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    Vehicle : Vectra C

    Trim : SRi 140bhp

    Engine : 1.8

    Year : 2007

    Mileage : 60,000

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    Hi guy's, I've just replaced the oil in my 57 reg 1.8vvti. I used Castrol magnatec 5w30 and put about 4.5 litre's in so thats all cool. But I put 4 litre's of the 5w30 a3/b4 oil and the rest is 5w30 a1, my question is whats the difference and is it OK to mix the 2?

    I've google searched and though their the same viscosity the a3/b4 spec looks to be for Vauxhall engines and the a1 looks to be for Fords, is this just a marketing ploy or is there a major difference that'll harm the engine?

    I know I'm prob worrying over nothing but am just after reassurance its not gonna cost me loads to fix anythin that might go wrong :0)

    TIA, Martyn

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    Hi m8 i think but maybe wrong but the gm spec is longlife as i think the service intervals may be longer on the vauxhall but as i said may be wrong hth
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    Cool, I'm not sure about the Ford intervals but I change roughly every 10, 000 miles but might shorten it this time :0)
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