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Is there a definitive thread about what oil to use in my 2.0TS 156?

Use of the search function tells me:

I should use 10w40 Magnatec but my car may explode if I don't use 10w60 Selenia racing. However, fully synth is better but might also make it explode in which case I should use any 10w60 semi synth or perhaps a 10w40 semi synth which may or may not be better.

I should also be changing it every 3000, 5000, 6000 & 10,000 miles.

Or something like that.
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Unless it's using oil, I'd go for a 10W-40, at least a semi-synth . If you're using a bit, a 10W-60 might be better.

If you are driving hard, use a fully synth and change at least every 6 months/6000 miles.

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Magnatec doesn't get good ratings and engines tend to use more than other brands,

Read the Handbook and you SHOULD use Selenia 10W40 Semi-synthetic.

There are lots of opinions on this and everyone is different: a lot depends what you can actually buy ... Selenia tends to be dealers and Shop4Parts only ... Magnatec is common but no only comes in 4 litre "cans" so gets expensive when you need 4.5 for an oil-change.

You shouldn't need 10W60 unless you constantly hammer the engine ...
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