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Quantum Oil ermm? need advice

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by DaveA3, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. DaveA3
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    Hi All,

    When i went to R-tech i was told i had cheap oil in my car and he said i should use quantum oil or another premium oil.

    i just phoned TPS and they said it was £14.91 inc VAT that cant be true surely? i thought it would be like £40+

    that was for 5 litres aswell!

    it is 5w40 i need aint it?

    oil filter was £5.49 which is about right but still shocked about the oil!
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    Don't knock it, buy it!!

    5w40 not as expensive as 5w30.
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    £14.91 inc VAT for 5 litres...:ohmy: Sounds about right for Carlube not Quantum!!
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    not kncking it just thought it would be way more expensive. bizarre ok cool ill just buy it then i guess

    cheers :D
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    gavin89 Wana go Low gotta go Slow

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    Buy it and let us know, cus Im gonna get some too at that price! How much is delivery btw?
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    Depends if its a proper trade price or punter price...

    <tuffty/>
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    I bought Quantum for trade price. Was just over a tenner when I serviced mine the other week. When speaking to the chap at TPS and he said its just rebranded Castrol so it definately is top quality. Go for it bud.
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    ahh nice one makes me feel a bit happier. cheers bhavin

    not sure on delivery gavin as there is a TPS branch near me so i just pick it up.

    Trade Parts Specialists and put in ur postcode bottom right
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    I bought some 5l quantum platium 5w40 fully syn and a genuine oil filter from TPS few weeks back for £21 something.

    The guy also said its just rebranded Castrol and used by Vag dealers so its quality stuff.

    Nathan
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    Yea its true, quantum is made by castrol for the vag group & is a good quality oil that happens to be cheap, happy days!

    Ewan.
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    how did r tech know you had cheap oil in your car ?
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    Yep, how did they know?

    By the way Castrol Edge 5W 30 from National Tyres, oil change and filter for £31.50 if you book on line. ( A3 1.8 T )

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    im not sure how they knew :/ he just said i need to get some better oil in there as he reckons i had cheap oil. i phoned my garage n he asked the same thing. he laughed and said how would they know unless they had a laboratory on-site lol.

    he said he gave me 5w40 revolution branded oil.

    ill get the quantum to play it safe as its a cheap swap anyhow

    den - thats a good price but i have a free labour voucher at another garage n i just pay for parts so ill use that until it runs out

    cheers all
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    i wouldnt bother changing anything
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    [Oct 9, 2010]
    how is Valvoline and carlube compared to Quantum, are they all the same? Eurocarparts sell them both
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