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In forum "For Sale"
In topic "Huge savings at Opie Oils (up to 35% off) til bank holiday Monday!"
Folks,

From now until midnight 31st August 2009 (Bank Holiday Monday) we are giving an extra 20% off PLUS our standard Club Discount scheme Members Discounts.

This means as much as 35% off in all for some products!

To take advantage of this offer you will need to place your order online at www.opieoils.co.uk using the following coupon/voucher code at the checkout: BESTPRICES

Applies to all products (except for Brembo brakes and Splitfire coil packs), so you can get oils, lubricants, service packs, greases, filters, spark plugs, cleaning and detailing products, aerosols etc. etc. - all at these special prices!
If you are not registered as a member at www.opieoils.co.uk then you will need to do this prior to placing your order to get the Members Discounts (10%-15%) on top of this August Bank Holiday Sale Offer. To become a member, register here.
Don't delay, place your order at www.opieoils.co.uk today as this offer will not be extended past midnight on 31 August 2009, and we're not planning another promotion like this for a while!!

Example Prices (all INCLUDING VAT):

Silkolene Pro S 5L    RRP: £51.75  / Members Price: £46.58  / Bank Hol Price: £37.26 = 28% OFF!
Silkolene Pro S 4 x 5L RRP: £207.00 / Members Price: £167.67 / Bank Hol Price: £134.14 = 35% OFF!
Motul 8100 X-Cess 5L  RRP: £32.20  / Members Price: £28.98  / Bank Hol Price: £23.18 = 28% OFF!
Motul 8100 X-Cess 4x5L RRP: £128.80 / Members Price: £102.47 / Bank Hol Price: £81.98 = 36% OFF!

So, to get our best prices, use code BESTPRICES between now and midnight on 31 August 2009 at www.opieoils.co.uk

GO SHOPPING

Have a brilliant bank holiday weekend!

Guy and the OpieOils Team.

[Sorry but this Offer excludes all Brembo and Splitfire products, and is not applicable to trade prices if you have a trade account with Opie Oils.]
In topic "Millers Oils now available at Opie Oils + free fuel treatment"
Great news - Millers Oils are now available from Opie Oils.

And as a special launch offer until Sunday 14th February 2010, we’re offering a free Millers Oils fuel treatment worth well over £5 with every 5 litres of engine oil you buy from the Millers Oils range.

Take a look at our overview of the Millers Oils range available from Opie Oils or give us a call (01209 215164) to see which Millers Oils products are suitable for your vehicle. Premium grade engine oils, innovative and award-winning transmission oils and a comprehensive Motorsport range of high performance oils with a proven race pedigree... plus fuel treatments, brake fluid and more!

To browse the range of Millers Oils products available at Opie Oils, select Car Oils > by brand > Millers Oils from the left hand menu on our web site or take a look at the quick summary of the range currently available from us.

We're excited to add Millers Oils to our product range - with 9 major oil brands available from Opie Oils, the choice is bigger than ever.

If you've any questions about the Millers Oils range (or anything else!) we're always happy to help. Give us a call on 01209 215164 or send us a PM.

Cheers
oilman and the team at Opie Oils
In topic "Clearance on Castrol car oils"
Folks,

We've added a Clearance section to our web site where you can buy oils we're over-stocked on or are clearing down.

In the clearance section at the moment, we've a selection of Castrol oils including Castrol Edge and Edge Sport in 1 litres, Castrol Magnatec, Castrol GTX and some Castrol gear oils.

They're all at substantially reduced prices and your 10% club discount applies too.

Take a look at our clearance section here: http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-1089-clearance-car-oils.aspx

Cheers
oilman
In topic "K&N now available to buy at www.opieoils.co.uk"
Opie Oils is pleased to announce that it's become an Approved K&N Dealer. You can now get Club Discounts on the full range of K&N Products!

To view the full range of K&N products available at Opie Oils, take a look here.

To assist you, we have various look-up tools on our site which select the correct K&N products for your car and they are as follows..

K&N Induction Kits
K&N Air Filters
K&N Oil Filters

With most systems warranted by K&N for 1,000,000 miles and K&N being the leader and originator of the high flow performance air filter we are sure you will be impressed.

Here at Opie Oils, we're excited about adding the great name of K&N to our range - with over 3,000 K&N products available from Opie Oils, there is no better place to buy with discounts.

If you've any questions about the K&N range (or anything else!) we're always happy to help. Give us a call on 01209 215164, send an email to sales@opieoils.co.uk or send us a PM.

Cheers
The team at Opie Oils
In topic "NGK Spark & Glow Plugs now available to buy at Opie Oils"
Opie Oils is pleased to announce that we are now able to supply NGK products.
The good news is that you can now get Club Discounts on NGK Spark Plugs and Glow Plugs.

To check and buy the correct NGK Spark Plugs for your car, use our easy to use look-up tool here.
Alternatively if its NGK Glow Plugs you need, use our easy look-up tool here.

NGK is the brand leader in the UK Spark Plug market, with 80 years of developing Spark Plug technology and 60 years of Glow Plug technology we at Opie Oils
are very pleased to be associated with this leading brand.
With our speedy service, expertise and Club Discounts there is no better place to buy than Opie Oils.
If you've any questions about the NGK range (or anything else!) we're always happy to help. Give us a call on 01209 215164, send an email to sales@opieoils.co.uk or send us a PM.

Cheers
The team at Opie Oils
In topic "Dodo Juice now available at Opie Oils"
Opie Oils are pleased to announce that Dodo Juice cleaning and detailing products are now available to buy on our website.

For a limited period we are giving one lucky Customer the chance to WIN A £90 bundle of Dodo Juice products.

We are also giving an additional 10% discount in addition to our standard members discount of 10% (20% in all!).

These special launch prices are only available until the 23rd July, and the additional 10% can be obtained by using the following discount voucher at checkout:

DODO10



There is no question to answer but you do need to buy ANY Dodo Juice product from us before the 23rd July 2010 to be entered into the Prize Draw.

The superb range of Dodo Juice products can be found here>>>>

This prize bundle includes the following:

- A Dodo Juice Tooled Up detailing bag (To be filled with all your new Dodo juice products)
- A 250ml Pot of Dodo Juice Rainforest Rub Car Wax - Original Soft Wax (Wait until you smell this stuff!!)
- A Dodo Juice Fantastic Fur microfibre buffing cloth (Softer than soft)
- A Dodo Juice Tee Shirt - Size Large (Become the cleaning king)
- A Dodo Juice logo exterior vinyl sticker XL (405x750mm)

We have Dodo Juice products available for every stage of the wash process:

Dodo Juice Car Shampoo - Sour Power or Born to be Mild Shampoo
Dodo Juice Pre Wax Cleansers - Lime Prime Lite or Lime Prime
Dodo Juice Car Waxes - 8 core Dodo Juice waxes & the range topping Supernatural
Dodo Juice Maintain Stage - Car Shampoo, Microfibre cloths and Detailers

With 20% discounts and the chance to win £90 of products, why not give Dodo Juice a try today!

Don't forget to use DODO10 for your additional 10% discount.

Till next time

- The Team at Opie Oils Team
In topic "Dodo Juice now available at Opie Oils"
Opie Oils are pleased to announce that Dodo Juice cleaning and detailing products are now available to buy on our website.

For a limited period we are giving one lucky Customer the chance to WIN A £90 bundle of Dodo Juice products.

We are also giving an additional 10% discount in addition to our standard members discount of 10% (20% in all!).

These special launch prices are only available until the 23rd July, and the additional 10% can be obtained by using the following discount voucher at checkout:

DODO10



There is no question to answer but you do need to buy ANY Dodo Juice product from us before the 23rd July 2010 to be entered into the Prize Draw.

The superb range of Dodo Juice products can be found here>>>>

This prize bundle includes the following:

- A Dodo Juice Tooled Up detailing bag (To be filled with all your new Dodo juice products)
- A 250ml Pot of Dodo Juice Rainforest Rub Car Wax - Original Soft Wax (Wait until you smell this stuff!!)
- A Dodo Juice Fantastic Fur microfibre buffing cloth (Softer than soft)
- A Dodo Juice Tee Shirt - Size Large (Become the cleaning king)
- A Dodo Juice logo exterior vinyl sticker XL (405x750mm)

We have Dodo Juice products available for every stage of the wash process:

Dodo Juice Car Shampoo - Sour Power or Born to be Mild Shampoo
Dodo Juice Pre Wax Cleansers - Lime Prime Lite or Lime Prime
Dodo Juice Car Waxes - 8 core Dodo Juice waxes & the range topping Supernatural
Dodo Juice Maintain Stage - Car Shampoo, Microfibre cloths and Detailers

With 20% discounts and the chance to win £90 of products, why not give Dodo Juice a try today!

Don't forget to use DODO10 for your additional 10% discount.

Till next time

- The Team at Opie Oils Team
The chance to Win Opie Oils fantastic Dodo Juice give away is now closed, and the lucky winner is Tristan Perrin who is a member of MX5Nutz.com.

If you missed out on our Dodo Juice announcement, then dont worry as Opie Oils have just started the Summer Sale, in which we are giving 25% OFF (including members discounts) on EVERYTHING on our website*.

For more details of this fantastic saving, click the image below:

 

Why not start saving money on top quality products and brands by placing your order at Opie Oils today.

Cheers,
The Opie Oils Team.

PS.Don't forget to register as a Club Member or a Loyalty Club Member to get your 10% Members discount!

T&C's (the boring bit)
* Our summer sale offer does not apply to CLEARANCE products.
* Our summer sale offer does not apply to Brembo products.
* Not applicable to Trade Orders.
In topic "Up to 25% OFF In Opie Oils Summer Sale"
Don't miss out on Opie Oils summer sale.

At Opie Oils we are giving up to 25% OFF (including members discounts) on EVERYTHING on our website*.

To get your additional 15% off (on top of members discounts) use the offer code below:

SUMMERSALE

Simply insert the above code into the offer code box at the www.opieoils.co.uk checkout to recieve your additional 15% saving.



Why not start saving money on top quality products and brands by placing your order at Opie Oils today.

Cheers,
The Opie Oils Team.

PS.Don't forget to register as a Club Member or a Loyalty Club Member to get your 10% Members discount!

T&C's (the boring bit)
* Our summer sale offer does not apply to CLEARANCE products.
* Our summer sale offer does not apply to Brembo products.
* Not applicable to Trade Orders.
Opie Oils Summer Sale will be ending Sunday 8th August.

To take advantage of this real money saver, use offer code SUMMERSALE at the www.opieoils.co.uk checkout.

Cheers

The Opie Oils Team
In topic "Get Your Discounts on TOP Brands at Opie Oils details here!"
Did you know that you are entitled to great discounts on TOP Brand products at www.opieoils.co.uk

We offer discounts on all the products that we stock from the following TOP Brands. Delivered to your door!

Oils and Fluids for Cars, Bikes and more....
Amsoil, Castrol, Fuchs, Gulf Competition, Millers, Mobil, Motul, Redline and Silkolene

Filters for Cars, Bikes and more....
K&N, Mahle and UFI

Spark Plugs/Glow Plugs for Cars, Bikes and more....
Denso and NGK

Cleaning, Detailing and Polishing Products
Bilt Hamber Clays, Dodo Juice, Meguiars and Muc-Off

We also sell Trico wiper blades and Oil Safe workshop products.

To obtain your discounts, register via the link below selecting your Club or the Opie Oils Loyalty Club when prompted and all of your orders will be automatically discounted in future.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/createaccount-short.aspx

Registration is free so why not start saving today.....take a look at what we have to offer whilst you're there.

Don't forget to add yourself to our mailing list, when registering for advice of any additional offers that we are running to save you even more money.

Thanks for reading.

The opieoils.co.uk Team.
In topic "Free Shipping at Opie Oils until Midnight 31st August"
Don't miss out on Opie Oils BANK HOLIDAY FREE SHIPPING offer which ends midnight Tuesday 31st August.



All you need to do is order £25 or more on products from www.opieoils.co.uk and enter the below voucher code at the checkout to receive free shipping on your order:

BHFREE

Products we have to offer;

Oils from Castrol, Silkolene, Fuchs, Mobil, Millers, Amsoil, Redline, Motul and Gulf.
Oil, air, cabin and fuel filters from Mahle and UFI.
Spark and Glow Plugs from NGK and Denso.
Cleaning products from Meguiars, Muc Off, Bilt Hamber and Dodo Juice.
Full range of products from K&N including filters, induction kits and upgrade parts.
Trico wiper blades, standard & top of the range beamblades.
More than 20,000 top branded oil and filter service kits.

So why not take advantage of our BANK HOLIDAY FREE SHIPPING offer today.

Cheers,
The Opie Oils Team.

