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    Arrow Oil Grade 2.0T

    Hi,

    my car is on Ecoservice, and it says to have oil changed every 20,000 miles, now, Iím no expert but that seems like a bloomin long time, especially for me as I do allot of short distances stop and start.

    So I'd like to change the oil every 4-5k miles, it might be unnecessary, but it certainly wonít harm.

    So does anybody know what grade i need for the z20net 2.0 turbo?

    Also, anyone got any opinions on oil bands? Ie mobile1 Redline, castrol??

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    Mick,

    The handbook say's you can use...
    0w30
    0w40
    5w30
    5w40
    10w30 or
    10w40

    Personally I always change my oil and filter at 6000, even though its on a yearly service. Having 'trade club' access at VX means I only pay £14.00 for their own brand fully synthetic. For 6000 miles it's not worth putting mobil 1 in IMO.

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    thanks... I've just been looking though user manual, and it says i need 6liters for my 2.0T

    anyway... I think i'll go for 5w30 or 10w30.


    thanks for your help

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    Just thought i'd upgrade this thread (dont want the blame for someone damaging the engine).. just incase someone with a z20net engine decides to do an oil change.

    *the only oil you should use in the z20net is 0w-30... semi- or fully synthetic.

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    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

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    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 04

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    hi guys
    i was going to put some mobil 5w-50 fully synthetic, in my 3.2 v6, when it comes up for an oil change, will this oil be any good for mine, i put ow-40 in my wifes 1.8 vectra b.
    cheers for any advice
    ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor
    hi guys
    i was going to put some mobil 5w-50 fully synthetic, in my 3.2 v6, when it comes up for an oil change, will this oil be any good for mine, i put ow-40 in my wifes 1.8 vectra b.
    cheers for any advice
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    Hi Ed,

    Well all I can say is that I feed mine VX's 5W-30 Fully synthetic. VX state the maximum as W-40 but if the oil's of good 'repute' then it's up to you..
    With so many warranty issues floating about I've found it easier to stick to their own brand..It's good stuff too, My last engine went to over 200K on the stuff..

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    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

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    cheers mark
    i think i will save the mobil 5w-50 for the wife,s vectra, and put vx oil in instead,if you can get 200k out of an engine with it in then it must be good,i don,t think vx would put rubbish in themselves as they try to do there best tokeep the warranty work down,
    take care, i will let you know how i get on when i have it serviced.
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    The main thing is the grade rather than the viscosity it should be either GM-LL-A-025 petrol or GM-LL-B-025 diesel. Not many fully synthetics reach this very stringent specification. Mobil 1 does, but the best value is to buy the fully-synthetic oil direct from the main dealer (check the grade on the can before you leave). It's around £25 for 5ltr which is pretty competitive compared to Mobil 1. It's excellent stuff.

    If you use anything less then the service interval is 1 year. The oil recommended for the Vectra B is nowhere near good enough to reach two years.

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    Use a decent 5w-30 or 5w-40 fully synthetic and you should get 12000 miles.

    Personally I'm not an advocate of 20000 mile changes as the addative pack gets used up and the filter certainly needs changing every 12000.

    Price will in most cases determine quality, dont be fooled into thinking that it's a synthetic because it says so on the can. Petroleum oils can be called synthetic if they are hydrocracked but they are in a different league to the manmade pao/ester synthetic oils.

    Cheers
    Guy

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    do any of you guys use a engine flush these days when changing oil?

    Rich

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