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    Fully synthetic oil Vs. semi synthetic oil

    Since ownership of my astra, I have always used Fully Synth oil (as my dad could get it at the same price as semi synth oil). I have always been told that I should be using semi synth. Would it make any difference to the running of the car if I was to go back to using semi synth?

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    Oilman has covered the FS/ semi myths in some of his posts.

    clicky for oilman's threads

    Very worthwhile reading through them.

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    ACEA-A3 is the quality standard you need.
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    well when my 2.2 coupe was serviced last month they put in 5w 30 fully synth. its a lot thinner but is more expensive. being thinner ti flows around teh engine alot better when cold.
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