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Using 10w-40 oil instead of 5w-30?

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1 minute ago, dezwez said:

my mates got a 2006 Vauxhall zafira (yes I no) it burns oil really bad so we are going to try 10w 40 if its still the same we will scrap it

I'd have scrapped it the moment it rolled of the production line! :thumbup:

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4 minutes ago, 1979Damian said:

I'd have scrapped it the moment it rolled of the production line! :thumbup:

to be fair its been a good car till it started to burn oil there no blue smoke at all so god no were its going

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58 minutes ago, dezwez said:

to be fair its been a good car till it started to burn oil there no blue smoke at all so god no were its going

It's not caught fire yet then?  (Apparently Vauxhall regret not marketing it as a "feature" on the vehicle). :biggrin:

 

Joking aside, hopefully it sorts the issue and saves him having to pay to replace his car.

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On 3/7/2019 at 12:38 PM, dezwez said:

no not yet :biggrin:

Did it work?

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Update..

Unfortunately we're still burning oil on 5w-40 after using that engine flush. Weirdly my MPG has gone up by 3, but the oil consumption remains the same.

I'm currently looking at other cars, maybe a Honda Civic. I've heard their engines are brilliant. 

 

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On 3/7/2019 at 10:38 AM, 1979Damian said:

Keep us posted mate. (Good luck)

Quick update, after taking Damian's advice on the BG109 two weeks in and oil STILL on max. Thanks buddy 👍 🤞

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4 minutes ago, wilto said:

Quick update, after taking Damian's advice on the BG109 two weeks in and oil STILL on max. Thanks buddy 👍 🤞

well, at least it worked for one of us! did you use 5w-30 after? 

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8 minutes ago, wilto said:

Quick update, after taking Damian's advice on the BG109 two weeks in and oil STILL on max. Thanks buddy 👍 🤞

Glad it worked well for you mate, I'm sure some of the other brand flushes are also decent but BG have a really good reputation for their additives so I thought I treat the wife's car to "the good stuff".  To be honest, when I dipped the oil a week after the flush and it hadn't budged a mm I nearly fell over, the difference between before and after was ridiculous.  I keep checking it every 2 weeks but it doesn't seem to want to budge, lol.

 

@Davek1995 I went straight back to using 5w-30 without any problems.

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On 2/20/2019 at 8:55 AM, 1979Damian said:

I ran it for the amount time it said on the tin + 5 minutes to really make sure it had time to do its job.

Sorry to jump on this now, new to the forum so browsing lol....Leaving a tin in for 5 mins, can it really do any good at such a small amount of time?

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8 hours ago, H1ghlander1977 said:

Sorry to jump on this now, new to the forum so browsing lol....Leaving a tin in for 5 mins, can it really do any good at such a small amount of time?

I didn't say I only left it in the car for 5 minutes, I stated that I ran it in the car for the time stated on the tin PLUS 5 minutes!

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8 hours ago, H1ghlander1977 said:

Sorry to jump on this now, new to the forum so browsing lol....Leaving a tin in for 5 mins, can it really do any good at such a small amount of time?

Just beat me to it Dame

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On 4/16/2019 at 7:46 AM, 1979Damian said:

I didn't say I only left it in the car for 5 minutes, I stated that I ran it in the car for the time stated on the tin PLUS 5 minutes!

Oops my bad 🤪

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