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#4614724 - 12/26/17 01:37 PM Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up?
Bailes1992 Offline


Registered: 03/10/17
Posts: 119
Loc: South Wales, UK
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.
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'96 LR Defender 300TDi - '12 BMW 320d

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#4614734 - 12/26/17 01:44 PM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992]
BrocLuno Offline


Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5513
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Define old? Less than 5 years old, stock up NOW laugh
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#4614736 - 12/26/17 01:45 PM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1125
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
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.

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#4614740 - 12/26/17 01:53 PM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992]
maxdustington Offline


Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 634
Loc: Toronna
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!
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#4614824 - 12/26/17 03:36 PM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: maxdustington]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 3002
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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.
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#4614837 - 12/26/17 03:55 PM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4041
Loc: North Carolina
Is it a good price?

Stock up.
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#4614841 - 12/26/17 04:04 PM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1125
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
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.


Edited by SubieRubyRoo (12/26/17 04:05 PM)

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#4615045 - 12/26/17 07:06 PM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992]
SuzukiGoat Offline


Registered: 02/04/13
Posts: 534
Loc: Louisiana
Of that Jimmy has any variant of the Suzuki 1.6, buy all you can. Yhose little motors LOVE the M1 0W40.
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#4615954 - 12/27/17 03:55 PM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992]
barryh Offline


Registered: 01/09/16
Posts: 312
Loc: Cheshire, England
25 is a good price for 0W40 but you can get 5W40 Helix ultra for 17.61 up until midnight at carparts4less.
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#4617381 - 12/29/17 02:18 AM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: SuzukiGoat]
Bailes1992 Offline


Registered: 03/10/17
Posts: 119
Loc: South Wales, UK
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.
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'96 LR Defender 300TDi - '12 BMW 320d

Engine Oil - Fuchs Titan XTL GT1 5w40
Gearbox Oil - Fuchs Sintofluid 75w80
Diff Oil - Fuchs Sintopoid 75w90

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#4617383 - 12/29/17 02:35 AM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: SubieRubyRoo]
edyvw Offline


Registered: 03/08/12
Posts: 5033
Loc: Colorado Springs
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?
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#4617903 - 12/29/17 03:40 PM Re: Old M1 0W40... Worth Stocking Up? [Re: Bailes1992]
barryh Offline


Registered: 01/09/16
Posts: 312
Loc: Cheshire, England
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.
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1979 BMW R45 (Triple QX 5W40)
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