PS. Don't forget to register as a Club Member to get your additional 10% off on top of FREE SHIPPING!

T&C's (the boring bit)
* Voucher code BHFREE cannot be used CLEARANCE products.
* Offer for UK mainland (incl Highlands) orders only.
* Not applicable to Trade Orders.
In topic "Opie Oils End Of Season Sale - Up To 50% Off"
It's Opie Oils End Of Season Sale!

We've UP TO 50% OFF, and EVERYTHING is reduced! Just look at the massive discounts we have applied to everything we stock! (including members discount).



With the our End Of Season Sale discounts included, here are the prices of a few of our popular products in our end of season sale:

Fuchs TITAN Race Pro-S 5w-40 5 litres - RRP: £51.99 - Members Sale Price: £36.39
Castrol EDGE 10W-60 for special BMW M-Series 4 litres - RRP: £43.99 - Members Sale Price: £35.19
Redline MT90 75W-90 GL4 1 litre - RRP: £15.99 - Members Sale Price: £12.79

Go to Opie Oils SALE >>>>>

If you've any questions about our end of season sale (or anything else), give us a call on 01209 215164 or send an email to sales@opieoils.co.uk.

Cheers
The team at Opie Oils

PS. Don't forget to register as a Club Member to get your additional 10% members discount.

T&C's (the boring bit)
* No voucher codes can be used with our end of season sale
* Not applicable to Trade Orders.
* Not applicable to clearance products
In topic "Don't miss Opie Oils Current Offers!"
Opie Oils Current Offers

 


Whilst stocks last we have huge savings on all our Gulf Competition 5w-40, 10w-40, 10w-60, 15w-50 Engine Oils while stocks last.

Save £22 when you buy 5 Litres of Gulf Competition engine oil, With an RRP of £51.99, why not get it from us at £29.99 while stocks last. (Excluding Gulf Competition 0w-30)

Are you only looking for a top up? You can save £4.99 on all 1 Litre bottles of Gulf Competition Engine oil, With an RRP of £12.99, our special offer price is only £7.99. (Excluding Gulf Competition 0w-30)

If our Gulf Competition doesn't appeal to you then make sure you check out our Millers Oils special offer.

Buy 5 litres of engine oil from our Millers range and get a FREE bottle of Millers Power Ecomax one shot boost worth £5.99.

There are two types of Millers Power Ecomax one shot boost, one for diesel and one for petrol. You will be sent the Petrol Ecomax one shot boost unless you state diesel in the order notes. Please use appropriately.

We have already adjusted the prices on our web site for our current offers so there is no discount code required.

View all our current offers here >>

Cheers,

Oilman & the team at Opieoils.co.uk


Terms & Conditions
- We're unable to combine the above offers with any vouchers codes, if any customers use a voucher code we will refund the order.
- Our current offers do not apply to trade customers.
In topic "Seasons Greetings & Savings @ Opie Oils"


Everyone here at Opie Oils wishes you a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2011!

To give all our customers a little something back we're giving FREE DELIVERY, FREE AIR FRESHENER and 2 x 6 INCH OPIE OILS DECALS to all mainland UK orders over £30.

Depending of which colour decals you would like with your order you will need to use the correct voucher code at the checkout, as shown below.



Free Delivery, Air Freshener and 2 x 6" BLACK Decals, use voucher code: GIFTBLACK

Free Delivery, Air Freshener and 2 x 6" WHITE Decals, use voucher code: GIFTWHITE

That's not all...

You may also like to know that the above voucher codes can also be used in conjunction with these other money saving offers:

* HUGE discounts on Gulf Competition engine oils: CLICK HERE > > > > >

* Get a FREE bottle of Millers Power Ecomax one shot boost (RRP:£5.99) when you buy 5 litres of any Millers engine oil: CLICK HERE > > > > > 

Merry Christmas,
The team at Opieoils.co.uk

Terms & Conditions

GIFTBLACK and GIFTWHITE vouchers codes can only be used on mainland UK orders.

Our special offers do not apply to trade orders.

Our special offer voucher codes cannot be used on clearance products.
In topic "Opie Oils - Up To 40% Off In Our January Blowout ends Wednesday"


Opie Oils January Blowout Ends Midday Wednesday - UP TO 40% OFF, and EVERYTHING is reduced!
Hurry Offer Ends Soon !

Look at the massive discounts we have applied to everything we stock! (Including members discount).





If you've any questions about our January Blowout (or anything else), give us a call on 01209 215164 or send an email to sales@opieoils.co.uk.

Cheers
The team at Opie Oils

PS. Don't forget to register as a Club Member to get your additional 10% members discount.

T&C's (the boring bit)
* No voucher codes can be used with our January Blowout
* Not applicable to Trade Orders.
* Not applicable to Clearance Products
In topic "Opie Oils - Buy 5L of Millers CFS engine oil and get 1L FREE"
Buy 5 litres of Millers CFS engine oil at Opie Oils and receive a 1 litre top-up bottle for FREE, RRP £13.26.

Millers CFS 5w-40 Competition Full Synthetic Engine Oil
Millers CFS 10w-40 Competition Full Synthetic Engine Oil
Millers CFS 10w-50 Competition Full Synthetic Engine Oil
Millers CFS 10w-60 Competition Full Synthetic Engine Oil



Dont forget to check out our other current offers which will END THIS WEEK.

Buy 5 litres of Silkolene Pro S/R (Now known as Fuchs Titan Race) at Opie Oils and receive a 1 litre top-up bottle for FREE, usually worth £12.24 at RRP



5 Litres of Gulf Competition 5w-40, 10w-40, 15w-50 or 10w-60 for only £29.99, RRP usually £53.10
1 Litre of Gulf Competition 5w-40, 10w-40, 15w-50 or 10w-60 for only £7.99, RRP usually £13.26



Take advantage of our current offers here >>

- The team at Opie Oils

Terms & Conditions:

* We're unable to combine the above offer with any other vouchers codes.
* Not available to trade customers
In topic "Free Shipping at Opie Oils - Ends Midday Monday 7th March "
Don't miss out on Opie Oils weekend FREE SHIPPING offer Ends midday Monday 7th March



To receive FREE SHIPPING* at Opie Oils you will need to spend £30 or more on our website by Midday Monday 7th March and enter the voucher code shown below:

MARCHFREE
* Free Shipping applies to UK mainland (including Highlands) orders only

For all non-UK mainland customers, you can save **£5 on your shipping costs at Opie Oils by using the voucher code shown below:

ISLANDS
** Orders at a minimum of £30 

That's not all...

As long as the total in your basket is £30 or more, you can use either of the shipping discounts in conjunction with our other current offers:



View all our current offers here >>

You will also be pleased to know that after this Free Shipping offer has finished, all orders of £100 or more for delivery to UK mainland addresses will now get FREE standard delivery! No voucher will be required and free standard delivery will be offered at the checkout for qualifying orders.

Cheers,

The Team at Opie Oils

PS. Don't forget to register as a Club Member to get your additional 10% members discount. 

Terms & Conditions (the boring bit!)

* Free Shipping offer only applies to UK mainland (including highlands) orders only, however for non UK Mainland orders use voucher code ISLANDS to get £5 discount.
* Only one voucher code can be used with each order.
* We're unable to combine either voucher code with any other voucher codes.
* Not applicable to Trade Orders (Although free shipping of £100 or more does apply).
* Our free shipping voucher cannot be used with any CLEARANCE items.
In topic "Opie Oils - Up to 25% Off Shell, NEW products added"


Up to 25% Off all Shell products, FREE Ferrari tee shirt with every order PLUS entry in to an incredible competition!!

The team at Opie Oils is pleased to announce that the superb range of Shell lubricants and fluids has now been extended with the addition of twenty more quality products.

To celebrate this we are giving up to 25% Off all our Shell range (Including members 10%), a FREE Ferrari tee shirt PLUS automatic entry in to an incredible competition for all customers who buy any Shell product from today until the 31st May, 2011.

In total the three prizes available total more than £450. Three randomly selected customers who buy any Shell product will be picked shortly after the 31st May.

1st Prize: 160GB PS3 Slim Console & Ferrari Game
2nd Prize: 8GB Ipod Nano
3rd Prize: £40 of Argos vouchers



Amongst the extended range are the Shell Advance 2 stroke and 4 stroke motor bike oils. We have also added Shell Spirax G 80w-90 gear oil and the Shell Donax ATFs, brake fluids and clutch fluids.

Why not check these latest additions on our website and click the link below:

Shell Car Lubricants & Fluids > > > > > >
Shell Bike Lubricants & Fluids > > > > > 

We have already adjusted the prices on our web site so there is no discount code required.

If this offer doesn't take your fancy then we also have some big savings on other top brands, to see our other offers click the link below: 

View all our current offers here > > > > > > 

With our speedy service, expertise and Club Discounts there is no better place to buy than Opie Oils.

If you've any questions about the Shell range (or anything else!) we're always happy to help. Give us a call on 01209 215164 (Option 2) or send an email to sales@opieoils.co.uk.

Cheers

The team at Opie Oils 
In topic " FREE SHIPPING at Opie Oils until 27 July 2011 – No Minimum Spend"
Hi Folks,

We've got free shipping until Midnight Wednesday 27 July 2011 at Opie Oils with no Minimum spend needed.



To receive Free Shipping at Opie Oils to you will need to enter
Voucher Code: FREEPOST

Free Shipping applies to United Kingdom mainland orders, including Highlands.



For any islanders, you can save £5 on your shipping costs
at Opie Oils by using the voucher code:ISLANDS

Whilst our speciality is oils and fluids, we also have a really comprehensive range of cleaning and detailing products, filters, plugs, wiper blades and more.

As always, happy to answer any oil-related questions you may have. Either PM me, email me, or fill in the recommendation form on my web site.

Cheers,
oilman

P.S. Dont forget to visit our Current Offers page to see what other great deals we have.
Free Shipping now extended till Midnight Sunday 31st July



Order before Midnight Sunday 31st to get FREE UK Mainland Standard Shipping

No Minimum Spend necessary

USE VOUCHER CODE: FREEPOST

For all Non-UK mainland customers, you can save £5 on your shipping costs at Opie Oils by using the voucher code shown below:

ISLANDS

You can save even more money by taking advantage of this offer and combining it with any of our other Current Offers!

VIEW ALL OUR OFFERS HERE > > > > >

Cheers,

The Team at Opie Oils

PS. Don't forget to register as a Club Member to get your additional 10% members discount.
In topic "Opie Oils - Buy 5L get 1L Free on Silkolene Pro S/R (Now Fuchs Titan Race)"
Buy 5 litres of Silkolene Pro S/R  (Now known as Fuchs Titan Race) at Opie Oils and receive a 1 litre top-up bottle for FREE, usually worth £13.92 at RRP



Fancy stocking up? You can order any number of 5 litre bottles to get the same number of 1 litre bottles FREE, for example, if you buy 4 x 5 litres you will receive 4 x 1 litres FREE. To receive your free litre, just add 5 Litres to your basket and we'll do the rest.

Take advantage of this offer below:

Silkolene Pro-S 5w-40 (Now known as Fuchs TITAN RACE Pro-S 5w-40)
Silkolene Pro-S 10w-50 (Now known as Fuchs TITAN RACE Pro-S 10w-50)
Silkolene Pro-S 15w-50 (Now known as Fuchs TITAN RACE Pro-R 15w-50)

And for the whole of August, all orders of £50 or more for delivery to UK mainland addresses will now get FREE standard delivery! No voucher code is needed and free standard delivery will be offered at the checkout for qualifying orders.



As always, happy to answer any oil-related questions you may have.

Cheers,
oilman

P.S. Dont forget to visit our Current Offers page to see what other great deals we have.

Terms and Conditions

- No voucher codes can be used with our Fuchs / Silkolene offer.


Pro S was previously available under the Silkolene brand - the engine oil of choice for motorists demanding a premium, ester synthetic engine oil. Pro S has now been re-labeled as Fuchs Titan Race Pro S and offers the same outstanding formulation.

Take advantage of this offer below:

Silkolene Pro-S 5w-40 (Now known as Fuchs TITAN RACE Pro-S 5w-40)
Silkolene Pro-S 10w-50 (Now known as Fuchs TITAN RACE Pro-S 10w-50)
Silkolene Pro-S 15w-50 (Now known as Fuchs TITAN RACE Pro-R 15w-50)

Fancy stocking up? You can order any number of 5 litre bottles to get the same number of 1 litre bottles FREE, for example, if you buy 4 x 5 litres you will receive 4 x 1 litres FREE. To receive your free litre, just add 5 Litres to your basket and we'll do the rest.

Plus for the whole of August, all orders of £50 or more for delivery to UK mainland addresses will now get FREE standard delivery! No voucher code is needed and free standard delivery will be offered at the checkout for qualifying orders.

