ASDA OIL 5L 5W40 engine oil (Low saps) £14 del to store, poss in store too
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ASDA OIL 5L 5W40 engine oil (Low saps) £14 del to store, poss in store too

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Found 18th Aug 2013
I have used this stuff before when it was last on offer, this is made by a well known company for ASDA and is Low saps (look it up)

ASDA 5W40 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil is suitable for use in the latest high performance petrol and diesel engines requiring low viscosity oil, including turbo charged petrol and light diesel vehicles.
Gives maximum performance for cold start to high temperature driving, and outstanding engine cleanliness and protection. This motor oil is suitable for vehicles with catalytic converters. Meets or exceeds the requirements of the following specification: API SL/CF ACEA A3/B3.

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Good price for fully synthetic, would be nice to know if it's good quality. What company makes it?

A well-known company makes it, maybe Flora. :-D

Seriously, though, it's a great price. Seems like 5W30 fully-synthetic is also £14.00 while semi-synthetic is £16.00.

ASDA's fully synthetic oils are supposedly a generic / rebrand of Comma oils. It's not to say they're definitely made to same spec mind....

It'all to do with these little babies;If they are the same on the top brand you pay a lot for and the one your'e going to put in then the vehicle manufacturer is happy and so is your engine.

Thank you Veralum for digging out the bit i couldn't think of before.

"Meets or exceeds the requirements of the following specification: API SL/CF ACEA A3/B3". From what i remember it's the A3/B3 bit that matters depending on your engine
If you were to go to Halfords say and look up the API on the can recommended for your motor thats what you have to make sure asda's matches.

Basically if you are going to use the same engine oil for 12 months or do over 10000miles between changes then you need a fully synthetic because it doesn't break down as quickly as others and creates less contaminents as it is used up.
As long as you are roughly within the viscosity figures, 5w-40, 10w-40 then they don't matter that much.
If you do a low mileage and change oil (and filter) say at 6 months then semi synthetic or ordinary mineral oil will be finunless you drive like you stole it or your car is still under warrenty. In that case use what the manufacturers specify.

Yes it does matter in a lot of cases, if you have a fap-dpf you do not want them blocking up faster than need be. Ok it may be for petrol engines, but with diesel take care.

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compadre

Yes it does matter in a lot of cases, if you have a fap-dpf you do not … Yes it does matter in a lot of cases, if you have a fap-dpf you do not want them blocking up faster than need be. Ok it may be for petrol engines, but with diesel take care.



This is low SAP which makes it suitable for fap-dpf cars, which is why I mentioned it

Low SAPS (low sulfated ash, phosphorus-sulfur) oils are specifically blended for diesels with particle filters and petrol engines fitted with 3 way catalytic converters.

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Which to me makes it even more of a bargain

compadre

Yes it does matter in a lot of cases, if you have a fap-dpf you do not … Yes it does matter in a lot of cases, if you have a fap-dpf you do not want them blocking up faster than need be. Ok it may be for petrol engines, but with diesel take care.



Sorry, the oil makers don't agree with you. How you drive has far more effect on the dpf than the oil you use. Check out Mercedes Benz Owners Club or MB Club uk and look for oil discussions with experts not amateurs.
Valiancat, no they are specifically targeted at that market, to account for the so called extended life service requirements. If you change your oil at 6 mths or 5000 miles you do not need these high priced products and in fact would be throwing your money away if you used them.

In store in Asda Chapeltown.

This is however a bargain. But it does not say which manufacturers approved it so you could invalidate your warrenty by using it .
Great for cars out of warrenty period which really need fully synthetic.

Shame that I do not want to change my oil every 6 months. I am afraid that times have changed- and so has oil technology-once upon a time new cars had a 6 month warranty, not now. Fine if you want to fiddle with changing frequently, but I cannot be bothered. I also do not want unnecessary cost of dealing with a blocked fap. Just to make it clear I think this is a great deal and I shall be buying some for my fap equipped motor.

compadre

Shame that I do not want to change my oil every 6 months. I am afraid … Shame that I do not want to change my oil every 6 months. I am afraid that times have changed- and so has oil technology-once upon a time new cars had a 6 month warranty, not now. Fine if you want to fiddle with changing frequently, but I cannot be bothered. I also do not want unnecessary cost of dealing with a blocked fap. Just to make it clear I think this is a great deal and I shall be buying some for my fap equipped motor.


