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    just about to nip down to the stealers for some oil/ my car is the 1.9 CDTI 16v bit confused which oil to put in it 5w30 which is longlife stuff and expensive or the 10w40 cheaper
    i dont leave the oil in the car more then 6 months at a time so which to use

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    I have recently put in some Mobil 10/40 Turbo Diesel in mine (£20 from Halfords) its not long life so will fit in with how regular you change your oil but is a tad thicker to offer a bit more protection and quitens the engine a bit too - mine has never run as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    just about to nip down to the stealers for some oil/ my car is the 1.9 CDTI 16v bit confused which oil to put in it 5w30 which is longlife stuff and expensive or the 10w40 cheaper
    i dont leave the oil in the car more then 6 months at a time so which to use

    cheers guys
    I believe you must use fully synthetic

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    5/30 fully synthetic is whats required. More expensive, but what the engine needs. Its also worth noting if you go to a parts supplier you'll probably pay a lot less for it.

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    You don't "have" to use fully synthetic at all, infact dependant on car age and mileage this can do more harm than good.

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    i understand from the stealers it also depends what service schedule its on also ie 20k miles or every 2 years for 5w30 or 10k miles 10w40 for yearly as i only keep the oil in there no more then 6 months would the 10w40 be ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    i understand from the stealers it also depends what service schedule its on also ie 20k miles or every 2 years for 5w30 or 10k miles 10w40 for yearly as i only keep the oil in there no more then 6 months would the 10w40 be ok
    Yes, it will be spot on.

    Mine was on the longer 20k service but the oil was like water (and who leaves oil for 2 years anyway) - I have changed it to the yearly service and change my oil (like you) every 6 months.

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    so yes to the 10w40 dan??
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    so yes to the 10w40 dan??
    Sorry, yes.

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    thanks dan top fella
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