As always, happy to answer any oil-related questions you may have.

Cheers,
oilman

P.S. Dont forget to visit our Current Offers page to see what other great deals we have.

Terms and Conditions

- No voucher codes can be used with our Fuchs / Silkolene offer.
In topic "Exclusive to Opie Oils - Castrol Edge MSport Experience"


Buy any Castrol product from Opie Oils between now and Monday 29th August and we'll enter you in to a fantastic money-can't-buy Castrol "Edge MSport Experience" prize draw!

This is a fantastic prize for the winner and a friend... the chance to drive a Ford Fiesta R2 rally car and be driven by one of the Ford Abu Dhabi team drivers, hospitality, 4 star hotel and lots more too!

The competition is an exclusive just for Opie Oils' customers, so to win it, make a Castrol purchase before Monday 29th August and cross your fingers.

The winner will get all this!

* A pair of tickets to M-Sport facility in Cumbria on the 21st & 22nd September 2011
* 4 Star accommodation for one night 
* Return airport transfers in UK (the event is at the Castrol MSport Centre in Cumbria)
* Fully-hosted tour from arrival to departure by experienced Ford and Castrol hosts
* Welcome meeting with your team hosts on arrival day
* Evening dinner on arrival day
* Breakfast and lunch on departure day
* Refreshments throughout
* Transportation between hotel, restaurants and activities
* Exclusive passenger ride with one of the Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers in a Fiesta RS World Rally car
* Printed and signed photo of you in the co-driver's seat before your experience
* In-car camera footage of your passenger ride experience to take away
* Instruction from a professional rally driver in a rally-prepared Fiesta R2
* Opportunity to drive rally-prepared Fiesta R2 on tarmac track
* VIP behind-the-scenes tour of M-Sport's Dovenby Hall facility, home of the Ford World Rally Team
* Pre-event joining instructions
* On-event printed itinerary
* VIP gift pack, including Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team and Castrol merchandise

The closing date is Monday 29th August and the winner will be announced shortly after.

Click Here for Castrol Car Products > > > > >

- The Opie Oils Team

P.S. Don't forget to visit our Current Offers to see what other great deals we have. Plus for the whole of August, all orders of £50 or more for delivery to UK mainland addresses will now get FREE standard delivery! No voucher code is needed and free standard delivery will be offered at the checkout for qualifying orders.
In topic "Further Savings with Oilman's Discounted Dozen"


You may have thought that after the Opie Oils Sale, the incredible money saving offers would be over...

If that's the case then you may want to check out oilman's discounted dozen, hand-picked quality oils from Castrol, Shell and Mobil saving up to a whopping 37% OFF RRP.




VIEW OILMANS DISCOUNTED DOZEN > > > >

We also have huge discounts on Gulf Competition 0w-30, 5w-40, 10w-40, 15w-50 and 10w-60 ester-based high performance engine oils: CLICK HERE > > > > >

Example:

Buy 5 litres of Gulf Competition engine oil only £35 including member's discount, saving £12.39 from our usual selling price of £47.39. Or save even more and buy 2 x 5 litres for £60 which would save a massive £32.41 from our usual selling price of £92.41 RRP



And Finally . . . . .

For a limited time only we have 20% OFF all filters from UFI, Mahle and Hamp (for all you Honda Owners!). 

We have also applied the same discounts to our K&N Performance Filters range which includes replacement panel filters, replacement round filters, 57i & 57i Gen 2, Apollo and Typhoon induction kits.



Bye for now...

The team at Opie Oils

P.S. Don't forget to register as a Club Member to get your 10% members discount. All orders of £75 or more for delivery to UK mainland addresses will now get FREE standard delivery! No voucher code is needed and free standard delivery will be offered at the checkout for qualifying orders.
In topic "30% OFF Fuchs XTR & Supersyn - £99 for 20L Gulf Competition & more!"





Castrol Edge - Buy a 4L bottle for £44.99 and get a FREE 1L bottle, handy pouch and disposable top-Up kit - Giving you a saving of £18.98!
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 FST fully synthetic engine oil
Castrol EDGE 10W-60 FST for BMW M-Series
Castrol EDGE 0W-30 FST fully synthetic engine oil
Castrol Edge Turbo Diesel (FST) 5W-40 advanced synthetic engine oil
Castrol Edge 5W-40 A3/B4 advanced synthetic engine oil
Castrol EDGE 0W-40 FST A3/B4 fully synthetic engine oil
Castrol EDGE 0W-30 FST A5/B5 fully synthetic engine oil


Additional 25% off Ferodo Brake Products
Use voucher code: FERODO25


Oilman's Specials - Products from as low as £3.26!
Up to 25% off in our Oilman's Specials - Over 50 car products discounted


20% Off The Whole K&N Performance Filter Range
Oil filters, panel filters, care kits, inductions kits and more...


View All Opie Oils Current Offers >>>>

Oilman
In topic "20% Off ALL Motul Car Oils"


This offer is for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

We also have many other great offers including 20% off ALL Valvoline.

Dont forget to check out our Current Offers >>>>

As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call on 01209 215164 (Option 2), email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers,
Oilman
In topic "20% off some of our most popular products & ranges"
Hope you all had a good weekend, don't forget to check out our current offers which ends Midnight TONIGHT!

20% OFF ALL MOTUL CAR PRODUCTS

20% OFF ALL VALVOLINE

20% OFF GEAR OILS

Plus great deals on wiper blades, K&N, Millers Oils and more...

VIEW ALL CURRENT OFFERS HERE >>>>


Oilman
In topic "Opie Oils - Club discount update for forum members"
Hi All,

There has been some confusion over the past few months about how to claim your 10% club discount.

Previously the method was to log into our members section on our website www.opieoils.co.uk to get the cheaper prices, however to keep certain internet search engines happy we have had to do away with that method (They do not like hidden prices!).

So, to now redeem your 10% club discount simply use the following club discount code at the checkout.

P911

Please make sure your use the code at the time of purchase as we can't subsequently make a refund if you forget to use it.

Once the code is added at the checkout you will then receive your extra 10% club discount. However this discount code cannot be used in conjunction with other offer codes, BUT the code can be used in conjunction with any of our offers on this page HERE that do not require offer codes.

Please make sure your use the code at the time of purchase as we can't subsequently make a refund if you forget to use it.

Any questions please ask here or contact us via email at sales@opiepoils.co.uk

Thanks,

Oilman
In topic "Voucher code CLEARANCE ends soon - 25% Off RRP"
Opie Oils Warehouse Clearance - Up to 25% Off RRP on everything!


Opie Oils Warehouse Clearance Ends Soon!.... Voucher Code : CLEARANCE



ALSO....Free UK Mainland Shipping on orders of £75 or more for delivery to UK mainland addresses



As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call on 01209 215164 (Option 2), email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.


Cheers,
Oilman

Terms & Conditions

* Voucher code CLEARANCE cannot be used on trade orders or in conjunction with club discount codes.
* Some Scottish postcodes not included for free shipping
Oilman

Terms & Conditions

* Voucher code CLEARANCE cannot be used on trade orders or in conjunction with club discount codes.
* Some Scottish postcodes not included for free shipping
In topic "Warehouse clearance - Ends midnight tonight"
Opie Oils Warehouse Clearance - Use Voucher code CLEARANCE and get up to 25% Off RRP on everything!



PLUS....Free UK Mainland Shipping on orders of £75 or more for delivery to UK mainland addresses



As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call on 01209 215164 (Option 2), email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.


Cheers,
Oilman

Terms & Conditions

* Voucher code CLEARANCE cannot be used on trade orders or in conjunction with club discount codes.
* Some Scottish postcodes not included for free shipping
* At the request of Millers Oils, Nanodrive engine oils have been excluded from this offer.
In topic "Huge discounts on all Shell and Gulf Competition plus more great offers"





We also have great deals on some of our most popular Fuchs Products. View them here >>>>

Plus, Fuchs Velvetone Car Care kit Pack now ONLY £14.99

Safe motoring!
- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "Opie Oils Current Offers - Ending Soon"






Plus, FREE standard UK mainland shipping for orders over £75

We have many other great offers on brand such as Gulf and Shell. View all current offers >>>>

Oilman
In topic "Buy 4L Castrol Edge & get 1L FREE & a handy boot pouch"


Buy a 4 litre bottle from Castrol's top of the range Castrol EDGE range and receive:

- a FREE 1 litre bottle of Castrol EDGE (same grade as your 4 litre)
- a FREE pouch (ideal for keeping your 1 litre bottle in your boot for top-ups)
- a FREE disposable top-up kit

Fancy stocking up? You can order any number of 4 litre bottles to get the same number of 1 litre bottles and pouches free, for example, if you buy 4 x 4 litres you will receive 4 x 1 litres and 4 pouches free (each pouch will have a disposable oil top up kit inside which contains gloves, funnel and wipes).

Castrol Edge is available in 5W-30, 10W-60 for BMW M-Models, 0W-30, 5W-40 Turbo Diesel, 5W-40, 0W-40 A3/B4 and 0W-30 A5/B5 grades, all of which can be found HERE > > > >

That's not the only offer we have running :

- Free Standard UK Mainland Shipping on all orders over £75*
- 20% OFF all Gulf Competition products, PLUS entry in to prize draw!
- £19.99 Fuchs Velvetone Car Care Pack : Was £31.20!
- 20% OFF all Shell products : Engine oils, gear oils, diff oils, brake fluids & aerosols
- Additional 20% Off the whole range of K&N Performance Filters (No voucher code needed)
- 20% OFF all Classic Oils : Voucher code CLASSIC
- 20% OFF all lead replacement & fuel additives : Voucher code FUEL20
- 20% OFF all NGK & Denso Spark/Glow plugs and all filters!

View all current offers from Opie Oils HERE > > > > >

As always, if you have any questions or need any advice then feel free to ask

- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "Our Castrol Special Offer Ending Soon!"
Hope everyone has a good weekend and don't forget if you need oil we have a great deal on Castrol EDGE which will be ending soon! Alternatively we have many other great offers too - View all offers here >>>>



Buy a 4 litre bottle from Castrol's top of the range Castrol EDGE range and receive:

- a FREE 1 litre bottle of Castrol EDGE (same grade as your 4 litre)
- a FREE pouch (ideal for keeping your 1 litre bottle in your boot for top-ups)
- a FREE disposable top-up kit

Fancy stocking up? You can order any number of 4 litre bottles to get the same number of 1 litre bottles and pouches free, for example, if you buy 4 x 4 litres you will receive 4 x 1 litres and 4 pouches free (each pouch will have a disposable oil top up kit inside which contains gloves, funnel and wipes).

Castrol Edge is available in 5W-30, 10W-60 for BMW M-Models, 0W-30, 5W-40 Turbo Diesel, 5W-40, 0W-40 A3/B4 and 0W-30 A5/B5 grades, all of which can be found HERE > > > >

As always, if you have any questions or need any advice then feel free to ask

- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "Buy 5 Litres and get 1 Litre free on 10 of our top selling oils"
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In topic "Free UK Shipping for orders over £35 - Offers Inc"
For a limited time only, we are giving Free Standard UK Mainland shipping for orders over £35.



This Free Shipping offer can also be used in conjunction with our other current offers, but you will have to be quick as it won't be around for long!

PLUS.....

Pay us a visit and enter our competition to win the new Google Nexus 7 tablet!

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As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call on 01209 215164 (Option 2), email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers

Oilman
In topic "Save 20% Off Everything at Opie Oils"


PLUS.....

Pay us a visit and enter our competition to win the new Google Nexus 7 tablet!

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As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call on 01209 215164 (Option 2), email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers

Oilman
In topic "Final Few Days - 20% Off Everything at Opie Oils"


PLUS.....

Pay us a visit and enter our competition to win the new Google Nexus 7 tablet!

.

As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call on 01209 215164 (Option 2), email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers

Oilman
In topic "Huge Savings On Gulf Competition, Winter Products and more..."






PLUS.....

20% OFF ALL Shell Oils, Trico Wiper Blades and K&N Filters.

View ALL Current Offers Here >>>>

As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call on 01209 215164 (Option 2), email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers

Oilman
In topic "Opie Oils End Of Season Sale - Up To 35% Off"
Opie Oils End Of Season Sale has started - Don't miss out, over 25 brands included!.....



As always, If you have any questions or need any advice then you can call us Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm on 01209 215164 (Option 2) or alternatively email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk.

Safe motoring!
- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "5L Fuchs Titan Race only £39.99 - Plus other great offers"
Hi all,

The Opie Oils End of Season Sale has now finished, HOWEVER don't worry as we've replaced it with some NEW top offers!. . . . .

