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Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« on: March 17, 2019, 12:19:04 PM »
Hi,

Looking for a recommended Engine Oil brand, range within the brand and rating. 

I need to do an oil filter change and would like to hear recommended brands. 

I live in North Scotland for any oil rating choices.

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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 08:27:24 PM »
Quantum 5w-30 for the oil, I use Mann filters.

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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 08:51:33 PM »
Quantum 5w-30 for the oil, I use Mann filters.

I've just bought 5l of the above oil for £20. I normally use Miller's nanodrive which is usually £40-£50.

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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 05:27:30 PM »
Fixed or variable servicing? They are different oil types.

502.00 fixed = 10K
504.00 variable = 9 to 20K

502 I would go with Mobil 1 or Motul Specific.
504 I would go with anything of a reputable brand to be honest
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 09:35:18 AM »
I got Castrol Edge 5w-30 off ebay for £26.

Considered the Millers but just a little out the price bracket.  Maybe in the future.

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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 07:00:57 PM »
It's 4.6l to do an oil and filter change so I hope you bought enough as the Castrol is usually in 4 or 1 litre capacities.

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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 10:47:46 AM »
Are Castrol still playing that stupid game?   Partly why I stopped buying their oil years ago.  Apart from my MK1 GTI which took 3.5 litres with a filter change, I've never owned a car since that takes less than 4.5 litres.
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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 11:23:44 AM »
Quantum 5w-30 for the oil, I use Mann filters.

I've just bought 5l of the above oil for £20. I normally use Miller's nanodrive which is usually £40-£50.

Just bought 5L of Nano and it was 57 bangers.... not cheap.  :sick:

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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 11:28:24 AM »
5w-40 quantum 5L, £11 from TPS

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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2019, 11:35:00 AM »
5w-40 quantum 5L, £11 from TPS

My TPS no longer sell to the public.  :doh:

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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2019, 02:09:03 PM »
They were never meant to in the first place  :grin:

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Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 06:08:09 PM »
Are Castrol still playing that stupid game?   Partly why I stopped buying their oil years ago.  Apart from my MK1 GTI which took 3.5 litres with a filter change, I've never owned a car since that takes less than 4.5 litres.

According to my recent research it now seems that castrol are now selling Edge in 5 litre bottles.