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Shell Helix HX8 ECT 5W-40 - 5Ltr, £14.99 at eurocarparts with code

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Posted 31st Dec 2018
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mccririck31/12/2018 13:51

Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise …Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise the front of the car or have a pit you can work in. Modern cars are harder to work on than old cars.


You had to raise most older cars too though :/. Every modern car I've changed the oil on has been ridiculously easy I'd be a fool to take it to a garage. The only thing that is harder is bleeding brakes requiring a scan tool to operate the ABS pump on some cars.
It really does worry me how lazy/unable the British people are at doing DIY jobs themselves...
To think we won 2 world wars by being incredibly innovative and now most can't change the oil on their car...
mccririck31/12/2018 13:51

Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise …Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise the front of the car or have a pit you can work in. Modern cars are harder to work on than old cars.



Pah... I'm over 50... and still do my own stuff... did nippers exhaust on her juke, with the bit of extra ground clearance I only ran it up one ramp, got under started on it, thing rolled off the ramp (didn't chock it!!), bum nipped a bit when I realised and almost managed to slither out, bottom of sill nipped me on the chest as I got out.... normal car would've flattened me... no fool like an old fool ... saved her a pretty penny on Qfit etc LOL
mccririck31/12/2018 13:05

Not many people change their oil themselves these days.


Sad but true. More fool those, who are able, who pay someone £50+ to put this same oil in their engine.
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Not many people change their oil themselves these days.
very good price, though it is 10w40, not much modern stuff uses this now, maybe ok for an older diesel or petrol car, 5w30 would have been a steal...
mccririck31/12/2018 13:05

Not many people change their oil themselves these days.


Sad but true. More fool those, who are able, who pay someone £50+ to put this same oil in their engine.
marty-40131/12/2018 13:48

Sad but true. More fool those, who are able, who pay someone £50+ to put …Sad but true. More fool those, who are able, who pay someone £50+ to put this same oil in their engine.


Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise the front of the car or have a pit you can work in. Modern cars are harder to work on than old cars.
mccririck31/12/2018 13:51

Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise …Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise the front of the car or have a pit you can work in. Modern cars are harder to work on than old cars.



Pah... I'm over 50... and still do my own stuff... did nippers exhaust on her juke, with the bit of extra ground clearance I only ran it up one ramp, got under started on it, thing rolled off the ramp (didn't chock it!!), bum nipped a bit when I realised and almost managed to slither out, bottom of sill nipped me on the chest as I got out.... normal car would've flattened me... no fool like an old fool ... saved her a pretty penny on Qfit etc LOL
stealth66611 m ago

Pah... I'm over 50... and still do my own stuff... did nippers exhaust on …Pah... I'm over 50... and still do my own stuff... did nippers exhaust on her juke, with the bit of extra ground clearance I only ran it up one ramp, got under started on it, thing rolled off the ramp (didn't chock it!!), bum nipped a bit when I realised and almost managed to slither out, bottom of sill nipped me on the chest as I got out.... normal car would've flattened me... no fool like an old fool ... saved her a pretty penny on Qfit etc LOL



Also did the clutch on it for her, nice and slow did it over 2 days, no broken clips or forgotten bolts etc, came in under £130 for all parts including fresh gearbox oil and , I bet a garage would've been 500+ when I looked at vids on youtube for some heads up tips, everyone removed the subframe!... I did it by pulling the gearbox to one side, which saved a hell of a lot of work... old skool
stealth66631/12/2018 13:47

very good price, though it is 10w40, not much modern stuff uses this now, …very good price, though it is 10w40, not much modern stuff uses this now, maybe ok for an older diesel or petrol car, 5w30 would have been a steal...



It's 5w40
FearOne9 m ago

It's 5w40



oh yeah, still not as popular though, though have used it in 5w30 stuff before, some ok, some like my old focus grumbled a bit
Would this be ok for Honda Civic 2010
Ts18991 h, 23 m ago

Would this be ok for Honda Civic 2010


Look in the vehicle handbook. This should tell you the spec of the oil you require. Some manufacturers have very specific standards - VW, for example. Others just say a rating like 5W40 (this oil).
mccririck3 h, 27 m ago

Not many people change their oil themselves these days.


