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    I was just checking my oil level and I dropped the dipstick on the floor.

    Without thinking I picked it up and replaced it straight away into the engine.

    As I inserted it into the dipstick tube I saw quite a lot of grit on it, but too late I had already put it fully in.

    Question. If grit has got into the sump this way will it be trapped in the filter before it can do any harm?

    Thanks for your opinions.

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    u should be ok

    but if u have any doubts do a oil change with a flush

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    the oil filter should pick it up but i would not chance it and would do an oil change just to be safe, but thats just me!

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    There will be a strainer on the oil pick up pipe that will prevent grit and large particles even being picked up at all. I wouldn't worry about it TBH

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    Thanks for your replies.

    I have now changed the oil and filter. I have used long life(fully synthetic) oil and filter from the local Vauxhall parts department.

    I have always understood that the long life oil was different for petrol and diesel engines, the diesel oil being black in colour. However the oil for both engines is now quoted under the same part number-93165212-and is the typical golden colour. The can quotes both specifications i.e. GM-LL A 025 for petrol and GM-LL-B-025 for diesel.

    Am I missing something or have Vauxhall rationalised their products with one oil suitable for both types of engine?

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    New oil has never been black mate..Even specialist diesel oils are some form of 'honey' colour..

    and yes.. VX are cutting down on their oil choices..saves stocking too much i suppose

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    agree with mark, oils should not be anywhere near black. I use All sorts of oils you can imagine at work and NONE are anywhere near black!!

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