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I have recently purchased a 2001 Spacestar 1.8 GDI. The dealer advises that the engine oil is specially formulated by Castrol, and is available only from them at £15 a litre. Can anyone advise on this matter? Do I really need to pay so much for my oil?
 

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Sounds very odd that the mechanic would specify this. Any oil which meets the minimal specification will do which is about any of the modernb stuff. I would reference the owners manual which states a API-GF approved GF-1 SAE 5W30 or 10W-30 for my 3.5l GDI.

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Ive just had a similar issue with my GDI. Apparently the GDI and DDI engine need a high quality engine oil otherwise the throottle body sludges up!! Having just spent £180.00 on having this item cleaned I advise using the correct oil but I have found the right stuff on the internet for a cheaper price. Just put GDI oil in the search engine and it should give you some sites. Hope this helps. Rob
 
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