So drive your car fast enough to regenerate the dpf as the makers intended or is that too much trouble too? Then you will never have a problem. FAP is the French name and I doubt any English mechanic would recognise it. I've driven new diesel mercs for the last 10 years without problem and I use low ash because they are always within Mercs 3 year warrenty but if I drove older cars then I wouldn't pay over the odds for fully synthetic.

This was on sale Saturday in the Walsall Asda for £7, maybe that price in other stores as well?

Its just not worth the risk for the sake of a few quid. Btw I use my car on long motorway runs most of the time. As for an english mechanic not knowing what a fap is points to a serious lack breadth of their knowledge/training. Could be that you have had no problems is something to do with only (it appears) driving cars under 3 years old!

There is always one isn't there? The point I was trying to make is that good deal as this is, putting fully synthetic in anything but a very recent car or one which is mistreated is a waste of money, you gain no advantage, the oil company does. If you have a dpf then clear it out on a regular basis by a high speed drive,it is short slow runs that clogs them,getting them hot allows them to regenerate.

Yes I could'nt agree more "theres always one"

Also may I ask where your comprehensive breadth of knowledge is based. All I am trying to do is to warn people of possible consequences of using wrong oil. As for oil company profiting they will if I follow your advice and change oil 4 times more than recommended. That said tiis is still a great deal. The recent halfords deal did not appear to have any saps oil-though if you.use their oil checker it is not obvious.
Edited by: "compadre" 18th Aug 2013

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from the opie oil website

"ACEA A3/B3
A3 / B3 is a highly sheer stable oil, designed for high performance petrol and diesel engines in cars and light vans with extended drain intervals, this oil is for year round use and is generally of low viscosity, ideal for severe operating conditions. Always check that this specification (or any other) is correct for your vehicle as running incorrect oil can be detrimental to the health of your motor, more information can be found in your vehicles handbook. "

Now you are just being silly. I directed you to a site where some of the leading oil company people had a very in depth discussion on this subject covering many pages. Sorry it is in grown up language but try. There are two ways of having knowledge,one is knowing it youself and the other is consulting those who do. Unless you are a polymath then the latter is better than the former.
This is a money saving site not a money wasting site and putting synthetic in a car that doesn't need it is money wasting.
Read the site and learn something.

But you are advising people to change oil more frequently than specified using a lower spec oil. I truly think that is not saving money or protecting your motor. Now I think I will have a drink. Btw do you think I am being 'silly' just because I do not agree with you. You seem offended that someone takes a different view.
Ps. Read veralums post 21, depends what expert suits it would appear.
Edited by: "compadre" 18th Aug 2013

Does anybody know what grade low saps this is C2 or C3?

stek2010

ASDA's fully synthetic oils are supposedly a generic / rebrand of Comma … ASDA's fully synthetic oils are supposedly a generic / rebrand of Comma oils. It's not to say they're definitely made to same spec mind....



Whatever the brand, they all need to be made to certain minimum specs, (SL/CF for this one).
The quality of this oil is more than what the vast majority of street cars need.
Hot.

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

Does anybody know what grade low saps this is C2 or C3?



found pic of 2l tub by searching web but it doesnt say

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

Does anybody know what grade low saps this is C2 or C3?



The can states that it's suitable for 'the latest models' and is according to the 'newest EC regulations', it doesn't specify

veralum

found pic of 2l tub by searching web but it doesnt … found pic of 2l tub by searching web but it doesnt sayhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/big_olli/Image031.jpg



Thanks for that. I don't think its a specific low saps oil as it would have been graded. I just think it is lower than than is required to meet the specification.

Anyway voted hot.

Had a look on a 5l can I have and it doesn't say. good enough for the wifes Panda though.

jongerry

Had a look on a 5l can I have and it doesn't say. good enough for the … Had a look on a 5l can I have and it doesn't say. good enough for the wifes Panda though.



Overkill I would say for that.

Mirola

Overkill I would say for that.



Low ash specified for 2013 Panda so don't want to void warrenty. However I agree with you.

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Does anybody know what grade low saps this is C2 or C3?



its c3

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gone back up t0 £20

Marked up as £16 but went through at £14 yesterday in Gloucester. Would this oil be suitable for a VW PD engine?

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Not sure? Pd engines need a specific standard I believe, euro do a axe pd oil

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Love spell check! QXR brand oil
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