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    Default Mates Vec low on oil. What should he put in please ?

    Hi all

    A mate has just rung me with his oil light on.

    He needs to top it up before a full change.

    He has a preface 2.2 dti with 128k on the clock.

    He is in tesco's at the moment so any help would be much appreciated.

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    Normally 5W30 fully synthetic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben50n View Post
    Normally 5W30 fully synthetic
    Thanks very much Ben

    Will let him know now.

    Cheers

    Chris

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    5w30 fully synth long life stuff

    Tell him keep an eye on usage because With that mileage might be worth while putting 10w30 in

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    As critch just said. I put the 5-30 in but add an oil treatment. Better with older engines and keeps engine noise down too

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    don't add any oil treatments it's bad for the engine. if the treatments were any good the oil manufacturers would be using them!

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    I wouldn't recommend additives the oil manufacturers spend millions of pounds developing these oils an they have the additives built in.

    As previously mentioned if its using oil then try a slightly thicker oil

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    Thanks again all.

    I think he is sorted now as I have not heard back from him. No news is probably good news :-)

    I will let him know about maybe changing to 10w30 due to the miles on the car but he didn't mention if its using more than normal.

    Will find out

    Cheers
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    If it was me ibwould be putting 10/40 in it
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    right..so the mate in trouble is me... i did not had time to reply to chris, but the problem is there just becuz i did not had the time to buy the oil (tesco did not had it) . will do tomorrow morning at first hour.
    i know that i have an oil drop, i never had the time or money to check why is it there and how to fix it! Maybe, when we will have a meeting one of you guys will take a look and tell me what it might be. On the other hand, the sign that i had in the dashboard is this :

    sign.jpg

    Could this light affect the cruise control? Cuz when i coming back home i couldn`t activate the cruise control. I had no spanner or LHM light on, just this and the cruise control not working.

    When i`m gonna buy the oil, in the morning, how much oil should i top up ? And when, engine cold or warm?

    Thanks a lot guys !

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