For starters we have a big offer on the ever popular Fuchs Titan Race Pro-S / R (formally Silkolene Pro-S / R) Engine oils.

** Offer includes: Fuchs Titan Race Pro S 5w-30, Pro S 5w-40, Pro S 10w-50, Pro S 10w-60, Pro R 15w-50 & Pro R 20w-50 **



We've also got 30% OFF RRP all our Castrol EDGE engine oils, this makes 4L only £33.99 and 1L £9.99.



This great offer is whilst stocks last and applies to the following EDGE oils:

** Castrol EDGE 5w-30 FST / Castrol EDGE 10w-60 FST for BMW M-Series / Castrol EDGE 0w-30 FST / Castrol EDGE Turbo Diesel 5w-40 FST / Castrol EDGE 5w-40 FST / Castrol EDGE 0w-40 A3/B4 FST & Castrol EDGE 0w-30 A5/B5 FST **

As we discounted the EDGE range, we thought we would also discount our Magnatec engine oils by taking 20% OFF the RRP! With this additional discount, you can now buy 1L for only £7.99 and 4L for £24.99!



** Castrol Magnatec oils on offer: Castrol Magnatec 5w-30 A1 (Ford),  Castrol Magnatec 5w-30 C3 & Castrol Magnatec 5w-40 C3 **

Fancy a FREE 1L and handy boot pouch ?????

If you do, then you will be pleased to know that we've got a cracking offer on 8 top Motul engine oils:

** Motul 8100 X-Cess 5w-40 / Motul 6100 Synergie+ 10w-40 / Motul Specific LL-04 / Motul Specific 505 01, 502 00, 505 00 / Motul 8100 Eco-nergy 5w-30 / Motul 8100 X-clean 5w-40 ACEA C3 / Motul Sport 5w-50 & Motul 8100 X-Max 0w-40 **



Simply buy a 5 litre bottle of any of the above and receive:

- a FREE 1 litre bottle of your chosen Motul (same grade as your 5 litre)
- a FREE pouch (ideal for keeping your 1 litre bottle in your boot for top-ups)
- a FREE disposable top-up kit

Fancy stocking up? You can order any number of 5 litre bottles to get the same number of 1 litre bottles and pouches free, for example, if you buy 4 x 5 litres you will receive 4 x 1 litres and 4 pouches free (each pouch will have a disposable oil top up kit inside which contains gloves, funnel and wipes).

If you do pay a visit this weekend, make sure you check out our other current offers HERE > > > > >

- 20% Off all our Winter products
Over 25 products included to get your car ready for the winter

- 20% Off Gulf Competition
Engine oils, Gear oils and Brake fluids. Perfect for competition, track days and fast road use

- 20% Off K&N Performance filters
Panel filters, oil filters, induction kits and much, much more

- 20% Off Trico Wiper blades
Replace your tired wiper blades with some Trico Exact Fit or NeoForm beam blades

- £99 for 20 litres of Gulf Competition 0w-30 ester synthetic engine oil 
A saving of over £90! You will have to be quick, we only have a few remaining

As always, If you have any questions or need any advice then you can call us Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm on 01209 215164 (Option 2), email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk or alternatively ask us for an oil recommendation HERE > > >

Cheers

- oilman
Hey folks, these offers are still running so make sure to check them out. Don't forget you can get an even better discount by using your forum discount voucher code.

Take advantage of these offers here >>

Cheers
Oilman
In topic "Win an Apple iPad Mini @ Opie Oils"
Win an Apple iPad Mini 16GB worth £269, no questions! Just enter your details for your chance to win.



We will end the competition on the 18th December, so the winner will receive their brand new Apple iPad Mini just in time for Christmas.

Enter our Christmas competition here > > > >

This competition is free to enter, no purchase necessary and will close on Midday Tuesday 18th December. One lucky winner will be contacted soon after!

Good luck to you all!
- The team at Opie Oils

P.S - If you're looking for a bargain then don't forget to check out our Current Offers Here > > > > >
Our competition is still open, so if you want to be in with a chance to win the all new Apple iPad Mini, enter the competition here >>

Oilman
In topic "Fuchs Titan Race Pro S/R only £39.99 @ Opie Oils"
Buy 5 litres of Fuchs Titan Race at Opie Oils for only £39.99, giving you a saving of £19.17 off the RRP of £59.16.




Limited time offer - Grades included  Pro S 5w-30, Pro S 5w-40, Pro S 10w-50, Pro R 15w-50, Pro S 10w-60, Pro R 20w-50

Take advantage of this offer HERE > > > >

OR

Visit our Current Offers page to see these other great deals:

4L of Castrol EDGE for only £33.99 - 30% Off RRP
Buy 5L of selected Motul engine oil and get 1L FREE, boot pouch FREE and top up kit FREE
20% off selected Castrol Magnatec oils
20% off ALL Gulf Competition products
20% off ALL Winter products
20% off ALL K&N filters
20% off ALL Trico wiper blades
Order over £100 of any Fuchs products - Get a full Fuchs Velvetone high quality car care kit FREE - Use voucher code VELVETONE


..Plus, don't forget to enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning a brand new Apple iPad Mini. Enter our competition here >>


As always, happy to answer any oil-related questions you may have.

Cheers,
oilman
All of these offers are still running, plus we have a new offer - Spend £100 on Fuchs and get a Fuchs Velvetone car care kit FREE, use voucher code VELVETONE.

View Opie Oils Current Offers Here >>>>

Safe motoring!
Oilman
In topic "Opie Oils Competition Winner Is..."
The winner of ALL NEW Apple iPad Mini is Simon Burn, a member of Type-R-Owners.co.uk.



Our next competition will be in January and from then on we will have a competition once a month!!!

- The Opie Oils team would like to say a big thank you to all people that entered and wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

View our current offers here >>


Safe motoring!
-Oilman
In topic "Huge discounts on Millers CFS, Gulf competition & much more."
Huge discounts on Millers CFS, Gulf competition and much more.

All Millers CFS car engine oils now only £43.99 for 5 Litres.




Old label Motul 300v 10w-40 & 15w-50 engine oil now only £19.99 for 2 Litres.




20% OFF all Gulf Competition oils and fluids.




That's not all, we have many other CURRENT OFFERS which can bee seen here >>>>


As always, If you have any questions or need any advice then you can call us Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm on 01209 202949 or alternatively email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk.

Safe motoring!
- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "15% off all Millers Classic oils & fluids"
15% off all Millers Classic oils & fluids



That's not all, we have many other CURRENT OFFERS which can bee seen here >>>>


As always, If you have any questions or need any advice then you can call us Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm on 01209 202949 or alternatively email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk.

Safe motoring!
- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "£1 Delivery at Opie Oils - Extended"
£1 Delivery at Opie Oils - No minimum spend



ENDS MIDDAY WEDNESDAY 30TH JAN

We also have many other offers that can be combined with our £1 Delivery offer.


- Millers CFS engine oils only £43.99
- Huge discounts on Fuchs TITAN XTR 5w-30 and TITAN SYN MC 10w-40
- 15% OFF all Millers Classic oils & fluids
- 20% OFF all Gulf Competition oils & fluids
- 20% OFF all Winter products

View all Current Offers here >>>>

Oilman


Terms and conditions
Some Scottish post codes and out of area deliveries are not included, however we have reduced the delivery charge to these areas by £5
In topic "Buy 5L of Millers Nanodrive and get 1L FREE"
Buy 5L of Millers Nanodrive and get 1L FREE




Available on products...
Millers Oils CFS 0W-20 NT
Millers Oils CFS 0W-30 NT
Millers Oils CFS 5W-40 NT
Millers Oils CFS 10W-50 NT
Millers Oils CFS 10W-60 NT

Buy multiple 5 litres of Millers Nanodrive engine oil and you will get the same number of 1 litres FREE.

View all current offers here >>


Oilman
In topic "Great Deals on Mobil, Castrol, Millers & much more"
Great Deals on Mobil, Castrol, Millers & much more


15% OFF all mobil  car engine oils



Buy 4 Litres of Castrol EDGE and get 1 litre FREE
Buy Castrol EDGE here >>

Buy 5 Litres of Millers Nanodrive engine oil and get 1 litre FREE
Buy Millers Nanodrive here >>

We also have many other great deals on Millers CFS, Old label Motul 300v and more which can be viewed on our website here >>


Oilman
In topic "15% off ALL Millers CFS engine oils and much more"
15% off ALL Millers CFS engine oils and much more.

Receive 15% off ALL CFS engine oils, voucher: CFS15.




Receive 15% off ALL cleaning and detailing products, voucher: CLEAN15.



That's not all, we have many other CURRENT OFFERS which can bee seen here >>>>


Plus, don't forget to enter our competition to win the all new WiiU 32gb Console with 2 games.





As always, If you have any questions or need any advice then you can call us Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm on 01209 202949 or alternatively email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk.

Safe motoring!
- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "FREE SHIPPING on all UK mainland orders over £25"
FREE SHIPPING on all UK mainland orders over £25



Voucher: SHIPFREE

Some Scottish post codes and out of area deliveries are not included, however we have created the voucher code ISLANDS to reduce the delivery to these areas by £5 (order will  need to be over £25).

View ALL Current Offers >>

Plus, don't forget to enter our competition to win a SAMSUNG Series 5 550 WiFi Chromebook.




As always, if you have any questions or need any advice then feel free to ask.

- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "15% Off ALL Gulf, Plus New Products @ Opie Oils"
15% Off ALL Gulf, Plus New Products @ Opie Oils



voucher: GULF15



We also have many more new products including...

- 7 Litre Oil Drip Tray
- Cleaning products from ArmorAll, Mer, Simoniz and more
- Large range of WD-40 products



View ALL Current Offers >>

Plus, don't forget to enter our competition to win a SAMSUNG Series 5 550 WiFi Chromebook.




As always, if you have any questions or need any advice then feel free to ask.

- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "25% Off Everything - Ends Midnight Tonight"
25% Off Everything - Ends Midnight Tonight



voucher: 25OFF

Take advantage of this offer here >>




We also have many more new products including...

- 7 Litre Oil Drip Tray
- Cleaning products from ArmorAll, Mer, Simoniz and more
- Large range of WD-40 products


As always, if you have any questions or need any advice then feel free to ask.

- The team at Opie Oils


* Voucher code 25OFF cannot be used with trade orders.
In topic "Opie Oils 25% Off Everything - Code MAYHEM"
25% Off Everything at Opie Oils



Enter Voucher Code MAYHEM and get 25% Off all products we stock from all these top brands:

Amsoil, ArmorAll, Astonish, Bilt Hamber, Castrol, Denso, Dodo Juice, Farecla, Ferodo, Fuchs, Gulf, Hamp (we now also stock the Hamp Shortie), K&N, Kent Car Care, Laser, Mahle, Meguiars, MER, Michelin, Millers Oils, Millers Classic Oils, Mitsubishi Oil Filters, Mobil, Motul, Muc-Off, NGK, Nissan Oil Filters, Oil Safe, Polco, Red Line, Shell, Silkolene, Simoniz, Subaru Oil Filters, Trico, UFI, Valvoline & WD-40.

Take advantage of this offer here > > > > >

We also have many more new products including...

- Filter Removal Tools for Mahle, Hamp, Subaru, Mitsubishi and Nissan filters as well as universal filter removal tools.

- Trolley Jacks & Axle Stands - 2 & 3 Tonne Axle Stands - 2, 2.5 & 3 Tonne Trolley Jacks - 40 inch Car Creeper Board - Wheel Chocks

- Large range of Funnels - For use with Engine Oils, Fuels, Brake Fluids, Coolants & Screen Wash

As always, if you have any questions or need any advice then feel free to ask.

- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "Subscribe to Opie Oils Daily Deals"
Up to 50% OFF every day of the week



From 10am Monday to Friday we will have one of our most popular products on offer at a ridiculous discount for 24 hours only. PLUS over the weekend our Friday Daily Deal will continue until 10am Monday!

Our Daily Deal will not always be posted on the forum, but for those who subscribe to our daily deal emails will receive an email each day to let you know what spectacular saving there is to be had.

So get subscribed and START SAVING WITH OPIE OILS!

SUBSCRIBE HERE >>>>

Oilman
In topic "Weekly Deal - Up To 35% Off ALL Fuchs"
Weekly Deal - Up To 35% Off ALL Fuchs



Enter Voucher Code WEEKLYDEAL and get Up to 35% Off RRP on all Fuchs products.


PLUS...

We now have Daily Deals which run for 24 hours only. PLUS over the weekend our Friday Daily Deal will continue until 10am Monday!

Our Daily Deal will not always be posted on the forum, but for those who subscribe to our daily deal emails will receive an email each day to let you know what spectacular saving there is to be had.

