Service & Maintenance Where do people buy their 0 w 30 from?

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by nauest, Sunday 21st Feb, 2016.

  1. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi Everyone,

    I was just wondering where everyone buys their oil, what kind of price they pay! Mainly looking for I-CTDI oil, but jump in with your petrol spec stuff too!

    Cheers!
     
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  2. dbrooks65 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Holdcroft Honda Stoke. Discounted rate for HK members.

    I think I got 6 litres delivered for £48 last year. Price may have changed now but it was a great deal then. Speak to Lee or Gareth.
     
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  3. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I didn't realise HH sold the oils, will check it out. My best bet so far has been 20 litres of Exol for £80, works out very good in the long run.
     
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  4. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Do you really need that oil for your car ? I don't think it was recommended when it was new.
    Its doubtful you'll see any benefits especially if yours has normal/high miles by now.
    Although some knock them I don't think you can beat eurocarspares for simple service items.
    I think 4L of 05/30 is about £25 delivered. It was NEVER designed to run on less so why bother ?
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    Before I get slaughtered I didn't believe it till I saw it, l bought a mega mile neglected volo once for peanuts, it was all choked up. We drained the oil then filled with diesel ! Ran it around for a day or so then changed for oil. No damage done good as new , cleaned out all the sludge and boy was it bad.
     
  5. Nighthawk Guest

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    @nauest - your car will need just under 6 litres of oil. 0-30w is the correct viscosity. Honda oil is Castrol
     
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  6. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Yes I agree but did they have 0/30 12 years ago ? If not a waste of money. I know mines old and a different model but it takes less than 4L inc filterr .I recon it would leak out as fast as I poured it in after 142 k lol.
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    Wow 6L ! My 5.7 L Buick held less than 5L ! Guess that's modern engine designs !
    I miss spooning in the good old 20/50 !
    It used to ( and probably still is ) the biggest garage rip off ever.
    We/all used to charge so much for 500 ml of oil per oil change. Some cars like my old jag they charged me 10 x 500ml of oil when we all know it comes out of a big drum. Robin bas#@©®s comes to mind !
     
  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    0w-30 is what Honda now recommended for the N22A and also delivers better MPG. On a high mileage engine, it may burn a little more of this 'thinner' oil so you may choose to go for the 5W-30. (2nd choice, as per Honda guidelines)

    @stuscrv things move on. That's life!
     
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  8. Nighthawk Guest

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    Perfectly said my friend
     
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  9. PeteMM Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Anything other than a Volvo would have sh*te itself all over the floor

    I use nothing but Millers CFS 0w30NT in mine and CFS 10w40NT in the Type-S

    I also use Millers brake fluids, gearbox oils and fuel additives
     
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  10. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Well the old Volvo had done 250 k so it didn't matter. The lads used it to get to work n back for another year. So 275k for a £400 cars good going. Yes it blew up eventually but I think it was the auto box that died.
     
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    Costco. £30 for Castrol 4 litres of C3 0W30
     
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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :facepalm:
     
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  13. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Sorry gents just read your replays out of context, Yes of course things move on, I get it but I do wonder sometimes with older cars they don't make parts, oil etc so say - - we now recommend ?
    Don't forget a cars designed to last seven years ( boy Honda are pissed with me )
    Bumps 19 this year !
     
  14. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Not a Honda. That's why we love them.
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    :offtopic: We're going off track and ruining this thread. Let's just stick to the topic in hand. :offtopic:
     
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  15. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Wish mine hadn't rotted so badly, I've already had loads done. Its now like the fourth bridge, repair one end, then the other end goes. Of course I've no idea of past history but think it may have seen some action at sea. !
     
  16. PeteMM Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I specialise in classics

    Most happily run on garden variety 20w50 for their sunday runs and picnic days out.

    But there are missing out on the added protection brought by modern 20w50's, even Semi and fully synthetics with added ZDDP to actually make what is an old tired engine as slippery and clean inside as it can be - therefore increasing the time between rebuilds

    Our own engines are pushing 100hp per litre and still running on Semi Synthetic 20w50 from Millers because the garden variety stuff would simply fly the white flag after 10 minutes of hard driving despite oil coolers etc etc. Just because an engine is old, doesn't mean it cannot benefit from modern technology being poured into any of its orifice.
     
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  17. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    @nauest it's worth contacting @oilman from Opie Oils and @Lubetech to see what they have as well as @Holdcroft Honda.

    Bump may well get more than her fair share of sea spray out in Lanzarote!
     
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  18. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Ok keeping to the oil thread I recon she was used to ferry workers out to the north sea oil rigs.
    On one last serious note, old jap cars were known to rust, are the new ones good?
    Times do move on but even one off the showroom floor take 10 secs 0-60 same as mine, hardly progress, although I only get 25 MPG I admit.
    But there again it cost me £600 and so far lasted over two years.
     
  19. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    My original manual actually recommends 0 w30 for driving in lower temperatures, which classified as less than 10 degrees or so. 0 w30 is the only oil you should use in the UK according to Honda!

    As for cost benefit etc, I know my car has sensitive chains, anything I can do to even remotley prolong their life is worth every penny. Even doing it myself, I have a full auto garage available, will likely cost over £1000 mark. So I think its worth it! I change my oil every 6k as well.

    Getting the big 20 litre drum from exol definitely seems the best and cheapest way still. I will stick to that. Works out at less than £25 per service on oil.
     
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  20. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I do live in the past Pete I'll admit. Its just like my old 70 s Buick, if I dared put less than 20/50 in it leaked out from every imaginable joint. So with my old clinker I'm scared to use less than 10/40 (Honda told me )
     
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