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    Best place to get oil? Halfords or off the web?

    Hi all,

    2nd AVS Service is due and I have sourced all the parts myself and saved a packet (All genuine Audi Parts)! The only thing I need to get now is the oil.

    I know Halfords sell Castrol SLX and Mobil 1, but which is the best price? Also could I get it cheaper off the web somewhere? I need 5L for the service apparently...

    Thanks for your help
    Rich.

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    Re: Best place to get oil? Halfords or off the web?

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    DickyS3 said:
    Hi all,

    2nd AVS Service is due and I have sourced all the parts myself and saved a packet (All genuine Audi Parts)! The only thing I need to get now is the oil.

    I know Halfords sell Castrol SLX and Mobil 1, but which is the best price? Also could I get it cheaper off the web somewhere? I need 5L for the service apparently...

    Thanks for your help
    Rich.

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    Hi Rich ...
    as far as I am aware Halfords DONT sell the right oil - be careful!!
    the synthetic SLX that they stock is a different product code, almost made the mistake myself on a top up. The products codes are very simliar. Of course this may have changed and I might be wrong [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    Web or Audi would be the way forward, buy a gallon drum ... should have oil for life [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Q: r u going to Castle Coombe on Sat the 18? be good to meet up with u if ur.

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    Re: Best place to get oil? Halfords or off the web?

    just toped up mine with about 1.5 l ish of castrol magnatec, after reading this im a bit concirned. should i be.

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    Re: Best place to get oil? Halfords or off the web?

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    velcro said:
    just toped up mine with about 1.5 l ish of castrol magnatec, after reading this im a bit concirned. should i be.

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    If you have an S3 on Variable servicing then yes you have used the wrong oil. If you have only put a litre in I wouldn't worry too much as I think you are allowed to do this in an emergency situation i.e Light has come on and all you can put in is normal oil.


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    Re: Best place to get oil? Halfords or off the web?

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    Dicky - Re the oil don't be so tight and get yourself of to Halfords..... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

    Ok, Halfords it is! Although I might wait till next weekend and see if there are any deals at Castle Coombe...

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    Re: Best place to get oil? Halfords or off the web?

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    [ QUOTE ]
    DickyS3 said:
    Hi all,

    2nd AVS Service is due and I have sourced all the parts myself and saved a packet (All genuine Audi Parts)! The only thing I need to get now is the oil.

    I know Halfords sell Castrol SLX and Mobil 1, but which is the best price? Also could I get it cheaper off the web somewhere? I need 5L for the service apparently...

    Thanks for your help
    Rich.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Hi Rich ...
    as far as I am aware Halfords DONT sell the right oil - be careful!!
    the synthetic SLX that they stock is a different product code, almost made the mistake myself on a top up. The products codes are very simliar. Of course this may have changed and I might be wrong [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    Web or Audi would be the way forward, buy a gallon drum ... should have oil for life [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Q: r u going to Castle Coombe on Sat the 18? be good to meet up with u if ur.

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    Hi Marcus,

    Yes I will be there. Perhaps we should all arrange a meet up as I know quite a few on here are going. Shall we post something in the thread in the events section?

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    Re: Best place to get oil? Halfords or off the web?

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    DickyS3 said:
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    S3_MCD said:
    [ QUOTE ]
    DickyS3 said:
    Hi all,

    2nd AVS Service is due and I have sourced all the parts myself and saved a packet (All genuine Audi Parts)! The only thing I need to get now is the oil.

    I know Halfords sell Castrol SLX and Mobil 1, but which is the best price? Also could I get it cheaper off the web somewhere? I need 5L for the service apparently...

    Thanks for your help
    Rich.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Hi Rich ...
    as far as I am aware Halfords DONT sell the right oil - be careful!!
    the synthetic SLX that they stock is a different product code, almost made the mistake myself on a top up. The products codes are very simliar. Of course this may have changed and I might be wrong [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    Web or Audi would be the way forward, buy a gallon drum ... should have oil for life [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Q: r u going to Castle Coombe on Sat the 18? be good to meet up with u if ur.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Hi Marcus,

    Yes I will be there. Perhaps we should all arrange a meet up as I know quite a few on here are going. Shall we post something in the thread in the events section?

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    Rich - u hav PM [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Best place to get oil? Halfords or off the web?

    saw the stealer today and they said castrol magnatec oil is fine if you have it sevriced regulaly (ie 10,000).

 

 

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