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    hi all,what engine oil should i use on my sri 2.2?

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    5w35 or 10w40 if your going for short services mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    5w35 or 10w40 if your going for short services mate.
    im gona be doing a oil and filter change every 5k,cheers for that pal.

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    rushy - dont you mean 5 -30w not 5 -35?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    rushy - dont you mean 5 -30w not 5 -35?


    I'm seeing more and more guys on the 2.2 forum using 10w40 now especially on higher mileage cars as the 5W 30 is like wee and the seals find it hard to hold it all in.

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    Oil info is available on Vauxhall's website.

    http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/vaux/owner...do?method=view

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    Since you are reducing the oil change intervals then there is no need to use the 5w30 oil, just use the 10w40 oil
    It doesn't last as long as the 5w30 oil, but by 5K miles it will be about 1/4 life expired

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post


    I'm seeing more and more guys on the 2.2 forum using 10w40 now especially on higher mileage cars as the 5W 30 is like wee and the seals find it hard to hold it all in.
    that may be true - I had a z22se engine in a vec b and ran castrol RS 0-50w and it burnt a litre of it in 700 miles.

    £10 a litre as well.....gulp

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    This is where I get my oil & filters from :
    http://www.autovaux.co.uk/LoadPortal...bid=5&vnum=137

    I agree that there is nothing wrong in using 10w/40 if your changing it at short intervals, as long as its decent oil.

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