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    Question Oil and filter and battery q's!

    Going to do an oil change and just a couple of quick q's

    1. what oil do i get for my x18xe1, is it 5w40 or 10w40 semi-synth?
    2. im gettin the vaux stuff, so how much do i need and how much is it?
    3. how much is the filter? (part number? i dnt trust VX )

    Also buying a new battery

    1. where is the cheapest place? Car Parts or VX??
    2. i dnt think i need an uprated one but if there is a slightly uprated cheap batt could you please suggest it thanx!

    Im buying all this tommorow so answer would be helpful tonight, cheers boys!!
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    i got a battery from an astra 2.0 turbo desil, its the biggest battery that would fit in the tray of my sri, its huge but i needed it to keep up with my sound system 50quid iirc

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    where from mate? whats the price of the normal one?
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    Right oil for the X18XE1 engine is 10W-40 Semi Synthetic...normally about £11-£12 for the oil and about £5-£6 for the paper element oil filter.
    Normally get my oil from a local shop, but know someone who works for vauxhall, so get it a lil cheaper now.
    Think the engine holds about 4L to 4.5L nearly uses a 5L bottle anyway.......when you near 4L of the oil put into the engine, start adding small amounts and leaving it 5mins to settle then check the dipstick.
    Keep adding till the oil reaches the max mark, then start the engine up for a bit and allow it to run for a while to get all the air out of the oil gallies.
    Then top up if required.
    As for a battery i think Autovaux was selling the Genuine GM GO Batterys for about £30-£40.

    Cant remember exactly but may have been just below £30.

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    bought the battery tday a GO 55aH for £41.80

    funds for the oil didnt clear will be waitng till next week now
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    dunno if u sorted the oil filter yet - but Vx Part number is 9192426 for the main paper element and 90543648 for the sealing ring to top cover if required.

    filter is just over 5quid at Vx - or for 50p less u can have it delivered from these guys via ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Oil-f...QQcmdZViewItem

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