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    Just a quick question. I have a Vec 1.8, (20k interval), I want to buy a ltr of oil at my dealer, what type of oil should I ask for, and how much is it? thanks

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    You need the long life oil, and buying it per litre is expensive at around £10 a litre. 5 litres is about £25 odd

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    Dave there should be fully synthetic oil in the car already (double check by asking who did the last service) so ask for the same. Look on part numbers section and search for oil, I think 1ltr is about £7-8. The velosicity is 5w-30 which should only be used on the 1.8's.

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    Many people believe you should change at every 6k miles for an oil burner and 12k for a petrol.

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    Thanks Ste and Stevie, is fully synth the same as long life?

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    Yes, the long life oil is fully synthetic.

    Changing oil every 6K is simply a waste of time and money.

    "Many people believe you should change at every 6k miles for an oil burner and 12k for a petrol." - but not the people who design, develop, test, and eventually give a warranty on the engine. Your choice, but I know how often I service mine, and I know a bit about engines.

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    I agree with Ste (he knows what he's talking about). Thanks to everyone, I just wanted a ltr spare for topping up.

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    I'm sure Ste does know what he's talking about but many people I know change thier oil on a regular basis. In Aussieland they suggest changing it at 5,000km!!!.

    Anyhow as a wise man said opnions are like a r s e h o l e s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie-B View Post
    I'm sure Ste does know what he's talking about but many people I know change thier oil on a regular basis. In Aussieland they suggest changing it at 5,000km!!!.

    Anyhow as a wise man said opnions are like a r s e h o l e s.
    Everyone's got one and they all stink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie-B View Post
    I'm sure Ste does know what he's talking about but many people I know change thier oil on a regular basis. In Aussieland they suggest changing it at 5,000km!!!.

    Anyhow as a wise man said opnions are like a r s e h o l e s.
    that makes sense tbh, it's a hotter climate, the engines are bigger and the air is full of sand and bugs.

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