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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #150 on: 31 October 2018, 13:18:28 »

Autovaux do deals on the 5/30 oil.
Plugs need doing every 100,000
Oil is 20,000 by VX schedule, so 10,000 by ours as we always halve it.
Oil coolers can leak, some in other out, like my Zaf is.
Again, Autovaux do deals for a complete kit, 164 inc vat delivered for mine.
Trade through VX dealer is 265 +vat
Oil cooler is part of filter housing
Variable valve timing bit in rocker box can rattle. Remove the fine mesh filter in it and it stops it
Thanks. I'll check it out.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #151 on: 31 October 2018, 13:39:01 »

I curse garage mechanics. All wheel nuts were very tight, socket and 2' breaker bar would not shift them, needed 3/4" impact wrench. The sump plug was also tight, I broke off a spanner trying to shift it, eventually succeeded with a 1/2" torx socket, On replacing sump nut, checked the torque setting, 14nM.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #152 on: 31 October 2018, 17:09:56 »

10w40 is 38 deliveed for 20 L
I pay 25+VAT  ???
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #153 on: 31 October 2018, 20:11:12 »

I had 5l of QX 5-40 full synth delivered today for 19.95 from carparts4less. Awaits pishtakes. :D
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #154 on: 31 October 2018, 20:23:35 »

10w40 is 38 deliveed for 20 L
I pay 25+VAT  ???
But my deliveries turn up  :y
 on time  :y
 and what i ordered  ;D
Just got another tub delivered
(8 Vauxhalls , no crappy french car in the fleet anymore  :) )
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #155 on: 01 November 2018, 17:29:36 »

10w40 is 38 deliveed for 20 L
I pay 25+VAT  ???
But my deliveries turn up  :y
 on time  :y
 and what i ordered  ;D
Just got another tub delivered
(8 Vauxhalls , no crappy french car in the fleet anymore  :) )
The dealer is pretty good at turning up when they say, ie morning or afternoon on a given day :y
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #156 on: 01 November 2018, 17:29:49 »

I had 5l of QX 5-40 full synth delivered today for 19.95 from carparts4less. Awaits pishtakes. :D
Ouch!!
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #157 on: 02 November 2018, 11:40:17 »

I had 5l of QX 5-40 full synth delivered today for 19.95 from carparts4less. Awaits pishtakes. :D
Gosh that's cheap. I've just visited Drive Vauxhall Bristol, and bought Trade Club 20 litres 10W40 for 48.95 and 20 litres 5W30 for 66.38, both plus VAT. At least the 20 litres of Dex-cool was cheap at 20. I'll buy online next time.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #158 on: 02 November 2018, 12:04:49 »

I had 5l of QX 5-40 full synth delivered today for 19.95 from carparts4less. Awaits pishtakes. :D
Gosh that's cheap. I've just visited Drive Vauxhall Bristol, and bought Trade Club 20 litres 10W40 for 48.95 and 20 litres 5W30 for 66.38, both plus VAT. At least the 20 litres of Dex-cool was cheap at 20. I'll buy online next time.

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TB Says = Expensive

Terry = Cheap

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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #159 on: 02 November 2018, 12:20:02 »

I had 5l of QX 5-40 full synth delivered today for 19.95 from carparts4less. Awaits pishtakes. :D
Gosh that's cheap. I've just visited Drive Vauxhall Bristol, and bought Trade Club 20 litres 10W40 for 48.95 and 20 litres 5W30 for 66.38, both plus VAT. At least the 20 litres of Dex-cool was cheap at 20. I'll buy online next time.
ouch  :(

Anusol Plus HC Ointment- 15g at superdrug 5.09 3 times a day  :y

hope the pain eases soon Terry  ;D


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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #160 on: 02 November 2018, 16:48:40 »

I found my previous invoice from Drive Vauxhall. They charged me 22.50 for 20 litres of 10W40 in July 2016. Today they charged me 48.95. I rang up and complained. They said they must have undercharged me last time, it should have been 42.50. I am not convinced. They said 22.50 is less than they pay for it.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #161 on: 02 November 2018, 16:57:37 »

I had 5l of QX 5-40 full synth delivered today for 19.95 from carparts4less. Awaits pishtakes. :D
Gosh that's cheap. I've just visited Drive Vauxhall Bristol, and bought Trade Club 20 litres 10W40 for 48.95 and 20 litres 5W30 for 66.38, both plus VAT. At least the 20 litres of Dex-cool was cheap at 20. I'll buy online next time.

 ;D ;D ;D

TB Says = Expensive

Terry = Cheap

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20 for 5l of oil (any car engine oil) sounds expensive to me.  Even Terry thinks its expensive if he thought about it, because the price he was quoting was for 20l.


My experience with Triple QX products, admittedly screenwash, means I will never use their products again. Ever. But that's irrelevant for this debate.


I have to say also that the "cheap" oil Opie flogged me for the Shaguar is another crap product - immediately after putting it in it was noticeable. So it didn't stay in long, and back to the (even cheaper) TC stuff, which seems fine.  The cheap Opie shite gets dumped in the Battlebus now ;D
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #162 on: 04 November 2018, 08:57:50 »

Thanks to all for advice.

 The Astra purchased last Tuesday seemed good, so after examination and oil change on Wednesday I delivered it to son Jonny at Chippenham and retrieved his Omega estate. On Thursday I scrapped my last 4 cylinder Omega, leaving me with 3 V6s.

Yesterday I purchased a 2004 Astra 1.6, 121000 miles, MOT failed, for 331. Some work to do, but the car looks like new and is not rusty.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #163 on: 04 November 2018, 11:03:48 »

Your kids are very lucky Terry to have a Dad like you who puts so much time, effort and money into keeping them mobile!  :y
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #164 on: 04 November 2018, 11:58:22 »

Your kids are very lucky Terry to have a Dad like you who puts so much time, effort and money into keeping them mobile!  :y
Seconded  :y
let's hope they appreciate it  :)
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