So get subscribed and START SAVING WITH OPIE OILS!

SUBSCRIBE HERE >>>>

Oilman
In topic "20% Off ALL Engine Oils - Voucher: ENGINEOIL"
Weekly Deal - 20% Off ALL Engine oils



Enter Voucher Code ENGINEOIL and get 20% Off all Engine Oils.


PLUS...

We now have Daily Deals which run for 24 hours only. PLUS over the weekend our Friday Daily Deal will continue until 10am Monday!

Our Daily Deal will not always be posted on the forum, but for those who subscribe to our daily deal emails will receive an email each day to let you know what spectacular saving there is to be had.

So get subscribed and START SAVING WITH OPIE OILS!

SUBSCRIBE HERE >>>>

Oilman
In topic "20% Off EVERYTHING - Voucher Code: BLOWOUT"
20% OFF in our Bank Holiday Blowout : Voucher Code - BLOWOUT
- PLUS Free UK Mainland Shipping on orders over £70 ! -



At Opie Oils we've discounted absolutely everything for our Bank Holiday Blowout!

With an additional discount of 20%, there are bargains to be had across the store from all these top brands:

Amsoil, ArmorAll, Astonish, Bilt Hamber, Castrol, Denso, Dodo Juice, Farecla, Ferodo, Fuchs, Gulf, Hamp (we now also stock the Hamp Shortie), K&N, Kent Car Care, Laser, Mahle, Meguiars, MER, Michelin, Millers Oils, Millers Classic Oils, Mitsubishi Oil Filters, Mobil, Motul, Muc-Off, NGK, Nissan Oil Filters, Oil Safe, Polco, Red Line, Shell, Silkolene, Simoniz, Subaru Oil Filters, Trico, UFI, Valvoline & WD-40.

With all these great brands to choose from, and with every product discounted, now's a great time to save money on top quality products and shop at Opie Oils !

Limited Time Offer - go shopping at Opie Oils here > > > >

If you pay us a visit then make sure you subscribe to our new daily deals programme, where you can save up to 50% OFF RRP every day of the week!



PLUS . . . .

Remember to enter and bookmark our monthly competition. This month we have a 32gb iPod touch up for grabs



As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend!
The team at Opie Oils
In topic "Prices Slashed - 25% Off Everything"
Prices Slashed - 25% Off Everything



Voucher: SALE

With an additional discount of 25%, there are bargains to be had across the store from all these top brands:

Amsoil, ArmorAll, Astonish, Bilt Hamber, Castrol, Denso, Dodo Juice, Farecla, Ferodo, Fuchs, Gulf, Hamp (we now also stock the Hamp Shortie), K&N, Kent Car Care, Laser, Mahle, Meguiars, MER, Michelin, Millers Oils, Millers Classic Oils, Mitsubishi Oil Filters, Mobil, Motul, Muc-Off, NGK, Nissan Oil Filters, Oil Safe, Polco, Red Line, Shell, Silkolene, Simoniz, Subaru Oil Filters, Trico, UFI, Valvoline & WD-40.

With all these great brands to choose from, and with every product discounted, now's a great time to save money on top quality products and shop at Opie Oils !

ENDS MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER - Go shopping at Opie Oils here > > > >

If you pay us a visit then make sure you subscribe to our new daily deals programme, where you can save up to 50% OFF RRP every day of the week!



As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

The team at Opie Oils
In topic "20% Off All Motul Car Oils - Voucher: WEEKLYDEAL"
20% Off All Motul Car Oils



Enter Voucher Code WEEKLYDEAL and get 20% Off all Motul Car Oils.


PLUS...

We now have Daily Deals which run for 24 hours only. PLUS over the weekend our Friday Daily Deal will continue until 10am Monday!

Our Daily Deal will not always be posted on the forum, but for those who subscribe to our daily deal emails will receive an email each day to let you know what spectacular saving there is to be had.

So get subscribed and START SAVING WITH OPIE OILS!

SUBSCRIBE HERE >>>>

Oilman
In topic "20% Off All Motul Car Oils - Voucher: WEEKLYDEAL"
20% Off All Motul Car Oils



Enter Voucher Code WEEKLYDEAL and get 20% Off all Motul Car Oils.


PLUS...

We now have Daily Deals which run for 24 hours only. PLUS over the weekend our Friday Daily Deal will continue until 10am Monday!

Our Daily Deal will not always be posted on the forum, but for those who subscribe to our daily deal emails will receive an email each day to let you know what spectacular saving there is to be had.

So get subscribed and START SAVING WITH OPIE OILS!

SUBSCRIBE HERE >>>>

Oilman
In topic "20% Off ALL Fuchs & Motul Car Oils"
20% Off ALL Fuchs & Motul Car Oils



Enter voucher code MOTULCAR and get 20% Off all Motul car oils & fluids.

Enter voucher code WEEKLYDEAL and get 20% Off all Fuchs car oils & fluids.

Ends 10am Monday 28th October



PLUS...

We now have Daily Deals which run for 24 hours only. PLUS over the weekend our Friday Daily Deal will continue until 10am Monday!

Our Daily Deal will not always be posted on the forum, but for those who subscribe to our daily deal emails will receive an email each day to let you know what spectacular saving there is to be had.

So get subscribed and START SAVING WITH OPIE OILS!

SUBSCRIBE HERE >>>>

Oilman
In topic "20% Off ALL Fuchs & Motul Car Oils"
20% Off ALL Fuchs & Motul Car Oils



Enter voucher code MOTULCAR and get 20% Off all Motul car oils & fluids.

Enter voucher code WEEKLYDEAL and get 20% Off all Fuchs car oils & fluids.

Ends 10am Monday 28th October



PLUS...

We now have Daily Deals which run for 24 hours only. PLUS over the weekend our Friday Daily Deal will continue until 10am Monday!

Our Daily Deal will not always be posted on the forum, but for those who subscribe to our daily deal emails will receive an email each day to let you know what spectacular saving there is to be had.

So get subscribed and START SAVING WITH OPIE OILS!

SUBSCRIBE HERE >>>>

Oilman
In topic "20% Off ALL Fuchs & Motul Car Oils"
20% Off ALL Fuchs & Motul Car Oils



Enter voucher code MOTULCAR and get 20% Off all Motul car oils & fluids.

Enter voucher code WEEKLYDEAL and get 20% Off all Fuchs car oils & fluids.

Ends 10am Monday 28th October



PLUS...

We now have Daily Deals which run for 24 hours only. PLUS over the weekend our Friday Daily Deal will continue until 10am Monday!

Our Daily Deal will not always be posted on the forum, but for those who subscribe to our daily deal emails will receive an email each day to let you know what spectacular saving there is to be had.

So get subscribed and START SAVING WITH OPIE OILS!

SUBSCRIBE HERE >>>>

Oilman
In topic "End Of Season Sale - Up To 45% Off"
End Of Season Sale - Up To 45% Off



Voucher: SALE

With up to 45% off, there are bargains to be had across the store from all these top brands:

Amsoil, ArmorAll, Astonish, Bilt Hamber, Castrol, Denso, Dodo Juice, Farecla, Ferodo, Fuchs, Gulf, Hamp (we now also stock the Hamp Shortie), K&N, Kent Car Care, Laser, Mahle, Meguiars, MER, Michelin, Millers Oils, Millers Classic Oils, Mitsubishi Oil Filters, Mobil, Motul, Muc-Off, NGK, Nissan Oil Filters, Oil Safe, Polco, Red Line, Shell, Silkolene, Simoniz, Subaru Oil Filters, Trico, UFI, Valvoline & WD-40.

With all these great brands to choose from, and with every product discounted, now's a great time to save money on top quality products and shop at Opie Oils !

LIMITED TIME ONLY - Go shopping at Opie Oils here > > > >

As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

The team at Opie Oils
In topic "End Of Season Sale - Up To 45% Off"
End Of Season Sale - Up To 45% Off



Voucher: SALE

With up to 45% off, there are bargains to be had across the store from all these top brands:

Amsoil, ArmorAll, Astonish, Bilt Hamber, Castrol, Denso, Dodo Juice, Farecla, Ferodo, Fuchs, Gulf, Hamp (we now also stock the Hamp Shortie), K&N, Kent Car Care, Laser, Mahle, Meguiars, MER, Michelin, Millers Oils, Millers Classic Oils, Mitsubishi Oil Filters, Mobil, Motul, Muc-Off, NGK, Nissan Oil Filters, Oil Safe, Polco, Red Line, Shell, Silkolene, Simoniz, Subaru Oil Filters, Trico, UFI, Valvoline & WD-40.

With all these great brands to choose from, and with every product discounted, now's a great time to save money on top quality products and shop at Opie Oils !

LIMITED TIME ONLY - Go shopping at Opie Oils here > > > >


As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

The team at Opie Oils
In topic "20% Off Gulf, NGK, Denso & K&N | 25% Off Trico"
Folks,

Currently at Opie Oils we are giving an extra 20% off the comprehensive range of Gulf Oils & Fluids with the voucher code GULF20 . This discount can be applied to the whole Gulf range, including the ever popular Gulf Competition engine oils, gear oils and brake fluids found HERE > > >



Plus......

With it been winter it could be a good time to change your spark / glow plugs and wiper blades, so you will pleased to hear that we are currently giving an additional 20% off NGK & Denso with voucher code PLUG20 and 25% off all TRICO wiper blades with voucher code TRICO25





And finally....... 20% Off all K&N Performance Filters - This includes oil filters, replacement panel filters, 57i, Typhoon & Apollo induction kits, filter wraps, K&N filter service kits and much, much more.......



As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "20% OFF EVERYTHING!!! THIS WEEKEND ONLY!!!"
Hi Folks,

For limited time only 20% off everything!! Simply use voucher code DEAL20 when ordering via our web site Opie Oils or give us a call on 01209 202944 Monday to Friday 8.30am 5.30pm



This additional 20% off means a lot of products are discounted up to 45% off the RRP!

There are bargains to be had across the store from all these top brands:

Amsoil, ArmorAll, Astonish, Bilt Hamber, Brembo, Castrol, Denso, Dodo Juice, Farecla, Fuchs, Gulf, Hamp, Hamp Shortie, K&N, Kent Car Care, Laser, Mahle, Meguiars, MER, Michelin, Millers Oils, Millers Classic Oils, Mitsubishi Oil Filters, Mobil, Motul, Muc-Off, NGK, Nissan Oil Filters, Oil Safe, Polco, Red Line, Shell, Silkolene, Simoniz, Subaru Oil Filters, Trico, UFI, Valvoline & WD-40.

Excluding Nanodrive, EE oils!!!

With all these great brands to choose from, and with every product discounted, now's a great time to save money on top quality products and shop at Opie Oils!

LIMITED TIME ONLY - Go shopping at Opie Oils here > > > >

That's not all......

Free Delivery on all UK Mainland order over £70





If you need help you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers
Oilman
In topic "£1 Shipping on all UK Mainland Orders - No Minimum Spend"
Hi Folks,

The team at Opie Oils are happy to announce that we are offering £1 Shipping for a Limited Time Only! No minimum spend.



This can be used with any other offers that are on our website. Don't forget to checkout our Current Offers

Don't forget all Castrol Edge and Magnatec have 20% off with discount code CASTROL20

Huge Savings of selected Fuchs products, with discount code FUCHSTITAN

Opie Oils are happy to announce we now sell Philips and Osram bulbs, more information on these products to follow.

Cheers
Oilman
In topic "£1 Shipping on all UK Mainland Orders - No Minimum Spend"
Good news, our UK mainland £1 Shipping Offer is still running. No voucher code is needed and no minimum spend required!

Save even more and use your club discount voucher to give you an additional 10% OFF your order, alternatively you may want to take advantage of our other current offers seen here > > >

Feel free to contact us if you need help or advice, you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers
Oilman

Some Scottish & Highlands post codes are not included. For this reason we have created the voucher code ISLANDS to give customers in these areas £5 off their shipping cost.
In topic "March Competition"
Hi Folks,

The team at Opie Oils have come up with another competition for March.

With this competition the prize is an X-BOX 360 with Fifa 14 and Forza Horizon



ENTER COMPETITION HERE >>>>

Cheers
Oilman
In topic "Buy 5L Fuchs Titan Race & get 1L Free "
Hi Folks,

The team at Opie Oils and Fuchs have got together and come up with this fantastic offer.

If you buy 5 litres of Fuchs Titan Race Pro S 5w-30, 5w-40, 10w-50, 10w-60 or Pro R 15w-50 you will get a 1 litre free!



Fancy stocking up? You can order any number of 5 litre bottles to get the same number of 1 litre bottles FREE, for example, if you buy 4 x 5 litres you will receive 4 x 1 litres FREE. To receive your free litre, just add 5 litres to your basket and we'll do the rest.

