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oilman 30-10-2014 13:31

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
The GTX is pretty basic stuff by todays standards, even castrol dont recommend it for anything anymore and I would not be surprised if it gets phased out in the UK.

For a few extra the Magnatec is a much better option.

Cheers

Guy

ewsd02 04-11-2014 14:33

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
Thanks. What's the standard halfords semi 10/40, is it similar to gtx or would you say gtx is better quality?

oilman 04-11-2014 15:14

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
Hi

I can't say too much, but like with anything, the own brand option is a basic choice. If you want the best for your car, go for a proper branded oil.

Cheers

Tim

ewsd02 04-11-2014 20:25

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
Okay, so would you say 6 monthly oil changes with gtx for example would be better than yearly changes of something much better?

oilman 05-11-2014 08:54

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
The best option for the engine is to use a good synthetic oil and change it annually and that usually works out cheaper than a couple of changes with a semi.

Cheers

Tim

shroonie29 25-11-2016 09:30

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
Oilman,is Fuchs TITAN GT1 XTL 5W-40 hydrockracked,PAO,ester synthetic please ?

oilman 25-11-2016 09:57

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
Hi

It's a hydrocracked oil.

Don't get too caught up with that though, the vast majority of 'synthetic' oils are hydrocracked and over the years the technology has got better, so in some cases the new hydrocracked version of the oil has been shown to be better than the old PAO version.

Also, don't get me wrong, there are still some rubbish hydrocracked oils.

Cheers

Tim

Jerry 19-10-2018 20:06

Re: Oil Recommendations
 
What price good quality synthetic oil for a ZT260 5W/30?


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