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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:25 am    Post subject: Oil Change Reply with quote

So my cars nearly reached its time for an oil change.

It’s the first time I have tried this so are there any current deals on suitable oil that you would recommend?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carpart4less.co.uk usually work out the cheapest once you enter the discount code off their home page. They do a selection of Porsche recommended oils.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly you just missed a flash sale on Opie oils (yesterday).
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GSF often have 60% deals on, sign up to their newsletter or whatever it is, then there’s always good old Halfords if you catch them right they sometimes have a deal on Mobil 1

That’s the easy part, what weight oil is it your using ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha Very Happy I knew this would come up.....so far I’ve just used Mobil Super 3000 5W-40 as thats what came with the car when I bought it.

But I am totally up for any suggestions especially as it will be a complete change not just topping up.....let me know what you guys recommend....let the controversy begin Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

£54 for 10l delivered from carparts4less.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s a great offer thanks for sharing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m currently running the above, my Indie advised this as I wanted to jump straight into the 10W - 50 millers nanodrive, but he said I’d not got near the kind of mileage to warrant it ? Not sure he worked that out based on the fact that Hartech fit it their new builds from the outset, As far as Oils go there’s not a lot to be unhappy about, the price is a major positive from the link above, I e just ordered 2 jugs of it myself !

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mileage improved significantly when I used the Nanodrive (over Mobil 1).
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-x-1L-bottles-12-Litre-of-Mobil-Super-3000-X1-5W40-Car-Engine-Oil-New/143284817401

12litres for £45

I'm moving up from 0w 40 to 5w 40 as advised on many forums for my 107,000 mile C4S

I will be changing (& checking) every 6 months. I'm getting a Millers analysis done who will obviously recommend their own but will be interested to see if they promote 5w40 or 10w50
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve got a sample bottle to send off to millers for diagnosis, I just forgot to take it with me last month when I had it serviced ? see what they recommend ? Interested to see that MPG improved significantly when Nanodrive used ?
Mines not driven enough or consistently enough to work out what it’s averaging ?

I haven’t got a clue ? There does seem to be a lot of very positive reviews from all over regarding this oil though ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is but it's the mot expensive & I'm only doing aout 3000 per yea so either I do cheaper twice a year or Millers once. I will let you know what they say (remembering to get a ample !)

incidentally, it's funny the local Lidl is 3 miles away but whenever I drive there it takes 20 miles via the Hampshire B roads. I think it must be the poor sat nav or something..............................
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right I have been gathering all the parts ready for my first DIY oil change...I’ve got the Oil....The Oil filter and the new rubber ring but what I think I am missing is the washer for the drain plug or are you just supposed to reuse the old one?

If it’s a new washer what size are they and where do you get them?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it has to be a new one. about 60p from an OEM or free if you buy yourself a magnetic sump plug from ECP
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at it the oil drain plug is a standard size for all cars and the washer is also a standard size.

I’m not sure if my car already has a magnetic sump plug is there any way to check before I waste money on one exactly the same?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

er yes

If it's magnetic it will stick to metal (like the sump )

Not wishing to pee on your parade but are you sure about this ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn’t bother with the laser tool to remove the oil filter, mine broke after about 0.0005 seconds of use. Fortunately I had bought a new filter housing so just drive a screwdriver through the old one to remove, unfortunately I had lost the receipt for the crappy laser tool!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattomg wrote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-x-1L-bottles-12-Litre-of-Mobil-Super-3000-X1-5W40-Car-Engine-Oil-New/143284817401

12litres for £45



I'd be wary buying oil off eBay from a private seller. Could easily be Monkey jizz.

I've learnt to not buy popular branded bargains from unknown sellers on eBay. If it looks too good to be true it usually is.

Back to the spending £130 on oil for a yearly service. I wouldn't do it but at the same time I wouldn't pull my face over blowing two full tanks of fuel on a spirited drive over the weekend. Funny old world innit.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moko wrote:
Right I have been gathering all the parts ready for my first DIY oil change...I’ve got the Oil....The Oil filter and the new rubber ring but what I think I am missing is the washer for the drain plug or are you just supposed to reuse the old one?

If it’s a new washer what size are they and where do you get them?


Often you get one free with the filter (as well as the rubber ring). Have you checked?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My C2 is on 56000 miles and looking back at the history it has had 16 oil changes during its life. The last one was around 2 years ago when I purchased the car at 54k. Changing again after 2000 miles is, as my indy said, probably a waste of money. However, despite that, my gut feeling is to change it anyway. Currently it has Shell Helix Ultra 5-40. Any reason to change from that?
 
  
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