Discussion in 'General chat' started by Merc? No. BM!, May 17, 2017.
5 litres, £22. Through Eurocarparts.
Only for two hours today (19:00 - 21:00).
Personally i only ever use branded oils, Castrol/Shell/Mobil... considering how critical good oil is to the life of your engine. Don't know who manufactures Triple QX but i haven't seen it sold anywhere other than Eurocarparts
As per usual brand snobbery exists
The important part being meeting the specification and being of the correct grade ACEA (low sulphur) LL01 / LL04 5w 30 etc
For long enough people swore by Castrol Edge, venture into a dealer and accept their 1litre top up bottle and you shall receive Mobil 1, yet the filler cap is stamped "Castrol"
My last oil was from Opie, don't recall the branding though it wasn't any of the big companies,
I do stand by OEM filter only because I've used aftermarket in the past and the oil filters have came out crushed, though there are some people with more serious problems after using aftermarket.
I'm an annual oil changer, normally in March / April irrespective of ownership first year of ownership all filters, second year oil only by the third year the cars sold!
Along with filters, I'll pull brakes apart as now they've more meat, there in longer, I can't recall not have the rear pad stuck to the caliper carrier....
Back on subject, cheap oil that meets the spec is a bargain in my eyes!
ECP is notorious for their pricing deals (ahem) Its worth screen shotting their pricing and comparing, Mad Monday price extravaganca normally has the same price as Managers summer Sale, it pisses me off as it's normally half way through a job on Thursday you need something and get ripped off! (I recall seeing and pricing online, turning up and given the full price with their reluctance to drop or meet online pricing, I'd left phone at home and they wouldn't price match grr!)
You left your phone at home? Isn't that like losing an arm?
Nah! Phones are a nuisance!
But useful for saving money! And taking pictures when some numpty drives into you
I've been told by ECP staff to buy something online because it would be cheaper than they could sell it over the counter.
I then collected from that same counter
Absolutely right, when I change the oil in my cars I just buy whatever meets the spec and is cheapest 'cos I swap it often.
I *think* my last two gallons were 16 quid and I'll treat it as a flush and swap it in six months.
Yes I had the same thing at a hydraulic pipe supplies and it was a substantial saving, they even lent me their PC to place the order.
Yes. To get the price they had on the web site it was suggested I sat in t,he car and ordered it ,did so, went back it was on counter waiting for me. They explained they could only do that price if ordered via web site , and of course they are monitored.
Was in Walmart tonight......
Castrol edge, BMW spec, 5litres for $20:95
Looked at / for tyres, had a DHL moment, but nothing big enough
Turned the aisle into car cleaning / detailing parafaniali, typically half price on known product brands!
Left disgusted and went and looked at suitcases..... but the wife said NO!
Ditto. Home Bargains have Viscol to BMWLL04 at £13.99 for 4.5 litres [mine's petrol so haven't checked diesel suitability], that's what I use.
I've run the Triple QX oil in all my cars for the last few years. Nothing negative to report.
Last time I was in Canada I took a load of stuff with me .. I should have gone with a pair of shorts and a t shirt and the debit card.....
All the oil , just like petrol , is basically the same when taken from the Refinery. It s the Additives that are put into it by the Companies that sell it that makes the difference.
Telt., in this instance I think if it were me , I d have disobeyed .
That Triple QX stuff I really like.
I ordered some Castrol from ECP a couple of years ago for a service on our old 2.8i Z3. I got them to bring it out on the van to my father in laws garage.
When I got there they had run out of the stuff I had ordered and brought out some Petronas, Mobil and the QX, the QX was almost half the price of the others at £36 trade for 8 or 9 litres, so my father in law being of the mind that as long as it is made to spec it will be more than good enough said the QX.
I wanted to swap it, but he said, do it now and then again in 5000 miles, it is cheap enough to do that. So I did.
It was the quietest I have ever heard that car, the engine sounded more like a sewing machine. I went back to Castrol next time and sure enough the engine was noisier so I actually really like the QX stuff now.
I have been told they use Shell and Comma to supply their QX oil.
For what it's worth i've also heard the Shell supply Triple QX line too.
If anyone got a TPS close by they're selling 5 litre bottles of Quantum oil for £17. I have used this stuff for years in the Audi and BMW without any issues.