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Penrite HPR10 10W-50 Fully Synthetic was $44 now $30
Shell Helix HX5 15W-40 was $29 now $15
Original Motor Oil 50% off at Repco deal
SCA price beat 5%!
Prove it. There is no price match policy for SCA
They (SCA) definitely don't do price match at all or it depends on the store ?
They apparently don't price match sale items…
Is that 5w-30 for diesel or petrol engine?
Petrol, diesel has DPF in title/discription on the bottle.
Good on you. Thanks buddy.
B4 spec meets most diesels that do not have a DPF. I use it in my i30 FD diesel (has no DPF)
Just read the spec sheet and you are correct… Good pick up.
is the xld premium better or the hx5 better?
- both are now $15 - but the xld says save $17 whereas the hx5 says save $14 only lol.
Brand vs brand. Personally, I trust shell more.
Good price for fully synthetic, if you're into that sort of stuff
Great price for 5W 30, don't think its ever been this cheap.
$30 is pretty good.
Used to be $35-40 on sale.
Yup bought 2x during this sale @ SCA
still in the garage =_=
I have 2 1/2 bottles stored… but thinking of getting another from SCA pricematch tomorrow and get $10 back on AMEX.
Okay… now got 4 1/2 bottles stocked, thanks OP. The last two bottles were $20 (cheapest buy for it ever), thanks to AMEX "spend $30at SCA and get $10 cashback" promo
Which one is better, the Castrol one or the Shell ?
neither is better
the one that is the right weight for your car is the better one for your car
DO NOT use the wrong weight oil
Let's say it is the right weight oil, if none is good, which one that you recommend ?
Personally I'd go the castrol. I think it has the edge in this case
Don't twist his arm. Shell is obviously the premier motor oil.
Don't know if he'd want to shell out that much money though
Isn't it the older the engine the thicker oil we should use?? For example if the car uses 5W-30 when it's brand new, should i change it to 10W-40 when the engine has done about 200.000km? Or can i still use the 5W-30?
As i hear as the engine gets old, the piston seals won't be as effective as it's new which is a bit of common sense. So in order to "fix" the gap we should put thick oil instead of thin oil into engine, true??
If i use this the 5W-30 in my old car, as it's quite thin, will it go inside the engine causing something called "Carbon Deposit" inside the engine?
If it leaks often or you need to top up the oil frequently yeah that could the oil you use is too thin. Look up the thickness range of oil in the owners manual to see what thicker options you have.
IMO You should still use the prescribed thickness for the car. It will protect it against further wear better. If you have to do top ups and it becomes an issue for you to organise then is the time to go up a thickness. Going up a thickness across the board means your car has less protection when engine is cold. If you go from 5w30 to a say 5w40 this actually okay as the oil is similar thickness when cold but a little bit thicker when hot (to prevent the oil consumption).
If you go to a 15w/40 or 20w/50 is oil is very thick when cold and not protecting the engine well.
This is a good but long read…
In the end with most modern oils being pretty good nowdays if you do regular changes, the glue factory run for your car will usually be because of a blown head gasket, broken cam belt or transmission failure. The only car i see that get to the big stage of smokyness are camrys and mid 90s toyotas because everything just keeps going on those. Modern engine tolerances and materials means that unless another failure causes it (overheating) excessive oil consumption via internal wear is hardly ever the cause of death.
Agree with above posters, you need to stick to a recommended viscosity and possibly brand (different car manufacturers prefer certain brands… My Toyota and BMW both recommend Castrol
How long can these cartons stay in storage?
According to Mobil 5 years shelf life.
Try to store in an unused cupboard in your house in an insulated garage somewhere, not in 10 degree at night 60 deg in day shed full of humidity. Sythetic oils are pretty stable to store but changes in temperature arent good…
Has anyone tried this in a Ford Focus? The weights are right but Ford recommends A5/B5. I have been using Nulon Long Life full synthetic and it seems ok; not sure how this one compares.
I have a LW focus petrol, using the 5w/30 Egde on a 12 month OCI, so far, so good.
Also use it in my Focus. Great oil.
MassNerder3r - tried to send you a PM about the oil but you don't accept new conversations and I can't read your comment as it was deleted. I am happy just to give the oil away if you want it. PM me if you were wanting it.
Good prices. Shame no 10W-40 or 10W-30
Why would you want 10w-30 when 5w-30 is available? 5w is better because it can handle colder temps.
Have 18 year old 1jz vvti. Toyota recommends 10-30. I believe 10-40 more suitable for Australian climate. The lower oil temp comes at the expense of viscosity.
Generally the more expensive ones are better, high class ones are best for alll cars.
Doesn't always apply, Royal Purple is a good example. Last time I looked, Royal Purple was around $90 a 5L jug as well.
On Bobistheoilguy forums there are people who swear by it and others who claim it destroys engines and turbos. They also some oil analysis reports from Blackstone Labs floating around there saying that the oil is full of additives, which wear out after around 1k and leaves gunk in your engine. So yeah price is definitely not a good indicator.
1st is oil viscosity on cold startup. 2nd number is oil viscosity at operating temperature.
yep you want low number for start up when cold and that number costs more check out price on 0w30 or 0w40 vs 5w30or 5w40
2nd number is when hot the higher the number the thicker the oil the higher your fuel consumption .
That is a BIG generalisation. There is a lot to oil. Typically (not always), the thinner oils tend to be better quality oils meeting higher standards, thus the higher price.
Smithfield store sold out all of the Castrol 5W-30 bottles by 8:30am today.