No voucher code is needed, so make sure you use your club discount voucher to get a further 10% discount!.

Also...

Don't forget about this months competition:



If you need help you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers
Oilman
In topic "GUNK Cleaners & Degreasers now available at Opie Oils"


Great news, Opie Oils have added GUNK to our ever growing list of top quality brands (now over 45, take a look HERE > > >).  Below is the list of Gunk products stocked, take a look it’s great stuff!

GUNK Engine Degreasant

A powerful and effective cleaner that has been specially formulated for the removal of grime, grease and stains. Can be used on a wide range of applications including car engines, motorcycle engines, boat engines and garden machinery. Available as a brush on product in 500ml, 1 litre, 5 litre and 25 litre sizes, it is also available as a 500ml spray aerosol and 500ml foam aerosol.

GUNK Ultra Engine Degreaser

GUNK Ultra features the latest technology in cleaning & degreasing and is a powerful water based product. It has been specially formulated for the removal of grime, grease and stains on a wide range of applications: engines, engine parts, machine parts, automotive parts, boat engines, bicycles and a wide range of industrial and agricultural applications.

GUNK Green Degreasant

GUNK Green is a powerful non-hazardous water soluble bio-degradable degreasant. This cleaner effectively removes grime, grease and stains from various surfaces including: engines, engine parts, machine parts, automotive parts, boat engines, bicycles, metal alloys.

GUNK Driveway - Concrete Cleaner (Coming Soon)

We don’t have it yet but it will soon be added to our Gunk range! Gunk Driveway – Concrete Cleaner removes oil stains from driveways, garage floors, paths and patios, it can also be diluted for use on tarmac. We will be stocking this handy cleaner in 1 litre and 2 litre bottles.

The well-known name of GUNK has been the industry leader and trusted name in cleaning and degreasing for more the 50 years. If you have any questions about any of the GUNK products then give us a call on 01209 202949 Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm, send an email to sales@opieoils.co.uk or just ask us here!

Cheers

oilman
In topic "Weekend FREE SHIPPING - UK mainland orders £35+"
FREE SHIPPING at Opie Oils on all UK mainland orders over £35 - Ends Midnight Sunday 6th April



Some Scottish post codes and out of area deliveries are not included, however we have created the voucher code ISLANDS to reduce the delivery to these areas by £5 (order will  need to be over £40).

We also have many NEW products recently added to our web site, this includes:

- Philips & Osram Bulbs available HERE > > > 

- Corteco Sump Plug & Washer kits - Check our lookup tool HERE > > >

- GUNK Cleaners & Dregreasers > > > >

With these recent additions we now have over 45 brands stocked at Opie Oils. You can see all the brands we stock HERE > > >

As always, our expert advice is free. If you need help you can call us on 01209 202944 Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers,

Oilman & the team at Opie Oils

In forum "Non 911 Chat"
In topic "Win VIP tickets to British Superbike at Silverstone!"
Win VIP hospitality to the British SuperBikes at Silverstone with Opie & Castrol

Hi Folks,

We've got a "money can't buy" prize for our August competiton!

Yes, those nice folk at Castrol have kindly offered us 2 fantastic VIP hospitality packages for 2 lucky winners and a guest each to the penultimate round of the British Superbikes Championship at Silverstone over the weekend of 25 - 27 September 2009.

No purchase necessary.

The prizes almost didn't make it further than our office ("oilman + 3") but The Boss intervened ;-)

So, get this little lot:

    * Race Day - Sunday 27 September - Castrol VIP hospitality:
          o MCE British Superbikes event and a full programme of supporting races and entertainment
          o Lunch and drinks as a guest of Castrol
          o A talk from one of the riders over lunch
          o Track-side access
          o A walk around the garages
           
    * General admission for the British Superbikes free practice and a full supporting programme on Friday 25 September 2009
     
    * General admission for the British Superbikes qualifying and a full supporting programme on Saturday 26 September 2009
     
    * ... and Opie Oils will throw in enough top quality, fully synthetic Castrol oil for an oil change on your car or motorbike

2 chances to win! Sweet :-p



This month, you need to name the rider appearing in our cropped down photo from the following 5 choices:

a. Karl Muggeridge
b. James Toseland
c. Roberto Rolfo
d. Leon Camier
e. Glen Richards

Enter here: www.opieoils.co.uk/british-superbikes-competition.aspx

Entries before close of play on Tuesday 25th August 09 please.

Good luck!
Guy and the team at Opie Oils
In topic "Subject: Competition time - win a Garmin Sat Nav with full EU mapping!"


It's time for the Opie Oils Christmas competitions! We've got some great prizes lined up for you, whether you're driving or riding...

Enter our "mystery car" competition to win a Garmin nuvi 255w Sat Nav with full EU mapping and colour wide screen.
Enter the sat nav competition here >>

Or if you're on 2 wheels, have a go at our "mystery bike" competition and you could win a cool AGV K3 Rossi Gothic replica helmet!.
With its distinctive shape and amazing design, it's a cool helmet that would normal set you back £160 or more. We'll get the winner a size to fit, so no worries there.

Enter our Rossi Gothic helmet competition here >>

Both competitions are free to enter, no purchase necessary and close on Thursday 17 December 2009 and we'll be contacting the winners on Friday 18 December 2009.

Good luck and "seasons greetings" to you all!
- The team at Opie Oils
In topic "Opie Oils New Web Site Launch - Feedback Please "
Say Hello to Opie Oil's New Web Site

The team at Opie Oils is pleased to announce the launch of their new web site.

We hope you are pleased with how it has turned out. Our developers have been working hard to create the new site, and along the way added lots of new features. As there are far to may to list we would like to let you know of just a few that make our web site easier and more enjoyable for you to use:

* A predictive search bar that constantly updates with the products matching your entry.

* We have improved our site navigation by having a drop down menu that allows you to browse by numerous categories.

* A basket display that keeps itself updated and can be easily viewed at any time.

* Eight new sliding banners that will be regularly updated. Within these there will be sliders dedicated to Car owners and sliders dedicated to Bike owners. We suggest you keep an eye on these, as they will always have an Opie Oils money saving offer for you to use.

* Search filters have been incorporated that allows you too view by best selling, viscosity grades, type of oil i.e. Semi Synthetic, Fully Synthetic, 2T, 4T etc.

Why not come a pay us a visit and check it out for yourselves, and if your after an offer you may be interested to know that we are giving FREE UK Mainland Carriage on all orders over £30.  For details of this offer visit Opie Oils and view slider 4.

We hope that you like the new web site and we welcome all visitors to leave feedback, so on the right of each page there is a floating feedback button. Please feel free to let us of your thoughts or if you experience any problems.



With best regards,
The Team at Opie Oils

PS. Don't forget to register as a Club Member to get your additional 10% off on top of FREE CARRIAGE!

T&C's (the boring bit)
* Free carriage does not apply to CLEARANCE products.
* Offer for UK mainland (incl Highlands) orders only.
In topic "Opie Oils January 2014 Competition"
Hi folks,

It's that time again, all you have to do is answer the following question on our website for a chance to win a brand NEW White Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 worth £275

The Prancing Horse is the symbol of which car manufacturer?



Good luck, you'll never know it could be you receiving a phone call from the Opie Oils team saying your a winner.

As always, our expert advice is free, if you need help you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers
Oilman
In topic "January Competition Winner!"
Hi Folks,

The Team at Opie Oils would like to congratulate Antony Palourti for winning  a White Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 worth £275.

Dont worry as the team have a February Competition in the pipe line, so look out, as you'll never know it could be you next time.

As always, our expert advice is free, if you need help you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

Cheers
Oilman

In forum "The Engines"
In topic "Engine Oil Viscosity"
Engine Oil Viscosity

Viscosity is the most misunderstood aspect of oil and yet it is the most important.

Viscosity is the force required to shear (break) the oil at a certain speed and temperature. Oils work because they have viscosity; the drag of a rotating part pulls oil from a low-pressure area into a high pressure area and “floats” the surfaces apart. This is called “hydrodynamic lubrication” and crankbearings depend on it.

Oil must be capable of flowing at low temperatures, so that it gets around the engine in a fraction of a second at start-up and must protect engine components at high temperatures without evaporating or carbonising and maintain adequate (not excessive) oil pressure. Many people think that the thicker the oil, the better the protection, but if the oil is too thick, it will not flow properly, leading to reduced protection.

The numbers on every can of oil indicate its performance characteristics when new but there are many misconceptions on what these numbers actually mean.

For multigrade oils you will see two numbers (for monograde oils only one). The first is followed by a “w” and is commonly 0, 5, 10, 15 or 20. The second number is always higher than the first and is commonly 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60. The first and second numbers ARE NOT related.

The “w” number (0, 5, 10, 15 or 20)
When multigrade oils first appeared, a low temperature test called “w” (meaning “winter” not weight) was introduced. Using a “Cold Crank Simulator", the test measures the oils ability to flow at low temperatures. ALL oils are THICKER at low temperatures than at high temperatures but the lower the “w” number, the quicker the oil will flow at low temperatures.

The second number (20, 30, 40, 50 or 60)
This number is known as the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) number and is measured in “Centistokes” (cst) at 100C. Centistokes (cst) is the measure of a fluid's resistance to flow (viscosity). It is calculated in terms of the time required for a standard quantity of fluid at a certain temperature to flow through a standard orifice. The higher the value, the thicker the oil.

An oils cst at 100C determines its SAE rating within the following parameters.
SAE 20 = 5.6 to less than 9.3cst
SAE 30 = 9.3 to less than 12.5cst
SAE 40 = 12.5 to less than 16.3cst
SAE 50 = 16.3 to less than 21.9cst
SAE 60 = 21.9 to less than 26.0cst

ALL oils labelled 40 must fall within the SAE parameters at 100C so everything from a monograde 40 to multigrade 0w-40, 5w-40, 10w-40, 15w-40 or 20w-40 are approximately the same thickness at 100C.

Some oil companies label oils as SAE 35, 45 or 55, but as you can see from the above figures, there isn't a SAE 35, 45 or 55. This "could" be because they are approximately on the boundary of the two grades, but as we don't deal with any of those I can't really comment further.

Summary

Cold start.
A 5w-40 will flow better than a 10w-40.
A 10w-50 will flow better than a 15w-50
A 5w-40 is the same as a 5w-30

At operating temperatures.
A 10w-50 is thicker than a 10w-40.
A 15w-50 is thicker than a 5w-40
A 0w-40 is the same as a 10w-40

If you look above, you will see that the figures quoted do not indicate at all as to whether the oil is synthetic or mineral based... Well except for 0w oils as synthetic PAO basestock is required to acheive this viscosity.

Generally the oil you use should be based on the manufacturers recommendation found in the owners manual, but then modifications, climate and the type of use can affect that recommendation. If you are unsure of what is the correct recommendation for your car and would like to know more please contact us here oilman@opieoils.co.uk

With thanks to John Rowland of Fuchs/Silkolene

Cheers

Tim and the Opie Oils team

In forum "Transmission"
In topic "Cold Weather Gear Changes"
Hi all,

Around this time of year we get quite a few questions about experiencing difficult gearshifts in cold weather, so we thought you might find this useful.
Using the incorrect viscosity gear oil in your car can make gear changes very difficult when the gearbox, and oil are cold. This is why we often don't recommend using thicker gear oils than the manufacturer specifies. It is easy to think that increasing the viscosity from a 75w-80 to 75w-90 or 75w-90 to 75w-140 isn't going to affect the cold properties of the oil, but it does.
Below are some figures showing the viscosity of a selection of oils at 40C measured in mm²/s ( 1 millimeter²/second = 1 centistoke, A centistoke is a decimal fraction of the CGS unit of kinematic viscosity stokes, which is equal to centimeter per second (cm²/s). 1 stokes is a kinematic viscosity of a fluid with a density of 1 g/cm³ and a dynamic viscosity of 1 poise… In short the thickness of oil!). 40degc may not seem cold but this is the temperature at which the viscosity is measured and is the information you will find on the oil technical data sheets.
I have listed specific brands and products to make it easier to see the differences in viscosity.
Fuchs Sintofluid FE 75w = 40.8 @ 40°c
Fuchs Sintofluid 75w-80 = 49.8 @ 40°c
Fuchs Sintopoid 75w-90 = 90.5 @ 40°c
Fuchs Sintopoid LS 75w140 = 170 @ 40°c

As you can see from that, they are all 75w oils, but there is a large difference in the viscosity at lower temps; the Sintopoid 75w-90 is over twice as thick as the Sintofluid FE 75w when cold and the 75w-140 is almost twice as thick as the 75w-90. 

