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    Question Oil - remind me

    If I'm going to be doing max 20k a year, and I've swapped onto fixed servicing, but plan on changing the oil every 6 months, is it ok to run a 10/40 semi in the 2.2 Petrol Vectra, or di i need to get 5/30 long life (semi or fully?)

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    the dealer's i know use the 10/40 in all car's they service, although some say the 05/30 is the best
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    just use 5W30.. the thicker oil does you cam chain no favours.. the thinner the oil the sooner it gets onto the chain..

    i'd never use 10W40 now, not in these modern engines..use 5W30 fully syth and change it every 10,000 to help the chain live longer..

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    Gotcha. Cheers

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    Personally i use 10/40 but it does get changed about 7500 miles !!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    yeah, I guess I'm replacing a litre every 3 -5 k miles at the moment, and will be servicing a little more frequently than 10k miles, but hey considering what i spend on servicing the 'other' cars, then I sould not really complain...

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