In the lounge with a
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Underground Lair
Twin Spark engine oil question (sorry!)
I've been running my 1.8 Twin Spark for years now on AGIP fully synthetic oil. For the first 60,000 miles or so it hardly consumed any oil at all but lately seems to be drinking the stuff quite quickly.
I don't suspect there is anything especially wrong, I understand these engines are designed to use oil and I'm happy to keep on top of the oil level in exchange for the super reliable service that this car has given me.
However I remember years ago someone telling me that once you start using fully synthetic oil you should never go back to inferior mineral oils. Is this true? Given the low value of the car and the high cost of synthetic oil I'd quite like to save a few quid and use a cheaper oil if it's going to get used up so quickly.
Any advice / comments / recommendations?