Engine oil

All Vauxhall Astra K related discussions
Post Reply
Danny747
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri May 17, 2019 11:06 am
Astra Model: Elite Nav 1.6 biturbo

Engine oil

Post by Danny747 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:21 am

Hi everyone, my engine oil is really low and not due for a service till September. I'll probably do another 4k-6k miles between now and then. I've looked everywhere and can't find what engine oil the reccomend for the 1.6 CDTI biturbo. All I know is that it has to be DEXOS 2 whatever that means, otherwise it will void my warrenty. Can anyone tell me the exact oil they want in it please. Thanks guys.


Asherzzz
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:32 am
Astra Model: Astra K Griffin
Astra Options: None
Astra Colour: Darkmoon Blue

Re: Engine oil

Post by Asherzzz » Fri May 17, 2019 11:29 am

is it low on the Dipstick or on the oil life monitor on your instrument cluster?

If its low on the dipstick maybe take it into the garage and have them have a look, i wouldn't have thought you would lose loads of oil over a year.
its its on the monitor then that is just a oil life monitor, that is just the quality of the oil not how much you have left.
2019 Astra Griffin 1.4t (150 BHP) in Dark Moon Blue


Danny747
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri May 17, 2019 11:06 am
Astra Model: Elite Nav 1.6 biturbo

Re: Engine oil

Post by Danny747 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:51 am

Yea it's on the dipstick the oil life is on 39% so that isn't a worry, just going to ring them in a minute to see what they say. Will put up what they say for other people's reference :)


Alanw
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:20 pm
Astra Model: Sports tourer 1.6t
Astra Options: Ergonomic seats,mudflaps,spare wheel
Astra Colour: Power red

Re: Engine oil

Post by Alanw » Fri May 17, 2019 12:19 pm

Dexos2 is a GM. specification for oil standard,if you type in “dexos2” on eBay you will get over 6000 hits ,so it’s easy to find,a 5l can will only cost about £20.you could also just go to A VX. dealer and get some but even Halfords will stock this oil.
Power red 1.6t 200 sri nav. sports tourer, agr seats, spare wheel,mudflaps.


Redman
Posts: 825
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:16 pm
Astra Model: Astra elite nav 150
Astra Colour: red

Re: Engine oil

Post by Redman » Fri May 17, 2019 12:51 pm

Danny747 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:51 am
Yea it's on the dipstick the oil life is on 39% so that isn't a worry, just going to ring them in a minute to see what they say. Will put up what they say for other people's reference :)
If you have had the car serviced at a main dealer such as Arnold Clarke they will top up oil for free, so check on that.


Post Reply

Return to “Main Astra K chat”