Oil Change

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Oil Change

Post by tim leech » Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:45 pm

Changing the oil on the GTi auto next weerk ready fro the CCC, whats the correct grade of oil for it please guys, Its done 85000 miles but burns a little.

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Post by Cornishbx16v » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:02 pm

cant go wrong with 10 40 semi synthetic mate! chances are you will find that the servicing dept of the garage your at uses the same!!! my 16v uses it and so does the wife's! and my mech uses the same grade too!
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:58 pm

Its for the 8v engine tho timmo is that still ok? I normally use stabdard multigrade.

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:59 pm

I've always used 15w40 standard mineral oil in my BX's. I tend to buy a good quality oil though. Not the £2.99 for 5 litres motorworld special.
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:34 pm

Its £3.49 for 5 litres nowadays Ian!

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Post by Cornishbx16v » Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:42 pm

yeah tim it ought to be okay mate! i used to use it in my old 309 gti which is the similar 8v lump!
i dont use the cheapy cheapo oils!! i think the one i have is comma! but that only cost about a tenner for 5l!
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:50 pm

I've started using Comma and Millers. Both cost around 10-12quid at my local motor factors for 5 litres.

I always used to use Mobil 1 fully synthetic in my 02 Astra SRi. It cost 30quid for 4 litres!
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:11 pm

I will nick 5 litres of the castrol synthetic stuff they use in the veedubs at work. That should do it!

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:01 pm

Full synth might prove a bit runny for your old motor Tim, cant you borrow some semi synthetic?
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:25 pm

Im sure I can! :D

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:17 pm

Tim, i'd go for a good old fashioned mineral oil. The XU was designed to run on this.
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Post by pitman » Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:17 pm

tim leech wrote:Its £3.49 for 5 litres nowadays Ian!
Not that I'd like to recommend it ... :lol:

but here at Morrisons it is still £2.93 a gallon.

But I'll try out next time 10W50 from Total. I was that cheap at GSF that I've already forgotten the prize. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by tim leech » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:11 pm

Mineral oil? Im confused now!

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Post by pitman » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:59 pm

tim leech wrote:Mineral oil? Im confused now!
Yes, they have usually a small shelf where they also sell "Formula 1" 15W40. The same oil is sold by others often up to £5.50.
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