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Drivetec 5w30 Fully Synthetic Oil - £14.78 (With Code) @ GSF Car Parts

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Posted 13th Sep 2019Edited by:"MonkeysUncle"

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Don't know if the oil is any good, have yet to try, but it can't be any worse than Halfords.
I usually use Eurocarparts /cp4l triple qx which is really good quality for the price.

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Spend £3 more if you want a better brand.


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Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 14th Sep 2019
SOUTHWALES14/09/2019 19:33

Most VW group vehicles now go as long as 20,000 miles as they use long …Most VW group vehicles now go as long as 20,000 miles as they use long life oils. my previous Hyundai i30 was also every 20.000 miles. On my Skoda it comes up on the dash when an oil service is needed, at the moment they have been roughly every 15,000 miles.


The only reason they specify such long intervals is due to the performance of the oil and its low viscosity. That doesn't mean you should stick to those intervals. Modern service intervals are designed to keep engines going for 10 years or roughly 120,000 miles. Manufacturers don't care what happens after that, they would rather a car break down in 10 or 12 years and need a new engine so they can sell a new car. What the manufacturers don't tell you is that your engine could probably do half a million miles without any major repairs if it was serviced more regularly. 6,000 miles or 18 months is a good reference point for a quality fully synthetic oil. Depends on how long you intend to keep the vehicle, but I'd never suggest longer than 10,000 no matter what viscosity it is.
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Be careful, GSF has terrible reviews on Trustpilot
I've just been told that new engines (skoda 1.5i for example) can consume up to 1 litre per 1000km. Appears new cars (mine just over 6 months old) now sacrifice this as part of new standards. Don't assume new cars don't need to be checked.
spike00000913/09/2019 21:19

Be careful, GSF has terrible reviews on Trustpilot


Hear what you are saying, personally never had any problems, same with carparts4less.
I do prefer gsf for exhaust parts as the welding is 1000% better than eurocarpart klarius exhausts which are shocking.
Free post also! Same bottle shape and colour as Asda oil same specs :/ Not saying it's a bad thing and it is extremely cheap. Heat from me
Edited by: "pisto" 14th Sep 2019
MonkeysUncle13/09/2019 21:29

Hear what you are saying, personally never had any problems, same with …Hear what you are saying, personally never had any problems, same with carparts4less. I do prefer gsf for exhaust parts as the welding is 1000% better than eurocarpart klarius exhausts which are shocking.


100% agree
Deckard13/09/2019 21:22

I've just been told that new engines (skoda 1.5i for example) can consume …I've just been told that new engines (skoda 1.5i for example) can consume up to 1 litre per 1000km. Appears new cars (mine just over 6 months old) now sacrifice this as part of new standards. Don't assume new cars don't need to be checked.


That is very poor if true, my 1.6 skoda diesel has an oil service every 15 thousand miles and I don't need to top up oil between.
SOUTHWALES14/09/2019 07:16

That is very poor if true, my 1.6 skoda diesel has an oil service every 15 …That is very poor if true, my 1.6 skoda diesel has an oil service every 15 thousand miles and I don't need to top up oil between.


Agree. I've not had to had oil outside of regular service in 20 years. Dealer was a bit sheepish when telling me. Felt like I'd discovered a dirty secret.
Deckard13/09/2019 21:22

I've just been told that new engines (skoda 1.5i for example) can consume …I've just been told that new engines (skoda 1.5i for example) can consume up to 1 litre per 1000km. Appears new cars (mine just over 6 months old) now sacrifice this as part of new standards. Don't assume new cars don't need to be checked.


You sure it’s not a 2-stroke (50:1 mix?!!!)
Only for Ford's.
ssc114/09/2019 08:39

Only for Ford's.


No it's not. Dont be ridiculous
I've been using this last 3 services on 10k intervals. 507.00 for our VW bkd unit. Absolutely fine and yes the engine does get occasional top ups. 90k on the clock...running a dream. Class V emissions killed the bomb proof PD units (not to mention dieselgate)....anyway, check compatibility for your car and purchase with confidence
adoks4me14/09/2019 09:28

I've been using this last 3 services on 10k intervals. 507.00 for our VW …I've been using this last 3 services on 10k intervals. 507.00 for our VW bkd unit. Absolutely fine and yes the engine does get occasional top ups. 90k on the clock...running a dream. Class V emissions killed the bomb proof PD units (not to mention dieselgate)....anyway, check compatibility for your car and purchase with confidence


BKD and bombproof don't go in the same sentence I'm afraid.
Spend £3 more if you want a better brand.


