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    Default What Oil To use!!!????

    Hi People

    Just got myself a 53 plate 2.2 sri veccy, absolute love it!

    But.......... the oil light came on today and after reading a few posts etc they do burn oil alot? and with it being chain it needs to be well lubricated.

    Looking in the book its not to clear on whats the best oil to use?

    Can anybody help or advise on whats oils best please the cars done 92k f/s/h

    Thanks

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    5w30, or if it has a few miles on it 10w40 mate. Always use GM filters as well.

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    10w 40 isn't that too thick! The cars done 93k

    Is it part of fully synthetic?

    Cheers mate

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    Part synth mate. And no, its perfect for a high mile 2.2 thats using a bit of oil. At 93k you also want to be looking to have your chain replaced unless its been done.

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    Thanks dude

    Not sure on the chain as its not logged in the service book!

    What sort of moneys are we talking for the chain kit?

    Ive been told that the oil filter needs a special tool??????

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    There is a tool but it can be done with some good wide grips and a cloth, you can see it in THIS thread, its a 2.0 but the block is the same as a 2.2.

    The dealer will charge mega bucks for a chain swap, think its well over £500, but there are guys on the 2.2 forum that do it for half of that only using GM parts.

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    his name is benny and reports are he's worth every penny he charges. vx parts and an ex vx tech who actually knows his stuff.

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