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    what oil is best for my 2.2 direct 2005,its done 80000 miles,its also a taxi so does a lot of miles,got 10/40 in it with evry service(every 10000miles) but the oil does not last long,whats best for high miles.cheers in advance rick

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    what do you mean by it doesn't last long? Is the level going down quickly or is it getting dirty and grimey quickly?

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    it goes thinner quicker and uses about a litre every 8to10 weeks cheers

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    that sounds like alot but then I can only speak from experience in my 1.8 Im sure a fellow 2.2 owner will be along soon to point you in the right direction.

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    cheers mate,theres always someone on here with an answer

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    5w30 fully synthetic irrc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick1965 View Post
    uses about a litre every 8to10 weeks cheers
    And what is that in mileage terms? Being a taxi, I imagine quite a few.

    No two engines are alike. Some will use oil, others won't. My previous 2.2 (53 reg) used approx 1 litre every 2,500 miles (wrote the car off at 36,000 miles), whereas my current 2.2 (06 reg - currently on 44,000 miles) doesn't use a drop in 10,000 to 11,000 miles (my average yearly mileage when I get it serviced).

    As said, 5w/30 fully synth is the recommended oil, but some people suggest the 10w/40 semi synth if you're doing regular oil changes or have a high mileage engine.

    Oh, btw, Vauxhall (and other manufacturers) mention in the handbook that an engine can use a litre of oil every 1000 miles.

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    IIRC the 2.2's do tend to use a bit of oil anyway.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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