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4.5L Smart Price 20w/50 Motor Oil - £2.12 (normally £4.24). Spotted in Asda Living, so not sure if this extends to Asda stores (it is still £4.24 online). They also had some other Castrol GTX 2l bottles half price but can't remember the details. Think it was diesel 10w/40 for about £6-7.

I know this deal will get voted cold and bring out loads of people saying the oil is crap (which I would probably agree with as to start with it has no official ratings, like ACEA, whatsoever on the can) - but if you have an old banger that drinks the stuff nearly as fast as petrol, and is probably off to the scrapper soon, I doubt you would find cheaper.
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#1
why not just pour some mud into the engine? that would be free and probably the same results lol
#2
As the OP said, if you have an old shed, no point buying quality oil for it.

Hot for those old bangers on there last legs anyway :thumbsup:
#3
or garden equipment
#4
or ky jelly/durex lube alternative
#5
Please tell me you`re not putting that in your Favorit anewman!
1 Like #6
As the op said. I used to have an old fiesta and one of the piston rings was damaged so on my day off I had to dismantle it to keep it going for another week. Mine was drinking around a litre a week didn't mind as it was cheaper than petrol. I used the cheap Wilko oil. So its good for this or as an alternative to engine flush on an oil change.
#7
czechoslovakia;3254552
Please tell me you`re not putting that in your Favorit anewman!


Do you have any oil recommendations? :D I have a leak and it's dripping somewhere between the engine and the transmission case. I assume the flywheel end oil seal is leaking.
#8
oh yes i will put that in my brand new merc LOL
#9
GAVINLEWISHUKD
As the op said. I used to have an old fiesta and one of the piston rings was damaged so on my day off I had to dismantle it to keep it going for another week. Mine was drinking around a litre a week didn't mind as it was cheaper than petrol. I used the cheap Wilko oil. So its good for this or as an alternative to engine flush on an oil change.


Yeah but even cheapo Wilko oil has a SL/CFrating. This stuffs probably just chip fat :lol:
#10
anewman
Do you have any oil recommendations? :D I have a leak and it's dripping somewhere between the engine and the transmission case. I assume the flywheel end oil seal is leaking.


Are you absolutely sure its leaking from there? Thats very unusual. Usual leaks are from the sump gasket (just tighten the bolts up a little), or the transmission case itself (same remedy). If it was loosing a lot of oil from there your clutch would slip very badly indeed and you`d smell the burning oil on the friction plate.
#11
Shengis
Yeah but even cheapo Wilko oil has a SL/CFrating. This stuffs probably just chip fat :lol:

If it is chip fat, bargain! throw it in the tank of your diesel! :w00t:
1 Like #12
czechoslovakia
If it is chip fat, bargain! throw it in the tank of your diesel! :w00t:


Not a bad idea for this stuff:thumbsup:

On a serious note though, if anybody is considering this for an old banger DON'T use it in the winter, stockpile it for summer use:thumbsup:
#13
bearman3784
why not just pour some mud into the engine? that would be free and probably the same results lol

lol you beat me to it, i wouldn't put this in a muck spreader let alone a car.. Hell of a price tho.. gotta vote it hot :p
1 Like #14
Its great for an engine flush!

I usually use engine flush and then flush out the old oil and the nasty engine flush stuff with some cheap oil, before adding the good stuff in.
#15
Shengis
Not a bad idea for this stuff:thumbsup:

On a serious note though, if anybody is considering this for an old banger DON'T use it in the winter, stockpile it for summer use:thumbsup:


Agreed. Dont think it`ll start my cars when its -20c outside!
1 Like #16
doesnt matter how old your car is, Dont touch this stuff with a barge pole.

I used to work where they made this and its all differnt kinds of oil thats been rejected off the production lines and mixed up. exactly the same as Tesco Value oil.
#17
basically, what it comes down to is:

if your car is worth thousands of pounds, spend more for quality oil - this is a false economy of the worst kind

if your car is worth a few hundred pounds, or you need oil for an old lawnmower engine, quality oil would be a waste of money and this is better than not changing the oil regularly
#18
Bartman
doesnt matter how old your car is, Dont touch this stuff with a barge pole.

