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    Default Bargain Oil Change

    Been looking for a while for some top quality oil at a decent price so I can do an oil change on my 2.0T; used Mobil1 in the past but it's so expensive, and I don't want to use Asda-brand oil, or Castrol-its-going-cheap-but-its-the-wrong-grade stuff that Tesco sometimes sell at sale prices, as I don't think it's good enough for a modded turbo engine. Then I looked into the relatively new GM Dexos2 oil and it seemed very advanced - obviously it meets GM's own long life standards, but also meets Mercedes', BMW's and VW's long life standards, and Mobil say they're the only UK supplier other than GM whose oil meets the Dexos2 standard, which sounds like a good recommendation/endorsement to me; (and is it a hint that they manufacture it for GM? maybe...)

    It's £57 for 5 litres from Vauxhall at retail prices, or £24 at Trade Club price, but I also needed a 1 litre bottle as the engine takes about 5.5 litres, so that's another £18 retail or £9.23 TC, making a total of £75 retail or £33.23 TC.

    So I headed off to the local Vx parts counter and picked up the oil from the displays and put it on the counter. The parts guy seemed to be in a good mood and I chatted him up by asking how his classic car is running, (17 mpg, he replied). As he handed me the oil filter (a fiver) I asked if he could throw in the 1 litre bottle for free, and he agreed. So that made a total of £24 for 6 litres of top quality oil, or £29 including the oil filter. That's what I call a bargain.

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    That is a barging mate nice one
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    Sorry did you say you chatted up the parts guy??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben50n View Post
    Sorry did you say you chatted up the parts guy??
    Well Worth it to save beer tokens

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    Yep I Use to get my with Trade card, same you dont live near our fellow member Slikkers in Kidderminster......He does an oil change using Dexos 2 5w 30 for £25-30 for club members.....Thats the oil the filter and labour.......

    Thats why I have an oil change so often lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben50n View Post
    Sorry did you say you chatted up the parts guy??
    Yep, and not ashamed of it either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty84 View Post
    Yep I Use to get my with Trade card, same you dont live near our fellow member Slikkers in Kidderminster......He does an oil change using Dexos 2 5w 30 for £25-30 for club members.....Thats the oil the filter and labour.......

    Thats why I have an oil change so often lol.

    That's a really good price for those who don't want to get their hands dirty, but I enjoy doing oil changes - and spark plug changes as well - it's therapeutic.

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    wheres kidderminster from? lol i need an oil change but clueless with anything under the bonnet lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyvectra View Post
    wheres kidderminster from? lol i need an oil change but clueless with anything under the bonnet lol
    Wer about are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyvectra View Post
    wheres kidderminster from? lol i need an oil change but clueless with anything under the bonnet lol
    Paddy his name is Slikkers and he is in Kidderminster which is in the west mids. Just west of junction 2/3 of M5 buddy.

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