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Old 13-11-2019, 09:33 AM   #11
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Costco are doing Castrol Edge fully synthetic 4 litres for £19.18 INCLUDING VAT
Offer ends 24/11/19 but they have a few sales every year and i always manage to buy oil for our cars at these prices.

So cheap I can't see any point buying an unknown

May not be the best but hopefully a decent oil.
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Old 13-11-2019, 11:00 AM   #12
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The most important thing is that the oil you buy meets the ACEA standards and viscosity required for your engine in the range of ambient temperatures you find yourself driving in.

In most cases the additional cost associated with the more expensive oils is down to their additives. Many of these additives are only useful in specialist applications (i.e. very high loading scenarios, or for worn engines, or engines that have sat for a while). For the majority of daily driven or 'beater' cars these additives will not yield any noticeable difference in performance or engine life as long as the oil life intervals remain within the manufacturer guidelines (or better still within the intervals specified for your individual engine as assessed by oil analysis) and meet the required ACEA and viscosity.

High mileage engines with some wear can benefit from some more expensive oils as they can offer additional protection and help reduce gasket/seal leaks and blow-by, engines that have sat for extend periods can also benefit from one interval or so of a good oil to help clean the sludge and varnish, and engines that frequently undergo very high load can benefit from oils designed to be used in such scenarios too, but this is a minority of cases.
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Old 13-11-2019, 02:00 PM   #13
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I always use Shell in the Mini, at work we use Quantum who's oil is made by Fuchs
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Old 13-11-2019, 08:50 PM   #14
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ECP on offer atm https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/gulf-...5ltr-521774491

I use HB's Viscol [Rock oils as mentioned above^^] at £15.99 for 4(?) litres, because a) it conforms to BMW's LL04 spec, and b) because I change the oil & filter more often than BMW say is necessary.
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Old 14-11-2019, 10:00 AM   #15
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At the end of the day it needs to meet spec.

I was suprised by Amsoil, but its expensive. Long drain adn cooler box temrperatures.

9 times out of 10 though any brand at the right spec will do, and my volvo is very fussy being a tight tolerance diesel (d5), but if it says B5 oil on it, its good to go.
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Old 15-11-2019, 07:53 AM   #16
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I've used non major branded oils for years without any problems whatsoever. Last purchase was from eBay (5 litres of fully synthetic 5w40 for approx 17 pounds delivered). Provided the viscosity and specifications are the same as the car manufacturer recommends one should be fine. Far more beneficial would be to change the oil more frequently. Always makes me chuckle when Asda sell their own branded oils at different prices for different makes even though the oil is exactly the incidentally Asda often have cracking good deals on engine oil.
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I never skimp on oil in the same vein as tyres.
Oil is the lifeblood of the engine and tyres are the only thing connecting you to the road.
Opie oils usually have a great selection but not necessarily the cheapest so worth shopping around. As per a previous poster it is vital that the oil meets the basic ACEA specs and correct weighting's as a minimum requirement for whatever vehicle you drive.

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I always use Shell in the Mini, at work we use Quantum who's oil is made by Fuchs
Unless this has changed in the last few years Quantum oil as supplied to VAG dealers is from Castrol - I used to work at Castrol HQ

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I’ve been using a UK company called Westway lubricants for a few years now.

Engine oil (both car and bike)
Fork oil
Brake fluid

I’ve found them to be on par with ‘bigger names’ and great value as well.

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I never skimp on oil in the same vein as tyres.
Oil is the lifeblood of the engine and tyres are the only thing connecting you to the road.
Opie oils usually have a great selection but not necessarily the cheapest so worth shopping around. As per a previous poster it is vital that the oil meets the basic ACEA specs and correct weighting's as a minimum requirement for whatever vehicle you drive.



Unless this has changed in the last few years Quantum oil as supplied to VAG dealers is from Castrol - I used to work at Castrol HQ

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It changed around a year ago
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I used Triple QX from ECP in my diesel Skoda for a few years and didn’t have any problems with it. Obviously I don’t know the long term effects in terms of engine wear but it met the specs I needed for a PD engine, didn’t burn off or have an adverse effect on mpg.
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