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    Halfords has Castrol Magnetec 5W-30 Vauxhall A3 B3/B4 on offer at £17.50 for a 4 litre container. It's Fully Synthetic to spec. GM-LL-A-025 & GM-LL-B-025.

    A 2 litre container of their own brand 5W-30 is £18.99 and a 1 litre container of Mobil 1 0W/40 is £16.99 so it seems to be a good deal. Pity it doesn't come in a 5 litre container as I've had to buy two of 4 litres as my sump contains 4.3 litres.
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    Some more info; the Halfords code number for this Castol 4 litre container is 224209-0.

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    £17.50 for 4 litres
    I think VX OE oil still works out cheaper for a 5 litre bottle (cost per litre basis)

    Quote Originally Posted by wafoo View Post
    Pity it doesn't come in a 5 litre container as I've had to buy two of 4 litres as my sump contains 4.3 litres.
    The majority of all retail synthetic oil comes in 4 litre bottles now
    I find this useful for my own, as I supply two bottles and get about 1 litre left over (the Y30DT engine takes just over 7 litres)

    Castrol advised us of a price change, which comes into effect next week
    This will see a 1 litre bottle go to £22.95, and a 4 litre bottle £29.95
    It is getting to the point where we might stop stocking the 1 litre bottle

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    is either suitable for the 1.9 cdti?

    not sure which grade is recomended

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    I personally use it in my 1.9cdti and have no issues with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by J P S View Post
    is either suitable for the 1.9 cdti?
    not sure which grade is recomended
    Any GM-LL specification should be used when under (any) warranty
    Outside warranty you can use any synthetic oil

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    £17.50 for 4 litres
    I think VX OE oil still works out cheaper for a 5 litre bottle (cost per litre basis)
    The Vx oil is also better quality - Castrol oil doesn't meet the Dexos2 standard, whereas GM's Dexos2 oil obviously does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    £17.50 for 4 litres
    I think VX OE oil still works out cheaper for a 5 litre bottle (cost per litre basis)
    Only if you get it at trade price, if you dont Dexos2 is £49 for 5lt.

    I much prefer Magnatec over Dexos 2, hopefully Asda will have it on a mad offer before long, last time it was £10 for 4lt of fully syn GM specific.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    Castrol oil doesn't meet the Dexos2 standard,
    According to opie oils it does now.

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-69393-ca...ngine-oil.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Only if you get it at trade price, if you dont Dexos2 is £49 for 5lt
    That can't be right, as I only paid £20 for a bottle a few weeks ago (and that was a plain discount)
    I'll see what they charge for 8 litres in a few weeks time when my car is serviced

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    I went to VX for a filter back in March, the parts guy asked me if I needed oil, I asked him how much Dexos2 was, he said he could do it for me for £19. When he came back through with the oil and filter I said to him thats a good price, he said he always puts them through at the trade club price and claims it back through VX, he said "if I tried to sell it at the retail price id never sell any". On checking the receipt the retail price it was indeed £49........

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