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    Default Quick Oil Question (Z18XE 1.8)

    Alright fellas, just got a quick Q to ask; the garage recently serviced my car (Last Month) but they used 10W40 Castrol Magnatec. I checked the handbook and it shoyld be 5W30 not 10W40. I'm currently working away from home and my trusty Vec is with me...and since the service there has been a noticeable change in engine noise at start up, namely a bit more noise.

    So, I have booked the car in for an oil change back to 5w30 GM Oil, will the 10W40 have done any harm to the engine at all...? The car was quiet at start up before but now is a tad noisier, which I'd put down to the thicker oil taking longer to reach places hence wanting to return to 5W30.

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    Shouldn't have caused any damage. Some even suggest after a certain mileage you should move up to thicker 10/40. I used 5/30 Magnatec at my last oil change on my z18xe and actually found the car ran quieter than it did on mobil 1.

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    It will be fine IMO.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Brilliant, cheers guys. Gonna invest in some Magnatec when I get back home then...

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