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... as the title says, anyone know where I can pick up some engine oil for relatively cheap?
 

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Have a look on eurocarparts.com
They often have deals going on and if you sign up for their email service you get daily emails sent to you highlighting the deals they have at the moment. E,G Today they have discounts of 50% off filters and 45% off oil.
 

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Another good website for oil at a reasonable price is Opie oils.As Nigel says it's false economy to put cheap oil into your engine. make sure any oil you use has the right specifications for the engine on the label.
 

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... as the title says, anyone know where I can pick up some engine oil for relatively cheap?
You need to get the correct oil for the car, buying cheap could be a very expensive mistake as would buying very expensive oil of the wrong spec.

Based on the info given (i.e. none) its impossible to suggest an oil since its different for different engines especially the fuel type.

But just been on Opie and put in the reg for our old 1.2 petrol Micra (same engine as the 1.4 and 1.6 Mk 1 Note) and as I suspected it would the recommendation is either semi or fully synth 5w30 A1/B1 (that will be semi synth) or A5/B5 (which will be fully synth). That is exactly what we used in the car whilst we owned it (and its predecessor) form 2005 to 2015. We used various brands such as Total and Motul which were available at good prices form time to time but laterly we used Asda Semi Syth A1/B1.

Also put in the reg for our Note Mk 2 DIG-S and the recommendations were just plain crazy. During the 3 years we had the car it never needed any oil and was always dealer serviced but I am pretty sure the handbook recomended 5w20 fully synth but no idea of teh actual spec. Opie say 5w30 C2/C3 but that is a diesel spec and whilst it may be suitable it seems strange.

My suggestion for a petrol Mk 1 is simple. Make your way to Asda and get 5 litres of their Ford spec 5w30 fully synth oil which meets the requirements of A5/B5 just as Nissan specify. I bought some earlier this week for one of our cars and the price was a very reasonable £15 for the 5 litre bottle.

I would not be buying and using it if I thought it would harm our engine. Its made by a oil specialist (probably Comma or Millers) and branded Asda to sell in their stores. I accept its not a fancy name but since it meets the requirements there will not be a problem. If it did you would surely be seeing a Watchdog episode condemning it.
 

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Sorry - I think I may have been a little misleading with the title. I didn't mean "cheap oil" per se, but "oil for cheap", i.e, good brands but at a cheap price. I know which oils I can use and which ones won't be right for my engine, was just wondering if anyone had a plug for reasonably-priced oils I could use indefinitely as they can get quite expensive. :)
 

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EuroCarParts have a weekend offer on oils, as example.

Thanks Nigel I will check this out :)
 

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For anyone who cares or who might be reAding back through the forums posts, I ended up buying via the rac shop at Lubricants & Oils | RAC Shop as they turned out to actually be cheaper than euro car parts which i didn't expect as these looked to be the best online. I appreciate the response people, this is why I joined the forum :) thanks
 
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