Cheap engine oil at Tesco

Simon

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There must be a few here who do their own servicing. Tesco petrol stations are selling engine oil at half price at the moment - 4 litres of diesel/petrol/semi-synth for £8, 2 litres for £4. I ordered loads for my pfs last week so there's plenty to go around.
 

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It's cheap because it's being discontinued. Tesco don't have their own refineries!
yes, good point.. I've Googled this but can't get a definitive answer.. plenty of forum postings , the most often mentioned is Comma Oils..
 
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yes, good point.. I've Googled this but can't get a definitive answer.. plenty of forum postings , the most often mentioned is Comma Oils..
I don't know who supplies it but I guarantee Tesco don't want thousands of motorists queuing up to sue them because their engine oil has caused damage. I do know people love to knock Tesco and they don't believe anything can be cheap *and* good, but having worked for them since 1997 I know that sometimes prices drop dramatically just because they want to get rid of stock.
 

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can say i used tesco oils for years . i also worked for them . ran vw,s and m,bikes on it for years .
am running asda oil at the moment . they had it reduced a few years ago i bought several gallons . seems to work a treat.
 

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I don't know who supplies it but I guarantee Tesco don't want thousands of motorists queuing up to sue them because their engine oil has caused damage. I do know people love to knock Tesco and they don't believe anything can be cheap *and* good, but having worked for them since 1997 I know that sometimes prices drop dramatically just because they want to get rid of stock.
As I said semi synthetic not in my motorhome. Or in my cars or in the trucks I ran.it all comes out of the same hole but it's wats done to it after wards wat count but u go for it simon
 

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can say i used tesco oils for years . i also worked for them . ran vw,s and m,bikes on it for years .
am running asda oil at the moment . they had it reduced a few years ago i bought several gallons . seems to work a treat.
Each to there own I use total oils
 
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U do want u want but semi synthetic na not in my machine
Some engines do require more advanced oils, granted, and yours might be one of them, but I don't see what your comment contributes to the conversation other than stating your own requirements and dismissing the offer.
The engine in our old bus is more than happy with 10w/40 but I treated it to some lovely semi-synth :) I even 'rinsed' it with a gallon of semi-synth I bought a while ago from a previous offer.
 

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i would say if you have an older aircooled vw . i think the best oil for them is an sae 30 hd oil. certainly i wouldnt run my aircooled vw,s on anything else .
probably morris,s as well.
 

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Some engines do require more advanced oils, granted, and yours might be one of them, but I don't see what your comment contributes to the conversation other than stating your own requirements and dismissing the offer.
The engine in our old bus is more than happy with 10w/40 but I treated it to some lovely semi-synth :) I even 'rinsed' it with a gallon of semi-synth I bought a while ago from a previous offer.
My engine is a euro-5
 

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:( Oh dear, something else I will have to learn about.... don't understand what all this 150 10 /40 etc is all about.
 

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I used Comma oil in my motorhomes of the day for years and years without a problem...

Mind you they were of the more mature variety!

My consultant mechanic says I should use mineral oil in my 1987 Hymer as better oil will just spoil it...

I would definitely use the discounted Tesco oil if I was in Blighty.


JJ :cool:
 
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