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Old 28-03-2018, 11:52 AM   #1
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Oil Choice...what do you do?

Hi All,

One of those threads just seeing what you all do really.

For your oil changes, If you do them yourself or buy the oil for your garage to do it.

Do you pick the cheapest that matches the manufacturer spec?
Do you just go by the recommended weight I.E (5w-30) and not bother about the spec?
Do you match Spec and Weight but not worry about the brand?
Or do you go the whole hog and get, spec, weight and get the best brand possible?

I personally like to get the best I can get at the required weight with spec or better than spec when the car was new.
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Old 28-03-2018, 12:00 PM   #2
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I would buy the cheapest oil that matched the spec and weight.
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Old 28-03-2018, 12:09 PM   #3
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How do you judge the best brand ?

I buy the correct specifications for the car and use a quality fully synthetic that's as far as it goes
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I just buy the required grade if not better, usually fuchs titan xtr 5w30 for my civic.

It's more important to follow the service intervals, but saying that I also use ceratec, as it makes quite a difference.
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I’m a brand snob if I’m honest.
More so on bikes.
I know the old saying ‘Oil is oil is oil’ but I always think for the sake of an extra £5-10 go with castrol/silkolene etc & am sad enough to deliberate over specs etc when about to purchase
Although I must admit if I have a car serviced as opposed to myself doing it, I just ensure the correct weights are used when booking in & leave it to them
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Old 28-03-2018, 12:22 PM   #6
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How do you judge the best brand ?

I buy the correct specifications for the car and use a quality fully synthetic that's as far as it goes
Well this is it...

How do you? I've read people sending samples off and seeing things like certain cheap generic brands break down much faster than blends from premium brands providing better protection for longer etc etc.
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For my weekend toy, it gets the best Millers oil i can get that match's spec and grade. For my daily i get decent brand oil which match's spec and grade. Since swapping from Castrol Edge to Millers i found my car likes it better (less noisey and generally seems to run better) so iv stuck with that brand for now.
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Old 28-03-2018, 12:36 PM   #8
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Always try to mach spec or manufacture recommendation
I always change oil every 3000 miles
Use fushs titan pro c3 5w30 for my nissan

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Old 28-03-2018, 12:37 PM   #9
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I put Shell Helix in the Mini as i'm an oil snob, however with the TT that gets whatever Jabbasport put in it, usually Quantum oils, we use Quatum oils at work now supplied by TPS, originally they were manufactured by Castrol but this has since changed to Fuchs.

We match oil spec of, usually most oils are 5w30 Long Life (low ash) or 5w30 Platinum Plus, the important part is getting the grade right and low ash on diesel cars with DPF's
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Shell helix is very good for the price, it's what Ferrari use. I think there's only 3 refinerys that do all so slots going to be rebranded. Buy the best you can afford and regular changes
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