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[Vectra B] [95-02] oil change on a 1998 vectra sri advice??

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by danzo, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. danzo

    danzo New Member

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    hi all,
    im looking to do an oil change on my vectra sri but having a look earlier i couldnt even see the oil filter, where in the engine bay is it???

    also how much oil will i need???

    and whats the best grade for me to use for a 1998 1.8 sri??

    thanks,
    dan.
     
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    I always say use vauxhall own semi synthetic oil tbh and there genuine filter too and there not expensive either....
     
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    The oil filter is situated behind the drivers front wheel, if you jack up the car and put it full lock right hand down and take off a inspection panel its behind there! hope this helps

    Liam
     
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    Jimbo Jet Set Turbo Power...

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    As said above thats what i use....

    I dont think you will see the oil filter from above get under and have a look
     
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    I'd just put in whatever branded oil and filter they have off the shelf at the local motor factor

    semi-synthetic 10w-40 ACEA A3 (y)
     
  6. erroneusbogz

    erroneusbogz Well-Known Member

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    i use halfords on the card, 5 lts of mobil one and a filter £25 quid. i use mobil one as it seems to be the only oil that arrives in a 5 ltr tub,and not 4 like so many others and they just know you need another ltr.......bastards
     
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    and with the filter change he'll be needing 4.5 litres too
     
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    erroneusbogz Well-Known Member

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    the v6 takes 5 ltrs as do many others
     
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    Get a Haynes workshop manual, about £20 from Halfords, bookshops etc., well worth it for pictures, diagrams, tech data.
    You'll need a torx key for the sump drain plug (cant remember what size).
     
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    cheers guys!
    iv been recommended mobil1 in the past so i may try that, i take it mobil1 will come in 10w 40 grade???
    also, so will a socket set not undo the sump plug??? can i get a torx key from halfords???
    dan
     

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