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pavorotti
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29th Jan 05 at 21:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

which oil do u use and why? simple question!
TOMAS
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29th Jan 05 at 21:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

10W 40 cos its common as feck and Vauhall say to use it.

Depends - your obviously wondering whats best for your engine - no? What engine you running, what mileage and how do you drive?
pavorotti
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29th Jan 05 at 21:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

80 k miles 1,6 also if i use wat vauxhal say it burns 5 litres in a month and does not shift just makes noise and dont shift!
if i use 5+40 oil will last ages and shifts weird?
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29th Jan 05 at 22:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

5 wt40 mate is like water and unless your car is brand new i wouldent recomend useing it use the vaux 10 40 with an oil fortifier lucas make a good 1 witch i run in my car with 94000 on the clock n i hammer mine (1.4 8v sri)

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oil fortifier wats that?
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how much is service?
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don't use 5w40, just stick with 10w40,
its thicker than 5,
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29th Jan 05 at 22:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes but if your car is shifting like a 1,2 while using 10+40 and its 1,6 wat u gonna use?

[Edited on 29-01-2005 by pavorotti]
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29th Jan 05 at 22:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

an oil fortifier in a easy to understand way makes the oil thicker but it still has the qualitys of 10wt40 oil the lucas stuff i use restores oil pressure in older and higher milage engines stops minor oil leeks (this works to) and gives better compression to older engines also works i tested the compressions befor and after and it did increese
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29th Jan 05 at 22:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if you got a performance problem mate could be sumthing eles ive never had a car into my work that a performance prob is due to oil thickness
pavorotti
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29th Jan 05 at 22:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its weird i know!
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29th Jan 05 at 22:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if i where you mate put new plugs and leads on and run some optimax in to clean the injectors out
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fortifier goes in with the oil yes?
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29th Jan 05 at 22:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

exactly,
i doubt the oil thickness will effect the performance of your car.
if my 1.6 was running like a 1.2 i'd stick with 10w40 and take it to a garage for a service and see what they think.
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yes mate il get the name of it for you 2morrrow and u2u it but id say try plugs n leads you need to drop your oil or drain sum and replace what you drained out with the fortifier

Jim
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iv had compression tes and that was ok! how much is service? do i have to go to vauxhal for that?
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grrrrrr listen lol plugs and leads its a easy diy mate im a mechanice and its usually the prob

Jim
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29th Jan 05 at 22:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

5 litres a month is rediculous!! You have a serious problem - either rings are worn or valve stem seals are shot! Do you have a leak? If not its godda be smoking like a cunt to use that much? I wouldnt worry about what oil you use until you get your engine fixed...
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well theres no black smoke just wen i start it up from cold theres a bit of smoke then but its white! also iv had compression test and thats fine but it will use lots of oil if its semi wen i use fully it lasts a couple of months on 3,5 litres! plugs and leads which ones? how about breathers for the air there making a ticking my mechanic says its not tap hits! compression test tells me if valve seals are knackered and pistons are worn and that test was ok! went to vauxhal they said i dont know wat tests they will do on it but they will look in some places take some parts off engine and check but will need car for whole day wat with labour of 55 an hour fuck that!

[Edited on 29-01-2005 by pavorotti]
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shit sounds like u've got a serious leak mate!
if its not burning the oil then it has to be a leak.

get vauxhal plugs n hts.
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Take it to a good backstreet garage, they will do compressions and leak-down tests. You sure it aint leaking? Have you tried Griffin Spares over at Dudley, they know there stuff with Vauxhalls.
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theres no leak HAD COMPESSION TEST!
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quote:
Originally posted by pavorotti
80 k miles 1,6 also if i use wat vauxhal say it burns 5 litres in a month and does not shift just makes noise and dont shift!
if i use 5+40 oil will last ages and shifts weird?


To use 5 litres a month and not blow black smoke is impossible. You have something seriously wrong with your engine. My 1.6 needed about a 3/4 litre every 3-4 months, and i used to drive fairly hard. Must be leaking from sump, or rocker cover if its not blowing smoke like theres no tomorrow, fact. 5W-40 on any Corsa B is way to thin, needs to be much more viscous, 10W-40 for more recent engines, and 15w-40 for old engines/ high mileage.
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serious m8 no smoke! also iv had rocker cover done and even if it was that it would not use that much oil has the oil only stops buy sparkys!
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Yes youve had a compression test but what about a leak down test? Could it be leaking from somewhere only when the engine is running. Listen, there's NO way if its not leaking that it cant be smoking if its using a whole engine full every month!

Only other thing is that the oil is passing into the coolant but your coolant level would be rising if that was the case and water would go gooey.

When you check the level of your oil you are waiting for a while once the engine has stopped arent you, to let it all go back into the sump.

My 14 year old 20XE engine which has well over 100K on the clocks uses a LOT less oil that yours and mine has a bloody leak from the sump/cam shaft seal!!

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