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Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? #4614724
12/26/17 01:37 PM
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Bailes1992 Offline OP
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My local Costco has old M1 0W40 for 25 for a 5 litre jug. It was sold as M1 'New life' and M1 'Turbo Diesel' here in the UK. 5 a litre is also quite cheap for a branded synthetic in the UK.

Is it worth stocking up do you think? How does the new M1 0W40 compare?

Might be a good chance to switch the Defender over to a synthetic and it will go in my Mothers Suzuki Jimmny quite happily too.


'13 Suzuki Jimmny - '16 Dacia Duster 1.5DCi 4WD
'96 LR Defender 300TDi - '12 BMW 320d

Engine Oil - Fuchs Titan XTL GT1 5w40
Gearbox Oil - Fuchs Sintofluid 75w80
Diff Oil - Fuchs Sintopoid 75w90
Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992] #4614734
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Define old? Less than 5 years old, stock up NOW laugh


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992] #4614736
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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Modern synthetic oils will all perform well and fairly similarly between brands. It's more dependent on the OCI and filter chosen. Many here are always shopping for the best value, so if the M1 0W40 is the best deal $ wise, I'd say do it.

Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992] #4614740
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As I understand it the recent reformulation of M1 0W40 lost it some certs and Castrol Edge 0W40 is superior. So if it is a deal buy it up as that is the BITOG way.

5 pounds per litre? That is insane. I though we had it bad here in Canada having to pay $35 for a 4.4 or 5l jug!


03 Jetta AWP/09A 205k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: maxdustington] #4614824
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Originally Posted By: maxdustington
As I understand it the recent reformulation of M1 0W40 lost it some certs and Castrol Edge 0W40 is superior. So if it is a deal buy it up as that is the BITOG way.

5 pounds per litre? That is insane. I though we had it bad here in Canada having to pay $35 for a 4.4 or 5l jug!


Yes in the UK they pay and arm and a leg for anything car related. I would stock up as much as you can.


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 Shell Conventional/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992] #4614837
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Is it a good price?

Stock up.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992] #4614841
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Prices will only go up for everything auto-related, with the "climate change" lunatics pressing to have the UK be 100% ICE-free by 2040. Forced obsolescence against the market wishes, based on dubious data, should be a cardinal sin with the penalty being hanging by the neck until dead in the public square.

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Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992] #4615045
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Of that Jimmy has any variant of the Suzuki 1.6, buy all you can. Yhose little motors LOVE the M1 0W40.


2003 Nissan Xterra 4x4 M1 HM 10w40
2001 Toyota 4runner 4x4 M1 0w40
2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R VR1 20w50

Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992] #4615954
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25 is a good price for 0W40 but you can get 5W40 Helix ultra for 17.61 up until midnight at carparts4less.


Barry

1979 BMW R45 (Triple QX 5W40)
2009 Mercedes C180K (Shell Helix Ultra 5W40)
Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: SuzukiGoat] #4617381
12/29/17 02:18 AM
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Bailes1992 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: SuzukiGoat
Of that Jimmy has any variant of the Suzuki 1.6, buy all you can. Yhose little motors LOVE the M1 0W40.


It's an M13A VVT if that means anything to you? Torqueless, gutless, noisy and thirsty but totally bulletproof.

The Suzuki reccomended oil is a 0w20 which is why I went for the A5/B5 0w30. Little more viscosity for added protection but still a low HTHS. Castrol Edge 0w30 is also a Group 4 syntehtic.

It will be interesting to see how it runs on a *w40 A3/B4.


'13 Suzuki Jimmny - '16 Dacia Duster 1.5DCi 4WD
'96 LR Defender 300TDi - '12 BMW 320d

Engine Oil - Fuchs Titan XTL GT1 5w40
Gearbox Oil - Fuchs Sintofluid 75w80
Diff Oil - Fuchs Sintopoid 75w90
Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #4617383
12/29/17 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted By: SubieRubyRoo
Prices will only go up for everything auto-related, with the "climate change" lunatics pressing to have the UK be 100% ICE-free by 2040. Forced obsolescence against the market wishes, based on dubious data, should be a cardinal sin with the penalty being hanging by the neck until dead in the public square.

Whats going on in 19th century?


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 0W20 EP+ 2qt of M1 0W40 + FRAM Ultra).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992] #4617903
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Yesterday afternoon ebay.co.uk had 20% discount on everything for 6 hours.

I bought a 20L container of genuine 5W40 Mercedes 229.5 oil from a Mercedes dealer for 43.99. That has to be unbeatable.


Barry

1979 BMW R45 (Triple QX 5W40)
2009 Mercedes C180K (Shell Helix Ultra 5W40)

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