I do....I've 4 cars lol.
The full prices are a bit of a con...I was picking parts up last week and spotted the Shell Helix Ultra...it was £49 online but with code worked out at £24.75....instore it was £24.99.
The 5W30 ester based ECT version is fantastic oil but over double this price...shame
mccririck31/12/2018 13:51

Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise …Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise the front of the car or have a pit you can work in. Modern cars are harder to work on than old cars.


You had to raise most older cars too though :/. Every modern car I've changed the oil on has been ridiculously easy I'd be a fool to take it to a garage. The only thing that is harder is bleeding brakes requiring a scan tool to operate the ABS pump on some cars.
It really does worry me how lazy/unable the British people are at doing DIY jobs themselves...
To think we won 2 world wars by being incredibly innovative and now most can't change the oil on their car...
mccririck3 h, 12 m ago

Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise …Reason being it isn't easy anymore on most cars. You need to be able raise the front of the car or have a pit you can work in. Modern cars are harder to work on than old cars.


You have to raise older cars as well...nothing has changed that much,still an easy job on most cars.....I'd rather do my own, at least I know its done right,I bought a 6 year old Toyota with a full dealer service history, I really don't think the oil filter had ever been changed,had to almost cut the old one off....don't think that leaving a car into a main dealer gets you a qualified mechanic doing your service,it'll be a trainee or a semi skilled kwik fit type fitter....BMW give their fitters 25 mins to do an oil change/quick service.

Front brake pads supplied and fitted by Toyota for my MR2 are fixed price £135

I fitted Brembo pads + 40 mins of my time,cleaned and greased the caliper sliders and reassembled everything...the pads cost £20.
Edited by: "BattleBeast1" 31st Dec 2018
Luke4efc31/12/2018 16:47

You had to raise most older cars too though :/. Every modern car I've …You had to raise most older cars too though :/. Every modern car I've changed the oil on has been ridiculously easy I'd be a fool to take it to a garage. The only thing that is harder is bleeding brakes requiring a scan tool to operate the ABS pump on some cars.It really does worry me how lazy/unable the British people are at doing DIY jobs themselves... To think we won 2 world wars by being incredibly innovative and now most can't change the oil on their car...


Modern cars tend to be lower. I could change the oil in my mk1 micra without raising it. I got a mk4 golf and it was too low plus you had to take some of the covers off the underside of the car iirc. Haven't tried since as it's cheap to get someone else to do it.
mccririck31/12/2018 16:50

Modern cars tend to be lower. I could change the oil in my mk1 micra …Modern cars tend to be lower. I could change the oil in my mk1 micra without raising it. I got a mk4 golf and it was too low plus you had to take some of the covers off the underside of the car iirc. Haven't tried since as it's cheap to get someone else to do it.


It's definitely not just as cheap to get someone else to do it (their wages have to come from somewhere). A Halfords trolley jack and axle stands cost me less than £40. Oil is around £20 for a enough for a change, plus a filter at a couple quid. With the average oil change costing £50-60, I'd say you'd save yourself a bit of money over the years, espcially if you have a few cars like I do.
mccririck22 m ago

Modern cars tend to be lower. I could change the oil in my mk1 micra …Modern cars tend to be lower. I could change the oil in my mk1 micra without raising it. I got a mk4 golf and it was too low plus you had to take some of the covers off the underside of the car iirc. Haven't tried since as it's cheap to get someone else to do it.


I can't even get the jack under a 2003 St Mondeo or a 2004 MR2 without driving on to a couple of pieces of plywood to get some height,I can do the Rav4 without lifting but only just....depends on filter location as well.

