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    Can someone recommend which engine oil to use on my 1.8 vectra as I dont know anything about oil

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    should be a spec in your owners manual. Mine is not to hand right now...

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    all depends on how often you want to change it..

    every 6 - 10,000 miles?? then i'd use a 10W40 semi synthetic oil..

    if you want the benefit of longer change intervals then it has to be the 5W30 fully synthetic longlife oil from VX..

    TBH, i only use VX's oil as it's not as dear as you first think..

    at the end of the day, the best maintainence a car can ever have is an oil change and a wash..keep changing that oil every 5,000 and if will last forever..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    all depends on how often you want to change it..

    every 6 - 10,000 miles?? then i'd use a 10W40 semi synthetic oil..

    if you want the benefit of longer change intervals then it has to be the 5W30 fully synthetic longlife oil from VX..

    TBH, i only use VX's oil as it's not as dear as you first think..

    at the end of the day, the best maintainence a car can ever have is an oil change and a wash..keep changing that oil every 5,000 and if will last forever..
    I agree mate, think I would like to change it about every 5,000 miles

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    if its only short journeys change the oil every 3000 miles mate and use fully sinthetic as IMO its well worth it

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    With the way oil and engine technology have come on in the last 15 years 3000 mile oil changes are a waste of money shirley ??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisTheMenace
    With the way oil and engine technology have come on in the last 15 years 3000 mile oil changes are a waste of money shirley ??????
    depends how you drive , distance etc oh and by the way dont call me shirley !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisTheMenace
    With the way oil and engine technology have come on in the last 15 years 3000 mile oil changes are a waste of money shirley ??????

    I wouldn't go as far as to change it every 3,000 miles... but i change ours every 6,000..As i said, it's the best form of maintainence the car can get..this regime has seen all our cars to well over 150,000 miles with the record holder being my old cav mk2 which did 251,000 before the engine needed a rebuild..

    yes, oil technology has advanced, but i don't consider frequent changes a waste of money

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    your vectra mussn't exceed 10.000 miles with any oil , no matter how good it is.
    3-5k looks rather realistic milage

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    Not so mate!!!!

    VX say that the longlife 5W30 oil can stay in for up to 21,000 miles under the new ecoflex regime..

    i'd never leave it that long personally, but it is endorsed by the factory..

    leave it 21,000 and you're warranty is intact..

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