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Old 28-02-2013   #16
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

Bargain engine oil and filter, but the offer ends today...

5W/40 fully synthetic 5 litre, but NOT low ash (doesn't worry me) :
http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Fi...bc30ae4&000398

Oil Filter:
http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Fi...f221b61&000231

Add both to your basket, then enter code WEBSAVER25 and get the oil filter free, plus 25% off the oil.

The total is £16.48 with free delivery. Now that's a bargain, I've ordered two of each. Offer ends today, so sorry if you're reading this later. Hopefully they'll have similar offers in the future though.
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

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Bargain engine oil and filter, but the offer ends today...

5W/40 fully synthetic 5 litre, but NOT low ash (doesn't worry me) :
http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Fi...bc30ae4&000398

Oil Filter:
http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Fi...f221b61&000231

Add both to your basket, then enter code WEBSAVER25 and get the oil filter free, plus 25% off the oil.

The total is £16.48 with free delivery. Now that's a bargain, I've ordered two of each. Offer ends today, so sorry if you're reading this later. Hopefully they'll have similar offers in the future though.
deal is still on, i just ordered panda oil n filter came to 12.99
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

Dave,
It is very healthy for an engine to keep the same brand and viscosity oil for it's working life.
So maybe, as long as this offer lasts, buy enough of this oil, to service your cars as long as you intend to keep them....
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

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Dave,
It is very healthy for an engine to keep the same brand and viscosity oil for it's working life.
So maybe, as long as this offer lasts, buy enough of this oil, to service your cars as long as you intend to keep them....
my croma always has oem oil.
Ivor is so old he has already had loads of different brands i reckon, i intend to keep him for life so cant afford a life time of oil even at this price
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

That's why I only use Castrol, always available at a constant high quality
And with Ebay etc., I can find it for about half the normal retail price...!
And I always buy like 3 or 4x 5L cans..enough for some years...
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Don't count on anything on ebay being genuine. I bought some heads for my electric toothbrush on there, from a UK seller. Something as trivial as them were fake, I sent them to Oral-B for them to check. They were pretty convincing, but the clues were there if you looked hard enough.

It would be very tempting for scumbags to bottle up any old rubbish as posh oil, as there's a hefty premium. Who'd know whether if was real?

I got two lots from ECP, it arrived a day or two later. It's 100% genuine own-brand goodness! And at £16-odd for oil and filter for a Croma it's stunning value.
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

does oil have a shelf life? Asda is always doing Castrol at cheap price, i don't buy it as i hate castrol car engine oil
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

Shell life is about 5 years, if I'm not mistaken.
But I often use Castrol that's more than 5 years, no problem.
( Production date is stamped on them).
Again, I buy it in large quantities, I have enough dry space, and I keep my cars and bikes loooooong time, so no need for the latests oil specs.
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

I'll check date next time asda does it cheap then, maybe its all nearly 5 years old

i cant find a date on this qx, unless its coded? there is 9716308 stamped on container
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I even used synthetic Castrol oil that I bought more than 10 years ago..
Remember, oil is already millions of years old....
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

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I'll check date next time asda does it cheap then, maybe its all nearly 5 years old

i cant find a date on this qx, unless its coded? there is 9716308 stamped on container

I've used their home delivery service for containers of cheap Castrol,
the shop is an Hour away - so paying £2 delivery on 3 x 5 litre packs is a bargain = £32 all in

unfortunately I have to rely on forum members letting me know when the deals are on.. I'm WELL out of their Advertising region,
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

Charly, internet is your friend...!!

( what date is stamped on your Castrol..??)
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

Oil specs change over time with engine development. I suspect one can trace the development by comparing the oil spec given in old FIAT handbooks against more recent issues. That old can from grandadís shed wonít be up-to the job - & I wouldnít be surprised if offering old stock for retail sale isnít committing some offence (?)

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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

Halfords have got their oil at a tenner again this weekend. I got myself 3 cans:thumbup:
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