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Old 11-18-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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oil again...


Just picked up some oil for the motors, so I'm in a position to report on
the spec and price:

Brand: Q8 T-170
grade: 15W40
API: SJ/CH-4
ACEA: A3, B3, E3
MB: 228.3

and a raft of others.

25 litre drum

GBP 24.50 plus vat at 17.5% = 28.78 total.
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: oil again...

Austin Shackles wrote:
> Just picked up some oil for the motors, so I'm in a position to report on
> the spec and price:
>
> Brand: Q8 T-170
> grade: 15W40
> API: SJ/CH-4
> ACEA: A3, B3, E3
> MB: 228.3
>
> and a raft of others.
>
> 25 litre drum
>
> GBP 24.50 plus vat at 17.5% = 28.78 total.


Right, that's it - I'm moving to the UK. The best price I could manage
here for 20 litres of summat similar was about 40 quid. And that
involved twisting the seller's arm something shocking too.

On second thoughts..... I'm paying about 37p/litre for diesel, and
55p/litre for petrol so I guess it's all swings and roundabouts - but
I'm still getting rooked for oil.

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Old 11-18-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: oil again...

On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 09:28:38 +0000, Austin Shackles
<austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

>25 litre drum
>
>GBP 24.50 plus vat at 17.5% = 28.78 total.


Richard - are your prices anything like this? :)
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Old 11-18-2005, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: oil again...


I can't remember if you are from NZ or Oz (please don't be offended
either way) but you will probably find that the extra cost involves
some sort of built in disposal fee?

Just a whacky thought but I know that Oz at least, is very
environmentally concious so I would not be supprised to find that were
the case?

Regards
Stephen

PS would you really be willing to put up with UK weather for a bit of
cheap oil and possibly cheaper landy spares?

>Right, that's it - I'm moving to the UK. The best price I could manage
>here for 20 litres of summat similar was about 40 quid. And that
>involved twisting the seller's arm something shocking too.
>
>On second thoughts..... I'm paying about 37p/litre for diesel, and
>55p/litre for petrol so I guess it's all swings and roundabouts - but
>I'm still getting rooked for oil.

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Old 11-18-2005, 03:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: oil again...


"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
news:je7rn1he7o5jqtcdllnecbak3j90a94eb9@4ax.com...
>
> Just picked up some oil for the motors, so I'm in a position to report on
> the spec and price:
>
> Brand: Q8 T-170
> grade: 15W40
> API: SJ/CH-4
> ACEA: A3, B3, E3
> MB: 228.3
>
> and a raft of others.
>
> 25 litre drum
>
> GBP 24.50 plus vat at 17.5% = 28.78 total.
> --
> Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net my opinions are just that
> "There is plenty of time to win this game, and to thrash the Spaniards
> too" Sir Francis Drake (1540? - 1596) Attr. saying when the Armarda was
> sighted, 20th July 1588


It seems these days that even if you enter a mainline retail store you are
confronted by a whole host of options for oil.

So, if you have to buy your oil in 'single service' quantity and are
restricted to the brands offered in the more common retail outlets what is
the best oil for a Freelander TD4?

Richard



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Old 11-18-2005, 03:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: oil again...

fanie wrote:
> I can't remember if you are from NZ or Oz (please don't be offended
> either way) but you will probably find that the extra cost involves
> some sort of built in disposal fee?
>
> Just a whacky thought but I know that Oz at least, is very
> environmentally concious so I would not be supprised to find that were
> the case?


I'm in NZ. The country presents a nice 'green' image to the world but
is incapable of actually doing much in the way of environmentally
friendly legislation. There's no recycling fee included - when I first
had my workshop I had to pay to get the waste oil taken away. Now
there's a company that's filtering it and using it as heating oil who
will collect it for free if you have a minimum of 400 litres. But for
the avearge bloke who wants to dispose of a few litres of used oil there
aren't many options. The high price is just the oil companies taking
the piss with their pricing because there's bugger all real competition
and we're too far from anywhere for it to be worth importing oil privately.

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Old 11-18-2005, 04:01   #7 (permalink)
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In message <6cbrn1d335d29ot5irqdmg551rgia6njsl@4ax.com>
Tom Woods <tomarse_@hotmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 09:28:38 +0000, Austin Shackles
> <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:
>
> >25 litre drum
> >
> >GBP 24.50 plus vat at 17.5% = 28.78 total.

>
> Richard - are your prices anything like this? :)


Ish....

000247 RingFree XHD 15W/40 25 Litre - Morris Oils 32.90 inc VAT

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Old 11-18-2005, 10:01   #8 (permalink)
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"beamendsltd" <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote in message
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> In message <6cbrn1d335d29ot5irqdmg551rgia6njsl@4ax.com>
> Tom Woods <tomarse_@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 09:28:38 +0000, Austin Shackles
>> <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:
>>
>> >25 litre drum
>> >
>> >GBP 24.50 plus vat at 17.5% = 28.78 total.

>>
>> Richard - are your prices anything like this? :)

>
> Ish....
>
> 000247 RingFree XHD 15W/40 25 Litre - Morris Oils 32.90 inc VAT
>


And probably the exact same high specification as the Q8.
The Morris oil is far more widely available in most of the UK.

Huw


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Old 11-19-2005, 09:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: oil again...

> > Brand: Q8 T-170
> > grade: 15W40
> > API: SJ/CH-4
> > ACEA: A3, B3, E3
> > MB: 228.3
> >
> > and a raft of others.
> >
> > 25 litre drum
> >
> > GBP 24.50 plus vat at 17.5% = 28.78 total.


Just checked Wilkinsons today, their own brand diesel oil to ACEA B2 is 7.99
for a handy 5 litre pack.
Their even cheaper oils are not given specs so I'd avoid them like the
plague but their 20/50 at 2.50 for 5 litres might do nicely as a flushing
oil!

TonyB


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Old 11-20-2005, 08:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: oil again...

On or around Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:41:16 +0000 (UTC), "Richard"
<richctemail-sexynewsgroups@yahooknickers.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>
>
>It seems these days that even if you enter a mainline retail store you are
>confronted by a whole host of options for oil.
>
>So, if you have to buy your oil in 'single service' quantity and are
>restricted to the brands offered in the more common retail outlets what is
>the best oil for a Freelander TD4?


Morris's sell smaller cans as well, if you can find an outlet. Having said
that unless you literally have nowhere to keep it, the saving gained from
buying 25l at a time is well worth it. I just used 6l or a tad more in an
oil-change for the minibus, and the disco is due an oil change as well,
which will use about the same again, and 25l doesn't last long...

Castrol is reasonably reliable, although more expensive.
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