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Old 17-11-2019, 02:08 PM   #21
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well, looking up the oil specs here....

https://www.kia.com/content/dam/kwcm...Capacities.pdf

thought id give this a go, even if i change it in 5K miles

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10L-Manno...72.m2749.l2649
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Old 19-11-2019, 11:21 PM   #22
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£30 for 5 Litres of no brand oil is a bit expensive.

I've been using 'Gem Oils', an Irish company, for the last few years in our cars. Gone through about 40 litres of it. I'd never spend the money on the branded oils.

Most agricultural and heavy machinery will be running 'no name' lubricants, if its good enough for a £100k+ piece of equipment its good enough for a few old cars.

I get the 5w30 fully synthetic to VW 504 507 specs. £47 for 20 litres.
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Old 19-11-2019, 11:50 PM   #23
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It’s less than £30 for 10 litres
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Old 20-11-2019, 01:29 PM   #24
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Sorry I didn't read the title lol. Just seen a 5L bottle. Decent value then.
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Old 28-11-2019, 09:48 PM   #25
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£30 for 5 Litres of no brand oil is a bit expensive.

I've been using 'Gem Oils', an Irish company, for the last few years in our cars. Gone through about 40 litres of it. I'd never spend the money on the branded oils.

Most agricultural and heavy machinery will be running 'no name' lubricants, if its good enough for a £100k+ piece of equipment its good enough for a few old cars.

I get the 5w30 fully synthetic to VW 504 507 specs. £47 for 20 litres.
I would not say most ag or plant would be running on no-name oils. Fuchs
(just for example) are major players in those markets and I would not say they were also-rans.

The numbers of rebuilds and the like in agricultural machinery would also be a bit on the high side for my liking.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:41 PM   #26
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When it comes to engineering/mechanical parts/fluids etc...you get what you pay for.SJ.
Including all that marketing glitz, which doesn't add to product quality....

Unfortunately its not a short term assessment - you may save £10 in the oil changes only to find 50000 miles down the road the engine's worn out somewhat quicker costing ££££s more than it need have - given that £50 you saved on oil over the duration...

Me I'm a Mobile 1 person, particularly when numerous years ago when fixing a head gasket failure at ~110000 miles the honing marks could still be seen in the bores - excellent lack of wear :-)
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