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Hi,

So, my oil needs to be ACEA A3 LL01. I'm going to need a few litres for top ups in between oil changes so a 4 or 5 litre bottle.

Anybody found any really good deals on this kind of oil cos it's really expensive and I've poured all my money into my lumbar support upgrade (will post details when complete).

Fuchs Titan Supersyn SAE 0W-30 4 litres - £47.99 free postage

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=220352060958 is £40 all in.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=310125603107 is around £48 all in....

Just trying to get the best deal....

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Andy
 

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I usually buy my oil from costco, 24 odd quid for 4 litres of mobile1 fully synthetic which is pretty cheap. Unfortunately you have to be a member but the thing i was really suprised with recently was kwik fit offered to do my car with mobile1 and an oil filter for less than £40. I was suprised but had the oil already so i did it myself, really easy job but one of my mates who has a 325ci coupe went to kwik fit and had his done and it was mobile1 fully synthetic oil they used, he let them change the oil and the filter drove it for a few hundred miles and then pulled out the filter and replaced it with a genuine one, it still worked out less than £50 which is a bargain by any standards.
 

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I buy mine at Costco too.

Also worth bearing in mind they sometimes stock Chevron brand (US brand) fully synthetic at £9.99 plus vat for 4.5 litres. All the important accreditation and manufacturer standards, absolute bargain
 

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Thanks guys. I'm not far from Bristol and still have a Ltd company that isn't quite dissolved....so will try and get the membership while I still can. I've heard less than complimentary things said about Mobil 1 but I guess as long as it meets the ACEA A3 LL01 then it's ok? Which exact version do you both use?
 

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I have had oil changes done at kwik fit many times with my previous car. The charged me 25 quid for oil/filter but not Mobil 1. Mobil 1 is £38 and it includes oil/filter. What i usually do is buy a dealer filter and get Mobil 1 put in.

If you provide oil/filter they change it for you for 10 labour.

They will do BMW any car.
 

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I have had oil changes done at kwik fit many times with my previous car. The charged me 25 quid for oil/filter but not Mobil 1. Mobil 1 is £38 and it includes oil/filter. What i usually do is buy a dealer filter and get Mobil 1 put in.

If you provide oil/filter they change it for you for 10 labour.

They will do BMW any car.
the ones around here are getting funny about using customers own parts :timebomb
 

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My C70 T5 now has 131K on it, always run on Mobil 1 0w40 and since I've had it I have got the Mobil 1 from Costco @ Wyvern Retail Park for £19.99 + vat per 4ltr tub. Car runs superb.

Also, try Eurocarparts, they now stock Valvoline at decent enough prices, fwiw I used to run my Toyota's on this and its a superb oil, far better than most, if not all the more expensive ones bar that Purple Royal one.
 

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My C70 T5 now has 131K on it, always run on Mobil 1 0w40 and since I've had it I have got the Mobil 1 from Costco @ Wyvern Retail Park for £19.99 + vat per 4ltr tub. Car runs superb.

Also, try Eurocarparts, they now stock Valvoline at decent enough prices, fwiw I used to run my Toyota's on this and its a superb oil, far better than most, if not all the more expensive ones bar that Purple Royal one.
Wyvern in derby? lol Isn't the PR one meant to be the best you can buy? Is it really worth going to them extremes though does it produce any difference what-so-ever?
 

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Wyvern in derby? lol Isn't the PR one meant to be the best you can buy? Is it really worth going to them extremes though does it produce any difference what-so-ever?
Never used the Purple Royal stuff, don't like oils I can't get hold of easily. Mobil 1 4ltrs 0w40 @ £19.99 is great and the T5 loves it. Wyvern Retail park in Derby offf the A52 is my local for the Costco store.

I use any mid-top brand 5w40 on my BMW. Eurocarparts is also local to me and stocks a comprehensive range of Valvoline oils which I also like and rate very highly.
 

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Do be warned guys, Costco is a mecca for boys toys, but also for girlie stuff.

NEVER, EVER, TAKE YOUR WIFE/GF INTO COSTCO AND EXPECT A LOW BILL AT THE CHECKOUT.
haha yea. I never even thought about Costco to get my oil. I live pretty clsoe to Wyvern (about 5 mins) might have a wander downa t some point.
 

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Do be warned guys, Costco is a mecca for boys toys, but also for girlie stuff.

NEVER, EVER, TAKE YOUR WIFE/GF INTO COSTCO AND EXPECT A LOW BILL AT THE CHECKOUT.
Have you seen those garage floor tile mat things :D:D can't remember the price per pack but I worked it out some months back when I was there and it would have only cost me about 15 packs or so to tile/mat thingy my garage

I tried this trick last time I was there. I stayed at the front looking at all the gadget stuff, then told the gf to crack on and knock herself out shopping. Later I called her and stated that I'm nipping over to get a quote on tyres (they do tyres there, but i was going back to the car) and for her to just meet me at the front. I bought some oil, jumped in the car, drove to the front and parked up a bit closer and relaxed as she wrestled her way out with the trolley :D I didn't pay for a thing she bought :thumbsup
 

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I just bought 8 litres as castrol edge fully synthetic for £70 delivered, best price I found anywhere by some way. I was quoted £36 by national tyres recently for an oil change - they also use castrol edge too... i think they make their money by getting you through the door and then telling you loads of other things needs doping also, wither that or they would surely be loosing money at those rates.
 

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Have you seen those garage floor tile mat things :D:D can't remember the price per pack but I worked it out some months back when I was there and it would have only cost me about 15 packs or so to tile/mat thingy my garage

They are great, I was trying to persuade the wife they were a worthy purchase when she pointed out it would be cheaper to lay a B&Q wooden floor in the garage...... Cheek, the garage is my last area of male influence in the house.
 

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I just bought 8 litres as castrol edge fully synthetic for £70 delivered, best price I found anywhere by some way. I was quoted £36 by national tyres recently for an oil change - they also use castrol edge too... i think they make their money by getting you through the door and then telling you loads of other things needs doping also, wither that or they would surely be loosing money at those rates.
Some such garages fill branded containers with cheaper oils, so it appears as though they are using what they are telling you
 
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