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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Brookie-S3, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Brookie-S3
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    [Mar 12, 2008]
    just been looking through ebay and came across this ?

    120230473217

    works out at £5 p/l:blackrs4:
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    [Mar 12, 2008]
    Be a good buy for a fleet, but way OTT for an individual owner.
    Mine went through oil like Gazza does Red Bull, but it still didn't come anywhere near 60 litres!
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    a3norwich Not anymore - Back 2 BMW (shh)

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    [Mar 12, 2008]
    That's spookey, I saw that too!
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    [Mar 13, 2008]
    tires and oil... two thinks I don't mind paying...

    Pedro
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    [Mar 13, 2008]
    Yes, but that suggests this oil is deficient in some way.
    It isn't, it meets the appropriate specification.
    So you wouldn't gain anything by spending more.
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    [Mar 13, 2008]
    Yes I would..... peace of mind! Maybe I am just old fashioned... But in terms of oil and tires... only reputable brands with a long history of business.

    There are very good tires from not so well known tires like there is oil that meets Audi requirements but I personally prefer oil from Mobil, Castrol, Shell, etc than a white brand that meets specs...

    Maybe this is somethinf that comes from my years of 2 stroke go karting where a different oil made wuite a difference... you should see the piston and cilinders... and all came from an homologated list... but there where lots of differences between them...

    I am pretty sure that if the oil meets Audi specs it will be OK but it is a personal opinion/choice... that is all.

    Pedro
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    [Mar 13, 2008]
    Pedro, have you actually looked at the ebay advert being discussed?
    It's Castrol oil.
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    [Mar 13, 2008]
    no I was speaking in general... my apologies.. I was posting a general comment about cheap oil... that is all...
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    [Mar 14, 2008]
    Audi charged me £85 for my last 4.5 ltr.......

    Best oil i ever came across was Mobil 1, period.
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    [Mar 14, 2008]
    In general terms I agree with you. I always prefer to purchase brands that I know and trust.

    "There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey."
    - John Ruskin

    In this particular case it seems that the oil in question is Castrol, so assuming it's genuine, there should be no problem.
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