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    Is it ok to use 10W/40 Oil in my 3.2 V6 now, if im going to have it serviced by VX in 2months where they will put the 5W30 in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2_V6_VXR View Post
    Is it ok to use 10W/40 Oil in my 3.2 V6 now, if im going to have it serviced by VX in 2months where they will put the 5W30 in.
    it might be a bit to think as i would stick with the 5w/30 as recommended

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    i know but if its safe to use for a few months il try the 10w/40 as its slightly thicker and hopefully cure the tapping noise of the hydraulic follower after i used the engine flush

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2_V6_VXR View Post
    i know but if its safe to use for a few months il try the 10w/40 as its slightly thicker and hopefully cure the tapping noise of the hydraulic follower after i used the engine flush
    i surpose it wouldnt hurt for a few months

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    Quote Originally Posted by glynn View Post
    i surpose it wouldnt hurt for a few months
    I just looked in my service book and it says 10w40 can be used

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    give it a try m8 and hope it works

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    its only until the service where il get VX to strip the top end down just to make sure

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    For my 3.2, Opie Oils (dealer on here), recommended Fuchs Titan Supersyn 5-40 http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-984-fuch...ngine-oil.aspx not the Fuchs Titan Supersyn Ecoflex 5-30 http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-992-fuch...l-engines.aspx
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    confused what about 5w40 in 2.2 vec?

    hello , Is it also safe to use 5w 40 fully synthetic in vectra 2.2 2003, instead of 5w 30. only just realised after putting it in my engine? thanks a lot.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinnacare View Post
    hello , Is it also safe to use 5w 40 fully synthetic in vectra 2.2 2003, instead of 5w 30. only just realised after putting it in my engine? thanks a lot.........
    Can't see it being a problem, I used to use 5w40 in my old 1.8 with no problems

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