So, if you've got a car that needs one grade of oil as standard, but you've modified it and decide to try a thicker oil, or someone puts the wrong oil in, it might really affect the cold gear shifts. Usually, increasing the quality is a better option than increasing the viscosity when thinking about upgrading from standard fluid.

Also, viscosity ratings are not exact points, but are a band that the viscosity should fall in. The Motul Gear 300 75w-90 has a viscosity of 76.2mm²/s at 40°c and the Castrol Universal 75w-90 is 84.8mm²/s, so you can see there is some variation in oils that appear to be the same viscosity.

A lot of gearboxes specify an 80w-90 rather than a 75w-90, but I would always tend to go for a 75w-90 instead as there can be a large difference is the viscosity when cold. The Motul Gearbox 80w-90 is 164mm²/s, so over twice as thick as their Gear 300 when cold. If you're using an 80w-90 and are having stiff cold gear changes, changing to a 75w-90 is likely to improve things.

If you have any questions or need further advice please post here or email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk

Cheers
Tim.

In forum "Oil"
In topic "Oil advice and recommendations here"
I get asked many questions about oil so I thought a thread here for all oil related questions would be a good idea and build into a FAQ or reference point for others.

So, put your oil questions here but please give the following information if you would like a recommendation:

Make
Model
Year
Engine size/type

Any mods

Type of use (road/track)

Additional info (max oil temps, current oil used)

What do you want a recommendation for? Engine, Gearbox etc?

I hope this will help and become a useful thread

Regards
Guy
If the engine is in good shape a good 10w-40 synthetic would be my top choice, or if second best a 10w-40 semi synthetic with regular changes.

Cheers

Guy
Pro S 10w-50 is a great oil!
The Magnatec is ok, but over priced in my opinion as it is just a 10w-40 semi synthetic, shell helix is also fine. to be honest any reputable brand 10w-40 semi  synthetic with regular changes will be fine. However, if you want to go better and really treat it you could use a 10w-40 synthetic such as the Gulf Competition 10w-40.

Have a browse of 10w-40 oils here http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-657-10w-40.aspx

Cheers

Guy
Sure.

First of all have a read of the following, it will expain the difference between different types of oil.

basestock categories and descriptions

All oils are comprised of basestocks and additives. basestocks make up the majority of the finished product and represent between 75-95%.

Not all basestocks are derived from petroleum, in fact the better quality ones are synthetics made in laboratories by chemists specifically designed for the application for which they are intended.

basestocks are classified in 5 Groups as follows:

Group I

These are derived from petroleum and are the least refined. These are used in a small amount of automotive oils where the applications are not demanding.

Group II

These are derived from petroleum and are mainly used in mineral automotive oils. Their performance is acceptable with regards to wear, thermal stability and oxidation stability but not so good at lower temperatures.

Group III

These are derived from petroleum but are the most refined of the mineral oil basestocks. They are not chemically engineered like synthetics but offer the highest level of performance of all the petroleum basestocks. They are also known as “hydrocracked” or “molecularly modified” basestocks.
They are usually labelled/marketed as synthetic or semi-synthetic oils and make up a very high percentage of the oils retailed today.

Group IV

These are polyalphaolefins known as PAO and are chemically manufactured rather than being dug out of the ground. These basestocks have excellent stability in both hot and cold temperatures and give superior protection due to their uniform molecules.

Group V

These special basestocks are also chemically engineered but are not PAO.
The main types used in automotive oils are diesters and polyolesters. Like the group IV basestocks they have uniform molecules and give superior performance and protection over petroleum basestocks. These special stocks are used in all aviation engines due to their stability and durability. Esters are also polar (electro statically attracted to metal surfaces) which has great benefits. They are usually blended with Group IV stocks rather than being used exclusively.

It is common practice for oil companies to blend different basestocks to achieve a certain specification, performance or cost. The blending of group IV and V produces lubricants with the best overall performance which cannot be matched by any of the petroleum basestock groups.

The Silkolene Pro S is a group V synthetic so the best quality you can buy (there are others as well!) but the advantage of the Pro S is it comes in the 10w-50 grade wich is a great all round grade for the more classic aircooled 911's.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Guy
Quote: pantsmachine at Aug 28, 2010 11:41:32 am
Hi Oilman,

What do you recommend for a standard 1986 3.2 carrera with a 915 gearbox. I am currently running Castrol edge Sport OW-40(its what was running in the car when i picked it up 1,500 miles ago) but was wondering if its the best oil for anti wear properties. I plan to change it every 6K Do you Know what its ZDDF properties are? Also wondering which gear oil you recommend for the 915 box? The concensus seems to be towards Swepco 201 but i am wondering what you recommend and why?

101,000 miles. No smoke, no leaks, road use only and don't nail it until the engine is warmed up.

Cheers

Joe



Joe,

The Castrol Edge 0w-40 has low levels of ZDDP as it is a Euro IV oil to meet emissions, but dont worry this doesnt meant problems. However an oil with a higher level of ZDDP is not going to be a bad thing. The oils with the highest levels of ZDDP (that work, you get to a point and beyond that it doesnt really achieve anything) are the top of the range ester based synthetics. They contain around 1400 ppm, even classic oils only contain around 1000 ppm. These oils cost around the same as the Castrol Edge 0w-40 and come from the likes of Silkolene/Fuchs Pro S, Motul 300v, Gulf Comp, Milllers CFS and Redline. With no leaks on the 0w-40 I would look at a 5w-40.

Recommended gearbox oil is a 75w-90 semi or synthetic meeting API GL5 and there is loads to choose from. Swepco being one (we dont do that one though) but we find popular the Fuchs Syn5 75w-90, Motul Gear300, Redline 75w-90 and the Millers CRX 75w-90.

Have a browse http://www.opieoils.co.uk

Cheers

Guy
Any advice needed ?

Ask us here, will be happy to help :-)

Cheers

Oilman
In topic "Basic Oil advice from Opie Oils"
Basic Oil advice from Opie Oils

When it comes to choosing oil for your car, this post may seem like going back to basics but we at OPIE OILS are constantly surprised by the amount of people who do not understand what is written on a bottle of oil and therefore have no idea of what they are buying or using.

This article should help most car owners as a basic guide, for more detailed information you can always contact us at www.opieoils.co.uk and we will be more than happy to help you.

So, to be blunt about the subject, if a bottle of oil does not contain the following basic information then DO NOT buy it look for something that does!

1) The purpose for which it is intended (i.e. Motor oil, Gear oil, ATF etc)

2) The viscosity (i.e. 10w-40, 5w-30 etc for Motor oils and 80w-90, 75w-90 etc for Gear oils)

3) The specifications that it meets (should contain API and/or ACEA ratings)

4) The OEM Approvals that it carries and the codes (i.e. MB229.5, VW504.00, FORD 913A, BMW LL04 etc)

Ignore the marketing blurb on the label it is in many cases meaningless and we will explain later what statements you should treat with some skepticism.

So, what does the above information mean and why is it important?

THE BASICS

All oils are intended for an application and in general are not interchangeable. You would not for example put an Automatic Transmission Oil or a Gear Oil in your engine! It is important to know what the oils intended purpose is.

VISCOSITY

Most oils on the shelves today are “Multigrades”, which simply means that the oil falls into 2 viscosity grades (i.e. 10w-40 etc)

Multigrades were first developed some 50 years ago to avoid the old routine of using a thin oil in winter and a thicker oil in the summer.

In a 10w-40 for example the 10w bit (W = winter, not weight or watt or anything else for that matter) simply means that the oil must have a certain maximum viscosity/flow at low temperature.

The lower the “W” number the better the oils cold temperature/cold start performance. I.E. 5w is better than 10w etc

The 40 in a 10w-40 simply means that the oil must fall within certain viscosity limits at 100 degC. This is a fixed limit and all oils that end in 40 must achieve these limits.

Once again the lower the number the thinner the oil, a 30 oil is thinner than a 40 oil at 100 degC etc. Your handbook will specify whether a 30, 40 or 50 etc is required.


SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications are important as these indicate the performance of an oil and whether it has met or passed the latest tests or whether the formulation is effectively obsolete or out of date.

There are two specifications that you should look for on any oil bottle and these are API (American Petroleum Institute) and ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Europeens d’Automobiles) all good oils should contain both of these and an understanding of what they mean is important.

API

This is the more basic of the two specs as it is split (for passenger cars) into two catagories.

S = Petrol and C = Diesel, most oils carry both petrol (S) and diesel (C) specifications.

The following table shows how up to date the specifications the oil are:

PETROL

SG - Introduced 1989 has much more active dispersant to combat black sludge.

SH - Introduced 1993 has same engine tests as SG, but includes phosphorus limit 0.12%, together with control of foam, volatility and shear stability.

SJ - Introduced 1996 has the same engine tests as SG/SH, but phosphorus limit 0.10% together with variation on volatility limits

SL - Introduced 2001, all new engine tests reflective of modern engine designs meeting current emissions standards

SM - Introduced November 2004, improved oxidation resistance, deposit protection and wear protection, also better low temperature performance over the life of the oil compared to previous categories.

Note:

All specifications prior to SL are now obsolete and although suitable for some older vehicles are more than 10 years old and do not provide the same level of performance or protection as the more up to date SL and SM specifications, so if you’ve a recent model, don’t bother.

DIESEL

CD - Introduced 1955, international standard for turbo diesel engine oils for many years, uses single cylinder test engine only

CE - Introduced 1984, improved control of oil consumption, oil thickening, piston deposits and wear, uses additional multi cylinder test engines

CF4 - Introduced 1990, further improvements in control of oil consumption and piston deposits, uses low emission test engine

CF - Introduced 1994, modernised version of CD, reverts to single cylinder low emission test engine. Intended for certain indirect injection engines

CF2 - Introduced 1994, defines effective control of cylinder deposits and ring face scuffing, intended for 2 stroke diesel engines

CG4 - Introduced 1994, development of CF4 giving improved control of piston deposits, wear, oxidation stability and soot entrainment. Uses low sulphur diesel fuel in engine tests

CH4 - Introduced 1998, development of CG4, giving further improvements in control of soot related wear and piston deposits, uses more comprehensive engine test program to include low and high sulphur fuels

CI4 Introduced 2002, developed to meet 2004 emission standards, may be used where EGR ( exhaust gas recirculation ) systems are fitted and with fuel containing up to 0.5 % sulphur. May be used where API CD, CE, CF4, CG4 and CH4 oils are specified.

Note:
All specifications prior to CH4 are now obsolete and although suitable for some older vehicles are more than 10 years old and do not provide the same level of performance or protection as the more up to date CH4 & CI4 specifications.

If you want a better more up to date oil specification then look for SL, SM, CH4, CI4

ACEA

This is the European equivalent of API (US) and is more specific in what the performance of the oil actually is. A = Petrol, B = Diesel and C = Catalyst compatible or low SAPS (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur). These specs are more commonly found on European oils and in many respects are more important than API for European Manufactured cars.

Unlike API the ACEA specs are split into performance/application catagories as follows:

A1 Fuel economy petrol
A2 Standard performance level (now obsolete)
A3 High performance and/or extended drain
A4 Reserved for future use in certain direct injection engines
A5 Combines A1 fuel economy with A3 performance

B1 Fuel economy diesel
B2 Standard performance level (now obsolete)
B3 High performance and/or extended drain
B4 For direct injection car diesel engines
B5 Combines B1 fuel economy with B3/B4 performance

C1-04 Petrol and Light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 low SAPS, two way catalyst compatible.
C2-04 Petrol and light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 mid SAPS, two way catalyst compatible.
C3-04 Petrol and light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 mid SAPS, two way catalyst compatible, higher performance levels due to higher HTHS.

Note: SAPS = Sulphated Ash, Phosphorous and Sulphur.

Put simply, A3/B3, A5/B5 and C3 oils are the better quality, stay in grade performance oils.

APPROVALS

Many oils mention various Car Manufacturers on the bottle, the most common in the UK being VW, MB, BMW, Ford or Vauxhall but do not be misled into thinking that you are buying top quality oil because of this.

Oil Companies send their oils to OEM’s for approval however some older specs are easily achieved and can be done so with the cheapest of mineral oils. Newer specifications are always more up to date and better quality/performance than the older ones.

Some of the older OEM specifications are listed here and depending on the performance level of your car are best ignored if you are looking for a quality high performance oil:

VW – 500.00, 501.00 and 505.00

Later specs like 503.00, 503.01, 506.00 are better performing more up to date oils but as far as VW is concerned even these have now been superseded by the latest VW504.00 and VW507.00 specifications.

MB – 229.1, 229.30

Later specs like 229.31, 229.5, and 229.51  are better performing more up to date oils.

BMW – LL98

Later specs like LL01 and the latest LL04 oils are better performing more up to date.