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Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 14th Sep 2019
Deckard13/09/2019 21:22

I've just been told that new engines (skoda 1.5i for example) can consume …I've just been told that new engines (skoda 1.5i for example) can consume up to 1 litre per 1000km. Appears new cars (mine just over 6 months old) now sacrifice this as part of new standards. Don't assume new cars don't need to be checked.


It's not a new thing. The old PD engines are rated for up to that level of oil consumption too - it's in the manual. Most won't be anything like that but it's considered not a fault if they are.
Edited by: "targetbsp" 14th Sep 2019
MonkeysUncle13/09/2019 21:29

Hear what you are saying, personally never had any problems, same with …Hear what you are saying, personally never had any problems, same with carparts4less. I do prefer gsf for exhaust parts as the welding is 1000% better than eurocarpart klarius exhausts which are shocking.


Haha yeah klarius exhausts last maximum 2 years, if your lucky.
quakerphil14/09/2019 09:34

BKD and bombproof don't go in the same sentence I'm afraid.


Read again....The PD were certainly bombproof....had them all in particular the 130ps....200k and still pulling like a train, 16 yrs old and still in daily use. The newer Bkd Pd no patch but still proving reliable for now. Back to the listing o! This oil ticks the box.The Helix version another fine option. Take your pick, again if it's specced correctly should serve its purpose from one service to the next
phatbhoy14/09/2019 08:48

No it's not. Dont be ridiculous


Read the label, u big dummy.
Edited by: "ssc1" 14th Sep 2019
SL, now a quite aged spec with SN plus making it's entry onto the market.
14 quid gets you SN spec at the ASDA, fully synth.

Good enough for older more simple engines though.
ssc114/09/2019 11:35

Read the label, u big dummy.


I think what he's saying is you can use it in many other cars. The manufacturer specification is just that, it means it meets the requirements for this manufacturer, it doesn't mean you can't use it in other cars.
Dekard9714/09/2019 11:59

I think what he's saying is you can use it in many other cars. The …I think what he's saying is you can use it in many other cars. The manufacturer specification is just that, it means it meets the requirements for this manufacturer, it doesn't mean you can't use it in other cars.


In terms of w rating Of course. Duratec is a Ford trademark.
ssc114/09/2019 12:03

In terms of w rating Of course. Duratec is a Ford trademark.


This only means it is suitable for Ford Duratec, not that it cannot or should not be used in other vehicles.
Edited by: "Dekard97" 14th Sep 2019
phatbhoy14/09/2019 08:48

No it's not. Dont be ridiculous



He's kind of right. This is 913D. Ford oil is different from most other European oils, it's to do with low/high shear and an oil can't be both. Will go into other cars especially Jap.
adoks4me14/09/2019 10:49

Read again....The PD were certainly bombproof....had them all in …Read again....The PD were certainly bombproof....had them all in particular the 130ps....200k and still pulling like a train, 16 yrs old and still in daily use. The newer Bkd Pd no patch but still proving reliable for now. Back to the listing o! This oil ticks the box.The Helix version another fine option. Take your pick, again if it's specced correctly should serve its purpose from one service to the next


I've never understood what the could add to a premium fully synth oil to make it superior for vw pd units?
SOUTHWALES14/09/2019 07:16

That is very poor if true, my 1.6 skoda diesel has an oil service every 15 …That is very poor if true, my 1.6 skoda diesel has an oil service every 15 thousand miles and I don't need to top up oil between.


That's a pretty big interval!

I try doing mine every 18 months/6k miles.
ifti14/09/2019 14:34

That's a pretty big interval! I try doing mine every 18 months/6k miles.


Most VW group vehicles now go as long as 20,000 miles as they use long life oils. my previous Hyundai i30 was also every 20.000 miles. On my Skoda it comes up on the dash when an oil service is needed, at the moment they have been roughly every 15,000 miles.
Deckard13/09/2019 21:22

I've just been told that new engines (skoda 1.5i for example) can consume …I've just been told that new engines (skoda 1.5i for example) can consume up to 1 litre per 1000km. Appears new cars (mine just over 6 months old) now sacrifice this as part of new standards. Don't assume new cars don't need to be checked.


Mini are the same, been like that for 12 or more years..

theminiforum.co.uk/forums/topic/295174-how-much-oil-should-a-bmw-mini-use/

automotiverepairphoenix.com/exc…di/
Edited by: "winchman" 14th Sep 2019
SOUTHWALES14/09/2019 19:33

Most VW group vehicles now go as long as 20,000 miles as they use long …Most VW group vehicles now go as long as 20,000 miles as they use long life oils. my previous Hyundai i30 was also every 20.000 miles. On my Skoda it comes up on the dash when an oil service is needed, at the moment they have been roughly every 15,000 miles.


That's pretty good, I've noticed many vehicles the service interval comes up every 12 months regardless of mileage, which is annoying!

