PM)
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