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    What’s the preferred engine oil these days CourtenaySport say Valvoline SynPower somewhere else says shell helix ultra and so on some say use 5w 30 some say 5w 40 some 10w 40 so I want a decent oil but wondered what everyone is using thanks

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    There is no "best" - anything that meets the requirements in your service manual will be perfectly fine, change it every 4-5k or every 12 months whichever is sooner.
    I ran Mobil1 0w40 - it met the requirements and it cost £28 from Costco iirc, plenty of options on Opie Oils

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    Gm stuff from autovaux for a steal.
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    Want something decent is the gm stuff any good

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottg2540 View Post
    Want something decent is the gm stuff any good

    Will be fine, after all it's what it will have come out of the factory with. More important to change more often imho

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    Yeah there is no super oil that's gonna make your engine run better than any others. Any oil at the right spec will be more than ample. Regular change is key rather than expensive brand.
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    Gm stuff is fine imo

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    You can usually get Shell Helix for around the same price as the GM stuff on Eurocarparts - so I go with Shell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tye_time View Post
    You can usually get Shell Helix for around the same price as the GM stuff on Eurocarparts - so I go with Shell...
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    Quote Originally Posted by w20adm View Post
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