Vectra B 2.0 16v - Best oil? - Talking Hoarse
Running a dear old Vectra B 2.0 16v automatic, facelift ie with the later type of XE engine (ie petrol) with balancer shaft. Only does about 7000 miles per year, and since 6 months old I have specified fully synthetic engine oil when serviced each year. However I now find it needs about ½ litre of oil top up between services - not much - it all runs well - and no sign of any smoke when booted or on start up.
Do I stick with fully synthetic oil or revert to run-of-the-mill semi synthetic?
Vectra B 2.0 16v - Best oil? - M.M
Actually Vauxhall's own 10-40 semi-syn is an excellent quality oil at a good price which will be more than sufficient for your car/driving.

DW
Vectra B 2.0 16v - Best oil? - Dynamic Dave
Actually Vauxhall's own 10-40 semi-syn is an excellent quality oil


As M.M says.
Vectra B 2.0 16v - Best oil? - SpamCan61 {P}
Indeed, and only 10 quid a 'can' from Autovaux, althougfh I've yet to enquire about postage costs on a few cans :-/
Vectra B 2.0 16v - Best oil? - Number_Cruncher
>> Actually Vauxhall's own 10-40 semi-syn is an excellent quality oil
As M.M says.


And even cheaper if you buy a bulk drum - which makes sense if you look after more than one car which uses that oil.

Number_Cruncher
Vectra B 2.0 16v - Best oil? - M.M
As a matter of interest I buy it in at 5l for £7.50... absolute bargain.

M.M
Vectra B 2.0 16v - Best oil? - Talking Hoarse
Thanks all for the prompt feedback. I will revert to Vaux semi-synthetic.
Should I be at all concerned about the oil consumption that has crept in over past 2 years (about ½ litre per year / 7000 miles)?
Vectra B 2.0 16v - Best oil? - SpamCan61 {P}
Not really, my 172,000 mile Omega with that X20XEV engine now consumes around 4 litres/10,000 miles; but that's still within the limits in the user manual.
Vectra B 2.0 16v - Best oil? - Dynamic Dave
As a matter of interest I buy it in at 5l for £7.50... absolute bargain.


Care to enlighten us some more MM? Is that trade price, or are you a member of Vauxhalls trade club?

Last time I bought 5 litres of 10W/40 semi synth from my Vaux dealer, it was approx £21.

Autovaux's price is £9.79 + p&p + vat (total £19.14) so not really much cheaper than Vauxhall themselves.

As my Vectra-C consumes approx 1 litre every 2,500 to 3,000 miles, I too could do with buying it at £7.50 ;o)
Vectra B 2.0 16v - Best oil? - M.M
DD,

Re: Vauxhall 10/40 Semi-syn.

Mine is a trade arrangement with a place that does retail too... it is £12.95 on his shelf today. He also does what I understand to be 100% the same oil in a red can and branded AC Delco... that is £9.99 retail. I think his fully syn 5-30 AC Delco is under £14.

I've just been to do an MOT at the local place I use in town and he has the same Vauxhall oil on the shelf at £12.15 retail.

We are in Cambs just south of Peterborough.

DW

 

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