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    Default Can I use this oil - Visco 7000 0w-40

    Hi All,

    I have a 1.9 CDTi 150 Signum.
    National tyres are doing a Oil and Filter change for £22.50 and use Visco 7000 0w-40.
    Will this be ok as I realise that it is usually 5w-30 Long Life oil that is recommended.
    Vauxhall want £28.95p just for the oil (5w-30 Long Life).
    As ever your comments are appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Go on VX website and look up if this oil is on the 'approved alternative' list

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    yep, as you'll run the risk of poisioning the Deisel particulate filter if it's not...

    if it's not listed.. leave it alone and stick to VX's own oil..

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    Vx 5W-30 oil sucks! They put that in mine this service because they didn't have any 0W-40 and my fuel economy is really suffering. I always get better fuel economy on xW-40 than xW-30, don't know why but it's not my imagination; I've tried very hard and I just can't get as many miles when the thiner stuf is in there.

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    yep, but if you have a DPF..you'll have to use it to keep your warranty..running any other oil that my poison it can lead to big troubles..

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Anyone suggest where to get 5w-30 Long Life oil as I dont fancy paying Vx £29.

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    The thing is, and i'm being serious, with the newly released information on DPF's and the role of engine oils with the correct sulphur contents to work with them, it's really important that you only use the oils that they reccomend..so look at the codes with the oils, not only the viscosity...with all the 'fun' i'm having with DPF's you have to ask is it worth it to save a few quid against a DPF that will set you back £1500 if it fails outside warranty due to you using the wrong oils?

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    If you have (or know someone with) a CostCo card , they do Mobil1 0w40 fully synthetic with the correct GM rating on the back - I forget it now, but something like GM-LL-A-025 (A=petrol) or -B-025 (B=Diesel) - pretty sure the same oil does both petrol & diesels. Anyhow, you need 4.3 litres (again, from memory). They sell it in a 4L can for £23. Buy 2 - you only use a smidge from the 2nd can, then use it all next time, then a little bit more from the next can, etc - or buy overpriced 1L top-up bottles from Halfrauds (£10) to go with the 4L from CostCo's!

    I have a card... am willing to help anyone out. but the postage to Kilmarnock might be a bit pricey ;-)

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    I saw some new oils in Halfords yesterday that said they were designed specifically to work with DPF, think it was a castrol 5W-30.

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    Would there be any benefit using Mobil fully synthetic in mine? Bear in mind it's had a recent Turbo swap, also it has now just passed 70000 miles

    Got my own Costco card courtesy of Sharon's work!!

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