FINALLY

Above is the most accurate guidance we can give without going into too much depth however there is one final piece of advice regarding labelling.

Certain statements are made on labels that are meaningless and just marketing hype; here are a few to avoid!

Recommended for use where……………

May be used where the following specifications apply……………

Approved by………………………..(but with no qualification or specification)

Recommended/Approved by (some famous person, these endorsements are paid for)

Racing/Track formula (but with no supporting evidence)

Also be wary of statements like “synthetic blend” if you are looking for a fully synthetic oil as this will merely be a semi-synthetic.

Like everything in life, you get what you pay for. The cheaper the oil the cheaper the ingredients, lower the performance levels and older the specs it meets so beware!

Cheers
Guy and the www.opieoils.co.uk Team
In topic "Up to 30% off with Opie Oils"
Hello all,

We’re running an offer we haven’t done for a while… 15% off everything on our site PLUS club discounts and some special additional discounts on selected products!

The offer runs until midnight this coming Sunday 29 November 2009.

Use coupon code OPIEOILS at the checkout to get this discount.

Yep that’s correct - an additional 15% off everything - except Brembo brakes and Splitfire coil packs - which you can combine with your club discount of at least 10%. So, you'll be getting some great value with big discounts off suggested retail prices - and some additional special offers on Castrol and Motul products too!

Check out products for your car here: www.opieoils.co.uk/ - we've more than just oils, lubricants and fluids... our range  includes filters, performance Denso Iridium spark plugs, cleaning and detailing products, workshop items and more.

Make sure you are registered as a club member here to get your club discount of at least 10%. https://www.opieoils.co.uk/createaccount-short.aspx

To claim your additional 15% OFF...

Add your products to your basket then at the checkout enter discount code OPIEOILS in the coupon box at the time of ordering.

As this is a very keen offer it will only be available until midnight on Sunday 29 November.

Need advice on chosing an oil? Fill in the form on my web site or give me a call on 01209 215164 .

Cheers
Guy

P.S. We're unable to further discount our trade prices with this offer, although traders can still order using a members account. The discount code cannot be used for the purchase of Brembo brake pads / discs / kits or Splitfire DIS units)
In topic "Oil & Cold Starts - Good Advice from Opie Oils"
dAt this time of year, it’s beneficial to use an oil that has good cold start flow properties as it will get to the parts of the engine that need it far more quickly when you turn the key on those sub zero mornings.

The "w" number which means winter is the key here and the lower it is the better cold start performance the oil will have.

A 15w or 20w rated oil will struggle to get around the engine in very cold temps and we would strongly recommend using a 10w, 5w or 0w for better cold start performance.

It is a fact that around 90% of all engine wear occurs on cold start because the oil is at its thickest. The colder it gets the thicker the oil becomes and this affects the rate of flow which affects the rate of wear.

These numbers help to explain the oils thickness and therefore cold flow performance at various temperatures.

Grade.................At 0C.................At 10C..............At 100C

0W/20.............328.6cSt...............180.8cSt............9cSt

5W/40.............811.4cSt...............421.4cSt............14cSt

10W/50............1039cSt...............538.9cSt............18cSt

15W/50.............1376cSt..............674.7cSt............18cSt

20W/50.............2305cSt...............1015cSt............18cSt

Centistokes (cst) is the measure of a fluid's resistance to flow (viscosity). It is calculated in terms of the time required for a standard quantity of fluid at a certain temperature to flow through a standard orifice. The higher the value, the thicker the oil.

Winters in the UK are fortunately not too cold but, below zero temperatures are regular features in some parts of the country.

Compare the thickness of the oil at 0degC and 100degC and you will see the big difference.

Just something to consider on those frosty mornings.

The Opieoils Team.
In topic "Motul Multi DCT fluid now available @ Opie Oils"


GREAT NEWS! Opie Oils are now stocking Motul Multi DCT (dual clutch transmission) fluid, a NEW product released by Motul specially engineered for Dual Clutch Transmission's that are fitted in a variety of cars. This meets the specifications for the PDK gearboxes.

Any questions then just give us a call on 01209 215164 (opt 2), or just ask us here.

Cheers
oilman
In topic "Club update from oilman @ Opie Oils"
Hi All,

It's been a while and there has been a lot of exciting things going on at Opie Oils, so we thought it would be a good idea to update everyone to keep you in the loop!!

So here goes:

Opie Oils Club Discounts

We are delighted to say that all club discount codes have been renewed. To redeem your 10% club discount simply use the following club discount code at the checkout.

P911

Once the code is added at the checkout you will then receive your extra 10% club discount. However this discount code cannot be used in conjunction with other offer codes, BUT the code can be used in conjunction with any of our offers that do not require offer codes.

Our current offers page address will never change, so it's probably a good idea to bookmark it! Here you will find all our latest offers from our top brands.


Over 30 Top Brands Now Stocked at Opie Oils

Oil, lubricant & fluid brands:
Amsoil, Castrol, Fuchs, Gulf, Millers Oils, Millers Oils Classic, Mobil, Motul, Red Line, Shell, Silkolene, Valvoline and WD-40 - Soon to be extended!

Spark & Glow Plug brands:
Denso & NGK

Cleaning & Detailing brands:
ArmorAll, Astonish, Bilt Hamber, Dodo Juice, Farécla, Kent Car Care, Meguiars, Mer, Michelin, Muc-Off and Simoniz - More to come

Oil, Air & Fuel Filter brands:
Hamp Filters, K&N Performance Filters, Mahle, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru Filters and UFI Filters - Others to be added

Tools & other products from:
Laser Filter Removal Tool, Oil Safe, Trico Wiper Blades, Polco Axle stands & Trolley Jacks and a 7 Litre Oil Drip Tray - More to come


Not Just for Cars & Bikes.....
Opie Oils stock a large range of specialist oils, fluids and parts for a number of automotive, marine, household and hobby activities. So if it needs oil, the chances are we have one!


Opie Oils Free Advice & Recommendations
We know that choosing the correct oils and fluids can be a bit of a mine field. So with that in mind feel free to give us a call on 01209 202944 or fill in an oil recommendation request form.

Any oil we recommend is available to buy from us (if you would like to) for delivery throughout the UK and many destinations in Europe.


Technical Articles On All Things Oil
Over the years we have written and shared many technical articles, these can all be found on our web site HERE > > >. Please feel free to share these on the clubs community, all we ask is that credit is given to oilman at Opie Oils. If you would like to discuss any of these further then please do not hesitate to get in touch.


We Now Accept PayPal
We know accepting as many payment options as possible makes your shopping experience quicker and smoother, that's why we accept 5 major ways to pay through our website and 9 ways through PayPal.


Opie Oils Monthly Competition
Every month we're giving away a great prize, we try and find prizes that we feel club members would appreciate, for example over recent months we have given away an iPad Mini, Nintendo WiiU, Samsung Google Chrome and many other top prizes.

Enter Opie Oils Monthly Competition> > >

This competition will change every month but the page address wont, so it's probably a good idea to bookmark it.


Used us Before? Give us a Review
If you're an Opie Oils customer then we would love to know how we did! Feel free to leave us feedback through our web site or by submitting a review through TRUSTPILOT, both of which can be done HERE > > >

We pride ourselves on our customer service, in the unlikely event you are not happy, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can rectify any issue you may of had. 


More to Come....
In the next coming months we will be launching our NEW blog, Brembo brake parts and will be constantly working to improve our look up guides and databases, we will keep everyone updated by threads and emails. If you would like to keep updated with all things Opie Oils then you are welcome to join our mailing list, simply follow this link : Register for Opie Oils News & Offers > > >


Thanks for reading.

oilman
In topic "The Advantages of Synthetic Oils over Mineral oils"
The Advantages of Synthetic Oils over Mineral oils

Extended oil drain periods
Better wear protection and therefore extended engine life
Most synthetics give better MPG
They flow better when cold and are more thermally stable when hot
Surface-active meaning a thin layer of oil on the surfaces at all times (in ester based oils)


How Synthetic oils Achieve these Benefits

Stable basestocks
Synthetic oils are designed from pure, uniform synthetic basestocks, they contain no contaminants or
unstable molecules which are prone to thermal and oxidative break down.
Because of their uniform molecular structure, synthetic lubricants operate with less internal and
external friction than petroleum oils which have a non-uniform molecular structure.
The result is better heat control, and less heat means less stress to the lubricant.

Higher Percentage of basestock
Synthetic oils contain a higher percentage of lubricant basestock than petroleum oils do.
This is because multi-viscosity oils need a great deal of pour point depressant and viscosity improvers
to operate as a multigrade.
The basestocks actually do most of the lubricating. More basestocks mean a longer oil life.

Additives Used Up More Slowly
Petroleum basestocks are much more prone to oxidation than synthetic oils. Oxidation inhibitors are
needed in greater quantities in petroleum oils as they are used up more quickly.
Synthetic oils do oxidize, but at a much slower rate therefore oxidation inhibiting additives are used up
more slowly.
Synthetic oils provide for better ring seal than petroleum oils do. This minimizes blow-by and reduces
contamination by combustion by-products. As a result, corrosion inhibiting additives have less work to
do and will last much longer in a synthetic oil.

Excellent Heat Tolerance
Synthetics are simply more tolerant to extreme heat than petroleum oils are. When heat builds up
within an engine, petroleum oils quickly begin to burn off. They are more volatile. The lighter
molecules within petroleum oils turn to gas and what's left are the large molecules that are harder to
pump.
Synthetics have far more resistance as they are more thermally stable to begin with and can take
higher temperatures for longer periods without losing viscosity.

Heat Reduction
One of the major factors affecting engine life is component wear and/or failure, which is often the
result of high temperature operation. The uniformly smooth molecular structure of synthetic oils gives
them a much lower coefficient friction (they slip more easily over one another causing less friction)
than petroleum oils.
Less friction means less heat and heat is a major contributor to engine component wear and failure,
synthetic oils significantly reduce these two detrimental effects.
Since each molecule in a synthetic oil is of uniform size, each is equally likely to touch a component
surface at any given time, thus moving a certain amount of heat into the oil stream and away from the
component. This makes synthetic oils far superior heat transfer agents than conventional petroleum
oils.

Greater Film Strength
Petroleum motor oils have very low film strength in comparison to synthetics. The film strength of a
lubricant refers to it's ability to maintain a film of lubricant between two objects when extreme pressure
and heat are applied.
Synthetic oils will typically have a film strength of 5 to 10 times higher than petroleum oils of
comparable viscosity.
Even though heavier weight oils typically have higher film strength than lighter weight oils, an sae 30
or 40 synthetic will typically have a higher film strength than an sae 50 or sae 60 petroleum oil.
A lighter grade synthetic can still maintain proper lubricity and reduce the chance of metal to metal
contact. This means that you can use oils that provide far better fuel efficiency and cold weather
protection without sacrificing engine protection under high temperature, high load conditions.
Obviously, this is a big plus, because you can greatly reduce both cold temperature start-up wear and
high temperature/high load engine wear using a low viscosity oil.

Engine Deposit Reduction
Petroleum oils tend to leave sludge, varnish and deposits behind after thermal and oxidative break
down. They're better than they used to be, but it still occurs.
Deposit build-up leads to a significant reduction in engine performance and engine life as well as
increasing the chance of costly repairs.
Synthetic oils have far superior thermal and oxidative stability and they leave engines virtually varnish,
deposit and sludge-free.

Better Cold Temperature Fluidity
Synthetic oils do not contain the paraffins or other waxes which dramatically thicken petroleum oils
during cold weather. As a result, they tend to flow much better during cold temperature starts and
begin lubricating an engine almost immediately. This leads to significant engine wear reduction, and,
therefore, longer engine life.

Improved Fuel Economy
Because of their uniform molecular structure, synthetic oils are tremendous friction reducers. Less
friction leads to increased fuel economy and improved engine performance.
This means that more energy released from the combustion process can be transferred directly to the
wheels due to the lower friction. Acceleration is more responsive and more powerful, using less fuel in
the process.
In a petroleum oil, lighter molecules tend to boil off easily, leaving behind much heavier molecules
which are difficult to pump. The engine loses more energy pumping these heavy molecules than if it
were pumping lighter ones.
Since synthetic oils have more uniform molecules, fewer of these molecules tend to boil off and when
they do, the molecules which are left are of the same size and pumpability is not affected.

Synthetics are better and in many ways, they are basically better by design as they are created by
chemists in laboratories for a specific purpose, rather than being modified from something that came
out of the ground to be as good as they can for a purpose.

Cheers

Tim

In forum "Other Tech Chat"
In topic "February Competition "
Hi Folks,

New month means new competition and this month we have a PS3 with Gran Turismo 6 and The Last of us worth £240



To be in a chance of winning please click HERE

Cheers
Oilman


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