I would push a diesel to about 8k or 10k miles regardless of manufacture figures, maybes that's cause I do short journeys.

Plus I concentrate on oil changes more than a full service.
ssc114/09/2019 12:03

Duratec is a Ford trademark.


What's that got to do with anything?
ifti14/09/2019 19:51

That's pretty good, I've noticed many vehicles the service interval comes …That's pretty good, I've noticed many vehicles the service interval comes up every 12 months regardless of mileage, which is annoying!I would push a diesel to about 8k or 10k miles regardless of manufacture figures, maybes that's cause I do short journeys.Plus I concentrate on oil changes more than a full service.


I also think of oil change being the most important part of servicing, first thing I used to do when buying a used car was change oil and filter, then I would get round to doing spark plugs and air filter, and like you I would do an oil change every year or 8000 miles. I must admit I at first did not like the idea of going 20,000 miles or 2 years on my new Hyundai petrol especially going that long why also running in a new engine, but the dealer assured me it was perfectly fine with long life oil and very good machined modern engines, if I remember correctly I hit about 18,000 miles when the 2 years came around, kind of used to long service intervals now as not seen any bad come of it so far. My daughter's 2007 ka I do an oil change every 10,000 miles as although I use Mobil 10-30 fully synthetic it is not long life.
Thanks for posting @MonkeysUncle we have added this to todays Highlights
Is this ok for topping up my M5??

Kindest regards
SOUTHWALES14/09/2019 07:16

That is very poor if true, my 1.6 skoda diesel has an oil service every 15 …That is very poor if true, my 1.6 skoda diesel has an oil service every 15 thousand miles and I don't need to top up oil between.


yep, I have audi 2ltr diesel, had vw the same, serviced regular, never had to top up oil between services.
Ricky30214/09/2019 21:03

What's that got to do with anything?


Exactly. The only place Duratec is mentioned is by the OP. The brand name is Drivetec
SOUTHWALES14/09/2019 19:33

Most VW group vehicles now go as long as 20,000 miles as they use long …Most VW group vehicles now go as long as 20,000 miles as they use long life oils. my previous Hyundai i30 was also every 20.000 miles. On my Skoda it comes up on the dash when an oil service is needed, at the moment they have been roughly every 15,000 miles.


The only reason they specify such long intervals is due to the performance of the oil and its low viscosity. That doesn't mean you should stick to those intervals. Modern service intervals are designed to keep engines going for 10 years or roughly 120,000 miles. Manufacturers don't care what happens after that, they would rather a car break down in 10 or 12 years and need a new engine so they can sell a new car. What the manufacturers don't tell you is that your engine could probably do half a million miles without any major repairs if it was serviced more regularly. 6,000 miles or 18 months is a good reference point for a quality fully synthetic oil. Depends on how long you intend to keep the vehicle, but I'd never suggest longer than 10,000 no matter what viscosity it is.
spike00000913/09/2019 21:19

Be careful, GSF has terrible reviews on Trustpilot


I’ve used them a lot lately sorting about my A4. No problems at all. Even returns are sorted quickly
spike00000913/09/2019 21:19

Be careful, GSF has terrible reviews on Trustpilot


I think Trustpilot is a bit broken.

Says 1.5 stars out of 5 (Bad).

However the breakdown of the ratings directly below states

76% - Excellent
8% - Great
3% - Average
4% - Poor
8% - Bad

And all that adds up to 99%.

Am I missing something here.
SOUTHWALES14/09/2019 19:33

Most VW group vehicles now go as long as 20,000 miles as they use long …Most VW group vehicles now go as long as 20,000 miles as they use long life oils. my previous Hyundai i30 was also every 20.000 miles. On my Skoda it comes up on the dash when an oil service is needed, at the moment they have been roughly every 15,000 miles.


I'd be a bit cautious trusting these "long life" oils and 20k service intervals. I still think you need to change the oil every 10k or once a year at least, whichever comes first.
Long life oil is just marketing speel, it will degrade the same as the others. My personal cynical opinion is that these newer long service intervals lend themselves to your car getting issues outside of the warranty period, a new car could more than likely survive with no oil change in the first 3 years, but you'll certainly get issues further down the line which plays into the car manufacturers hands with out of warranty repairs.
Bigbil14/09/2019 12:48

He's kind of right. This is 913D. Ford oil is different from most other …He's kind of right. This is 913D. Ford oil is different from most other European oils, it's to do with low/high shear and an oil can't be both. Will go into other cars especially Jap.


If the oil meets the viscosity rating you require and either fully or part synthetic, that's all you've ever needed to worry about. These manufacturer specs are all nonsense.
Edited by: "Muggy768" 15th Sep 2019
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