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    Im going to change the oil in my 1.8 engine and from threads ive seen it says 5w 30 fully synthetic,now after popping down halfords this morn there are quite a few with varying claims like magnatec etc with big price differences so does anyone swear by any one make or type?

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    hi i use magnatec and always have done

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    I always used magnatec too. Always used to use 10/40 , but everyone recommends 5/30 so think I will try that next.
    I usually wait until theres an offer on, and get it ready for the next change.

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    Opel recommends 0w-30/40 did you try these?

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    I use mobile 1 0w/40 in mine.

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    Mobile for me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franks View Post
    Opel recommends 0w-30/40 did you try these?
    Any links to verify that, because Vauxhall's website recommends 10w/40 or 5w/30 depending on the year of manufacturer. Can't see why Opel are suggesting something different to Vauxhall - the only thing being different is the badge.

    http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/vx/owners/engineoils.do

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    hmm thats really strange(opel manual source) how's yours how much oil it takes ,how often have to top up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Any links to verify that, because Vauxhall's website recommends 10w/40 or 5w/30 depending on the year of manufacturer. Can't see why Opel are suggesting something different to Vauxhall - the only thing being different is the badge.

    http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/vx/owners/engineoils.do

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    ts a bit weird, but the engine in mine is also used in Renualts. Renualt say it should use 5w40 where VX say 5w-30. Its all down to MPG figures i guess.

    TBH I also doubt there is much difference between all the major brands of oils and Halfords own etc. They must get it from somewhere too, anyone know where?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Probably comes down to different extreme temperatures that Opel and VX cars are used in?

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