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    I have had time to check my new cars oil properly today. It had about a litre too much oil in it or more. That's women owners for you, either too much oil or none at all lol. My car is a 2.0 Turbo Petrol, now it's back to it's normal level again I will keep it right. I will do an oil change on it next week with a new filter. Whats the best oil to use on my car? If I go to Vauxhall and ask them for the oil for my kind of car will they give me the right stuff? Cheers

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    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 04

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    I would have thought VX dealers would recomend the best oil they have for your motor, off hand I don,t know the exact one. But I put Mobil 1 in my cars engine.
    No doubt someone will tell us the correct oil for your car,s engine.

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    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

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    Same as the Z22SE Mark, good old VX 5W30. Dont be going to the dealer though and paying £50+ for the same stuff Autovaux sell at £26 for 6 litres.

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    Cheers, I was thinking it might be the same as a 2.2 . Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark2.2 View Post
    I have had time to check my new cars oil properly today
    Did you do this with the engine cold or warm?

    Take it back to sales outlet
    Advise them that there is too much oil and it needs to be reduced
    You might have to wait, but it will be a free oil change!

    Any oil that meets :
    GM-LL-A-025

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    I did it when it was cold, I removed it myself and the level is as it should be again . It's getting fresh oil in it next weekend as it's looking a bit dirty and a new filter.

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    Your supposed to do it about 20-30 mins after you turn the engine off mate, that gives you the accurate reading for the Vec C.

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    Ah, well it was cold from the day before. It's now just sat over half way on the dip stick. That should be enough I would have thought. I am off out in it very soon

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    it should be higher than 'max' when cold, as above level should be taken 5 mins after switching a hot engine off

    its probabley not got enough in now

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    I have just been out in it and she seems fine. I would get an oil warning light on if it was too low would I not? Cheers

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