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Information sharing...Castrol's Personalised menu #4619402
12/31/17 07:04 AM
12/31/17 07:04 AM
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Shannow Online content OP
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Like I used to say

"Not everything's a conspiracy, only the important stuff ontome"

Anyway, looking up lube recommendations tonight and got Castrol UK's personal menu...



That's pretty neat, your vehicle and registration shared with the lube companies...saves us all sorts of drama running our lives.

Re: Information sharing...Castrol's Personalised menu [Re: Shannow] #4619403
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Re: Information sharing...Castrol's Personalised menu [Re: Shannow] #4619410
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Dayco parts does the plate or VIN number, your choice. I've seen other auto sites do the same.
http://www.daycoproducts.com/parts?category_id=1084
Coming to your favorite brand and auto parts retailer soon.


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Re: Information sharing...Castrol's Personalised menu [Re: Shannow] #4619441
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In Europe, you enter plate number and it leads to the vehicle model via the manufacturer type. On every parts or oil websites. Itís been years. Same at the local parts stores


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Re: Information sharing...Castrol's Personalised menu [Re: Shannow] #4619702
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Some people are too stupid to know what they actually have...

Re: Information sharing...Castrol's Personalised menu [Re: Superflan] #4619813
12/31/17 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Superflan
In Europe, you enter plate number and it leads to the vehicle model via the manufacturer type. On every parts or oil websites. Itís been years. Same at the local parts stores

I'd be unhappy about DMVs sharing information with parts companies. The VINs, on the other hand, can be relevant, especially if something switches in the middle of a model year, not to mention being able to assist those who have no idea what size engine they have.


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Information sharing...Castrol's Personalised menu [Re: Shannow] #4619984
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I use the Castrol site at work, but as usual it's Aussie data based and not a lot of use in NZ. I enter the Rego in the Repco Navigator site and get all the infor on parts I need...and double check on the oil, several brands.


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Re: Information sharing...Castrol's Personalised menu [Re: Shannow] #4622395
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This has been a thing for years in the UK. One thing that enables it is that the reg number is constant for a given vehicle over its life and is registered with a national agency who sell this data to various bodies who can use it thus. Oil, tyres, batteries, all sorts of stuff where a choice is required use a similar lookup. Insurance too - simply tell them the reg number and they immediately know what car you have, what engine, what spec etc.


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