I used to work where they made this and its all differnt kinds of oil thats been rejected off the production lines and mixed up. exactly the same as Tesco Value oil.


you're right, but you have to remember that some people literally do not change their oil for years - when somebody has an old banger, it isn't worth them getting it serviced and they just try to scrape it through the MOT...
using bad oil and changing it every 6 months for £2 a pop would be better than not changing it at all, which is the alternative for people in that unfortunate predicament of not being able to afford a decent car
#19
bearman3784
or ky jelly/durex lube alternative


Sure, but you shouldn't be putting that in your car anyway...
#20
czechoslovakia;3254701
Are you absolutely sure its leaking from there? Thats very unusual. Usual leaks are from the sump gasket (just tighten the bolts up a little), or the transmission case itself (same remedy). If it was loosing a lot of oil from there your clutch would slip very badly indeed and you`d smell the burning oil on the friction plate.

Thanks for the pointers :thumbsup: always seems difficult to tell with oil leaks the exact source. I suspect you're right as never noticed any slipping/smells. I have been considering trying to do the timing chain so I'd have to get the sump off then anyway.

Might just use this as an engine flush then when I change oil - although the previous owner did run the car on this exact oil. No obvious ill effects, the engine is a bit noisy, but it is on over 120k miles (not sure precisely as the odometer stopped advancing) and it's never had the timing chain changed.
#21
gobofraggle
basically, what it comes down to is:

if your car is worth thousands of pounds, spend more for quality oil - this is a false economy of the worst kind

if your car is worth a few hundred pounds, or you need oil for an old lawnmower engine, quality oil would be a waste of money and this is better than not changing the oil regularly


I doubt anyone's car these days is worth a few hundred pounds. Monetary value maybe, but add together the inconvenience of losing the car, having to buy another as you need it to make a daily journey etc. You'd be better off to get the car to a reputable mechanic to fix the oil leak in the first place, then put good oil in it :-)
1 Like #22
Great price BUT PLEASE don't use it in any car thats younger than 10 years and is not on its last legs!!..
#23
jdr116
Great price BUT PLEASE don't use it in any car thats younger than 10 years and is not on its last legs!!..


And definitely not a Zetec :lol:
1 Like #24
anewman
Thanks for the pointers :thumbsup: always seems difficult to tell with oil leaks the exact source. I suspect you're right as never noticed any slipping/smells. I have been considering trying to do the timing chain so I'd have to get the sump off then anyway.

Might just use this as an engine flush then when I change oil - although the previous owner did run the car on this exact oil. No obvious ill effects, the engine is a bit noisy, but it is on over 120k miles (not sure precisely as the odometer stopped advancing) and it's never had the timing chain changed.


Why bother with the timing chain? They NEVER break. Thousands of 60`s, 70`s and 80`s models running around here still with the original chain. No self adjuster means nothing to go wrong, although they do get noisier. My 1988 Favorit has done just over a quarter million miles, still with original chain.
100/105/120/130/136 models will happily run on 20/50 although maybe slower turning over in the extreme cold. 135 models really need 15/40.
#25
Xb0xGuru
I doubt anyone's car these days is worth a few hundred pounds. Monetary value maybe, but add together the inconvenience of losing the car, having to buy another as you need it to make a daily journey etc. You'd be better off to get the car to a reputable mechanic to fix the oil leak in the first place, then put good oil in it :-)


I was responding to the OP, not the oil leak person

and anyway, you're living in cuckoo land if you think that the kind of person whose car is worth only a few hundred pounds (and yes, that's monetary value I'm talking about) can necessarily afford a bill of hundreds of pounds if they take it to a mechanic... some people live with problems and hope for the best...

I'm not talking about myself - I have a new car bought in May, thankfully - but I know people in my extended family who are v. poor and do not have their cars serviced because they can't afford it. Yes, the inconvenience would cost them a lot if their car breaks down - that's why they have their fingers crossed tight, I'd imagine, while driving!

So, this oil is better than nothing if you would otherwise not change it. Cheap oil is better than degraded broken-down 2-year-old oil in your sump.
#26
gobofraggle;3255060
Cheap oil is better than degraded broken-down 2-year-old oil in your sump.

Which is usually thick black and treacle-like - especially on certain engines susceptible to it, I think the Ford CVH engines are renowned for it.
#27
not even good for an engine flush !!! this will give your engine a heart attack
#28
anewman
Do you have any oil recommendations? :D I have a leak and it's dripping somewhere between the engine and the transmission case. I assume the flywheel end oil seal is leaking.


