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    Oil Thoughts and Advice

    Hi guys,

    I have an Astra MK4 2001 1.7 DTI LS.

    I have been advised that Castrol Edge 0W-30 Oil 4 Litre is the best oil for my car and this is also advised on Castrol website.

    Has anyone had they're oil changed to this and has it made any improvements?

    What are your thoughts and could you give me some advice otherwise?

    Thanks

    Lew

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    stay clear

    10w40 is the most advisable for your engine

    standard Vauxhall stuff is ideal (especially if ur a paid AOC member - £10 for 5ltrs)

    your oil burner will drink 0w30 like an irishman and guiness....

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    Cheers Bandit,

    Can you tell me what the difference is and what main benefit it has to my engine!

    Sorry I am a bit of a newbie haha

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    im not the best person to advise on Diesels so ill step back

    all i will say is with that age of engine i cant imagine a supposed highish grade of oil is that beneficial

    i dislike most *w-30 rated oils as they are too thin the hotter they get - 40 being more suitable. either 10w40 as per standard specifications or 5w40 if u want a slightly thinner grade when cold - ie when u want a lil more protection on start up etc

    all just my personal opinion though - im in no position to preach so hopefully some derv owners can give more trustworthy advice

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