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    hi all i know that this has proberly been asked a million times but im gonna be doing an oil and filter change on my car at some point this weekend which oil should i get,its a 2.2

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    5/30 fully synthetic vx oil. Autovaux selling it for £17 i think it was.

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    would 10w 40 be ok

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    You really should use oil marked GM-LL-A (petrol) or GM-LL-B (diesel)

    However, if your car is out of waranty, then any synthetic oil between 0w30 and 10w40 is fine
    Equally, if you are doing oil changes every 10K mles, then that would be fine too

    If you plan to keep to the original service specification, typically 20K or 30K miles, then you will have to go for the GM long life stuff
    It's not that expensive when purchased from dealerships, at about £20 per 5 litres / £30 per 4 litres

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    I will stick with the VX oil, there are alot of threads on here regarding oil..

    or you can pop to nationaltyres for an oil filter change while you wait using an approved spec oil. book online get 10% off. worth a look..

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    got 10w 40 as recomended by a bloke at vaux gonna give it a service next weekend now my mate works for audi so im gonna get it on the ramps and give it a good going over bushes,drop links,brakes,as their gonna need doing for the mot,thanks for the help everyone

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    In the real world mate, many 2.2 drivers with higher milers are using 10w40. The 5w30 is like nats wee, great for MPG but not for a slightly slacker engine. £12 from Autovaux for proper VX stuff.

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