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    Fancy a free oil change and your car on TV/Fifth Gear

    Hello again guys

    Simon from Fifth Gear here again, I was last on here a few weeks ago when I found a great S3 for a Fifth Gear TV feature.
    Since you were all incredibly helpful I thought to get in touch again...

    We are looking for a car that's due for an oil change that has at least 12 months /12,000 miles on its current oil.
    We are filming a feature on motor oil and would like to film a car with oil needing a change, change the oil and then do a comparison in performance etc with the lovely Vicki-Butler Henderson.

    However due to logistics we would need a car that is located within 20 miles of Milton Keynes/Millbrook, we are hoping to film this on the 20th September for about 3/4hours and of course we will supply the fresh recommended Audi OE oil for you
    Again unfortunately were looking for a rather standard example - A3/S3

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vex182 View Post
    Most people on here change their oil every 6,000 miles or 6 months but good luck! A free oil change is always handy
    Haha I thought that would be the case, these companies claiming long life 20,000 mile servicing simply scares me haha even 12 month is pushing it. Just on the off chance someone might be due soon

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    Argh I need an oil change!!!! Sadly my S3 is still on it's holidays in France so no can do :-(

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    My oils less than 3k old!!

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    I could be doing with some new oil.. fancy bringing Vicki up to Glasgow?

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    yeah, think it's gonna be hard to find anyone with oil that old... :S

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    Funny enough.. I need a service.. Haha! I'm not actually joking either my "service" symbol is popping up too! Fancy the same S3 on there again?
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    Yeah I could do with an oil change. Perhaps "Welcome to Fifth Gear, this week filming from Sydney Australia" - you guys clearly need a holiday... Tiff can take mine for a thrash...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Funny enough.. I need a service.. Haha! I'm not actually joking either my "service" symbol is popping up too! Fancy the same S3 on there again?
    You're so greedy

    Makes sense though.
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    what oils going in?
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    OE oil which for our cars is platinum 5-40w.
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    Crisp n' dry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    You're so greedy

    Makes sense though.
    hehehe! True test of the car now!
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    Make and grade of oil would be important to me.
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    Mine is due but car is in Southend

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger5 View Post
    Make and grade of oil would be important to me.
    If they decide to pick me again I'd make sure it's Quantum Platinum 5w-40 since that's what Audi recommend! Would be a good test for the old girl bill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Crisp n' dry
    pmsl! Westy this made me smile mate.......... Cheered my day right up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sismithin View Post
    Hello again guys

    Simon from Fifth Gear here again, I was last on here a few weeks ago when I found a great S3 for a Fifth Gear TV feature.
    Since you were all incredibly helpful I thought to get in touch again...

    We are looking for a car that's due for an oil change that has at least 12 months /12,000 miles on its current oil.
    We are filming a feature on motor oil and would like to film a car with oil needing a change, change the oil and then do a comparison in performance etc with the lovely Vicki-Butler Henderson.

    However due to logistics we would need a car that is located within 20 miles of Milton Keynes/Millbrook, we are hoping to film this on the 20th September for about 3/4hours and of course we will supply the fresh recommended Audi OE oil for you
    Again unfortunately were looking for a rather standard example - A3/S3

    Cheers
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    Hi Simon,

    Opie Oils would welcome the opportunity to supply the required spec engine oil free of charge.

    Would this be of interest?

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    I'm due an oil change Simon but i've got a 3.2 V6 in my S3, sounds better than a 1.8T, especially after an oil change
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    Bugger - missed this one, I work 10 mins from Millbrook and can easily take the day off.

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    has this been aired on tv yet?

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    Not yet, i think it gets aired either March or April.

    Funnily enough I was on the Discovery site yesterday to see if it had any updated info on it for the new series, but it didnt.

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    Who ended up doing it in the end?

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    I'm well over due a service, where do I sign up? 02 plate S3...

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    I think you were well over due the reply lol

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    I think it was Gops.

 

 

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