Date: 17 Sep 2001 11:33:09 -0700 From: johsnopsamanytime.co.uk (Johannes H Andersen) Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?
"Mike" <mfeldmannopsamt.net> wrote in message news:<nflp7.98$k14.43286nopsam.uswest.net>... > In the USA, 4 liters of Mobil 1 would cost about £11 (taking into account > conversion of quarts/liters). This is based on a price of $4.50 per quart > (not a particularly cheap price in the USA). > > > > > Yes, we get Mobil 1 0W-40 here, it is around £30 (+,- from memory) > > for a 4 liter. But you can also get some value brand 0W-40 synthetic > > oils. I stick to the store brand 5W-40 at the moment. I've heard > > arguments that the low 0W- oils contains more of those viscosity > > stretching additives, which burns out quicker, but that is probably > > hearsay. The store 5W-40 does the job nicely, the engine hums over > > quietly, you can really sense the smoothness when the oil has been > > changed. > > > > Johannes OK, so I have done some research, here is what I found in Halfords: Synthetic oil price UKP Vol price/liter spec Mobil 1 0W-40 33.99 4 8.50 API SJ/CF ACEA A3/B3/B4 Castrol 0W-40 31.99 4 8.00 API SJ/CF ACEA A3/B3/B4 Halfords 0W-40 25.99 5 5.20 API SJ/CF ACEA A3/B3 Basic oil 15W-50 9.99 5 2.00 ? So not exactly half price for the store brand. However, it may be possible to find other equivalent store brands or offers closer to half price. Notice also the distinction '/B4'. Anyone knows what that is? If I lived in the US, I would not hesitate to use Mobil 1 with those prices you have got there. Johannes