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    Oil Confusion

    Hey all, Just a quick one. just been looking for some new oil for my Mk4 GSi and seemed to remember reading somewhere that fully synthetic is the way to go but i was looking at castrol edge and the rating is 0w/40w. am i right in thinking this is just the fully synthetic version of 10w/40w semi-synth oil?

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    we recomend our customers to have 10 40 semi synthetic in all the turboed cars,0 40 is far to thin in our opinion

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    ive used a variety of top name oils from 0w40 to 5w30 to 10w40 semi & fully

    found 0w40 & 5w30 far too thin and broke down too easily

    now using 10w40 fully synthetic royal purple imported from the states but the 10w40 semi from vauxhall is more than adequate for most - and if u get trade club discount its only £8 a gallon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaffi View Post
    we recomend our customers to have 10 40 semi synthetic in all the turboed cars,0 40 is far to thin in our opinion
    Thats what I was recommended at LMF the other day. Have always used 5-30 fully synth, but it is too thin. So going to try 10w-40 semi in a couple of weeks when I change it.

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    great help. cheers guys.

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    have only ever used 10/40 in vx, tried 5/30 in mine once, changed it after a week as it made the car run like a bag of crap, went fine with 10/40.
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    Used 10w50 MPMoil...

    Now switched to 5w40 Shell Helix Ultra.
    No problems with it .
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