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    Please recommend me the best oil for my 150 cdti vectra c
    I only do about 10,000 miles a year
    all short trips to work and back + the odd trip at the weekend
    i would like to use V/hall oil
    Thankyou Jacko

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    Vehicle : Vectra SRi

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    Engine : 1.9 CDTi 150

    Year : 2007

    Mileage : 66000

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    How many miles has your 2004 CDTi got mate..?

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    I put Mobil 1 in mine.

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    Hi my car has done 30,000 + miles

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    The garage that is going to service the car for my wants to know if i want long life oil or standard oil if long life it will be £20more is it worth it
    Jacko
    Ps i was going to service my car but have just had a hernia op

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    go to national tyres = castrol edge 0/35 oil and filter change £35 inc......not worth getting under car for IMO..........hope that helps
    Andy

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    Thats low mileage for a 2004

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    I have always had Vx own Fully Synthetic 5/30 as that is long life and very reasonable really.

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    As mine has crept over 70K I have switched to Mobil 10/40 Semi Synthetic and its better for it, but for your mileage then the fully synth will be fine, but not long life, as you shouldn't leave oil in that long anyway

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    Especially since you drive so little (ill guess you have several small trips?) its even more important that you stick with a good oil. Several small trips stress the engine and oil more than long trips. Its also the cold-starts that really wear the engine at most, in normal situations.
    The OEM GM 5W-30 is a good quality oil, able to handle more deposits than the simpler (10-40?) oil.

    There will always be a discussion wether this or this oil is the best, and there is nothing wrong by using another brand oil. But the viscosity 5-30 is a good choice for most small car engines used in Europe, and AFAIK the GM is actually made by Fuchs, who is well known to make no-nonsense, value-for-money, products.
    So if it isnt huge price difference between the OEM GM and other fully syntetic 5-30 oils, you should consider stick to GMs. Here in Norway, the OEM oil is actually the cheapest "sertified" GM longlife oil I can get!
    PS: Just forget about the longlife term. For your case I would change the oil (incl filter) at least once a year.
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