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Thread: Engine oil - you get what you pay for (or do you?)

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    Default Engine oil - you get what you pay for (or do you?)

    I know there's been a lot of talk about engine oil, the cost, the viscosity etc, etc,. and generally you get what you pay for.

    I'll gladly go along along with this theory if somebody can explain different oils, similar specification but very different prices.

    I've taken 5W-40 synthetic as an example as I use this in my 3.2 V6:

    ACEA A3, B3, B4, API SM/CF Multipart 5W-40 £12.99 for 5lt

    ACEA A3,B3,C3, API SM/CF, Amsoil 5W-40 £43.99 for 5lt

    ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4, API SM/SL/SJ/CF Mobil 5W-40 Synt S £29.99 for 4lt


    Very similar oils, almost identical spec but would you use Amsoil rather than Multipart just because it costs more?

    This difference becomes more obscure if you look at say 0W-30 oils from Multipart, Mobil, Fuchs, Castrol and Amsoil (there are others obviously). Same specs, very different prices.

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    I just play it safe, and use OEM VX oils.....and the 5w30 fully synth is only £26 for 5 litres....

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    Have a read of this information

    Or heed Marks advise above. Much easier to simply stick the OE oil verified oil in, as it's not too expensive anyway.

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    £26 for 5 litres?

    I paid £43 last time??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    I just play it safe, and use OEM VX oils.....and the 5w30 fully synth is only £26 for 5 litres....
    Can you change your oil too often, what is the minimum miles (if there is any)?

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    I found Halford's own brand fully synthetic was actualy pretty good - used their PD-spec stuff in my old DTi, lasted much better than even Castrol Edge and Mobil 1.

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    I dont think there is a minimum...you can change it every day....the key is to change it often, before the oil looses its properties...which takes several miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    I just play it safe, and use OEM VX oils.....and the 5w30 fully synth is only £26 for 5 litres....
    £26 mark im getting that for £16 + vat and it 0w30

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    I always use Mobil1...oil of the champions

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgettings View Post
    £26 mark im getting that for £16 + vat and it 0w30
    do they do that for the 1.9 CDTi engine?

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