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    Oil Capacity and Type of Oil

    Hi all,

    just wondering if you can help me!

    what is the oil capacity (to max on dipstick) on the z14xe engine in a '53 1.4 twinport corsa?
    also which oil is best to use like 5w30 or 10w40 as it says 5w30 in my manuel but my local vx say its 10w40????

    thanks all!

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    i use 5w30 on mine as my service centre reccomended it

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    cheers bud thats what i thought but i think my local vx garage just don't care they shove whatever gives them the biggest profit margin in it!

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    my 1.3CDTi booklet says 5W30 but VX use 10W40 in it...

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    1.4 Twinport is 5w 30 and thats what vx used on the services. Although I use Castrol 0w30 edge which seems to need changing a lot less.

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    i really do think the dealer network need bringing up to speed on what on earth they should be putting in our cars! morons!

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    i wouldn't usually mind but my car has 40k on the clock and over the next two years its got to do about 60k a year hence i intend on keeping it to high milage to which good regular oil changes will be key to keeping it alive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsp View Post
    i really do think the dealer network need bringing up to speed on what on earth they should be putting in our cars! morons!
    Funny thing is, it tells you what oil you need inside the service manual for the corsa If you have the manual for the Corsa at the back in the tables it tells you all the oil grades and tyre pressures for all the corsa's in the range.

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    my reason for asking was due to the fact you would think v/x trained mechanics would know best! that's why you pay the dealership £50 an hour just thought that the booklet may have been superceeded with new advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsp View Post
    my reason for asking was due to the fact you would think v/x trained mechanics would know best! that's why you pay the dealership £50 an hour just thought that the booklet may have been superceeded with new advice
    Where is that at... it'd be worth driving there from all over the country!!


    Here in Leeds it's more like £80-£85

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    slaters colwyn bay full service £150 inc parts but they insist on using 10w40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_is_P88BJE View Post
    Where is that at... it'd be worth driving there from all over the country!!


    Here in Leeds it's more like £80-£85
    It would, the one by me tries to rip people off at around 87.50 an hour

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    mine is going to conwy land rover/jaguar from now on! my best mate works there so £25 an hour!

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    just thought how daft a jaguar stamp would look on a corsa service history! haha

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    aren't land rover/jaguar in big trouble financially?

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    very big trouble atm! they have closed one of the show rooms there because they aren't selling anything! but the service side is still making money!

    anyways i think i'm gunna shove 5w30 in the corsa then and hope for the best!

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    engine oil for 1.7 dti

    Hi all,

    What type of engine oil would you reccomend for 1.7 DTI with 100k+ km?
    I heard that for engines that reached a certain no. of km it's better to use higher viscosity oils.

    Thanks!

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