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    Newbie here...feq questions!

    Hi Guys!

    I have recently purchased a 2.2 coupe bertone. Loving the car,but when the engine is cold i get a rattling noise coming from the engine area. When i got the car,i was told that the modification to the chain had been done by vauxhall where the seller worked(i know this to be 100% true).

    He did say that because he had been using super synthetic 5w-30 oil it needed to be changed often, he gave me a genuine vauxhall oil filter and oil and recommended that it was due to be changed.

    Is this a good choice of oil, Will an oil change rectify the rattle.Is there something i should be worrying about?

    Also,are there any guides for changing the spark plugs on here!

    Cheers Guys!

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    Every one here has a different opinion on which oil to use - threads can go on forever, and often do - my own personal opinion is dump the synthetic and go 10/40 semi.

    Not sure what you mean by chain - you mean cam chain?

    My car rattles on start up - i think its to do with the oil pressure getting to the lifters which are hydraulic - so nowt to worrry about.

    There are many more on here who are far more knowledgeable about cars than me. But my philosophy is if it works don't fix it.

    Theres a technical how do section on here somewhere which will cover the plugs issue.
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    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...ad.php?t=96753

    thats all the how to's, cant really help with oil mate sorry

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    Go to www.z22se.co.uk for all your 2.2 engine/cam chain questions. Welcome to the 2.2 club ;-)
    I use 10w40 semi synthetic anything else seems too thin and its what vxl recommend.
    Personally I wouldnt take the blokes word for it if the chain/oil nozzle has been replaced with the new type, unless theres a receipt for the parts and work. If left and it skips a tooth or breaks, your gonna need an new engine :-(
    Good luck

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