4 litre carplan 10W40 motor oil from Tesco £3
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4 litre carplan 10W40 motor oil from Tesco £3

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Found 30th Mar 2013
First posting so be gentle.
Popped into tesco last night and picked up carplan 10W40 Motor oil 4 litres at £3. Somewhat cheaper than the normal price I pay for oil which is £10-£20

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Care to share which particular branch this was at? Certainly wasn't in the Chorley branch I was at last night.

Wouldn't risk to fill this to my car,unless it is going for sale.
Cheap stuff is cheap stuff,and motor oil is one of the main things in the engine.

Original Poster

It was in Warrington. I've not tried it yet. I only use some oil to top up and have a service every 3000 so the oil is not getting hammered.
I've used cheap stuff which has been decent in the past and expensive stuff which has been dire.

On the basis that there are a limited number of refineries ...many oils with different badges will be the same contents (with perhaps some tweaked additives). There is also a minimum standard for motor oils which all meet.

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helmmjm

It was in Warrington. I've not tried it yet. I only use some oil to top … It was in Warrington. I've not tried it yet. I only use some oil to top up and have a service every 3000 so the oil is not getting hammered. I've used cheap stuff which has been decent in the past and expensive stuff which has been dire. On the basis that there are a limited number of refineries ...many oils with different badges will be the same contents (with perhaps some tweaked additives). There is also a minimum standard for motor oils which all meet.



You are absolutely wrong here.
But its your choice.
Just for the interest ,asked my friend mechanic and he said to stay clear from this crap. Expect high repairs bills after using this...fake savings,mate.

Original Poster

You may be right...but if this oil is coming from a major refinery (of which there are a limited number) and conforms to standards, do you mean that the standards are wrong? I'm not arguing...its just an area where I honestly know little.

helmmjm

You may be right...but if this oil is coming from a major refinery (of … You may be right...but if this oil is coming from a major refinery (of which there are a limited number) and conforms to standards, do you mean that the standards are wrong? I'm not arguing...its just an area where I honestly know little.



"Confirms to standards" means nothing at all.
Used to work for food company and when they were making sauces for Eastern Europe(Poland in particular) they used low quality ingredients(also within standard limits) compared to the same sauce for UK/Ireland market. Same with oil and many other goods.

I am uk. So no problem then...
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