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    Default Changed oil and now car sounds horrible!

    I changed the oil in my 120 about 2 weeks ago now, from GM 5w-30 fully Synthetic and replaced it with what was recommended online, Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic Turbo Diesel ESP 0w-40 Dexos 2.

    Since then the car sounds so loud and quite rough on start up and just doesnt seem to run as well as before... I'm probably being paranoid, but it feels like the engine knocks a little at idle?

    The oil level is perfect, below max, when checked as per the instructions in the bonnet... wait 5 minutes blah blah etc

    Should I just bit the bullet and change the oil AGAIN! LOL

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    What sort of mileage do you have as higher mileage cars prefer slightly thicker oil.

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    What oil is best? Its only just pushing 65k.

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    I was in CostCo last week and they had this on offer - http://www.mobil.co.uk/UK-English-LC...life-0w40.aspx - almost half price, I was going to put this in instead?

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    I would put 10 / 40 in it although my cats done 50k now I use 5/30
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    What sort of mileage do you have as higher mileage cars prefer slightly thicker oil.
    Do they really?
    I would say it is more about length of time between oil changes rather than grade

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    No lee was right higher the milage more ware on the engine hence it can cope with thicker verscosty oils alot better
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    I would put 10 / 40 in it although my cats done 50k now I use 5/30
    But its only done 65k, not exactly high mileage.

    TBH I have found 5/30 Magnatec the quietest oil in mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    But its only done 65k, not exactly high mileage.

    TBH I have found 5/30 Magnatec the quietest oil in mine.
    Gotta agree on this one

    I used 0W-40 in my Dti and while it was getting awesome fuel economy it was starting to sound like a tractor and there was blue smoke on startup. I came to the conclusion that the oil was that thin it was breaching seals when the engine cooled down (hence the blue smoke on startup)

    I changed back to Castrol Magnatec 5w-30 and the problems instantly disappeared

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    My 2.2 direct has nearly 78,000 miles on the clock.

    5w/30 fully synth oil from day one in it.

    Doesn't use a drop of oil between 10,000 to 12,000 mile services.

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