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OLOSTEVE



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Castrol Oil prices

For the last 5 years I have used, Castrol Edge Professional, ST JLR 03.5005 (C1).
I can get 5 Litres, from Germany, £49.13. Postage Free.
Opie oil, £77.50
But I can also buy 5 Litres of Castrol Edge, 5W-30 VW50400/50700 £33
Are there any Oil gurus on here that can explain the difference and why C1 oil is more expensive?

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Billsy



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I think the C1 oil is low ash content for engines with DPF?
My Evoke uses the more expensive C1 and has a DPF where as my Freelander uses the B spec cheaper oil and has no DPF.

I didn't realise this till I bought the Evoke. I thought, both have the same engine I could save some cash on servicing.

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sid



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at the Renault dealers,early dpf days,we attributed early dpf failure to the wrong oils.

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Jack frost



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Millers oil 5w 30 C1 5lts £30 same spec as Castrol, C1 is low ash for cars with DPF fitted. Give the guys @ Opie oil a bell & I can guarantee you they will confirm that Millers XF LONGLIFE C1 is perfect for a Freelander 2.

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I use Millers C1 which is indeed the correct spec for dpf freelanders.
All of millers products are excellent, I really recommend them. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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scrimple



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Sorry but I am confused here, I thought the engine oil went into the engine not the fuel so I really don't see how engine oil affects the DPF system, it is not as if the two are mixed, or is it?  MY2014 SD4 XS
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@scrimple, have a read of this, it will explain things to you.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-dpf-diesel-pa...ained.aspx 2008 Freelander 2 (Nazca Sand) SE TD4 Auto
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OLOSTEVE



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Bobupndown wrote:
I use Millers C1 which is indeed the correct spec for dpf freelanders.
All of millers products are excellent, I really recommend them.

Thank you for all your tech. support. On a personal note I have been using Castrol products since the early 60's, even down to using a drop of, Castrol R, with petrol, in the days before the term, "Petrol Head", was invented.
So I guess, customer loyalty and trust places an important part of my choice and an additional cost of say £20 over the year is insignificant. What has really dismayed me is the price difference, Opie Oil are charging for Castrol and what I can buy the same oil from Germany, postage free. Had no response from, Opie, when asked if they would price match.

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Steve D



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If you want cheap C1 oil, look up Granville C1 on Amazon. £21 delivered for 5 litres. Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

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even down to using a drop of, Castrol R, with petrol, in the days before the term, "Petrol Head", was invented.


Nothing like it , sadly an almost forgotten aroma nowadays, classic motorcycle racers still using it - fabulous smell! Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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