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£58 for 5lts of oil??

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Jason-Con, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Jason-Con

    Jason-Con Member

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    Im getting my oil sensor changed on Sat am and while its being done in goint to get a small service done, ie oil change and filters change. So i call up GSF today to get the oil sensor which need to be ordered in, still cheaper than taudi and its the same part too. The guy on the phone saifd that for my car and with my mileage 84k i need a specific oil that costs £58 for 5ltr's. Now im no tight ass when it comes to making sure the car is looked after but £58 for 5ltr's is a bit steap i think.

    Whats your views and recomendations?
     
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  3. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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    He is taking the mickey.

    Where abouts are you located ?
     
  4. Jason-Con

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    North london, why?
     
  5. simon.m

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    try tps or euro parts much better prices
     
  6. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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    I could have cupplied you for half that but you a bit far from me and shipping oils isn't that easy.

    Try the people who Simon mentioned but even Halfords is cheaper than GSF if that cost is anything to go by. You could also PM "Oil Man" on here as he is also very cheap.
     
  7. Jason-Con

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    i just want to make sure i use the right stuff, the guy at gsf put the willies up me by saying the wrong oil id harmfull to your engine.
     
  8. chrisash32

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    PJM, i was going to email you about this very same thing.
    I am going to be doing one of my 5k services very soon, about 1500 miles to go... so i think i am going to be doing that within the next month.
    Drop me an email or PM on what you can do for me on a 1.9TDi PD 130, Will need Oil and Filter.. Will also be ordering them plastics for the engine bay at the same time.

    Cheers!
    Chris
     
  9. a4 2.4 se

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    Try TPS Quantum Longlife III 5w30 5lts £35 just got some
     
  10. Jason-Con

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    where can i get this from?
     
  11. crazy88

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    TPS (Trade Parts Specialists) <---LINK

    There's even an online oil calculator, to let you know what type you should need, although not sure how good it is, as i've never used it.
     
  12. swarcup

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    WHAT OIL DO AUDI USE WHEN NOT ON LONG SERVICE INTERVALS? ie WHAT OIL SHOULD I PUT IN A 2.5TDI (FULLY SYNTHETIC OR SEMI)
     
  13. -Ju-

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    Try Halfords, at the moment they have 20% off Mobil 1. I got 5 litres of 5w30 at the weekend for £40
     
  14. scott b

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    wish this was posted the other day, just spent £47 on 4 litres of castrol edge 5w 30. and thats from a trade warehouse
     
  15. Rhencullen1989

    Rhencullen1989 190 S LINE QUATTRO

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    I have a trade account with TPS and get my Quantum longlife 111 oil for £22 + vat, its whats recommended for most audis wheather on long life schedule or not. I change it every 6,000 miles and also use the larger (fitted as standard) oil filter to my 1.8T quattro s-line BEX engine. In my opinion, don't waste your money on oils costing twice as much, quantum is actually made by castrol if that makes you feel any better! change it every 6K and all will be good.
     
  16. Jason-Con

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  17. oilman

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    The 1.9 diesel engine you have is called a PD enigne (pompe deuse). Now these engines do require a specific spec known as VW505.01 for fixed service interval or VW507.00 for longlife servicing.

    Do you know if yours is on fixed service or longlife service?

    Cheers

    Guy
     
  18. Jason-Con

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    I will need to check the service history for that, i know it had an intermittant service at 74k aprox. The computer is now showing it requires a service in 500 miles, but as i do 250 a week its not far off, hence its having a oil change and filter change on sat while its getting the oil level sensor changed.
     
  19. Nutkin

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    every 6k seems excessive my service intervals are 9k anyway, and when your using oil thats made for 20k services then i think 9k is fine lol.

    i get castrol edge from halfords. 44.99 but with my Student discount skillz 20% off so only 36 quid
     
  20. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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    I also change every 9k
     
  21. Jason-Con

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    So i take it its castrol edge i need
     
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  23. JD09

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    Not sure if this is too late, but try Opie Oils. I will also try and find the Cliosport discount code for you (although I'm sure I saw Opie Oils on here somewhere . . . )

    edit; http://www.opieoils.co.uk/

    James
     
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  24. oilman

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    Thanks for that. If someone beats us on price, we'll match them. You don't need a Castrol oil, just one suitable for the car. Give us a call on 01209 215164 and we'll sort something out for you.
     
  25. JD09

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    There we go. Nothing but good things said about this company on ClioSport. Will be buying from you as and when the new car needs a top up.
     
  26. oilman

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    Excellent! :)
     
  27. Quackers

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    Best thing you can do for oil is go to a VW dealership. Not as dumb as it sounds.

    £35 for 5 litres of 5W40 that meets and exceeds VAG requirements. Bargain.
     
  28. coyote

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    I have brought 8l of sealed castrol edge fully synth 5W-30 for £56 including next day delivery from a guy on ebay twice and I will be contacting them again when I run out. They are not listing any at the moment but may well be worth calling Matt Lewis Motorsport 01922 692424
     
  29. Jason-Con

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    Time has been an issue with me on this. I needed to make sure i had the oil today as its getting the oil change first thing in the morning, I went to Harrold Hill audi near where i work and bought 4ltrs of Long life Quantam 3 for £30. I did not realise the car takes 4.5 lts...Argh, so i picked up 1ltr of castrol edge from Halfords. All the same spec stuff, i think ill be safe mixing castrol edge with Quantom...even thought its only .5 of a ltr.
     
  30. oilman

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    Should be fine, even better if it's the same viscosity

    Cheers
    Guy
     
  31. QuottroA4

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    Dont bother with the long life as it has no benifit whatsoever, only difference being the anti carbonising additive oh and the price. Long life is designed for 20k service intervals which bad news for your engine anyway you look at it.

    Just buy the Quantum Platinum and drop you oil every 10 - 12k job done.

    Rich

     
  32. QuottroA4

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    Pompe deuse? Lol

    Do you mean Pumpe Duse? :p
     
  33. oilman

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    Yep, that will be the one. I have a PD engine as well!

    Note to self, no more drinking and posting:banghead:
     

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