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    Ok doing a full service tomorrow on my 2.2 z22se and I'm stuck as to what oil to put in I phoned vx and they said 5w-30 or what ever was put in last but there's no mention of oil type used in the service book.

    Alot of people say 10w-40 what do you guys think engine flush then 5w-30???

    Help appriciated.

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    5w-30 is a fully synthetic oil,where as 10w-40 is semi-synthetic. 5w-30 is longer lasting meaning great intervals between oil changes. i have heard that Vauxhall do recommend 5w-30 in all diesels and 16 valve engines. I use 5w-30 in my 1.9 cdti 120. hope this helps

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    Just been searching and people are saying not to flush but would it do harm if I changed the oil and it wasn't the same as last time??

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    no, it wouldnt harm the engine, either fully or semi synthetic will be ok, and what little is left in the car will mix, but i would recommend fully. Personally, i wouldnt use the flush, especially if it is a high mileage car.

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    Thats the answer I was looking for fully it is then thanks for that time for the overalls now.

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    The whole flush thing tends to follow the idea that if you had regularly flushed and refilled an engine from new, then it's not a problem.
    But if you just decide to drain, flush and refil an average car engine that's been treated 'normally' for a few years, there's more chance you might dislodge some of the muck, fluff, dust or custard that's accumulated over time, which could easily then block an oilway or get lodged in a bearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyandy-UK View Post
    The whole flush thing tends to follow the idea that if you had regularly flushed and refilled an engine from new, then it's not a problem.
    But if you just decide to drain, flush and refil an average car engine that's been treated 'normally' for a few years, there's more chance you might dislodge some of the muck, fluff, dust or custard that's accumulated over time, which could easily then block an oilway or get lodged in a bearing.
    Dont get it flushed if it hasnt been before.
    Wasted exercise, that could cost you more money that its worth.

    As for the oil, go for either 0w30 fully synth, or 5w30 fully synth.
    The quality of the engine oil will make a great deal of differnce to the length of service intervals, but also its superior lubrication properties under differing ambient temperatures

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