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    Default Oil & filter change.do i use an engine flush.

    I need to do an engine & oil filter change.I have an 04 reg 2.2. direct with 98.000 miles on the clock.The last couple of times the oil has been changed i have not used a flushing additive.Shall i use an additive this time.What are your views ?

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    I wouldn't use one personally mate as it my dislodge lots of grime and cause clogging up
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    I'd leave it out too.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I was thinking much the same,but it,s good to hear similar views from other owners.
    Thanks Dobs.

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    i have used them at times, the last time i did it cleared some blockages in some oil jets to my timing chain.. I had a rattle on startup and this sorted it..

    I had done an straight oil change a few months before and it made no difference on its own..

    it does loosen the crap, thats the point of it. Once the dirty oil has drained I pour through a litre or two of some oil I have spare before putting the plug back in and putting in my chosen full synth oil..

    If you need to use it then go for it.. no need to use it for the sake of it though.
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Thanks for the advice.I will leave it out this time.Just use the VX 5w/30.

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    i have used it on all my motors, after flushing i replace plug, new oil in , run up to engine temp, stop engine and remove oil again and then put clean oil in again...
    I know your all gona get on my back about the "price of oil", but, its a dam site cheaper than most complaints and probs you get if you leave the crud floating around the engine...

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    soz, double posted AGAIN.......

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    The vauxhall dealer I goto always flush the engine oil

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    I'm a techie at a local village garage and we flush every car that comes in for a service, we use Forte engine flushes and I swear by them! sorry to contradict everyone! I use them in my own 2.2 SRi every 10,000 miles when I oil & filter it and the oil's always cleanish when I drop it out!

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