Having 4 cars it saves me a few quid....tbh I know a few local mechanics/friends that wouldn't charge silly money anyway,but I quite enjoy doing my own.
Edited by: "BattleBeast1" 31st Dec 2018
Lots of car manufacturers extend the service intervals for sales reasons, oil may well have better specifications now than a few years back but engine tolerances especially on some of the Japanese engines are so close nothing but a fully synthetic will do. 12000 miles between changes sounds good for the customer but anyone who cares about their car will be changing at half that milage.
Luke4efc31/12/2018 17:00

It's definitely not just as cheap to get someone else to do it (their …It's definitely not just as cheap to get someone else to do it (their wages have to come from somewhere). A Halfords trolley jack and axle stands cost me less than £40. Oil is around £20 for a enough for a change, plus a filter at a couple quid. With the average oil change costing £50-60, I'd say you'd save yourself a bit of money over the years, espcially if you have a few cars like I do.


Oh I never said it was as cheap. But most people are not able to do it themselves for the reasons I explained earlier.
Bought a fluid extractor pump. Takes 5 minutes and no need to Jack the vehicle.
peterkay1131/12/2018 20:00

Bought a fluid extractor pump. Takes 5 minutes and no need to Jack the …Bought a fluid extractor pump. Takes 5 minutes and no need to Jack the vehicle.


Thats ok if you can get to the oil filter easily.
Thanks, I ordered a different oil using the code. I've opted for click and collect as I will get it quicker than delivery and oil has been flashing low for a while. Where is the code from? Is it a generic code for everyone as I pay when I collect
mccririck4 h, 56 m ago

Oh I never said it was as cheap. But most people are not able to do it …Oh I never said it was as cheap. But most people are not able to do it themselves for the reasons I explained earlier.


Why because they can't spend less than £40 on a trolley jack and axle stands?
Also you literally said it is cheap to get someone else to do it.
stacey6861 h, 30 m ago

Thanks, I ordered a different oil using the code. I've opted for click and …Thanks, I ordered a different oil using the code. I've opted for click and collect as I will get it quicker than delivery and oil has been flashing low for a while. Where is the code from? Is it a generic code for everyone as I pay when I collect


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trannyboy6 h, 56 m ago

Lots of car manufacturers extend the service intervals for sales reasons, …Lots of car manufacturers extend the service intervals for sales reasons, oil may well have better specifications now than a few years back but engine tolerances especially on some of the Japanese engines are so close nothing but a fully synthetic will do. 12000 miles between changes sounds good for the customer but anyone who cares about their car will be changing at half that milage.


I disagree with all due respect.
It's not extra care but lack of knowledge I would call it.
A good quality fully synthetic oil could last for even more than 12000 miles.
Manufacturers are not daft.
I never changed oil at least until 18000 miles and driving same 1.9 turbo diesel for years since near new with current mileage at 199700+
With all due respect. ..

A diesel run all day doing motorway miles is not the same as Mrs Miggins driving her small hatchback petrol car , cold start first thing taking Johnny and Jemima one mile to school then going home then six hours later the same thing. Regular short journeys never off the choke, stop start traffic, all of these and other factors can effectively shorten the working life of an oil.
trannyboy1 h, 18 m ago

With all due respect. ..A diesel run all day doing motorway miles is not …With all due respect. ..A diesel run all day doing motorway miles is not the same as Mrs Miggins driving her small hatchback petrol car , cold start first thing taking Johnny and Jemima one mile to school then going home then six hours later the same thing. Regular short journeys never off the choke, stop start traffic, all of these and other factors can effectively shorten the working life of an oil.


Stop start traffic and not warming the engine up fully doesnt necessarily shorten the life of the oil, but will shorten the life of the engine as parts are starved for oil. It also doesn't get thin enough to properly lubricate everything in that short time. It does still need to be changed every year though as oil breaks down just being sat there too.
if it's that hard to change the oil: you can buy an oil sucking device that sucks out from a tube poked down the dipstick pipe and tests show it removes more old oil right down the sump.
Really isn't that big a deal

some cars dont have an oil drain plug
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