Is this the one recommended for VW Golf GTi? I mean the 5w 30..
Amex Connect has SCA $10rebate for $30 purchase that can be used with a price match. So effective price $20 for the Castrol Edge. Now that's unbeatable. Bought two.
Do you have any trouble to price match at sca ?
THat's insane to get it for $20!
Nope. They checked the Repco website and that's it done. But its not always straightforward depending on the staff experience as they do need call the duty manager to put in a price override into the system. Being in there early in the morning when they are less busy helps
Currently 15 Castrol 5w30 left at Box Hill.
Interestingly, staff weren't even aware of the sale until a customer showed them their webpage. Shelf was still marked at $71, but they did apply the discount no fuss.
Any deals on 20W?
So I just came back from my local Repco and picked up two Penrite and one Castrol Edge…
I still find oil viscosity a little confusing. People are running these low viscosity oils but if I look in my manual for one of our cars a 2002 Corolla, it states 5w-30 to be used between -29 and about 10 degrees Celsius. However it recommends 10w-30 for -18 to 40 degrees Celsius. I can't work it out - we have only gone up from 5w- 10 w cold rating, yet the warm rating has jumped from 10degrees to 40 degrees, yet both oil ratings are 30?
I look up say the Shell or Penrite oil selector websites and they state 5w-40. Will the extra 10 be a difference in our warmer climate? Will this oil be too thin when warm?
For our older cars I bought the Penrite as it's 10w-50 and what is recommended by them. One car has 350,000km on the clock so a slightly thicker oil when warm should help…
placard, I'm not a mechanic, I have owned a lot of cars. I have a 2006 Corolla and I still use 5w - 30. Yes it probably is a little thin for our climate in summer. 5w - 30 is fine for winters in Australia. In summer it may be ideal to use a 10w - 30 or 10w - 40. It also may depends on how many KM your vehicle has done. If it has over 140,000km then it may be an idea to use a slightly thicker oil e.g. going from 5 w - 30 to 10w - 30 or 40. I try and change my oil in spring and autumn. I change it every 6 months which is 5000km for me. So in autumn I will use a 5w - 30 as it covers me over winter. In spring I might use a 10w - 30 or 40.
I have spoken to quite a few Toyota mechanics and other mechanics and they all feel that the recommended oil viscosity in the manual is a little thin for the Australian climate (spring/summer season). Those manuals may be more applicable to European temperatures. Toyota tends to use 10w - 30 for Corollas in Australia. If someone wants to correct me, I would be happy.
I still think the thinner the better for cold starts, you want it lubricating the best at cold. I dont think the hot visco matters for water cooled engines, it does make a difference for gearbox and diff oils. and of course an air cooled magic bus.
In Australia, its just that its acceptable to run a 10w/ or 15w/ but its not better for your motor, its more the ambient temp is so low that you can do it. Whether you should is another question read.
OMG didn't know they had that! It's copied from the FerrariChat forums:
At least bobistheoilguy forums give AEHaas recognition, the page is so much easier to read than the forum post =D
Also your mate… most shops just use a reasonable quailty 200lt drum of 15w/40 for most cars that come in, because in hotter climates, Its works and its cheap. For the most part hes pretty much on the money.
Hi, thanks for both your replies.
I was trying to weigh up the temps going into summer, but that's a great point, that we have water cooled engines with thermo fans, the engine won't exactly run that much hotter than it would on a mild day with no thermo fans on etc, and the cold rating is probably more important.
I'll give it a go anyway. The Corolla is running 10w-30 in it at the moment, so 5w-30 shouldn't matter, given it's only the cold start that will be thinner which should only be better. It's got 215,000km on the clock but engine still feels tight. Does about 30,000km a year so doing changes more regularly than twice a year…
I guess we can get away with 10w and 15w in Australia given it's warmer, I was just worried if you could go the other way and have an oil too thin? ie 30 for hot temp when maybe 40 is better - coming into say mid 30s temps over summer?
I'm not sure if the Corolla motor is known for the oil going to sludge if oil changes delayed or equally if oil thick that it can't pass through the tiny oil passages etc, but surely thinner oil is better in any case?
Got 2 castrol 5-30 from repco sunshine as soon as they opened….only 2 others left :)
Just took my wife and bought 6 of them.. Bankstown had none left at 9:00am..
THanks for the post OP!
Has anyone tried the price match at SCA?
I'm fully stocked up right now, so I don't need anymore, but I'd be interested if they really do beat any prices in town!
I got 2 of the Castrol one for $29.50 each from SCA
Is that for your mini? You should go to SCA now and pick up 2 lots of wipers and fluid
For late 90s Corolla car in Tropical weather.
Would it be better to use 5w-30 or 15w-40?
if the car has done a reasonable amount of mileage you may want to consider 10w40 or 15w40.
Why is that? I know that it's thicker
Just wondering if you wouldn't mind to educate :]
As an engine wears out it's tolerances become less tight because of this a slightly thicker oil is generally advised. This is why it's important to factor in engine condition/mileage + engine design + climate when deciding on an oil.
Advice is of a general nature, please don't sue.
Waitara all out at midday. at 8:30 they had about 15 left after I took 2 and another bloke got 3. I went back for wiper strips at midday and they had 1 left so I took it.
Smithfield, Parramatta and Lidcombe had none. Only wanted one but all gone sadly.
I got sca werribee to price match the Castrol Edge. I got it for $29.50.
Thanks just picked up some HPR10
Heaps left of each at Repco Modbury
Price matched 3 bottles at sca auburn
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