ASDA SEMI SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL 5W30 AND 10W40 5 LITRES £10
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ASDA SEMI SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL 5W30 AND 10W40 5 LITRES £10

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Found 16th Jul 2011
always a controversial subject but this is a good spec oil for the money, lots on shelves of watford branch , told its a nationwide offer.

on website says was £16 but out of stock (10/w40)

"Asda 10W40 Semi Synthetic Oil 5Ltr. Asda 10W40 Semi Synthetic Engine Oil is suitable for use in most modern petrol and diesel engines requiring low viscosity oil Specification API SL/CF ACEA A3/B3."

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10w40 is not suitable for most cars

Original Poster

Hancock

10w40 is not suitable for most cars



really? pray tell? and 5w30?

Hancock

10w40 is not suitable for most cars



Thats news to me, most cars i have owned until recently used 10w40.

10w40 is not suitable for most cars


Utter rubbish.

my vw runs on 10w40 or 15w40 and 15w50 too

I suggest you doubters go to Mobil webite and put your registration in and check the specification demanded for today's modern cars.
mobil.co.uk/UK-…spx



Edited by: "Hancock" 16th Jul 2011

veralum

really? pray tell? and 5w30?



Granville list over 7 different type of 5w30 follow the link below

granvilleoil.com/pro…=22

Hancock

I suggest you doubters go to Mobil webite and out you registration in and … I suggest you doubters go to Mobil webite and out you registration in and check the specification demanded for today's modern cars.http://www.mobil.co.uk/UK-English-LCW/carengineoils_which-oil.aspx



According to that i should be using 0W40 never touched the stuff always 5W30/40 fully synth obviously a sales tool to get you to buy the expensive stuff

newbie1001

According to that i should be using 0W40 never touched the stuff always … According to that i should be using 0W40 never touched the stuff always 5W30/40 fully synth obviously a sales tool to get you to buy the expensive stuff



If you have problems with a new car and it's engine, the 1st thing the dealers will check is the oils viscosity and your warranty could be voided - specially Mercedes.
Edited by: "Hancock" 16th Jul 2011

£10 for 5l of Ford oil is a bargain, hot from me. We are not talking about in warranty age here, true 10w40 is not for many very modern cars but will be used in the majority of pre 2005 cars and I doubt anyone would use the recommended oil in their 2000 VW at £15 a litre, 10w40 will suffice.
Edited by: "molerat" 16th Jul 2011

Hancock

I suggest you doubters go to Mobil webite and put your registration in … I suggest you doubters go to Mobil webite and put your registration in and check the specification demanded for today's modern cars.http://www.mobil.co.uk/UK-English-LCW/carengineoils_which-oil.aspx



Not everyone has a 'modern' car!!!

[quote=Hancock]I suggest you doubters go to Mobil webite and put your registration in and check the specification demanded for today's modern cars.
mobil.co.uk/UK-…spx[quote]

Using the Mobil site, two of our three cars come up as needing 10w40. Interestingly, the handbook for one of these says 5w30 is the best option for the UK climate. So do I believe the engine manufacturer or an oil company with its particular vested interests? This is a good deal (check the other oil specifications for your car though) and better now than the French supermarket stuff I used to buy in bulk on annual holidays.


Edited by: "visa10e" 17th Jul 2011

Banned

I this what Jamie Oliver uses all the time?

good deal,

if you drive in hot weather 10w40, lots of cold winter starting 5w30. or at this price do the old fashioned spring and autumn oil change.

Hancock

I suggest you doubters go to Mobil webite and put your registration in … I suggest you doubters go to Mobil webite and put your registration in and check the specification demanded for today's modern cars.http://www.mobil.co.uk/UK-English-LCW/carengineoils_which-oil.aspxWell I did and recommended to use 0W40. Car manufacturer recommends 5W30 so I'll stick to that...........and 10W40 in the wife's car


hullu

good deal, if you drive in hot weather 10w40, lots of cold winter … good deal, if you drive in hot weather 10w40, lots of cold winter starting 5w30. or at this price do the old fashioned spring and autumn oil change.



No - just do what the manufacturer tells you!

[Quote=Besford] '' No - just do what the manufacturer tells you! ''

The numbers relate to the temperature range, therefore manufacturers recommend different viscosity for different markets mainly depending on climate
.
I drive a lot in winter in Scandinavia so my ideal oil is very different from someone towing a caravan on the A303 in August, or someone doing the ultimate killer for an engine, a regular, short, cold start school run.

That's why manufacturers tend to recommend rather than ' Tell '.

hullu

[Quote=Besford] '' No - just do what the manufacturer tells you! ''The … [Quote=Besford] '' No - just do what the manufacturer tells you! ''The numbers relate to the temperature range, therefore manufacturers recommend different viscosity for different markets mainly depending on climate. I drive a lot in winter in Scandinavia so my ideal oil is very different from someone towing a caravan on the A303 in August, or someone doing the ultimate killer for an engine, a regular, short, cold start school run. That's why manufacturers tend to recommend rather than ' Tell '.



Yes, I understand that - after 30 years in the motor industry I ought to! Your handbook will list what you need in different climates: just check there, no need to make it up. Your recommendation may be right for some cars, not others. Oil is a critical component to maximise the life of your engine: don't play with the numbers. Changing it more often than the minimum IS a good idea though.

Original Poster

what the ACEA rating means,

(European Automobile Manufacturers Association)

A3/B3 Stable, stay-in-grade oil intended for use in high performance gasoline and car + light van diesel engines and/or for extended drain intervals where specified by the engine manufacturer, and/or for year-round use of low viscosity oils, and/or for severe operating conditions as defined by the engine manufacturer.

Hancock

If you have problems with a new car and it's engine, the 1st thing the … If you have problems with a new car and it's engine, the 1st thing the dealers will check is the oils viscosity and your warranty could be voided - specially Mercedes.



How many people with a car in warranty are going to Asda and buying FIVE LITRES of oil?

If my nearly new car needed such a quantity it'd be in the dealer's workshop being taken to bits to discover what the problem is.

Edited by: "Kiltox" 4th Aug 2011

Offer is back on.
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