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

Just been on tele-- its only for 4ltr though-- we need 5 for each oil change but its good value really.
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

I'm close to 8.000 miles, so I am preparing to change the engine oil and I wan to try something else than Selenia WR 5W40. So, in my research, I found this oil, which has a good reputation, is made in Germany, it is fully synthetic, has low ash for DPF, etc. I've found out that, Liqui Moly is buying the base oil from Ravenol, so that's another plus. The price is excellent, less than half compared to Selenia WR 5W40. What you guys think ?! Anyone else used or know something about this oil ?

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

As long as it equals or exceeds all the specs of the recommended oil it won't do any harm. I've been running Halfords fully synthetic 5w30 for the last year. It surpasses the specs and I got it when it was 10 a tub.
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

I changed my oil a few weeks ago. Contrary to handbook which says 5w40 my local garage checked on computer and the correct oil is 5w30 c2 fully synthetic. As long as the brand meets these requirements it is safe to use. You dont have to pay inflated prices for supposedly premium oil.
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

I had one of Halfords 4l for 10 5W-30 fully syn VX spec 10 left from the summer and bought another 2 at Christmas so I should be OK for a couple of years.

It seems fine to me and I change it every year but will it be as good as a 30 oil - probably not. But since I'm not planning on going anywhere near the oil change warning limit I'm hoping it should be fine. Or at least as good as anything else on the car
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

I see your points. But here I can't find an oil that cheap. For you to make an idea, last year I paid 11 for only one liter of Selenia WR 5W40 and I bought 6, as I it comes in 2 liter package and we need 4.5 liter + some spare for topping up. Now 30 (Ravenol VMO 5W40) is better than 60 (Selenia WR 5W40), and I'm searching a better oil than Selenia WR, not because Selenia its expensive, but there must be a better oil than this. I'm planning to keep the car for few more years, so I am interested in protecting the engine, so a good oil is required, that's why I asked if anyone knew something about Ravenol or the VMO 5W40 from them. Well, I need more research.
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

Selenia oil is made from genuine snakes, the others extract it from worms.

Apologies if English is not your first language and this makes no sense! This may help...

Snake_oil Snake_oil

I get the right grade, don't bother about the low ash thing - I reckon the amount of ash from the oil will be insignificant compared to setting fire to a thousand or so litres of diesel.
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

I see your point Doofer. Yes, English is not my first language, but the article in Wiki cleared it out for me. The more I get into the matter, the more confused I get. Seems easier, even if isn't, to find the right woman, than finding the perfect engine oil
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

Just to go slightly off on a tangent here.

My last car was a '56 Vauxhall Astra Petrol Estate.

Went through 5 Litres of oil every two months.

I too eventuially gave up geting the 'nice' oil and went to Wilkinsons.

The Vauxhall Garage just shrugged and said some cars use more oil than others...

Glad I got shot of it and got my lovely Croma...

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Ah yes but did you know it was a Vaux**** lurking underneath when you bought it? Or did you have a shocked look on your face and a wibble dribble coming out of the corner of your mouth, while yor missus contacted the doctors?
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

I bought some more halfords oil in the summer so I'm ok for a couple of years too. I barely do 10k a year so it gets changed well before the recommended mileage. It still has to be made to the same spec regardless of the price. Selenia is one of the best oils out there but 10 against 50 odd quid is a no brainer to me.
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

Well this is a refreshing thread .....

with quite correct statements like "As long as it equals or exceeds all the specs of the recommended oil it won't do any harm."

If you dig around you'll find a number of posts by me re oil & fuels where I defend the Standards perspective.

I'm on Halfords and Castrol oils at the moment depending on the car.

One big advantage of Halfords oils is that they come in 5Ltr tubs so you get a full oil change and top-up ability from the one tub.

We ought to boycott 4L tubs. For as long as I can remember oil came in 5L tubs. Then some smart marketing cookie decided to downsize to 4L, not fully prorata the 4/5 price and force us into buying two more expensive per litre 4L tubs to do a 4.5L oil change.
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My thinking was that having 3 x 4L tubs meant that I have enough for 2 changes and some top ups if needed. And it was still only 30 for the three.

But yes, 4L isn't a great size really.
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Re: Engine Oil Dilemma - What type of oil do you use ?

Support the Southampton one!!!!!

Get your letters off to your MPs everyone and a copy to Castrol and all the other oil diggers!!!
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Support the Southampton one!!!!!

Get your letters off to your MPs everyone and a copy to Castrol and all the other oil diggers!!!
Eh?! I've no idea - support who - Fawley refinery?
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