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Author Topic: Engine oil  (Read 4778 times)

Offline gazlad1

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Engine oil
« on: September 20, 2015, 09:52:14 PM »
Hi iv a galaxy 2.0 tdci 2009 with 154000 miles on it , question is when doing a oil and filter change what oil should i use for this milage of car, iv found it should have as standard 5/30. thanks Garry

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Re: Engine oil
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 09:30:06 AM »
I wouldn't consider changing the oil spec just because the engine has covered a lot of miles, just stick with a decent 5/30 synthetic oil as recommended and change it between services, as long as the oil you use meets the required manufacturer's spec then it should be fine.
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Re: Engine oil
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 02:13:08 PM »
I agree, go with original spec. Make sure you change the oil filter at the same time, and I would aim to change the engine oil more often than you might want to, maybe every 8,000 to 10,000 miles. When I change mine at 8,000 miles (approx), it costs me approx 25 for Triple Qx oil 5-30 fully synthetic and an oil filter. Make sure you put the right quantity in too, and keep an eye on your sump plug to make sure it doesn't leak from a faulty washer...

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Re: Engine oil
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 07:52:17 PM »
I would concur that its not best to change oil grade just because of the mileage unless its consuming it. Might be one to ask our new oil experts... :
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Re: Engine oil
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 09:35:30 PM »
Thanks lads the car is now not doing as many miles as it was as iv now bought a Transit Connect and given the car to the Mrs for pottering about in, I do still drive it to clear its throat. This site is brill get answers to anything and everything on here, Merry xmas and Happy new year to everyone


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