Which engine oil do you recommend?

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Which engine oil do you recommend?

Post by mrtailorson_ » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:47 pm

time for an oil change for my diesel astra (1.6 100kw)
i know that the oil needs to satisfy these criteria:

* dexos 2 certified (increases the price since the oil vendor needs to pay fees to GM)
* 5w30
* 100% synthetic

which one would you recommend?

i've heard a lot of hearsay and out of all that hearsay i guess i am inclined to use Motul 8100 X-CLEAN EFE 5W-30 :)

what do you think?


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Re: Which engine oil do you recommend?

Post by MOOGLEYS » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:27 am

Genuine GM 5w30 Dexos 2.


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Re: Which engine oil do you recommend?

Post by classicfan » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:14 pm

My Vauxhall dealership Perry's of Rotherham just serviced mine and used Shell Helix 5/30


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Re: Which engine oil do you recommend?

Post by PACMANIA » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:33 am

U can the diesel from the shell garage


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Re: Which engine oil do you recommend?

Post by Mikewall-84 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:32 pm

Genuine dexos 2 ,don’t understand dealerships useing shell as gen d2 is dirt cheap
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motul

Post by mrtailorson_ » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:15 am

mrtailorson_ wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Motul 8100 X-CLEAN EFE 5W-30
went ahead and used that one. was good value :D

i think any dexos certified full synthetic oil would do just fine.

(wanted to buy Mobil 1™ ESP 5W-30 but the price was steep)


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Re: Which engine oil do you recommend?

Post by Boroboy » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:31 pm

Asda were knocking out their Dexos 2 oil recently at £16 for 5 litres, down from their usual £22. I bought some for the previous 1.6d. Shame I can't use it on the1.0t..... :lol:
They seem to reduce it around twice a year.


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Re: Which engine oil do you recommend?

Post by frank appleton » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:06 am

The only oil Vauxhall recommendfor the direct injection engines is Dexox1 Gen2. This oil was developed espcially to reduce LSPI. I would think if your engine suffered a total failure and you coudn't show evidence of using this oil Vauxhall would refute you claim.

Having said this i doubt if many/any dealerships keep this oil in their workshops.

I have looked on the internet for suppliers of this oil and am horrified at the prices.

I found two suppliers:- Wesrway lubricants - £27.99/5 Lits.

Autovaux _ £18.47/1Ltr [equivalent to £92.00/5Lts

When mine is due for service i will buy the oil and provide it to the dealership carrying it out. And make sure it is written in the service book.
The problem might be finding a dealership willing to do this, especially as they charge rip off prices for the oil.


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Re: Which engine oil do you recommend?

Post by Shiff » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:38 am

Been advised that all petrols must use Dexos1 Gen2 and Diesels Dexos2. I needed some top-up and on Eurocarparts saw TRIPLE QX SynPlus GM Dexos1 Gen2 5w30 1litre, paid £5.08 each including delivery on a special weekend offer deal. At that price purchased two.


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Re: Which engine oil do you recommend?

Post by Boroboy » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:47 am

Think my next service I'll buy dexos 1 oil & a filter from the vaux parts counter, they usually sell it to me at trade (as I ask), then have an independent change it and stamp my book. Keep receipts for any possible future warranty claims.
No doubt in the future Dexos 1 oil will come down in price, just like Dexos 3 has now.


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