Might be the oil switch, which is very cheap to replace, and simple depending on your car. With some cars, it might be worth paying a mechanic to do it.
#29
i had a fiesta 1.3 encore (endura engine)on a p plate,what a banger that ended up,i used this oil for a while,it was actually ok in there,the car smoked and everything,but it had even when it had castrol in it,i got an engine flush and since then it smoked LOL,
got rid now though and i got a newer car,,would never get a ford again
#30
Great stuff, use it all the time.. my suv is 9years old and 98000mls and after the 3 years service ran out i did my own service and only use the cheap oil, change it two times a year....
#31
I've got a £300 1990 BMW 316i but it still needs quality oil. Voted hot anyway.
#32
I just bought a W reg Skoda Felicia Classic as a general runaround it seems that so far I've struck lucky!
Just starting to make a list of "bits" so at least that I know it has been done. So far parcel shelf straps and mats have been delivered.
Joined Briskoda, any others to join?

Back on thread, good price for oil flush etc... :)
#33
I have a Citroen ZX diesel with a Bosch pump that currently runs on Costco's finest veg oil at 78p a litre. I have put a bit of engine oil in it before and it runs on that fine, so I might pop to Asda and clear the shelf at 47p a litre!
1 Like #34
lawe
I just bought a W reg Skoda Felicia Classic as a general runaround it seems that so far I've struck lucky!
Just starting to make a list of "bits" so at least that I know it has been done. So far parcel shelf straps and mats have been delivered.
Joined Briskoda, any others to join?

Back on thread, good price for oil flush etc... :)


Don`t put this oil in a felicia please.
There`s always the Skoda Owners Club, but thats more for the old timers really.
Jorily Skoda (ebay) are great for bits (if a bit pricey imo), or anything obscure send me a PM. Those anoying shelf straps cost around 5p each here.
Top felicia tips, dont use the rear wiper when its frozen - old type Skoda (AutoPAL) motors could take anything, the newer VW (Bosch) motors have a plastic spindle that snaps to save burning out the motor. But guess what, you cant buy the spindle! :roll: Keep the wheel arches clean and keep an eye on the tailgate near the glass, prone to rust. Finally change the antifreeze every two years, or you`ll end up needing a new Head Gasket (1289cc engine only).
#35
anewman
Which is usually thick black and treacle-like - especially on certain engines susceptible to it, I think the Ford CVH engines are renowned for it.


Only those that have been run on cheap 20/50. Ford actually recommend 5/30 for those now, bit too thin if you ask me:?
1 Like #36
How oftern do you fill your oil up? its well worth spending money on this stuff, you will probably only change it every 12months anyway.
#37
The head mechanic at a Mercedes agents once told me it doesn't matter what sort of rubbish oil you put in a car, so long as you change it every 3000 miles.
Don't shoot the messenger.
#38
czechoslovakia
Don`t put this oil in a felicia please.
There`s always the Skoda Owners Club, but thats more for the old timers really.
Jorily Skoda (ebay) are great for bits (if a bit pricey imo), or anything obscure send me a PM. Those anoying shelf straps cost around 5p each here.
Top felicia tips, dont use the rear wiper when its frozen - old type Skoda (AutoPAL) motors could take anything, the newer VW (Bosch) motors have a plastic spindle that snaps to save burning out the motor. But guess what, you cant buy the spindle! :roll: Keep the wheel arches clean and keep an eye on the tailgate near the glass, prone to rust. Finally change the antifreeze every two years, or you`ll end up needing a new Head Gasket (1289cc engine only).



Cheers for that!
I only use Castrol or Halfords depending on what offer is on.
As for the tips, many thanks, anti freeze to change asap then!
#39
Biffo the Bear
The head mechanic at a Mercedes agents once told me it doesn't matter what sort of rubbish oil you put in a car, so long as you change it every 3000 miles.
Don't shoot the messenger.


i wouldnt be using that dealer then. im sure when my engine is at 8000rpm it would love its bits moving around in syrup :roll:
#40
will have to get some for my Bugatti Veyron its due oil change joking aside this oil will proberbly as good as any other cheap oil ok to use in older car better to use this and change oil than leave some dirty old oil in engine

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