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    Default Time for the oil change

    It's that time of year again and the garage have asked for £45 using semi synthetic (1.8 petrol).

    I'm happy to do it myself to save a few quid. Any recommendations on which oil to choose? Is there realistically any real difference between Castrol GTX, Magnatec, Halfords own, or any other "budget" oils?

    I'm not one for being tight with something as critical as the oil, but don't want to be wasting my cash on something branded that makes sod all difference!

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    genuine vx oil is about £10 on trade club card. great oil for the price

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    ill send you my trade number if there is a main dealer near you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig1985 View Post
    genuine vx oil is about £10 on trade club card. great oil for the price
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    crickey £10, i thought it was cheap at £20, get mine from a local garage but thats a good price!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-wizard View Post
    crickey £10, i thought it was cheap at £20, get mine from a local garage but thats a good price!!!
    pays to have a trade club card.(like me lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig1985 View Post
    ill send you my trade number if there is a main dealer near you?
    That would be great if you could mate, there are a couple of main dealers near here.

    How does the trade club work? I've heard a lot about it...

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    i think im gonna use gtx magnatec, could nick the oil from work like i did with my B but i really wana baby my new C GSI

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    i get omd 90 free from work dont know what the civi equivelent is so never used it in my car, it is a semi synthetic diesel oil and i get it free in 25 ltr drums would this be ok to use in my v6 cdti

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    wouldnt use semi in a modern engine tbh mate 5-30 fully is what you want, might save 20 quid in oil a few times but what if the cams go west..... id rather pay for oil i trust

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