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Old 03-03-2008, 10:19 AM
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Where can i but cheap oil from?

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Cheap - quality or price?

Avoid filling station forecourts. Go to some motor factors. Should get 5 litres for around a tenner.
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COSTCO sells Mobil 1 at 20 + VAT for 4 literes. Also, Halfords sometimes do deals on their own brand oil - worth keeping an eye out for but you will have to go in there regularly.

What car is this oil to be used in?
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COSTCO sells Mobil 1 at 20 + VAT for 4 literes. Also, Halfords sometimes do deals on their own brand oil - worth keeping an eye out for but you will have to go in there regularly.

What car is this oil to be used in?
Just an old fiesta. I totally forgot about halfords so i will have a look in there.
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ASDA and Tesco have cheap own brands - I assume they're made by a volume oil manufacturer for the supermarkets and labelled up. Biggest ASDA stores now have a light blue semi-synthetic oil.

If you have a banger that you feel is worth nothing - you could just go for the value 20w50 - cheapest in ASDA I think.

All depends largely on the car and the oil it needs. For example with most modern cars I wouldn't go near any supermarket oils, but would hope most wouldn't lose oil between services anyway.
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" Cheap " oil is false economy, quality oil at a fair price is a different thing altogether.
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Suppose someone has to post this link

http://www.carbibles.com/engineoil_bible.html
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in all fairness a old fiesta doesnt require the latest high spec wizz bang oils

asda have their havoline oils that are reasonble prices and halfrods sometimes have 2 for one specials etc

change it fairly often and im sure it will be fine
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Just got rid of my old Fiesta but ran it for years on Wilkinson`s 20/50 at
4-25 for 5 litres
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Just an old fiesta. I totally forgot about halfords so i will have a look in there.
To be honest they are only any good when doing a bogof. They do this on a regular basis for the more quality oils but never seen the cheaper stuff on offer.

Supermarket oil should be fine for an old and old design engine. Once had an old morris that only did 150miles per litre. Used more oil than petrol, put anything I could scrounge in there didn't seem to matter as it wasn't going to be in for more than a few days
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The Asda own brand is fine & as cheap as you'll find for an OK quality oil, without lots shopping around.

Buy in a 5litre container, even if you only need a small amount as top up - it doesn't go 'off' once opened & is MUCH cheaper than 500ml or 1litre bottles.

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I agree, for an old Fiesta cheap oil is probably the way to go - just remember to change it regularly because cheap oil is more prone to turning to sludge.
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You can get the Motor oils in site
Cheapmotoroils.com
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A lot of unfounded rubbish comments here, suggesting that "supermarket oil" is somehow substandard. You won't find any proper reasoning behind such comments.

It's quite simple really. Consult the vehicle's owners manual, which will state the specification required for your car/engine. Then, find the cheapest oil you can that meets the required specifications, and change it as regularly as you can afford to. Chances are that ASDA/Wilkinsons, or your local motor factors will be cheapest.

mkiv fiesta's I believe require oil meeting the requirements of ACEA A1/B1 or ACEA A3/B3, but double - check this in your handbook.

Wilko's provide oil to A3/B3 spec requirements for 8.97 for 5 litres
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A lot of unfounded rubbish comments here, suggesting that "supermarket oil" is somehow substandard. You won't find any proper reasoning behind such comments.
Lack of additives.

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Lack of additives.

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Which additives are required that supermarkets leave out of oil?
Asuming it's to a ACEA A1 or A3.
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smautospares.yolasite(dot)com/gm-oil(dot)php
I get my cheap oil from there, its quality oil too as well Genuine Vauxhall oil only about 10 for 5Litres
search cheap gm oil smautospares in google
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